I have made a
horrible life decision. I’ve decided to grow my hair out. I love my pixie, but, honestly, I kind of miss the length. I can’t figure out why, though, because I never did anything with it except straighten it. BUT having longer hair will ultimately end up saving us quite a bit of money. I mean, getting a haircut every five to six weeks starts to add up quickly…especially when you tend to splurge a bit when it comes to having your hair done. Plus the idea of trying to find somewhere to get my hair cut in Germany is mildly terrifying; that and, I’ve seen some awful pixie cuts in Germany. I would like to try to avoid more awful haircuts than I’ve already experienced in my life…or awful hairstyles that I’ll be experiencing in the coming months thanks to growing out my short hair. Can I just sleep through like the next six months or so and wake up with decent hair?
It’s been almost two months since I decided to grow it out. I wish I could say I’ve seen more growth than I have, but that’s not the case. When I made the decision I decided to go on a buying spree for products to help my hair stay healthy and hopefully promote growth. While I’m not sure if they’ve helped with growth they’ve definitely helped to keep my hair healthy, which is key when growing out a pixie cut. So what did I buy? My first stop was the vitamin aisle. I remembered reading that both Biotin and Prenatal vitamins help with hair, skin, and nails, and being that I have an aversion to anything pregnancy related I opted for Biotin. (The only thing I plan on nurturing in my uterine area is my brand-spanking-new IUD. Is that too much information? Oh well, there’s no turning back now, you’re in too deep. [Oh, God! What a horrible, unintended pun! I am so sorry!])
After the vitamin aisle I found my way to the hair care section. Here is where I went a little crazy. I grabbed a handful of hairbands, bobby pins, and tiny little clips for when my hair just can’t be contained with hair products anymore. In addition to the hair controlling accessories I grabbed some dry shampoo (HOW HAVE I NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS BLESSING BEFORE?!), Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow shampoo and conditioner, and a hair mask that was on sale. (Who turns down a sale?) Contrary to the name, Way to Grow does not say that it will make your hair grow. It does, however, say that it is meant to help improve the health of your hair, because, as it says on the container, “healthier hair means longer hair, faster.” It is also sulfate, paraben, and dye free so that’s a plus, if that’s your thing. As for the hair mask: curly and frizzy hair really can’t be too conditioned, can it? I don’t think so, but just in case I’m wrong I try to use it only once a week…if I remember.
Even though none of this stuff has magically made my hair grow, sadly, I can’t say that I regret buying any of it. At the very least my hair will be super healthy, and can anyone really complain about that? Hopefully by the time HB and I move I will be through all the awkward hair growth stages, because I will be absolutely mortified if I have to have another ID picture that looks awful. If we ever meet in person and you want to see an awful picture of me just ask to see my passport photo. To anyone else that’s growing out a pixie cut, what are your go-to products/things to help your hair?