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Woman wearing her hair with one shaved side
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The average woman will need to get a touch-up about every two to three weeks, especially if you have hair that is thick and curly like mine. It will grow back thick and will take away from the clean-cut effect, leaving you looking somewhat disheveled. If your stylist uses a #1 clipper, that is straight to the scalp, you can probably go for about one month in between touch-ups.
You also have to consider your hair color. Has it been color-treated or is it natural? If you have dyed your hair blonde and it is naturally a darker shade, the undercut will grow back to your natural color. You may enjoy the difference in tones, and that is perfectly fine. But if you bleach your hair, you will have to treat the undercut more frequently to keep everything matching.
An undercut is actually perfect if you want to go back to your natural color as you can get the cut and the color while at the salon and just let your hair grow out, saying goodbye to routine colorings.
Pink with shaved hair
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Katy Perry with shaved hair
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Growing out an undercut is not an easy task, let me tell you. If it is directly underneath and you have length covering it, it should be relatively easy as you may not even notice it. But if it is more visible and prominent, growing it out can be difficult as your hair is now completely uneven and it will be a challenge, to say the least. If you can be brave enough to face the clippers, I can assure you that you can accomplish the growing out process and all it takes are a few simple hair products.
Gel, wax, pomade, or coconut oil can help tame flyaways. The buzzed pieces begin to grow out thicker, and these products are essential. As it grows, it may be the perfect time to try a new color or some highlights so that you don't get bored and anxious during the growth process.
Demi Lovato with shaved hair
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That is the worst. You want it to grow, but it is just so tedious and hair extensions cannot attach unless your hair is two inches or longer. Also, extensions cost more money and time than you will have to spend.
The bottom line is that an undercut is definitely fun and funky and a great way to express yourself, but there is a lot that goes into working with it as you tire of this look and want to let it grow out. Think about all of the factors. Talk to your stylist about what is best for your hair type, and be prepared to commit. Have fun and good luck!