There was once a time I had long flowy princess hair that was the envy of hair enthusiasts everywhere. It was full and glossy and sooo long. I loved to put my luscious locks into a french braid and wear flower dresses.
And then I had yet another baby and decided to cut off my long hair in favor of a pixie cut, something I NEVER thought I’d do.
I have enjoyed having short hair, and at one point I even buzzed it all off just to say I’d done it once. It actually looked pretty good on me.
But then I finally decided I’d had my share of flirty pixies and wanted my long braidable hair back.
Growing out a pixie is not fun. You hit these stages in the process where it just doesn’t look good at all. It must be what a caterpillar looks like as its transforming into a butterfly. I suspect the in-between stage looks like some horrible science experiement gone wrong… like, WHAT is this mutant? (And does it have any powers?)
There is nothing that can speed up this process, very little to make the transition easier. It’s simply one of those long dark nights your hair’s soul must go through.
I have one tip, one tiny golden nugget of advice when the urge to give up and chop it all off again becomes irresistible:
STOP LOOKING AT PICS OF YOUR PAST ADORABLE PIXIE CUTS
KEEP LOOKING AT PICS OF WHAT YOU WANT YOUR HAIR TO LOOK LIKE.
For me, this means I avoid looking too long at pictures of myself from the last year and instead, drown my eyeballs in all my long haired glamour shots. When I see my short clean hairstyles, the urge to start chopping gets strong. But then I go back and look at older pics of my long flowy hair and remember how much I loved that look and feeling.
For those of you who never had long hair, just find pictures of the long styles you’d like to have and keep those in your line of sight daily.
Keep your vision on your goal and not the past. As the saying goes, “When you feel like giving up, remember why you started.”
Stay strong, my Lovelies. Let your hair grow long and wild. If you need moral support, hit me up.