Short hair is no doubt the hottest trend of the year. This has convinced a lot of women (even those who have sported long hair for most of their lives) to go to the salon and have several inches chopped off. However, a pixie cut remains to be an uncharted territory for most. Even if some women dare to go short, not everyone can rock the pixie cut.
If ever you decide to go really short and opt for a pixie hairstyle, you need to learn to deal with the lengthy growing out phase. Thankfully, we have compiled some of the best tips that you can use when you are going through this phase so you can still rock your hairstyle with confidence.
Regular Trims is a Must
You might find this a silly advice but it is recommended when you are trying to grow out your pixie cut. You need to focus the trimming around the back part of the head. Or else, it might look like a mullet when you leave it out on its own. Your goal when trimming is to keep the look intentional rather than looking like a whole mess.
Growing Out Hair in Section
This is the easiest way to manage your short hair while it is growing out. The main rule is to make sure that the back part of your hair is trimmed regularly. As for the front, that is where you should be focusing mainly on letting your hair grow out. Doing so will make it easier to style your hair and easily transition to the next phase, whether you want to maintain a particular length or you want your hair to continue growing.
The in-between stage will be awkward, deal with it. But instead of trying to be impatient as you wait for hair to grow, embrace that length! The trick to being more confident with sporting this look (and length!) is to add lots of volume. When your hair has enough volume, it’ll be easier to style it up.
Introduce More Texture
When dealing with an awkward hair re-growth, there is nothing that added texture cannot fix. It is difficult to curl short hair, so don’t get too frustrated. However, your effort will pay off because this will improve your hairstyle tremendously.
The best option for curling short hair is the 1/4 inch curling iron. If you don’t have one, a 1/2 inch curling iron will do. You can also swap both to create more natural-looking curls that uniform sized curls lack.
A Few Styling Tricks
There are a few styling tricks you need to learn and master when it comes to growing out a pixie cut. You want to be as creative as possible to ensure that you do not get bored with the same hairstyle. One of the most indispensable tools you can use during these times is a bobby pin. Make sure you stock up on them to help you create various hairstyles that are not boring.
One creative trick for styling an in-between length is to fake an updo. Start by taking out a few sections of hair starting from the front. Twist that section until you reach the back of the head. Use a bobby pin to secure it in place. There is no hard and fast rules for creating this particular hairstyle – just do whatever works for you.
If you are not into bobby pins or find that it is difficult to style, headbands are there to the rescue! There are several styles of headbands to choose from so you will never run out of styling options for your hair.
Final Tip: Be Patient
The final tip to consider when growing out a pixie cut – be patient! Learn to enjoy the process. Be good to your hair. Focus more on promoting healthy hair growth over retaining length.
If you have your own tips for growing out a pixie cut, we’d love to hear them in the comments!