6. Protective Style It!
Tuck and Roll styles were mentioned earlier, but braids, wigs*, twists, faux locs, cornrows, weaves, wigs* and buns are also great ways to get through an awkward hair phase. They can allow your hair to rest and grow out to the length you desire.
Keep in mind that you still need to take care of your hair when it is in a protective style. That means washing, moisturizing, deep conditioning*, and (if applicable) sealing with an oil.
This gallery below will show you different protective styling options that can be achieved on most lengths of natural hair.
And below is a video on how to achieve neat senegalese twists: