Ready To Grow Out Your Short Haircut?
So you’ve jumped on the lob bandwagon and chopped your hair.
But now what?
Whether you love your new shorter hair cut or can’t wait for your long hair to grow back, the odds are that at some point you’re going to want to grow your hair out… again! (Or so is our fate, anyway!) And, when you do, well, you’ll need some tips from a pro to ensure you hair grows in as quickly and healthfully as possible!
Or at least we did – which is why we turned to Pantene Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble to help us to grow our lob longer and stronger!
TheBeautyBean: As you grow out a short haircut style, do you need trims even if length is the goal?
Kim Kimble: If you’ve cut your hair into a lob, and are now trying to grow it back out, you can definitely go a little longer in between haircuts. Typically six months of hair growth equals 3 inches, so I would suggest a “dusting” of about half an inch every 2-3 months to prevent breakage and split ends, and keep hair healthy as you grow it out.
TheBeautyBean: What types of products should you use to help your short haircut grow more quickly and healthfully?
Kim Kimble: Keeping hair strong and moisturized is key to growing it out. When hair is dry, either from heat styling or weather, it can break easily, so use a shampoo and conditioner regimen that contains both of these benefits, such as the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner. Most of Pantene’s shampoos and conditioners now contain antioxidant EDDS and Histidine technologies that work together to help prevent damage at the surface and core of hair, and also provide 2x stronger hair. This collection is perfect for keeping hair hydrated to prevent breakage and improving its strength.
TheBeautyBean: Are there any foods we can add to our diets to help our hair grow more quickly?
Kim Kimble: Fish, particularly Salmon or Chilean Sea Bass, or fish oils contain protein and omega-3 fatty acids help hair grow quickly as they promote a healthy scalp. Also, castor oil is another oil that promotes hair growth and keeps the hair and scalp healthy. Make sure you’re also drinking a lot of water. When your body is dehydrated, your hair can become drier.
TheBeautyBean: Do those hair vitamins/supplements really work? Any in particular?
Kim Kimble: Nutrients are great for hair; I’m a big fan of herbs and herbal vitamins. I specifically use a liquid form of herbs for the face, hair, skin and nails called Dherbs.
TheBeautyBean: What about scalp massages? Do they actually stimulate growth? Or do they just feel good?!
Kim Kimble: Scalp massages are excellent for stimulating hair growth as they help blood flow to the scalp, which then helps the root of hair grow—and of course they feel good too!
TheBeautyBean: Anything else we should know about growing out our hair?
Kim Kimble: If you want to grow hair out fast, use less heat and/or chemicals on your hair as either one will continue to dry hair out and damage it, preventing hair growth. For girls with curly and natural hair, it’s especially important to always keep hair moisturized to prevent it from drying out and breaking.