The Big Chop: Pixie Cut Life
Ever wondered if a pixie cut is the right thing for you? Today’s post will go through my process and can be a resource for you to decide if you want one too!
For some people, their hair is their life. They feel that wouldn’t be who they are today without their hair looking exactly how it is. It’s a beautiful thing, and as long as they are comfortable, it’s a perfectly fine thing to do.
If you fall into this category a pixie cut might not be the best thing for you. Just saying.
I fall into the other category. My hair is a way for me to express how I’m feeling based on whatever whim I’m on. I dyed a strip of my hair blue in middle school, had a pixie cut for two years, and I almost dyed it again before my first year of college.
If you’re not afraid of experimentation and some crazy hair from time to time, keep reading and see what you find. 🙂
The year was 2017. I was 16 years old and what I thought was an edgy teenager. My hair was long and obnoxious so I decided to chop it off. Simple as that.
I had this haircut from the beginning of my sophomore year of high school to the start of my senior year. The length varied a little depending on time of year and how long it had been since my last cut, but it was still obviously a pixie.
One of the reasons why I kept it for so long was because of how manageable it was. All I had to do was wash it, brush it, and I was good. Blow drying took 2 minutes and it was the perfect haircut for what I needed at the time.
One of the things I did in high school was cross country. This haircut allowed me to run 4+ miles without feeling like my scalp was too hot. I could sleep in a little longer because my beauty routine was reduced by almost half. It was such a fun haircut to have and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to go super short.
But then came the hard part. The growing it out.
When I was figuring out how to grow my hair out I heard so many horror stories about “the mullet” and how long and tedious growing your hair out is. I read so many blogs like mine saying it would take “years to grow” and to “say goodbye to your social life.” This was all a lie.
For me, growing my hair out was so easy. I scheduled regular haircuts to avoid the mullet phase, I took care of my body, and I enjoyed every length that came with regrowing it!
About 1 – 1.25 years into growing it out you could really start to see the length change. I started college with my hair at my chin, and by the time Easter came around it was almost to my shoulders.
Where I Am Now
Right now my hair is just above shoulder length. I expect it’ll be below my shoulders in a matter of weeks. I may cut it again, I may not. I’m not sure. I kinda like where it is now, so I may leave it for a bit. But at this point, it hasn’t even been a year since I started growing my pixie. Because everyone’s body is different, your experience may be different than mine, so be aware of that.
I adored having my pixie and depending on where life takes me, I might go back to it. But I enjoyed this pixie cut review with lots of awkward pics of me!
A Few Tips: (For Everyone with Hair)
- Schedule frequent haircuts while still in the pixie cut phase. I’m talking every 6-8 weeks if you want to avoid the mullet. Once your hair is at your chin you can schedule them every 10-12 weeks, but if you want your hair to grow fast you want those dead ends OFF.
- Take a daily vitamin. You don’t need all those Kylie Jenner Instagram sponsored hair vitamins in order to have healthy hair. A daily vitamin can help support your body, which helps your hair grow faster. Be careful about vitamins and make sure you talk to your doctor before taking them.
- Find fun, heat free hairstyles to do while growing it out! Heat is so bad for hair and cute styles are always a win, so if you can combine the two, you’re good to go!
You’re good to go! Have fun and be safe!
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
Love, Rachel Marie
Rachel is currently at BYU working on her degree in Elementary Education. She’s a strong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loves to share the joy it brings her with those around her.
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Have you ever gone full pixie? What was your experience with it? Leave a comment below!