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    Default Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    Just curious if anyone has any pics of their progress if they chose not to trim while growing out their pixie cut. I *really* don't want to trim, I'm feeling so stingy right now.

    I have a gorgeous wig - and I wear it on weekends/nights out. But I feel like I might feel weird if I just started wearing it every day...like, go from henna pixie to long strawberry blonde 'do the next. Granted, a close friend thought I got extensions (seriously?! haha!). I don't want to switch back and forth with my daily life, really - I'm a student with a custodian job. It's not like I *have* to look fantastic, even if the wig is really minimal upkeep. Plus it's summer and I don't want to be super hot all the time.

    I guess I'm just scared of the whole mullet thing. Is it THAT bad? Should you really just trim as you go? I love scarves, I guess...I'd need to stock up on some nice silky ones for summer...

    So, any pics?

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    Not everyone who grows out a pixie eventually has a mullet!

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    I thought it always grew out like a shag.

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    You will reach shag stage, which can actually be fun. The mullet only becomes problematic if you decide to change from shag to bob territory.

    I used scarves, headbands, mini-buns (i.e. Bjork, circa Big Time Sensuality, and anything I could think of.
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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    Isa, I'm growing out a pixie too. I haven't had a trim in well over 6 months. If I flip the ends out, I think it looks like a long shag.

    http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/...rMarch2012.jpg

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    I think it depends on your original cut, how your hair grows, etc. I trimmed once, not counting a longer short cut I got before deciding to grow out my hair. I have some pictures in my album of my grow-out. No matter what you do, I think it does end up looking a little messy, but it all depends on whether you want to get there quickly or neatly.

    It always seemed like I had alternating bad hair weeks and good hair weeks.
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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    It will depend on your layers on whether it looks like a mullet or a shag. When I was growing my hair out, I had to cut it a few times in a year just to make it look decent. then when most of the layers were at my shoulders, I had it professionally styled to something that would look still look great as it grew out without me having to trim it all the time. As your hair grows out, you will see for yourself whether or not you need to cut it, and where exactly it needs cutting.

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    I grew out of a pixie cut.

    This is the pixie cut: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...m/IMG_0223.jpg

    Here's the first year at LHC: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...thwdates-1.jpg

    Then I cut off all the layers.
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...na-rooibos.jpg

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...3monthprog.jpg

    The truth is that as my hair grew longer and longer the layers blended with my hair to the point where I didn't see them, all I saw was a thin hemline.

    While my hair grew I did put it up as much as possible because I didn't want to see the awkward stages. That means I was in headband and ponytail land for over a year, then I moved onto Gibson tucks and French braids until my hair hit APL when I could do Cinnamon buns and lazy wraps.

    I hope that helps. Good luck!
    Last edited by Roscata; March 28th, 2012 at 09:23 AM. Reason: changed the links because OP cannot see LHC photos yet


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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    Quote Originally Posted by Amber_Maiden View Post
    Not everyone who grows out a pixie eventually has a mullet!
    In my hair album is a picture of me when I had short hair, as short as Princess Di, and I colored and styled it then. I grew it out to mid-calf length, and that's where i now keep it trimmed. I never went through a mullet phase, although I had differently layered hair for a time. But I kind of forget those days now.

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    Default Re: Growing out pixie with no trims? Scared of the "M"

    I once grew out a cut that was long in the front, but pixie length in the back. I did cut off the mullety part once, it was just like the last inch of my hair on my scalp that made it look mullet-y and I cut it off myself once. Other than that it grew out nicely.
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