How to grow out a bob haircut in style

/ 09.23.2014
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  • Growing out a bob doesn't have to feel like a compromise!
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Bobs are enjoying a real moment right now, from sleek crops to textured shags, they're everywhere! But what happens when you want to grow it out?

As with any short cut, getting the length back without compromising on style can seem like a real challenge. If you have a few styling tricks and a good stylist, however, it doesn't have to be. In fact, you might end up looking better than ever!

We've put together a list of things you can do to help the growing out process run as smoothly as possible.

Protect your hair

When you're growing out any haircut, avoiding damage is essential as breakage will only help to keep your hair shorter than you want it. To prevent keep your hair healthy, you should always apply a thermal protectant such as L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out Heatspray before you so much as look at a heat tool!

Take it easy on the color

Another important tactic for keeping damage at bay is to keep coloring to the bare minimum. You should also deep condition it on a regular basis, paying special attention to the ends.

Figure out what works for you

Much as general bob shapes can impressively versatile, each one behaves differently for each hair type and face shape.

Talk to your stylist about what kind of cut will work best for you as you let your locks grow to find one that fits with your everyday styling routine. This means being totally honest about how much maintenance you're prepared to do, so if you like to wash and run, let them know.

Don't skip regular trims

To keep your ends in great shape and prevent splits from climbing, make sure you get regular trims, however counter-intuitive it might seem. This will help you keep the length in the long run.

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