I made it an entire year through the pixie grow-out process, going from this…
And then, I cut it off again…
Yeah, yeah I know. That was the first question many people asked when they saw the drastic change. I endured months of the somewhere-in-between-Justin-Bieber-and-Katie-Holmes phase, and then it seems like I just gave up again.
But I didn’t give up. And I wanted to write this post to explain (to those who might be wondering) exactly why I cut my hair off again.
I’m a big fan of doing you. Authenticity is my mantra. Be yourself and don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Truthfully, I like short hair on me. I think I have the right face for it. You may disagree, and that’s okay, but I had to do what I knew would make me comfortable. After my stylist put the finishing touches on my pixie, she whipped me around in her chair, gave me a mirror so I could check out the back, and said, “now that’s the Selwa I know.”
When she put it that way, I knew I had made the right decision.
I cut my hair again, because I felt more like myself with short hair. Not to mention, it’s incredibly easy to style (and I’m a busy mama so I don’t have tons of time to spend with a blow dryer and a straightening iron in the morning.) It also feels ah-mazing, especially during our hot, humid North Carolina summers. I don’t sweat while blow-drying my hair after a shower anymore. And when I wear makeup… fuhgetaboutit.
Will I ever grow it out again? Yes. Absolutely. I actually kind of enjoy figuring out how to style it during all the in-between awkward stages. And now that I own this website, I’m making it my mission to become a beauty and style expert for women with short hair. I’ve decided that I’ll grow it out again when I get pregnant with kid #2. My face gets chubby during pregnancy, and long hair will help to hide some of the extra fat. Plus, pregnancy hormones and prenatal vitamins make your hair grow faster, so it’s the perfect time to do it. During my next grow-out, I’ll try to be more intentional about accessorizing, playing with makeup and taking selfies so you all can witness the process.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear from others who have done it already! If you’d like to write a guest post on our site highlighting your own pixie grow-out, click here to learn how to become a contributor and submit your post draft.