Pixie cut for 3b hair?

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Hello! For years, I have wanted to try out a pixie cut. A friend of mine suggested that I get one with little volume on the sides, and a little more up on top. I'm worried about the way my hair will behave, though. I have 3b hair (I think) that likes to frizz a lot, and as much as I would love a pixie, I am not sure that it's the right choice.

This is the typical state of my hair when I wake up in the morning:


It's a little flatter than usual, but the level of frizz is accurate.

I was wondering if chopping my hair short would be a good idea, and if so, if anyone had suggestions?

Thank you!
I'm a mix of 3s and I had a pixie cut a couple of years ago; I'm actually still growing it out right now. I really enjoyed the look, but I did wear it straight. I'd recommend that you get some photos of different pixie cuts to help you determine what you are looking for. Halle Berry had a gorgeous very short pixie that could work for 3b hair; you could try googling that.

The one thing I would caution you about is that very short cuts like pixies require quite frequent trims, otherwise they can start looking ragged and messy (in not a good way). Maintaining the style can be quite a financial investment, especially if you tend to use deva stylists.

Anyway, good luck! If you do get the cut, post some pics!!
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I'm a mix of 3s and I had a pixie cut a couple of years ago; I'm actually still growing it out right now. I really enjoyed the look, but I did wear it straight. I'd recommend that you get some photos of different pixie cuts to help you determine what you are looking for. Halle Berry had a gorgeous very short pixie that could work for 3b hair; you could try googling that.

The one thing I would caution you about is that very short cuts like pixies require quite frequent trims, otherwise they can start looking ragged and messy (in not a good way). Maintaining the style can be quite a financial investment, especially if you tend to use deva stylists.

Anyway, good luck! If you do get the cut, post some pics!!
Originally Posted by Hootenanny
Thank you for the advice! I think I'm going to take the plunge and give it a shot. If I do it, I'll definitely post photos. (:
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