A Guide to Growing Out a Pixie Cut

15 months ago I decided that my short and shaved pixie cut was a style ready for change. I was tired of having a cold neck and a lack of styling opportunities, and, 18 months after chopping it off was ready to start the process of growing it out. Safe to say a year ago in my original post I was unhappy with my progress and debating whether it was the right thing for me. Then, 7 months ago I was entering the bob phase and realising that I should have known better than to go it alone and roll with it.

Well, I can now announce that my hair officially ties back, and is pretty much up to my shoulders. Yey. Does that count as grown out? I think so. It’s not nearly as long as it used to be, and I haven’t reached the length I am aiming for (I don’t think, I don’t actually know what length I am aiming for), but it’s grown out and can no longer be called a short style. Continue reading “A Guide to Growing Out a Pixie Cut”


Adulting: Growing out a Pixie Cut 2

A few months ago, way back in April in fact, I talked all about the processĀ of growing out a pixie cut. I moaned about the constantly worsening state of my hair, and my sheer stupidity and pigheadedness in believing that this phase would completely pass my by. That post was written around 3 months into growing out, so here we are 5 months down the line and 8 months into the growing out process and we have hit ‘The Bob’ phase.

I was going to write a completely new post today, but when I was going back and reading the old post, I couldn’t help but giggle at where I was, and think about where I have come, so I’ve copied some of the points I made and added round 2 commentary! Continue reading “Adulting: Growing out a Pixie Cut 2”


Adulting: Growing Out a Pixie Cut

Until recently, I always had long hair. Not passed my bum long, but always beyond my shoulders and long enough to tie back/braid, and generally do stuff with. I travelled the world, slung it back off my face, and never thought much about it. It just always was, well, long. I thought about cutting it super short regularly during my time at University, and my time travelling, but it never seemed practical. When I returned home, ready to launch into real working life, I went in for the chop and cut my lovely red waist length hair into a pixie crop.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, so, before I launch into this little post/rant, I would like to make a little disclaimer first. I read all of the posts I could find, I asked for advice, I watched videos and tutorials, and I still don’t feel like I understood what this period was going to be like. Continue reading “Adulting: Growing Out a Pixie Cut”