Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hair, There, Everywhere: Styling Pixie Cuts

I've had several questions lately about my hair and the products I use to style it, so I thought I'd share a few quick things today!

The biggest difference (at least for me) between having long hair and short hair is the amount of washing I do. With my long hair I washed it once or twice a week, but with this pixie cut, I pretty much wash it every other day- or every day if I've been to the gym! Short hair gets dirty faster and looks greasy faster because there's simply less hair to redistribute oils and sweat.

I wash my hair with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. I rarely use conditioner on my hair, maybe once every other week as a kind of deep conditioning treatment. I like the PM brand because it smells good and it does make my super dry, coarse hair smoother.

On days when I am just too lazy to wash my hair or my roots look a little greasier than they should, I turn to TRESemme Dry Shampoo. I spray in anywhere I look a little greasy or flat. It really works well for revitalizing my previous style and soaking up any grease. Unlike other dry shampoos I've used in the past, I feel like it doesn't make my hair ashy or chalky-looking, and it's super cheap to boot!

My super secret trick to getting that awesome spiky/messy look is Matrix Mega Dust Texture Volumizer. This is $10 of pure magic. You shake out a very fine powder into your roots and you just push it back or spike it up- whatever you want. It's totally dry, so you can't put too much in and look greasy, like wax or pomade. My hair stylist BFF turned me on to it, and Mega Dust is the only styling product I use.

If you have long hair, and you are trying to disguise greasy roots, here's a quick and easy side braid you can try! Kinda makes me wish I still had long hair! This video is sponsored, but you do have a chance to win some money :) The products and links I mentioned above are NOT sponsored in any way- I buy these products and really use them!


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1 comment:

ashleigh said...

I haven't had a pixie in 9 years, but I miss the ease of it and the versatility! Spiking it, side parts with tiny head bands. Using a wave iron when it got a little longer for that flapper look. WAY easier to wear than my long hair. My Husband uses that same shampoo, I love the smell!
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