Hair My Story: Maintaining a Pixie Cut

Beauty

Happy Thursday Beautiful People!

I’ve gotten so many questions about my hair lately so I thought it would be best to do a full post on it. But before I get into it, I have to let you in on a little secret..

You ready?

Here goes…

I get super bored with my hair! Hence why for those who know me, It would seem like I have an obsession with scissors. I love cutting my hair! I tell people all the time that once you start cutting it, you’ll never stop. So it’s story time– I initially had a pixie cut back when I was in the 11th grade. However, at that time I had no choice. My hair was extremely damaged and it was pretty much the best way to save what was left of it. It’s actually funny when I look back on it now because I remember being so devastated and crying my eyes out! Lol. Fast forward 6 years later and you probably couldn’t pay me to stop cutting  my hair! I grew it out a few years ago then cut it again into a bob. Then about 5 months ago, I went to the salon to get my hair washed and decided on the spot to just chop it all off. Since then, I’ve been cutting it even shorter and I absolutely love it! It’s the perfect summer hairstyle.

Then… 2 weeks ago I got bored again. Lol. I know.. I know, but I can’t help it. I knew I wanted to get it colored, but I wasn’t sure what color until I sat in the chair and just said BLUE! My stylist had to ask me if I was sure about 3 times followed by “Did you just have a bad breakup?” Lol. I assured her that I was positive. Uhmm.. let’s just ignore the fact that it came out more green than blue. It’ll just have to work for now. I understand that most people aren’t that bold to simply cut their hair every other week or dye it hot pink, so I’d recommend skimming through hair magazines for inspiration and really taking time to decide what cut works best for the shape of your face. If you’re into short cuts like me, follow @thecutlife on IG– You’re welcome.

Maintenance:

I’ve heard so many people say they want to cut their hair because it’s low maintenance (insert laughing-so-hard-i’m-crying-emoji here.) I’m sorry to break it to you, but It’s actually more difficult. You see, short hair sounds so convenient.. until you actually cut it. Luckily, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be good to go. For me personally, I go to the salon biweekly or weekly depending on where I have to go or just my bank account. Lol. Once you have a pixie cut, you kinda have to be on fleek 24/7! An unkept short cut is just not a good look so I find it easier to just get it done professionally, especially relaxing, trimming and shaving the sides and back every 4 weeks or so.

Top Five Products I use:


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1) Elasta QP Design Foam – This is an amazing non stick foam perfect for molding and styling your short hair. It works well in both wet or dry hair

2) Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer – Seeing that I style my side bangs often, it is vital to use a heat protectant in your hair prior to using a blow dryer or flat iron to style.

3) Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave in Cream – I love this stuff! I’ve been using it for quite some time along with the deep moisture treatment. It leaves my hair feeling super silky and soft. I use it whenever I wash my hair myself while it’s still damp or just on my edges.

4) Revlon Ceramic Flat Iron – I will admit that I don’t have the best flat iron, but it still does the trick. I got mine from Ulta and it came with another mini flat iron perfect for styling the back of my hair.

5) Herbal Essences Hairspray – I’m very picky when it comes on to hairspray because I hate when my hair feels too sticky or stiff. However, I just randomly picked up this spray a few months ago and I’ve been faithfully using it ever since then. I lightly spray it from a distance all over my hair after styling and it does an amazing job of keeping it in place all day with minimal frizz.

*N.B – I have repurchased all these items numerous times and I’ve been using most of them for at least a year. All these products can be purchased at your local beauty supply store or drugstore.

Night Routine:

At nights, I like to pin curl my bangs in whatever direction I want my hair to lay the following day. This keeps your bangs nice and fresh for the next day and it also allows you to use less heat with a flat iron. After this, I usually mold the sides and back of my hair with my QP foam and then use a wrap mesh to secure it followed by a scarf or silk cap. All that’s left is to wake up, unwrap your hair and be fabulous!

 

Have any special tips or products your hair can’t do without?? Let me know some of your favs!

Until Next Time…

xoxo

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Pretty P
    July 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    1 of my favorite is Cantu leave in conditioner! I love love love this product with dry or wet hair my hair loves it!!!

  • Reply
    Channi
    July 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    This post sound so much like me. i cut my hair all the time, cause i get bored too. Currently wearing crotchet braids as the hair in the middle of my hair broke off so im basically growing it out to chop it all off lol 🙂

    • Reply
      missguid
      July 10, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Haha, sounds all too familiar. We can be scissors happy together ! Lol.

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