It’s been quite a while since my last natural hair update so here we go …
Let me start by saying this – I am loving the natural life. I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin now that I’ve stopped fighting with my hair. Bad hair days are few and far between. And the torment called growing out my undercut has been more bearable with each day that passes.
With that being said I’ve got more to say about growing out an undercut when you’re rocking natural hair. Click here for part one.
It may sound counter intuitive but in order to grow out your hair, you’re going to have to cut it. I visit my hair dresser about once a month to get the back of my hair shaped up. If you don’t, you may end up with a reverse mullet and that look is not cute. The goal is to let your hair grow out in tiers starting at the top. Eventually it was all catch up.
Style your hair so one side is longer (or appears longer). Right now my left side is shorter however since it is catching up my right, I will braid it or pin it back to make a faux undercut.
The curls in the back (the new growth) is super curly. So I will stretch the hair aka I make my hair guy do it. Curly Nikki has some great tricks for doing this.
I’ve gotten pretty crafty (and 80s) will silk scarves and headbands. They will instantly upgrade your look while hiding your new (and sometimes unruly) growth.
I will end by saying growing out your undercut is totally possible. It is really rough in the beginning but stick it out and you can do it. I was THIS close to saying “fuck it, I’m getting braids” but I didn’t and nothing horrible happened to me. My hair is actually raking in more compliments than it did when I was on the creamy crack.
Anyone else growing out an undercut? Share your tips in the comments.