Growing out any haircut can feel annoying and slow-going, but waiting for a pixie cut to turn into a bob requires a special kind of patience. If you're stuck in sad not-quite-bob territory, these tips for how to grow out a pixie stylishly without hating your hair will prove that you can, in fact, look super cute while you wait for it to grow. I promise there's hope!
I personally just got a pixie cut a few weeks ago, and am kind of at the point where I can either decide to trim it shorter, rock pixie life longer, or acknowledge that it was fun and return to my long hair ways. My current status? Confused. I keep going back and forth over what to do and #TheStruggleIsReal.
Regardless of what I decide to do in the immediate future, I know I'll grow it back out at some point and the thought is intimidating to say the least. Luckily, I have several friends currently growing their pixies out who directed me to some incredible styling resources for that "I swear it's not a mini-mullet" hair stage.
If you're currently committed to getting your long locks back post-pixie, try incorporating the style hacks below so you can love your hair no matter what length it's at in the process.
1. Remember Texture Is Your Friend
When your pixie is hitting longer stages, reach for texturizing spray and rock the trendy bedhead look.
2. Keep The Back Trimmed
Dodge the mullet to move seamlessly into bob territory by keeping the back snipped while letting the hair framing your face grow out.
3. Make Pals With Bobby Pins
Strategically placed bobby pins can make all the difference when it comes to making peace with your pixie. Tucking a few strands back can eliminate all your sad Bieber emotions.
4. Curl The Top
When my shaggy pixie is getting overwhelming, I slick one side back and add mad curls to the other and channel all the hipster feels.
5. Use Headbands To Fix All
Circlet Headband, $28, Urban Outfitters
For elegant volume, tease up your pixie, slick it back with a sparkly headband, and finish the look with a little hairspray.
6. Slap On A Bandana
Patchwork Denim Headscarf, $14, Asos
On days when I am just not feeling it, I push my hair back with a cute bandana and pin the stragglers. It gets the job done for me to feel cute enough to walk outside. #MissionAccomplished
7. Don't Forget Your Beanies
Rib Knit Beanie, $19, Urban Outfitters
When your shag feels unbearable, pop a super cute beanie on top!
8. Tuck Strays With Braids
As your hair is growing out, it becomes the perfect length for braiding around your head in a sweet and soft halo braid.
9. Slick It Back
Channel Demi Lovato with an ultra sleek wet look with a little gel.
10. Wig It Up
Who says you can't be extra playful and tuck your hair up into an epic wig a la Kardashian-West? DO IT.
11. Style Your Top In A Faux Hawk Or Pouf
Embrace the weird length by clipping back the "bangs" into a cute pouf or just reaching for wax and making a tall, edgy AF faux hawk.
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