When you decide to grow out your short hair, you are often faced with the dilemma of deciding whether or not to get a mullet. A little bit of a mullet isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you leave your hair in for too long without trimming it, you can end up with an ugly disaster that just doesn't make you look cool.
There are a few things you can do to avoid a mullet when growing your hair out, but they may take some time and patience. Here are some tips to help you achieve your desired length while avoiding the dreaded mullet:
Start by styling your hair around the nape of your neck first, during the growth of the top. This will keep your sides and back short, preventing the mullet from appearing.
Next, grow out the top to a length that matches your sides and back. A good rule of thumb is to let the hair in the back grow about 4 inches longer than the front.
Once you've reached the right length, you should shave the back of your hair. This will give you a new, rounder shape that will conceal your mullet.
While your hair is still growing, you should also use anti-frizz treatments. According to your hair type, you might need a moderate straightening that doesn't include formaldehyde.