GROWING OUT A PIXIE

Photo 2015-10-12, 8 23 43 PMAnyone that knows me probably recognizes me for having short hair. I’ve had variations of my pixie hair for about 6 years now and I figured it was finally time for a change. Growing out your pixie isn’t particularly the most fun process. There are a lot of awkward stages and times where you just want to chop it off again. There really is no method to this but there are definitely some things to keep in mind. Here are a few tips to keep your sanity while growing out your pixie.

PATIENCE

This is the hardest thing to do when you are growing out short hair. There are awkward stages where it’s not a pixie anymore, but not a bob just yet. Personally for me, the hair near the nape of my neck grows the fastest making it look like I’m sporting a mullet. Yes a mullet. Then there’s the stage where you look like Coconut Head from Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. It’s not a pretty look for anyone, but it’s a hurdle you must overcome!

MAINTENANCE

Don’t be hesitant to trim your hair in the growing process. That way you will keep from having split ends and your hair will still have some shape to it. I personally just opted to let my hair grow as long as I could before going to trim and style it. Also, try to keep away from anything that could damage your hair. This is a great opportunity to step away from the heated styling tools as well as colour treatments. Just let your hair do its thing and it will eventually get to where you want it to be.

 STYLING

You’ll quickly learn that bobby pins are your new best friend. Any style where you pin back your hair usually does the trick. I personally loved doing a side braid using my bangs. It’s a cute look and takes the hair away from your eyes. Adding that extra touch will give people the illusion that this in fact is the look you were going for all along. No one needs to know you are growing out your hair, they’ll just think you’re rocking a cool braid.

CONFIDENCE

Last but not least, have confidence! It doesn’t matter if your hair looks like a mullet, a coconut, a bird’s nest, or what ever it may be. Just be confident with what you have and you will always look great! Besides, nothing beats a killer smile!

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growing out a pixie03Now I have to admit I do miss my pixie but I’m looking forward to playing around with my new look. A new hairstyle can change-up your whole vibe and I definitely feel my overall style has changed as well. Change is a good thing so embrace it and rock your long locks!

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