There’s nothing worse than the “in-between” stage of a haircut. Your locks reach a point where they’re nearly impossible to style but they’re not long enough to go in for a trim. For most guys, the hardest chop to grow out is a buzzcut. Though the freshly shaven look was convenient on most mornings, waiting for your hair to grow out can feel like an eternity. The good news: Rocking a not-so-freshly buzzed head is actually pretty easy. Read on to find out how to cope with your cut at all stages.
Let the top grow out first
Though your ultimate goal may be a longer length all around, you want to concentrate on growing out the top first, but keeping the sides and back short. That way, you’ll have some sort of style as your hair grows. Visit your barber every couple of weeks to keep your edges in check.
Scale back on shampoo
When you’re trying to grow out your hair, it’s best to allow your scalp’s natural oils to do their job. To avoid the dreaded greasy look that comes when you don’t wash your hair, try shampooing every other day in the beginning, then gradually add an extra day to help your hair get used to the change and start producing less oil.
Massage your scalp
If you’re feeling really impatient, give yourself a scalp massage every night to stimulate hair growth.
Stock up on quality products
Once your strands get long enough to style, it’s important that you use products to prevent the weird “chicken feather” look. Your best bet? Use a small dollop of pomade to add definition and separation to your growing locks.
Try: 18.21 Pomade
Throw a cap on it
Even though it’s not ideal, on those days when your hair just won’t cooperate, wear a baseball cap or beanie. No one will know how awkward your hair looks and you’ll be able to get out the door fast.
The most important part of growing out a buzzcut? Patience! Even on the worst hair days, remember that hair always grows back. Plus, since hair grows around a half an inch a month, you’ll be back to a more manageable style in no time!
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