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charlavail 04-24-2013 10:37 AM

Afraid to get a pixie cut?
I am kind of tired of my hair. I can never have it down, because it always looks like trash. I've tried no poo, I've tried forgetting both and using baking soda and vinegar, and nothing works. My hair sucks.

It's a mixture of 3a/3b. It's sort of at the middle of my chest. The reason it's a mix is because a good half of my hair has been dyed many times for about 4-5 years, and the tips have been bleached because I had ombre/dip dye hair for a while. Also, for a good 4 years, I would blowdry and straighten my hair (with a very hot iron) every week. It's really damaged, and it really hasn't grown past my chest since I was about 13/14 (I'm 18 now)

It's made my hair sort of puffy-ish. I try to use mousse, hair gel, curling creams, oils, etc. My hair eats it all up, and leaves half of it looks okay, and the other half really crap. I've also tried to tame a bit of it by using a curling iron on some of the areas that are a really frizzy wave, but it gets on my nerves, and the humidity of Florida will often just make it puffy and frizzy. I've given up, I always have it in a ponytail and in my house it's always up in a bun. My bangs are horrible, because I've been bleaching them for the past 2 years (my hair hasn't been a solid color in a while)

I've always wanted short hair, but I was afraid because of my hair texture and my 'fat face'. I was thinking of getting it cut around August, since I'm hoping to lose around 20-30 pounds before I start college.

Where I live it's really humid, so when I straighten my hair, I gave to pray and put a ton of serum so it doesn't get too poofy. I'm moving to Boston, and it doesn't get that humid there, which is why I'm considering a pixie cut.

I was thinking of straightening my hair about once a week, maybe longer. I went on accutane, and my entire body is so dry now, if I really wanted to, I could go a good 2 and a half weeks before it even starts to look dirty. I wanted a Michelle Williams type pixie.

However, I'm scared that this will damage my hair too much, and I'll be stuck with short hair forever because split ends won't let it grow. I have SO MANY split ends, I'm pretty sure that's why my hair hasn't grown. I'd have to cut my hair to an awkward above the chin bob to get rid of them all. Which is why I'm considering a pixie.

I won't dye it (I stopped dying my entire hair like 4 years ago, and I just dyed my bangs to my natural color so I can stop the bleaching) and I rarely ever straighten my hair. I did it maybe three times in the past few years.

Am I destined to have my hair in a ponytail forever? I just want to cut it short, and let virgin hair grow out. I attached a picture of my face, and my desired haircut (not the color, I'm keeping my brown!)

rbb 05-01-2013 06:20 AM

i like that haircut, i think it should work for you. (i would not think of it as a pixie). i would wear that style curly, not straight. (btw, while boston is not as humid as florida, it can be pretty humid in summer). i also have a round face and i've been told by stylists that i should not have my hair cut to my cheeks, but cut either above or below. so chin length is good. i have between chin and shoulder length.

what specific products are you using? mousse can dry out your hair.
and, how is your hair cut, are there layers? short or long, you need some long layers for curly/wavy hair, otherwise we get the triangle effect :-(.
key word being LONG layers, not chopped short on top!!

i think you should try to get your hair as healthy as possible and if you wear that cut curly/wavy i think you will be happy with it.

shelley.doms 05-21-2013 08:21 PM

Curly Pixie
Just had a super short pixie, I have wild hair and am loving this low maintenence look.

satd_mcrmy 05-21-2013 08:54 PM

Have you decided on a pixie because I would love to see what it looks like if you get it? I am also debating getting a pixie & feel like if you look good with it then I would too because we have similar looks though you're prettier. Anyway just wondering about what you decided (:

rbb 05-22-2013 06:03 AM

shelley -- love it! you definitely have the face for a pixie!

chloe92us 05-22-2013 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by charlavail (Post 2158393)
Am I destined to have my hair in a ponytail forever? I just want to cut it short, and let virgin hair grow out. I attached a picture of my face, and my desired haircut (not the color, I'm keeping my brown!)

It sounds like your hair is VERY damaged if you have so many splits, so a big chop is definitely in order, IMHO. I think you can pull it off- you have to think of it this way too- you already wear your hair in a pony all the time, so your face is already exposed, so it won't be much different. And if you want a change- there are always wigs! I know it sounds crazy, but there are some seriously cool wigs in hot pink, black, ombre, you name it. When I was in college I had this friend who had a pixie, and a huge collection of wigs, and she was just cool, you know? I never knew what she was going to look like on any given day.

ETA: The cut you showed the pic of would require serious straight-ironing to achieve this look, and you would end up with damaged hair again. I would say to keep it curly and learn to pamper your curls...either go pixie short, or go slightly longer since your curls will shrink up.

anonymous_134212 06-02-2013 05:21 PM

I second the wigs option! My hair is very much damaged due to heat so I will be doing a big chop but I'm going to a beauty supply store to buy a short wig with some curls (it's called Jenna by Zury) just to see how I look and if I like it. If not, I will still cut my hair but probably halfway to my neck since my hair is currently two inches below my shoulders.

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