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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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~

Pixie Part 2

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Welcome to part two!  Thank you for returning if you are back again, and if you stumbled across this post first, you can click here and go to Part 1!

So where did I leave you?  Ah yes…

At the growing out phase!  Duh! 🙂

Well lets jump right into to, shall we?

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So, I got it cut September 13th 2013, almost two years ago exactly, and I was so nervous!  I adore Audrey Hepburn, and my family often says that I resemble her.  Her hair was in the cutest most elegant pixie and I just wanted that so badly!  Anyway, the above picture is from the day I came home after getting it cut, and now for Part 2, I shall take you on the growing out journey…

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Two days after getting a pixie we went to the beach.  It was SO nice having a pixie at the beach because you didn’t have to do anything to your hair!  Aside from getting use to it, I really enjoyed that.

Now I will admit that a month or so after cutting my hair I started to regret it.  I think it just hit me that I didn’t have my hair anymore!  It never really occurred to me that I might feel that way, but I got over it by October/November. 🙂

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After the beach there was the idea in my head to attempt hair styling products…yeah.  The lady who cut my hair swore by using wax and mousse, etc, to style a pixie otherwise it would never be manageable, but for the life of me I couldn’t use those products!  Oh, and there’s my little friend from Part 1!

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By October it grew quite a bit!  This length is nice because you have enough hair to start styling with.

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Apparently at the time, only a month into having a pixie, I didn’t think it was short enough!  This is the shortest I ever had it and I was terrified when I came home and saw how short the back was after getting it freshened up!  But it was for the better…it grew out very nicely from here on.

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The pictures above were taken a couple days after the short cut.  I post these to show haw the sides and front of my hair grew.  A plus to getting a pixie is that your hair feels so fresh and healthy and seems to grow fast, which it did (I was getting it trimmed every week it felt like!), but at the same time it feels like forever trying to grow it!  I’m getting ahead of myself (no pun intended).

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The next few pictures will be from November 2013.

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In December it was long enough all around to curl, and I was very proud of myself for curling my own hair!  Styling, especially with heated tools, is not my forte.

Ok!  So that was the rest of 2013…lets see how it went through 2014.

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By January 2014, only 4 months with a pixie, I was determined to grow it out.  That might make you think I didn’t enjoy it, but I’ll explain my feelings about it more as the growing continues.

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February 1st: BRAIDS!  The picture above to the left was before I braided my hair (weird angle), and then to the right is the result!  Turned out pretty good!  I must say that my hair styling skills have gotten a lot better during this short hair experience.

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Nice and shaggy!

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So…in 2014 my bedroom was a MESS!  I openly admit it…horrible mess.

Ok, so I have at least one (1) picture from every month until the present day.  Call me conceited!  Call me self centered!  Call me vain!  Whatever!  It was really fun logging my pixie process and I enjoyed it and I hope you all do too!

Today I will leave you here, at the end of February 2014, and next time we’ll pick up March 2014.  Have a wonderful day!

Jenny~

Pixie Haircut Journey

Hello, and welcome to the beginning of my pixie haircut journey.  Actually, you have arrived at the end, but I am going to have 2-3 parts to this “series” dedicated to my pixie haircut which I got in 2013, so I will be starting from the beginning of when it first happened.

So two years ago, right before we went on a family vacation to the beach, I did it.  I finally fulfilled my dream of getting an Audrey Hepburn pixie!  It was something that always intrigued me to try, but it scared me because I didn’t want to look like a boy or cut all my hair off then find out I look horrible with super short hair!  Luckily, I do have a face shape that is, shall we say, compatible with a lot of hairstyles, and I’m happy to inform you that a pixie was one!  Or so I and my family and friends thought. 🙂

We’re going to start way back in 2010 where I rebelled against stopping dance classes and cut my hair into a bob…that’s where it all began!  I had short hair when I was little, but it was long from when I was at least 8-9 to 14-years-old.

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So there’s the 2010 dramatic change!  I loved that bob though.  It was so different from years of long, blunt, tangled hair.

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I loved this haircut all through 2011!

By the end of 2011 my hair was long again.

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You can’t really tell, but in this picture it was just passed my shoulders.

In 2012 I kept it long

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My hair stayed long until July 2013

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We volunteered at a pool the summer of 2013, and my hair was in a constant knot on the top of my head that was knotting together!  So, SNIP SNIP!

Lets pause for a second and zoom in to the picture above…

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You see the encircled area?  Well, when I cut my hair summer of 2013, that happened, and ever since then, on the right side of my head, I’ve had what looks like some sort of matted frizzy area that is VERY aggravating to get under control!  You’ll notice that in my growing out process…you have been forewarned! 🙂

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I think if I had to choose I’d stay with this length when it comes to short hair.

So, after July 2013, I debated with my best friend about getting a pixie and it turned into the only thing we ever talked about, so one day I finally said to myself “It’s time!  LET’S DO THIS!!!”

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I did it!  This was taken right when I got home from the cut.  No, I didn’t go from super long hair to a pixie (I don’t understand why people do that!), but still I had never had a pixie so it was such a big change, but I loved it!

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Okay, so there was the process leading up to my pixie and the big moment when it happened!  Next time I will share with you the first part of the growing out process and then where I am in the hair journey today!  Thank you for stopping by.  Please come back if you’d like to see more pixie trials and tips, etc!  Have a blessed day.

Much love,

Jenny~

 

P.S. Happy August!!! 😀