Pixie Part 3

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Part Three!  Here is it!  Long awaited…unless no one has been following this journey, then, well, it makes no difference! 🙂  If you’d like to see part 1 and 2, here are the links:

Pixie Part 1

Pixie Part 2

So, we’re starting March of 2014.  I really enjoyed how my hair grew out during 2014.  I got to experience and play around with SOOO many different hair styles and lengths!  It was really fun!

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Here it is, 6 months from the date I got a pixie, after a few trims and touch ups of course.  That’s one thing; you can’t grow out a pixie without getting it trimmed at all.  Ok, you can, but I prefer and recommend to get it trimmed at LEAST once a month.  If you’re trying to maintain a pixie then obviously get it trimmed whenever needed (every two weeks or so), but if you are trying to grow it out, make sure you at least trim the mullet…nobody wants nor wants to see that.

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In April we went to the Creation Science Museum in Kentucky (HIGHLY recommend!!!  AiG is amazing and the museum is beautiful!).  This is my sister, Skylar, and I posing with some prophets.  Yep.

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In April the back of my hair got really bulky.  And in this picture you can see my little exploding chunk of hair, doing it’s own thing, making life miserable. 🙂  Look at my niece!  She has grown so much!

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In May I tried to use my bangs more, but I have decided that bangs are not my favorite.  They are kind of inevitable when your hair is so short and layered, but I’d rather push them to the side or not have them at all.  I’d have to say that the picture above of me in the blue dress is one pic of my hair that I love! 🙂

Right now my hair is very frizzy and it’s just there.  I don’t have it styled necessarily, and the layers are a mess, but it’s long, that’s for sure!

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June 2014, my hair was getting thicker and as you can see from this back view, that area of my hair is doing it’s one thing!  I swear!  Even now, as my hair is shoulder length, that side of my hair won’t straighten and is always frizzy!  It’s very aggravating.

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This is a picture from my birthday in July.  I didn’t take hardly any pictures in July because I was depressed…I was depressed, sad really, that my sister, niece, brother-in-law and brand new nephew were leaving for South Korea!  Anyway.  This is one of the only pics I had from July.  The sides of my hair were getting long and I definitely kept the back trimmed.

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Once the sides grew a little longer I wore it curled a lot.  August through Oct.-Nov. was my favorite length because it was short still, but long enough to do more styling.

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In September, a year from when I got my pixie haircut, I had to intervene…if you can’t tell, it was an interesting phase of the pixie.  I enjoyed it, but it was just growing and growing and growing!  So I got it cut and styled.  Here are the results of that…

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CUTE, huh?!  This was one of my favorite haircuts/touch ups/trims I got!  Got the back stacked a bit, got the front layers all fixed and it was just a good choice.  Moving on!

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That haircut helped a lot with the rest of my growing out process!  In October my hair was very easy to deal with and looked good most of the time.  At least I could get it to cooperate.

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It’s weird going back through all these pictures!  I’m glad I kept track of the growing out process whether I shared it on my blog or not.  It’s neat seeing the different phases of hair length, what looked good or bad, how I styled it and even how I changed within 1-2 years!  Any who!

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November; a whole YEAR ago!  Wow…I had lots of fun curling my hair once it got longer.  I’m not afraid of the curling iron anymore. 🙂

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Straightening iron on the other hand, NO!  I tried that and, well, it was not very pretty!  In November I did get my hair cut.  I got the back trimmed about an inch or two and a slight rounded bob was the result.

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December 2014…Aside from that chunk of annoying hair, I ended the year quite nicely!

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By the end of December my hair was pretty much grown out.  It was a chin length or little longer bob.  But I didn’t stop there.  I have some pictures from this year and also my current hair length to date.  So I am going to add them to this post with the date of the photo written beneath it.  Please enjoy and THANK YOU for stopping by!

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January 2015 (I got a trim)

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February 2015

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March 2015

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April 2015

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May 2015

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June 2015

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August 2015 (no July!)

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September 2015 (In Korea)

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October 2015

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November 2015

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Today, November 30th 2015…having a lazy day!

That’s the end!  From here on out it will keep growing long or I’ll cut it short or even get a pixie again and do it all over!  This journey was one I do not regret at all.  My advice for getting a pixie would definitely be to get a short bob before getting it cut into a pixie because going from shoulder length or longer hair to a pixie is a shock.  I was afraid of looking like a guy with my short hair, but I felt even more feminine.  Yes, I made sure I wore things to show that I definitely was a girl, but the short hair brings out your facial features and I guess while I had a pixie I never realized that I was pretty!  That might sound conceited, but you really see, underneath all that long hair, how pretty you are.

I’m not saying you have to cut your hair off to feel beautiful; that’s just one thing I noticed from my hair being so short.  I felt beautiful!  When it comes to hair I enjoy having short hair AND long hair and I wish it grew faster so I could keep it short for a couple months then have it long for a couple, etc.  Alas, it takes me about a year and a half to grow my hair reasonably long from a pixie!  Granted, I did not use any vitamins or treatments or anything to help my hair grow out quicker.  There is just something really empowering about a pixie and I personally am very glad I got one, and as I mentioned, I may very likely get one again.

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September 2013-November 2015

Here’s to two years post-pixie!  Hope you enjoyed these posts and seeing all the stages of my hair growing!  Thank you for stopping by!  God bless and have a great week!

Stay warm!

Jenny~

Wishes

I went shopping with my friend and came across a mason jar that had little gold stars on it and in the middle of the stars it said “Wishes”.  I bought it.

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I had to!  Not only was I slightly inspired by it, it was just so cute!

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I will fill it with all my wishes…

There are a few other things I’ve purchased recently that I really love.  Like these furry guys…

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Slippers are one of my favorite things, especially in the fall and winter, and I also love panda bears!

If you haven’t seen some of my older posts or any pictures from my Photography Blog, you may not know that another thing I adore is the moon.  The moon and the night sky in general is something that makes me very happy, and I was thrilled to find this night light!

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What a great idea!  Now all that’s needed is some stars on the wall or a little projector and I’ll be set. 🙂

When it comes to nail polish, I don’t enjoy wearing it.  You take time to paint your nails a fun color then never fail to mess it up, or it chips off, etc, but I bought a nude nail polish that is my new favorite nail polish!

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It’s hard taking a picture of your own fingers.

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November 30th, 2015.  11/30/15…NOVEMBER 30TH 2015!?!?!?!  Holy cow!!!  You guys, it the end of November.  It’s almost December, Christmas time and New Years is almost here!  I truly cannot believe how fast this year has gone by!  It doesn’t even feel like I’ve achieved anything this year.  Surely there have been lots of goings on, like traveling to Korea, my 3rd nephew being born, doing lots of stuff with music and more, but at the same time it feels like each day has gone by idle and so quickly!

You, or at least I, always plan to do, see, get, go, make, fill in the blank, so many different things when I new year starts, and I can’t say that I completely failed or that the past year has been a dud, but at the same time I feel like I haven’t moved forward very much.  I don’t like that feeling.  Maybe it’s my own judgement of myself, but it feels as though 2015 has gone by too fast to even try to have achieved anything!  Kind of makes me sad.

Well, on that happy note!  I am going to compose my Pixie Haircut Journey PART THREE now and hopefully inspire some people out there who have or want a pixie to grow it out with confidence or to take the plunge and cut it all off!  I loved my pixie and just might be getting another…we’ll see.

To start my wishes jar, I wish for time to be used to the fullest and for myself that I will boldly and confidently take every opportunity that comes my way and to just do the things I love.

Have a blessed week.  Enjoy December, and I guys it’s time to start saying Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years!  *sigh*

Jenny~