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3a Pixie Cut?

tbranam4128tbranam4128 Posts: 11Registered Users
Hi Guys. I have 3a hair and am dying to chop it off. I really want a pixie cut specifically Halle Berry's. Pic below. Has anyone with 3a hair chopped it to a pixie before? If so could you give advice or show me pics. I'm afraid to take the leap....THANKS!

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  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Hi Guys. I have 3a hair and am dying to chop it off. I really want a pixie cut specifically Halle Berry's. Pic below. Has anyone with 3a hair chopped it to a pixie before? If so could you give advice or show me pics. I'm afraid to take the leap....THANKS!

    Yes, I have had my hair like this several times! Unfortunately, have no digital pics (would need to scan them to post up). Basically, I had to have it 'chopped into' a huge amount to 'destroy' the curl (my hair curls from the root). The downside, it needs cutting every 4 weeks and takes an age to grow out. The plus side, I could do my hair it 10 mins flat - just wash, wax (to funk it up) and go! :happy8:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • tbranam4128tbranam4128 Posts: 11Registered Users
    thank you iroc!! i love your hair by the way and mine isn't quite that curly right now so i should be fine with a pixie. did you do any special styling to it when it was in a pixie? thanks again!!!
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thank you iroc!! i love your hair by the way and mine isn't quite that curly right now so i should be fine with a pixie. did you do any special styling to it when it was in a pixie? thanks again!!!


    Thank you. :D

    My curly hair, if it is long and dries naturally, is probably not going to be as curly as you see in the pictures. I spent many years obsessing and perfecting the way to keep it looking good curly!

    In the shorter pics, I do nothing to it. Nothing. I didn't even use conditioner until I started coloring again. I'd shampoo every other day, get out of the shower and ruffle/shake it out with my hands, and that's it. When it was dry (which takes no time) I would run some pomade or paste in the same ruffle/shaking manner as when I got out of the shower. So the product is more on the underside and closer to the roots.

    It's so easy. It's amazing how much I don't have to do to it. And as scared as I was to take the jump, it was apparently the right one to take. I get tons of compliments on it.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    In the 80s I had my hair even shorter than iroc's for a while -- not really a pixie, more of a Pat Benetar look. It was almost straight. I used to just spritz on a little spray gel and let it air dry. It was so easy -- but it wouldn't look good on me these days.
  • MigititusMigititus Posts: 2Registered Users
    Ok, so I really wanna sleep, but I can't figure out how to post stuff...anyway. Ill fix it tomorrow. Can anyone tall m if the following photos would look good on 3a? I want a pixie.... Anyway. I want one that I can flat iron, or leave curly, and it's kind of longer at the top so If I wanted to Mohawk it or spike or it would look good... HELP! Also, if you reply to this, can you post a picture of what you are talking about in case I like it? Thanks! I kind of want a combo of the first pica and the Mohawk with the pink in it, but I don't want to pink my hair, just the style...:)

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    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=35177&stc=1&d=1367996851.

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  • want2bcurlywant2bcurly Posts: 97Registered Users
    hi. i have had a pixie for a couple of years, ive been trying to grow for a couple years too:)
    pros-.very easy, no fuss, tons of compliments. cons.-i had to wear full makeup everyday, dress up to feel like a girl, and i had to cut it every 3 weeks.and if u decide to grow it out, it is very frustrating.
    i have 3a curl too so the curl shouldnt be a problem, u might have a wave or two, but thats it.
    good luck.
  • SalsaloveSalsalove Posts: 6Registered Users
    Can you post a picture if your hair? I have 3a hair too and am considering pixie.
    Salsalove
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you check out thecurlystace on YouTube she has 3A hair and has some pretty short and unique hairstyles. Not quite a pixie, but it might give you an idea of how one may look
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's mine. It was a major PITA and highly awkward to grow out. I agree with finding it hard to feel like a girl.

    Excuse the face, I was concentrating reeeaal hard.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

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