Surface level, your hair is just your hair right? Nothing is permanent about a hair style; it grows. But I think all women know it isn’t “just hair.” I’m of the firm belief that hair is a big deal. It can make or break your confidence, it’s an extension of your personality, and it can be a security blanket (my longer hair certainly was!)
I’m a color-in-the-lines kinda gal. I rarely stray from my normal routine. I’m not someone who acts on a whim or a feeling, and more often than not, I do a ton of thinking (and feeling) before making any decisions. So when I decided to chop off all my hair, it was a BIG deal. Huge. Major.
Now that my hair is super short, I get complimented on it everywhere I go. Everywhere! It’s a running joke between Cory and I at this point. I normally get a “I love your hair!” followed up by, “I wish I could pull that off.” My response is always the same “You TOTALLY could!”
If you’re thinking about getting a pixie cut, here’s my 4 tip elevator pitch.
1. Not all pixies are created equal. Picking the right pixie is all about your face shape. I had pinned so many pixie pictures before getting mine, but my hair dresser was quickly able to tell me what would work with my face shape and what would look absolutely ridiculous. I was so thankful for that!
2. They are high maintenance. When I had long hair, I could go months and months between hair cuts, and if I was running late, a ponytail was always an option. Now, I have to get mine cut (or shaped up) every four to six weeks, and not doing my hair is not an option. That said, my haircuts are $16 and it now takes me three minutes to dry and style my hair. Worth it.
3. You have to buy new jewelry. And maybe new clothes. Okay, you don’t have to, but it’s crazy how your entire style changes once you chop off your hair. I used to be all about dangly earrings, but now I much prefer statement studs. I also would have never worn a leather (aka: pleather) jacket pre-pixie, but now I rock one and love it.
4. Product is your new best friend. From finding the perfect sculpting wax to the best shampoo and conditioner, pixie cuts can’t survive without the product. I’ve found CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ leaves my hair feeling healthy and hydrated (without feeling weighed down or greasy.) CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ treats hair at the scalp, which is where 99% of your hair’s natural strength and beauty come from. Your scalp is the same skin that you have all over your body, which I’m sure you’re good about moisturizing, so it only makes sense to care for and moisturize your scalp, right? Right.
Whether you have long flowing locks or you’re apart of the pixie club, taking care of your hair is crucial for feeling confident. Now that we’re transitioning from summer to fall (what?!) it’s important to be ahead of the dry-scalp curb and start giving your scalp a little TLC. Check out CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ and let me know what you think!
Question: What’s on your hair bucket list? I’ve always wanted to color my hair, but I always chicken out!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.