2. Take prenatal vitamins and drink lots of water. Even if it doesn’t actually work (who knows!) it’ll make you feel like you’re doing something productive. It made me feel better! You could also try biotin vitamins, I’ve heard they work well for hair growth. I tried both prenatal and biotin. And I did noticed a difference in my fingernails being stronger! I definitely drank lots of water, and you should too.
3. Don’t wash your hair everyday. I actually have no idea if this helps your hair grow faster, but it’s good for your hair and scalp. I was always an everyday hair-washer – I had super greasy hair and could not break the habit! Having a pixie allowed me to change up my haircare regimin. I tried baking soda shampoo, which I still love I just don’t use it as often because it seems harder to use with longer hair. Now I only wash my hair every other day or so and it feels healthier.
4. Wear headbands. There are going to be awkward days during your growing out process, I promise. Just throw on a headband and forget about. These are the best!
5. Rock it. If you’re anything like me, your hair will be so awkward for so long, you’ll actually forget about being self-conscious and go back to your normal, confident self. Eventually, it won’t even phase you that your hair is in a weird growing-it-out phase. And before you know it, you’re done!
Here’s a little timeline to give you an idea of how long it took me. I decided in September that I’d go ahead and start growing my hair out. I got one last short (!) cut toward the end of the month and called it quits. A few months later, at the beginning of January, I was actually feeling good about the long pixie style, in the first January ’13 photo. Then all of a sudden the mullet came out of nowhere and I ran to Super Cuts right before Alt to get it chopped. Side note, I freaked out. I called both my Mom and my sister almost in tears, just sure it was an awful haircut. Right before Alt. I was mad at myself for going to Super Cuts. I had totally ruined my hair! Turns out, it wasn’t really that bad. It was actually kind of cute, in the second January ’13 photo. Then just a couple more months of craziness and I’m done! Huzzah!
So that’s the history of my pixie cut and the process of growing it out. I’m happy to say I’m done – and I will admit it took way longer than I thought it would. If you’re in the process of growing out a short cut, I feel your pain. Do you all have any other tips? I know it doesn’t feel like it, but you’ll be done in no time. You can do it!