Pixie cuts are super cute, but not every girl wants to sport a pixie cut for the rest of her life. However, growing out a long pixie cut can be quite a challenge. It takes time and patience…and often a lot of tips and tricks.
We have gathered some tips from the experts on the best way to grow out a long pixie cut. This will help you find ways to keep your hair stylish without getting frustrated with the growing out process.
Expert Advice for Growing Out a Long Pixie Cut
Acceptance is the First Step
Growing out a long pixie cut, or any short haircut takes time. Your hair will not grow overnight. Don’t fall for those miracle hair growth serums. Everyone’s hair grows at a different length. It could take up to a year (or more) for your hair to grow to even a short bob. For some, it might only take a few months. By now, you should be familiar with the rate at which your hair grows so you have a general idea as to how long it will take to grow out your pixie cut.
2. Take Steps to Stimulate Hair Growth
Did you know that scalp massage can help speed up hair growth? As well, certain vitamins and supplements can help stimulate hair growth.
3. Have Your Hair Trimmed Regularly
You are probably thinking that having your hair trimmed defeats the purpose of growing out your long pixie haircut. However, keeping your hair neat and trimmed is the best way to prevent an unwanted mullet. According to Glaminati, this is especially true for the back of your hair (hence the potential for a mullet). Have the back of your hair trimmed so that it grows in harmony with the rest of your hair. It may seem like a lot of work, but trust us, it’s worth it in the long run.
4. Don’t Wash Your Hair as Often
Frequent shampooing depletes your hair of its natural oils. These oils add volume, texture, and shine to your hair. Wash your hair once or twice a week to help maintain some volume.
5. Embrace the Growth
While growing out a long pixie cut, you will go through stages. At some point you will have bangs, it’s inevitable. You will find new and creative ways to redisperse the bulk of your hair growth. For example, you can tuck your hair behind your ears or go for an extreme side part to help redistribute the fringe as it grows out.
As well, you can work with the shag vibe. Shag haircuts are super trendy so flaunt your crazy hair growth for all to see!
6. Don’t Be Afraid to Use Products!
Most of the time, experts tell us to avoid the overuse of products, especially with short hairstyles. However, when growing out a pixie, volumizing and texturizing products are your best friend! Serums, gels, mousses, and hair creams can work wonders for taming those wild tresses on your pixie cut growth journey!
7. Fall Love With Hats and Headscarves!
One of the best tricks for growing out a pixie cut is to learn to accessorize! Hats and headscarves are your best friends in this futile time! There are so many super cute hats that you can use to hide your pixie grow out. Not to mention hair clips, barrettes, and headbands. And headscarves…you can easily hide your messy growth with a stylish headscarf.
8. Add Curls for Volume
Adding some curls can add a ton of volume and texture to your hair. Simply using a flat iron or curling wand to add some waves or curls can do wonders for your pixie grow out!
9. Be Patient!
You will be tempted to give up and chop off your hair! Don’t do it! You will lose all of the progress you have made thus far. That being said, if you miss your pixie cut, then go for it. However, most women who go back to a shorter style end up regretting it. Be patient with your hair growth and be loving to yourself. Embrace yourself at every stage of your long pixie cut, grow out and have fun with it! It will be worth it in the end!