How To Master The French Braid
It’s a dilemma many of us have had to face: that awkward phase around 3 or 4 weeks after you’ve taken the plunge and gone for a gorgeous gamine crop. All of a sudden, your mane doesn’t look so, well, choppy, your style has lost its definition and things are looking a little bit scruffy. What’s more, you’re not even sure you really like said cropped hair-do and are more than ready to welcome back your longer locks… Sound familiar, Miley Cyrus?
In an interview with girl pal Kelly Osbourne on E!’s Fashion Police only yesterday, Miley admitted that she wants her long hair back and is desperate to hurry up the process. The 20-year-old songstress confessed, “I’m secretly tugging on it every night and taking (hair-growth supplement) Viviscal. But, I’m going to rock it while I have it.”
Miley with longer hair in March 2012 [Getty]
Since ditching her Disney-princess hair back in August 2012, opting instead for a punky, short blonde haircut, Miss Cyrus has indeed rocked her pixie cut in a variety of styles - from the punk Mohawk she pulled off at the 2013 Met Gala back in May to the blonde buzz-cut for her birthday back in November, it’s safe to say Miley is quite the pixie style chameleon!
However, it seems as if a whole new hair phase is lined up for the starlet as it’s clear she is now making a conscious effort to grow out her cropped look. In fact, last night, Miley tweeted a photo of herself sporting a set of perky pigtails (see above), suggesting she really is ready to embrace some longer hairstyles.
At the Met Gala in May and left sporting a longer style in August [Getty, Rex]
Alas, growing out a pixie crop isn’t easy - the likes of Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson have been there, done that, and with style, too. As celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward explains, the growing-out stage of a cropped hairstyle can look both stunning and versatile - try tucking it behind your ears as it grows or wear a long, shaggy fringe. Want some more top tips as you grow out your crop? Keep scrolling and take note, Miley!
1. Hair Accessories- Alice bands, pretty pins and clips all look great on shorter hairstyles and are a great way to keep hair off the face. Team Grazia beauty harbour an unhealthy obsession with Accessorize and their amazing hair accessories- with everything from barettes to vintage-esque combs, there’s something for everyone here.
2. Keep Trimming- It might sound counter-intuitive, but regular cuts will keep your mane in tip-top shape and will actually encourage growth through the removal of dead, split ends.
4. Condition- Whilst growing your mane, it’s imperative you treat it with the upmost care. Try not to brush when wet (arm yourself with a Tangle Teezer to minimise damage) and treat your tresses to a deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week. Try Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, £24.75.
5. Eat Right- You’ve heard it a million times before, but you really are what you eat, so stock up your fridge with plenty of good fats like salmon and walnuts, as well as vitamin-rich vegetables like sweet potatoes and spinach. Rapunzel-esque locks will be yours before you know it!
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