It’s something us girls have experienced at least once in our lives, we commit to getting a fringe and a couple of months later, we’re officially over it. But as we all know, it’s so much easier to cut a fringe than it is to grow it out. This is my go-to guide for how to grow out a fringe quickly, easily and gracefully.
Sweep Them to the Side
The easiest fringe to grow out is a side-swept fringe, not only do they blend into your hair beautifully, they’re also far less annoying than trying to cope with hair slowly growing down straight into your eyes. Part your hair to either side, comb your fringe straight forward from the crown, then swoop them to one side like this:
Discover the Many Benefits of Dry Shampoo
Not only does dry shampoo keep your hair grease-free, it also adds body and hold—which is exactly what you want when you’re growing out a fringe. Spray a little dry shampoo throughout your fringe, then style as normal; voilà!
Use Quality (Light) Hair Products
You don’t have to weigh your hair down to keep your fringe under control. Use a light texture paste and concentrate at the ends to give definition and hold without sticking your locks to your forehead. If you have thicker hair, hairspray is your friend. Spay it through your fringe and comb them into place, then finish with a final blast to seal everything in place. We love using L’Oreal Elnett Satin Lumiere Hairspray for this.
Twist and Plait
Once they’ve gotten long enough, you can plait your fringe to keep it out of your eyes. You can also twist them to one side and hold them in place with a bobby pin. Another easy trick for styling a fringe is to lightly tease them at the back to make all the hair stick together, then pin the hair to one side in a retro-inspired miniature pompadour. Simple, elegant and chic!
I know that when you’re trying to grow a fringe out, it seems like it takes forever for it to grow half an inch. Don’t despair! It just takes a few months for your hair to reach a noticeably longer point. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen, we promise. In three months, you’ll barely remember that you had a fringe at all!