Getting my pixie cut was perhaps the best thing I have ever done.
In my teens I had a bob and then grew my hair out in my early twenties. Last year I chopped it back to a tidy bob. In May this year I took the plunge and went for the pixie cut. It was something I was thinking about for a while. I really loved the look on other women but you can never really tell how any new haircut will turn out until you take the leap of faith. And oh my, did it deliver!
Lots of people think that a pixie cut is somehow easier to manage and I suppose that is true to a certain extent in terms of straightening and up-dos (as in you just can’t do that anymore). However it does need styling and I find myself using more product now than I ever did with my long hair.
I always used to blow dry my hair without fail (with some kind of heat protectant of course) but now I have the luxury of letting it all dry naturally. I detangle with a wide toothed comb after washing and then just leave it until morning.
To begin my everyday style I first spray some dry shampoo all over and let it settle for at least five minutes. After this time I run my fingers through it, almost as if I shampooing again. I think the best brand on the market is Batiste as they come in a range of scents and colours. I tend to use the original myself though.
Then I take a small handful of styling powder and sweep my longer section to one side whilst parting the other behind my ear. I have only ever used the Got2B POWDERful styling powder because the same small pot has lasted me 6 months!
Somedays this is all I need to do before finishing off with hairspray but other times I add dry volumizing and/or texturing spray if my barnet is not cooperating! For volume I use the Percy & Reed Dry Instant Volumising Spray which I received in a Birchbox a few months ago (and I would purchase once this runs out) and the Batiste Texturising Spray.
I think most of these brands are interchangeable but my absolute favourite hairspray of all time is the Tresemme Perfectly Undone as it holds your style without making it crispy. I would not use another hairspray to hold my style in place. I love it!
What do you use to style your hair, be in long, short or in the middle? Would you ever take the chop and go for a pixie cut? Let me know in the comments.