Growing Out is Hard to DoDO make it clear to your stylist that you’re trying to grow your hair out and that the trim should be just that—a trim.

DO make the most of your choppy locks and style them while they’re still short. When I’m growing my hair out, sometimes things look so hopeless that I forgo any attempts at styling and jam a hat over the whole mess until things smooth over—literally. But Kym says, “While it’s still short you should use a texture cream or paste, it will help give it some shape.” Another styling tip? “Tucking the sides behind the ears and pulling some side pieces and top pieces forward” makes for a cute, “tousled” look, explains Kym.