How to grow out a pixie cut without looking like a douche bag!
I have been documenting my growing pains since May of 2013 because theres not alot of resources out there that involves pictures for growing it out successfully and we all go through a mullet phase which sucks! Growing out a pixie isnt the most glamorous thing in the world but there are ways to make it look less stupid without using extensions :)
I decided to chop it off because I was bored and wanted something new! I had always had long ass hair but its got a mind of its own and was either up in a ponytail or pissing me off so I chopped it. I did it in pieces cause I wasnt ballsy enough to go from long to pixie! I chopped 15 inches off and rocked a short a line for about 6 months and then chopped it into a pixie.
I donated 15 inches which I have always wanted to do so I was super stoked about that! Once the a line got boring I chopped it into a pixie!
What I LOVE about pixie hair cuts is they are so versatile, easy to do, and fun! The confidence that comes from cutting all of your hair off is worth it! I definitely had times where I was super bummed out that I had cut it but for the most part I loved it! Theres something about having your face totally exposed that forces you to carry yourself in a comfortable and confident way. You no longer have hair to hide behind so you just learn not to hide.
I think girls are to particular about there hair. While having my pixie almost every female that complimented me also said they wished they could do it…People! Its hair. It will grow back and you can and should do it! Period. If your not ready to chop it all off do it in pieces like I did :) It makes it less dramatic at first.
Personally, I think every girl should rock a pixie at least once in there lifetime.
SO! When I decided I was ready to start growing it out, it was cause I was bored again (haha) and I felt like I had tried it all. I now know what works best for my face shape and features and what I personally like the best!
In the search to find inspiration for growing it out successfully, I didnt find much. I think most people avoid taking pictures during their awkward phase and/or they just wear hats. Every pic below is 2 weeks apart. Heres how to grow out your pixie without looking like a total douche bag!
The trick is to let it do its thing while trimming the back enough to where it eventually evens out. For some reason it grows more in the back then the front (or at least thats how it was for me). Once it got to a point where I could put it behind my ears I just worked on growing it out EVEN everywhere. Meaning trimming the back and framing the front since the front was slow and annoying. This for me was when it really started to look mullet-ish, just keep pushing that shit behind your ears and wearing hats!
After it grew about half an inch I chopped it into a short blunt bob because it was such a 20’s style cut that I actually really liked and it was way better then a mullet. It worked perfect since the front was growing soooooo slow!
Then you just wait, trim, wait, trim, wait trim….No more mullet phase!
After my flapper hair grew another inch I chopped the back super short and its now exactly where I want it! I plan on having this cut for a while! I love it! By far my favorite hair cut I have ever had :)
*FROM PIC #1 TO THE LATEST IS 6 MONTHS!
Tips and tricks!
-I take a micro nutrient complex, essential oil omega complex, and a cellular vitality complex. It includes biotin and is one of the best prenatal supplements out there because it gives you EVERYTHING you need! Zinc, Iron, and vitamin C are just as important as biotin so having a supplement that has it all makes it easy! Giving your body what it needs will help your hair grow naturally :) > More info here!<
-Lots of water to flush out toxins and a diet rich in protein help as well! You want your hair to grow strong and healthy so having toxins in your body or not eating a healthy diet isnt helping you out.
-Essential oils will help stimulate your hair! I suggest using 3 drops of Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood! Massage into your scalp :) I put mine into a glass spray bottle along with some fractionated coconut oil!
-Avoid blow drying your hair and/or styling it with flat iron. If you do I like using coconut oil to help protect it from the heat.
-Washing your hair causes damage to your hair. I just recently started the “no poo” but if your growing it out now would be a good time to try no poo’. If you dont want to commit to an all natural hair care dont wash your hair more then 3 times a week and use a shampoo with NO sulfate! Shampoo strips your hair of the natural oils, natural oils are good! Theres also tons of benefits to not using shampoo and conditioner, I will blog more after I have been doing it longer! In the mean time google it!
-Relax! Focusing on how its not growing, its taking forever, or it looks stupid is just stressing you out! Stress is naughty naughty for your health so focus on the positive. 6 months isnt bad at all!
In closing general health and maintenance should be your focus when growing out your hair!
So I seriously need to photograph you again.
Yes please! When are you in Utah again?