Monday, 19 January 2015

Growing Out A Pixie Cut!

So one day you're sitting there thinking about how bored you are of your hair and you think why not chop it all off into a trendy little pixie cut? Next thing you know all your hair is gone and you feel wonderful about your new do! and soon reality sets in and you realize hair takes forever to grow back and you start to regret chopping all your hair off! But that's the wonderful thing about hair, it does grow back!

Last January I went all Britney Spears on my head and took a buzzer to it. Not that I didn't enjoy having super short hair but it made me realize just how much I loved having my long hair.

On average hair grows 1/2 a month. So 6 inches a year. Obviously some people have hair that grows a little faster or a little slower. People always say you need to get a trim every 6 weeks to keep your hair growing at a steady rate. That's completely stupid. Cutting off the ends of your hair will not make it grow out of your head faster! That being said, getting trims can help with breakage. Meaning, your hair may seem like it's growing more because it's not breaking off at the ends. (If your hair is naturally brittle and dry then this is something you should probably be doing.)

I'm a person who does not get regular trims because I think they're a waste of time and money, I think if you just take care of your hair chances are you can keep the ends healthy. There are a lot of products out there to keep your nice and healthy. One thing I used during the year to help with my hair was Olive Oil. You've probably heard of this. Heat up a bit of oil and massage it into your scalp and then let it sit for a while before washing it out. I mostly used this because I'm constantly colouring/lightening my hair which is fairly damaging.

Almost everyone when growing out a pixie cut gets to the "Mullet Stage" and is completely repulsed! While I'll agree that mullets aren't always the cutest hairstyle, sometimes you have to tough it out. The reason I believe my hair appears to have grown so much in a year is because I neglected the mullet trims!!! I only cut my mullet twice, and only after I had let it go far too long. The last time I cut my hair was about 7 months into my growth process. In July, I gave myself a mullet trim and decided from there on out I was no long cutting my hair. Now 1 year of growth later, It doesn't look weird at all, it does not resemble a mullet. It grew into what I would call a very generic hair cut.

Have fun with every stage of your growth! I colour my hair every so often because I get bored easily and I wanted to keep myself from deciding a new haircut would change things up!
Also I would encourage you to keep progress of your growth because it might not seem like your hair is growing but when you compare it to photos from 2 months ago you really see how much it's grown.

I Apologize for the terrible quality of these photos. They were all taken with my phone.

January 2014!

January 2014! When I cut My hair the top middle section was still about 2 1/2 inches long.

April 2014!
End of April 2014!
End of April 2014!

End of June 2014!

End of August 2014!
End of August 2014!

On the right is at the end of October 2014!

Early December 2014!

Start of January 2015!

Happy Growing! :)
-Melanie xx.


Start of January 2015!