Bob hairstyles are very trendy, but also require a lot of maintenance – especially if you have wavy or curly hair. If you have made the decision to grow out your bob, you may have already realized that it’s not going to be the easiest thing. When bob hairstyles grow out, the in-between stages can look very awkward. Here are some tips for growing out a bob hairstyle.
Start with a Long Bob Hairstyle
One of the easiest ways to begin growing out a bob hairstyle is to first opt for a long bob hairstyle. Generally, this will happen whether you like it or not. It can be ideal to look at celebrity hairstyles to get an idea of what type of long bob you might want to consider while your hair is growing out. Consider the medium to long bob hairstyles which were worn by Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson, and Lauren Conrad.
Wear Your Hair Half-up as it Gets Longer
If you have an inverted bob hairstyle, you might not want to cut it the same length all the way around until the back has grown out a decent amount. As it gets longer, the best way to prevent the front from looking awkward is to wear it half up. People will still be able to see that the hair in the back is shorter, but will not be able to tell how long the front is. Using hair clips or bobby pins to put the top portion of your hair up will also lead to easier maintenance, as you may only need to straighten the bottom portion of your bob.
Gradually Even out the Length of Your Hair
You might not want to even out the length of your new hairstyle all at once, but it needs to be done eventually. You might want to remove a quarter of an inch at a time to ensure that the change isn’t too drastic for you. Within two to three months, the longer length of your hair will likely make you feel brave enough to even it out entirely.
Consider Adding Highlights or Changing Colors
To draw attention away from the awkward length and style of your hair, it can be ideal to add highlights or change colors. People will be more likely to notice that your hair has changed colors than to notice that you are growing out the bob and that it’s going to take time before it looks beautiful. A shade of red can be ideal for fall, but blonde highlights are always very trendy.
It can take awhile before you fully love your new hairstyle and there will be lots of in-between stages which you might not be too happy with. It’s only a matter of time before your hair reaches a length and, ultimately, style that you are truly happy with. Following these tips can help ensure that you love your hair in the meantime.