Should I get a pixie cut?

πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒ Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
Hi! I'm new to the whole CG thing, sorry if I'm asking too much. I typed this up before but it didn't save so I have no idea if I sent this twice or notπŸ˜‚ So what I know is that I have 2b, fine, low porosity hair. I've never used any products on it other than shampoo and conditioner, and those are the Costco brand(probably not the bestπŸ˜‚)It's currently at my shoulders and I am thinking of getting a pixie. My main question is will my hair would curl up or become straighter if I cut it?

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,046Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Hello! Your hair profile matches mine: fine, low po, 2b. From what I know of my own hair, your hair will be pretty straight if you get a pixie.

    I at one point had my stylist cut some shorter layers on the sides, so that they would be only to my nose, and they hardly curled at all. I need length to about my chin before I get some decent curl. If you get a pixie, you might be able to get some nice texture with product, but I wouldn't expect "real" waves and curls.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • ellajellaj Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited February 13
    When I had my pixie it was very curly on wash day and almost straight the very next day and thereafter. What I ended up doing was wetting it each day to bring back the curls.
       

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,124Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Welcome chickenssnail! We're glad you've joined us!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,352Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    It is really hard to predict what hair will do with changes in length. My hair was a 2b when I had a pixie, then I grew it out to chin length and it was approaching the 3a range. Then when it gets to my shoulders it goes back down to 2c. But just last week, my hairdresser put in more layers than usual, and I have 3a spirals all over the place. 

    I think if you want a pixie cut, you should get it. The good news is that if you don't like it, it will grow back. :)
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒ Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for commenting! When I had my hair cut to around chin length it seemed to have more wave to it, but my roots have always been pretty straight so I guess it makes sense that it would look straight with a pixie. Sorry for more questions, but does anyone think a pixie would be a bad idea for low density hair? Thanks!
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,352Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I would talk to your hair dresser about it, assuming you have one you can trust. I once had a pixie cut that just needed to be maintained, and went to a new hair dresser (my old one had just moved) and he didn't account for my fine hair, curl shrinkage...and then tried to blow it off as "oh your hair is so fine...oh wow..." Complete no-skills idiot.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • ellajellaj Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks for commenting! When I had my hair cut to around chin length it seemed to have more wave to it, but my roots have always been pretty straight so I guess it makes sense that it would look straight with a pixie. Sorry for more questions, but does anyone think a pixie would be a bad idea for low density hair? Thanks!
    Not sure about the low density question, but I would like to say that a pixie can be high maintenance, even with a good cut from a good stylist.
       

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,124Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    bomega said:
    I would talk to your hair dresser about it, assuming you have one you can trust. I once had a pixie cut that just needed to be maintained, and went to a new hair dresser (my old one had just moved) and he didn't account for my fine hair, curl shrinkage...and then tried to blow it off as "oh your hair is so fine...oh wow..." Complete no-skills idiot.
    So FRUSTRATING.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸŒ Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I normally just go to the nearest great clipsπŸ˜‚Last time I went there the lady scrubbed my hair so hard and practically burned my scalp when drying my hair. Hopefully I can find someone better this time. As for the high maintenance part, how often would I have to get my cut maintained? My hair has grown about an inch within the last 3 months.
  • BBrownieBBrownie Posts: 3Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    We have similar hair, I think, and I have actually shaved my head in the past-it doesn’t curl until I have at least two inches of growth. So you may have some floppy bits depending on the length of your pixie. 
    The good news is I’ve grown out a pixie several times, and the curl really makes the growing out easier-I mean, trim and take care but if you’ve ever had a desire to have a wild curly , messy β€˜do it’s great. 

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