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Last year, I took the plunge.
No, no; I didn't get married. I instead, chopped off all my hair. & I mean everything, I went from wild long hair to a sleek pixie. I had decided to donate my hair finally & figured, why not go all out? But I do wish somebody told me more about what it means to have a pixie.
First off, let me start by saying that I instantly fell in love with my pixie. I felt liberated & giddy all at the same time. It was like my world changed & I know that sounds dramatic, but I really felt like a new person.
But what I wish somebody would have told me, which in hindsight is common sense, but pixies are a lot of upkeep. I thought that once I made the cut, I wouldn't have to worry so much about styling, but that wasn't the case. I was spending just as much time on getting my hair to look good in the mornings & I couldn't just go out of the house without touching it like I could with my long hair.
And man, did my hair grow! I lost my curl in the cut because my hair was so shocked, but with cutting off all my dead ends & then some, my hair really took over. I mean, my hair really filled in! I probably should have gotten it cut every month or so, but since this was my first time making such a dramatic cut, I wanted to really experience the cut at all different lengths & styles. For the first few months, I let it just do it's thing & grow which was fun.
...I made the big cut. I wanted to see what my hair would look like shorter. Yup, I'm talking a major pixie, boy short type cut. Holy moly did I fall in love with this cut. I mean, I went home beaming. I felt even better than I did when I made my original cut. This cut, I would literally wash it & be done with it. I didn't have to style it, I didn't have to worry about it, it jus did it's thing. I loved every second of it, until it started growing out.
What they don't tell you about super pixies like this one, is that growing it out is truly awkward & weird. I understood why guys were constantly getting their hair cut because crazy things would happen when it started to fill in & by golly did it fill in fast!
I went through some really awkward phases with this cut & honestly, I would have kept this cut longer but there was no way I could afford going to the salon every few weeks. Trust me, if I could I would have.
So if you make a cut like this, be ready to either shell out a good amount of money for upkeep, learn to cut your own hair or go through the awkward phases that I went through.
The biggest thing for me was the top of my hair. The sides, regardless of how choppy they were cut due to the style, grew in great, but the top, my goodness I don't know what it was doing! But I had to just smile & just let it happen. Let me tell you right now, headbands with bows or fun things to use as a distraction is a must! I bought a bunch of the wire headbands that wrap around your head & make a cute bow. I wore those babies every day for a long time. They hid, for the most part, my own insecurities about what was happening just on the top of my head, the sides I still loved as they grew in!
I got past the awkward phases on my super short pixie and eventually it grew into my first pixie cut which I was excited for! Then a few months ago, I decided I wanted to grow my hair out again so I could donate it again. If I thought growing out my short pixie was awkward, well then I didn't know what awkward was.
I wish somebody told me that growing out a pixie meant weird things were going to happen & that once you found a style that worked, you better get used to it. I mean, I went through such an array of different kinds of styles every few weeks based on the length. Every few weeks I was trying new things and just had to roll with the punches.
Bobby pins became my new best friend. I mean, I really couldn't go a day without using a good amount of bobby pins. My sister was getting so mad because the back of my hair was like a bobby pin parade. So make sure you have a lot of bobby pins on hand & extra in your purse and then some!
My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!