Pixie cuts have been worn by many famous women, including Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Halle Berry, and Emma Watson, which has helped to popularize the style. Today, many celebrities and influencers continue to wear pixie cuts, and it remains a popular choice for women who want to make a statement with their hair. Pixie cuts are undeniably adorable in every way, shape, and form. But, if you’re itching for longer hair or simply want to switch your look up a bit, you may be wondering how to successfully grow your hair out from a pixie cut without looking like a mismatched mess.
Generally, hair grows about half an inch (1.25 cm) per month, so it may take several months to a year or more to grow out a pixie cut to a longer length, depending on how long you want your hair to be.
We’ve come up with a list of 13 helpful ways on how to grow your hair out from a pixie cut while still looking on-trend and cute!
1. Know What You’re In For
First things first: you need to know what you are in for. Growing out a pixie haircut isn’t an easy task and will take up to a year (possibly even longer) to completely grow out. You’ll be dealing with uneven strands, awkward hair lengths, and other styling problems along the way. Yes, it’s a long road, but if you really want to grow your hair long again, prepare yourself for the rough task ahead and build up your courage to take on any challenge. Know you’ll be in it for the long haul and don’t expect to have long hair overnight.
2. Trim Your Hair
You’re probably thinking that it would be counterproductive to trim your hair while you’re trying to grow it out; but the golden rule is to have thick, luscious, and HEALTHY hair, you need to trim the ends often. Trimming the ends ever so slightly will ensure that your hair grows out beautifully instead of straggly and thin. After all, you will be waiting all that time for your locks to grow out, you might as well make sure they grow out thick and healthily.
3. Grow it Out in Sections
If you try and grow your hair out all at once, it may end up looking mismatched and a little funky, and this means you will have a harder time trying to style it. You want to aim for a trimmed back of the mane with the top and front pieces kept a little bit longer. Your goal is to go for that shaggy/bowl cut blend that’s cute and spunky and much easier to style.
4. Use Product to Strengthen New Strands
It’s important to always use the product on your hair no matter what the length or style it is, but it’s even more imperative when you’re growing your hair out from a pixie cut. With your hair
taking on new levels of length, it’s essential that you’re applying some nourishing and strengthening products to your locks. This will ensure that your hair is growing out as healthy as possible and when it’s grown out completely to your desired length, you will be left with luscious locks that are undeniably strong and health. Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Anti-Breakage Serum is an excellent choice with plenty of 5-star reviews from consumers.
This will ensure that your hair is growing out as healthy as possible and when it’s grown out completely to your desired length, you will be left with luscious locks that are undeniably strong and health. Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Anti-Breakage Serum is an excellent choice with plenty of 5-star reviews from consumers.
5. Get Used to Bangs for a Bit
When you’re growing out your pixie haircut, you will have to get used to bangs for some time; there’s simply no way around it. So why not EMBRACE it? If you’re not a big fan of bangs, consider using a bobby pin to pin them up and away from your face until they’ve grown out more.
Go for a sexy look and consider a side sweep that dangles over one eye. Go for a bold, more retro look with thick bangs that are lined right above the eyebrow level. Consider piecey bangs that are wispy and feminine. There’re tons of styles to choose from and you can switch it up from time to time until you find the look that’s right for you; just remember, you’ll have to get used to bangs for a bit, so just have fun with it!
6. Grow Your Headband Collection
You can always try on an adorable headband for size! Headbands are always dainty and sweet, and they can totally complete your look. Pick up a couple of headbands from the store and see the magic they can do on your growing-out locks.
7. Use Bobby Pins to Your Advantage
Bobby pins will be your best friend when it comes to growing out a pixie cut. For those uneven strands that are stuck at that awkward length, pin them up and make a cute hairstyle out of it. Use bobby pins to clip up your hair into a multitude of trendy styles. To find out more about cute bobby pin hairstyles to do when you’re hair is growing out from a pixie cut, check out Pinterest!
8. Embrace the Shag
Shags are an excellent route to go when you’re growing out a pixie cut. For one, they’re effortless and trendy and incredibly easy to style. They have a carefree attitude about them that can match with any girl’s style with ease. That being said, pull out your 70s inspiration and indulge in a shag for awhile. Texture it up a bit for those saucy waves that add some lovely body to your look. Don’t forget to pair this style up with your favorite aviator sunglasses to tie it all together!
9. Curl It!
Tight curls, loose curls, big curls, romantic curls; no matter what curl style you opt for, you can ensure that curls are a go-to option when your hair is in the growing-out stage. Curls have a way of covering up those awkward lengths and producing a gorgeous, feminine finish that’s sexy and elegant.
You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to curl up that extra-short hair.
Choose gentle, soft curls for an everyday style and big, romantic curls for date night. Pin up any loose strands that won’t fit the curling iron wand or barrel and let those luscious curls be the star of the show. There’s just something so hot about short hair in curls!
10. Use Texture
Leaving hair stick straight will really bring the length up front and center, getting ALL of the attention. When you’re growing your hair out, there will be times when you simply want to hide those awkward lengths and funky strands and keep them away from the spotlight.
For those days when your hair seems unmanageable and you’d rather hide in the closet than step outside, consider texturing your hair! Just a little bit of texture can go a long, long way. Texturing hair into some loose, messy waves will ensure there’s no weird angles or lengths, and instead, you’ll be left with an adorable hairstyle that looks sweet and sexy. No one will be able to notice your grown out strands- in fact, they will think you WANTED your hair to look that way!
11. Go for Braids
Short hair + braids = an amazingly adorable hairstyle that is practically unmatched when it comes to girly attitude. Braids are an awesome choice when you’re growing out your hair. You can use halo braids and crown braids to tie up those bangs and shorter strands into something that is incredibly on-trend and lovely. And with braids being so incredibly popular for 2016, you’re sure to be on-trend with any braid style you choose.
12. Use a Hat
There’s going to be days where you’re just over it. Your hair won’t go into the braided plait you wanted to, and those loose strands are flying everywhere. You can’t seem to pin it back the way you want to and really you’re getting so frustrated you’re about to skip school and stay in bed all day. Yeah, we all have those days, but don’t fret- there’s always the option of wearing an adorable hat! Now may be the perfect time to go out and buy some adorable hats on those days where you just feel like giving up, and you’ll be happy you did. Hats can be sporty, sexy, or just plain cute, and they’ll be your go-to every now and then while growing out your hair.
13. Use a Wig
Some of us are just simply impatient; I can totally understand that. If you just simply don’t want to wait it out and have to have your long hair RIGHT NOW, then I highly suggest going out and buying a wig! That way you can have any length and color hair you want immediately. The best part is you won’t have to deal with any awkwardness or annoyances of your real hair growing out. Hide your natural hair away under a wig until your natural strands have reached the length and style you want, then ditch the wig and enjoy your new, healthy, long locks. Or keep the wig and decide you’re a wig fanatic- trust me, it happens a lot!
Have you ever grown out your pixie haircut? What was it like, and how did you style it? Share with us!