Growing out my pixie hair cut: The mullet keeps coming back

So this post is all about my hair and specifically, growing out my pixie hair cut, which is just a painful process.

I first had my hair cut into a pixie in the late spring of 2014. I was hooked. Over the next few hair cuts, I went progressively shorter, and I even tried to rock an undercut for a month or so. I was inspired by THIS glorious Scarlett Johansson haircut. Of course it didn’t look nearly as inspiring on me; I mean, Scarlett would look beautiful in a potato sack, right? But eventually the upkeep and constant haircuts got to me, so I started to grow my hair out in the fall of 2015 with the intention of ending up with a very short bob.

hair in between

When I had my pixie, every few weeks I would start to get this mullet-like growth at the back of my neck, and I’d have to get a haircut. It makes sense when you think about it. Your hairline swoops down from above your ears to the back of your neck, so when you’re growing your hair out, an inch at the lowest point of your hairline will stand out more than an inch on the top of your head. When I started growing my hair out, the mullet just got worse.

April HairThe biggest problem is that I had my hair cut around my ears. Now I’m waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the hair around/above my ears to grow to the same length as the rest of my hair. In the meantime, I keep getting the back trimmed every few weeks. My goal is to have a short bob, kind of like Jaimie Alexander’s hair in the TV show “Blindspot.”

red hair

The photo above was taken July 14 of this year after 8 months of growing my hair out.  If you look closely, you can see that line of my hair isn’t quite connected yet. It dips up a bit in the middle where it was originally cut above my ears. Hopefully in a few more months, my hairline will be connected, and I’ll have an actual bob!


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