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On a hair growth journey? Here are TYME’s 17 hairstyles for growing out hair

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We all hate that awkward phase—so let’s find a way to style it out 


Embarking on a hair growth journey is like starting off on an adventure. We all love witnessing the dramatic transformations, from the jaw-dropping moment of someone trading their flowing locks for a blunt bob to the daring decision to chop it all into a pixie cut. It's a testament to the power of change and the courage it takes to embrace it, and you can’t knock it til you try it.

The problem is, you’ve now tried it and are left wondering, why did I do it? But let's address the elephant in the room: the dreaded awkward phase. We've all been there, grappling with hair that seems to have a mind of its own, defying gravity and every attempt to tame it. And don't even get us started on bang regrowth. That in itself is like a whole other battle. It's a phase that tests our patience and challenges our creativity, but luck for us, we love a challenge. 

Gone are the days of hiding under beanies and headscarves, my friend. We've curated a collection of 17 fabulous hairstyles specifically designed to ease you through every stage of growth with style and grace. Whether you're dealing with unruly bangs or stubborn bobs, these hairstyles are your secret weapon to conquering the transition with confidence.

So, if you're ready to bid adieu to hair-related woes and welcome back your mane in all its glory, you're in the right place. It's time to transform those awkward phases into opportunities to slay, to own your style, and to look downright fabulous while doing it. Trust us, with the right hairstyle, anything is possible, and girl, we've seen it all.


How Long Does It Take for Hair to Grow?

As easy as it may seem, there is certainly no definitive answer that suits every head of hair. 

Before we take a walk into the world of fabulous hairstyles for growing our hair, let's address a common question that often pops up on this journey. How long does it take for hair to grow? Well, the answer isn't as straightforward as we might hope. On average, hair grows about half an inch per month, which translates to about six inches a year. However, this can vary depending on a multitude of factors such as genetics, age, overall health, and even the season. So while some lucky individuals may see rapid growth, others might experience a slower pace. 

It’s all in the luck of the draw. Remember those girls in high school who chop into their locks from home and have an absolute hair faux pas moment? Then come back to school like it never even happened? Yeah, well, that’s a little something called luck. But fear not, regardless of the speed, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your hair growth journey with stylish and versatile hairstyles!


Hairstyles for hair that is growing out 

Now, let's dive into the fun part—exploring our curated collection of 17 stunning hairstyles for growing out your hair. From chic updos to playful braids, we've got you covered at every turn. So grab your hairbrush and let's get started on this hair growth journey together. It's time to unleash your inner hair goddess and show the world what you're made of.

Before we get to that, a word of advice: don't be afraid to experiment and make these hairstyles your own. After all, style is all about self-expression and embracing your unique beauty. So, without further ado, let's dive in and discover the hairstyles that will take your hair growth journey to the next level.


1) Switch up your hair part

You may have had the same part since way back when, but changing up a parting can make that transitional phase a whole lot more manageable. Why stick to the same old part when you can switch things up and completely transform your look? Experiment with different partings to level up your style and effortlessly conceal awkward lengths. Whether you opt for a sleek center part, a deep side part, or a playful zigzag part, changing your hair part can make a world of difference.

Oh, and a little top tip? Try the trusty ear tuck to hide away that awkward mid-length whilst it grows out. You know, the Edna Mode style that we’re all trying to steer away from. One minute we’re asking for an old money bob, and the next we're walking out as Willy Wonka—you can’t win them all. 


2) Try using headwraps

Vamp up your style with head wraps that not only make a bold fashion statement but also help disguise transitional lengths, or dodgy haircuts full stop. From bold prints to embellished designs, head wraps are ideal for adding a touch of drama and flair to your look while keeping your hair out of your face.

Not only are they loved by everyone’s favorite RiRi, but they’re also perfect when you’re frolicking around the pool hiding from the sun. You do you, babe.


3) Have fun with hairpins

Channel your inner artist by getting creative with hair pins and using them to dress your locks in super chic ways. Whether you opt for delicate floral pins, sparkling rhinestone pins, or trendy pearl pins, the possibilities are endless. Get playful with placement and experiment with different designs to add personality to your hairstyle.

The best part about pins is you can use the old-school classic bobby pin as a secret weapon to hide those awkward bangs. They’re not a hairstylist's secret pin anymore! The clean girl aesthetic claims them, and we’re wearing them. 


4) Hairbands can do wonders 

As obvious as it may sound, hair bands are the saving grace with all awkward and transitional styles. It pushes your hair off your face when it's flapping around aimlessly, but also dresses it up when there is very little to be done. Accessorize with headbands to effortlessly elevate your hairstyle while concealing in-between layers. Whether you prefer classic fabric headbands, embellished designs, or French-girl chic pearl styles, headbands are perfect for adding a pretty and polished touch to your look.


Plus, they're a lifesaver on those days when your hair just won't cooperate, thank us later.


5) Embrace your natural texture with textured waves 

Au natural is best. Yep, you heard that right. Showcase your hair's natural beauty with textured waves, adding volume and dimension to your growing locks. Whether you have naturally wavy hair or prefer to use a curling iron or wand like the TYME Iron Pro, textured waves are perfect for enhancing your hair's natural texture and creating a relaxed and effortless look.


6) Try half-up hairstyles 

When in doubt, grab the top section of your hair and clip or tie it up. This is a foolproof method that’s super easy and works at almost every length. Keep hair off your face while showcasing your length with chic half-up styles that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you opt for a classic half-up ponytail, a stylish half-up top knot, or a romantic half-up braid, half-up hairstyles offer versatility and elegance in one effortless look.


7) Give yourself the perfect pony

Don’t we all love an Ariana Grande pony? It’s sassy, it’s chic, and it hides all our troubles. Why don’t you try and achieve a sophisticated and polished look with a sleek ponytail that tames unruly strands? Whether you prefer a high ponytail, a low ponytail, or a sleek side ponytail, ponytails are perfect for adding sass and style to your look with minimal effort.

Stuck with shorter hair? Perfect, add in a pony clip-in extension, and nobody will ever know. 


8) Braids are your new best friend

Whilst you wait for your hair to grow out, sometimes all we can do is just hold out. In this process, we recommend incorporating braids into your hairstyle repertoire for a touch of texture and charm while concealing shorter layers. Whether you opt for classic French braids, trendy fishtail braids, or boho-inspired milkmaid braids, braids are perfect for adding interest and personality to your look.


9) Messy buns do the trick 

Get ready to channel your inner Kendall Jenner with effortlessly chic messy buns that exude laid-back elegance. These versatile styles are not just reserved for casual occasions, they're suitable for any event on your calendar, whether you're running errands, catching up with friends over brunch, or even strutting down the red carpet. And not to mention its ability to hide those awkward flyaways that come with a grown-out mid-length bob. 

With messy buns, you can effortlessly transform your look with a touch of Kendall-approved style that's equal parts cool and sophisticated.


10) Add voluminous curls for a little drama

Transform your hair from drab to fab with voluminous curls that serve as your ultimate style savior in navigating a bad haircut you'd rather forget. Whether you're battling awkward layers or attempting to disguise the fact that your hair is in the tricky growing-out phase, voluminous curls are here to rescue your locks. 

From tight coils that redefine your mane's structure to loose waves exuding effortless allure, or voluminous ringlets stealing the spotlight, these curls aren't just about adding volume, they're about unleashing drama and glamor like a boss. Say farewell to hair woes and hello to mesmerizing curls that not only showcase your natural beauty but also effortlessly conceal any haircut mishaps.


11)  Slick it back for a sleek look

Elevate your hair game to superstar status with sleek, slicked-back hairstyles that make hair gel your ultimate MVP. Just like Zendaya rocks the style effortlessly, your grown-out hair will adore the sleek sophistication of this look. Whether you're opting for a chic low bun, a fierce slicked-back ponytail, or a glamorous polished updo, slicked-back styles are your go-to for adding an air of sophistication and undeniable style to any occasion. 

Oh, and gel works wonders in hiding any bad hair secrets, that’s a promise. 


12) Accessorize all you like! 

Step into the world of hair accessories where the options are so fabulous, even our 12-year-old selves would be swooning in jealousy. With hairstyles for hair that are growing out, the possibilities are endless, especially when bows are involved. 

Bows are currently stealing the spotlight, and it's no wonder why. They effortlessly elevate any look with a touch of feminine charm, requiring absolutely zero amounts of effort. Plus, they're perfect for transitional styles, adapting seamlessly to any hair length and personal style. 

So, why not add a dash of whimsy to your look with bows and embellished accessories? Whether you're rocking a playful bow headband, a bedazzled hair clip, or a sparkling barrette, these accessories are your ticket to expressing yourself and hiding away hair that won’t grow. 


13) Add a bit of length with extensions

Why settle for lackluster locks when you can unleash your inner goddess with hair extensions? Everyone loves an instant transformation (just like us in the salon chair six months ago), so why not give extensions a go while your hair grows out to perfection? Whether you're craving extra length, volume, or both, hair extensions are your ticket to hair dreams. Whether you prefer the convenience of clip-in extensions, the seamless look of tape-in extensions, or the long-lasting hold of sew-in extensions, these beauties are perfect for adding instant length and volume to your hairstyle with minimal effort. 

So, why wait for your hair to catch up when you can slay the hair game right now with hair extensions? Sounds like a no-brainer to us.


14) Up your hat game

When it comes to masking hair that's in the awkward growing-out phase, accessories will become your ultimate BFFL. And what better way to do it than with picture-perfect hats? No matter the season, there's a hat waiting to be worn, ready to level up your look to new heights. From trendy buckets to classic fedoras, the world of hats is your oyster, offering endless possibilities to amp up your style game. 

So, why not add flair to your look with a stylish hat that not only conceals shorter layers but also adds a fashionable touch? 

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