The Best Tips for Growing Out Your Pixie

Everyone needs a change once in a while. For pixie-loving gals, growing out your locks may seem like an awesome change, but a daunting task. After several failed attempts at growing out my pixie, I have finally succeeded and want to share with you the tricks that worked for me.

Set realistic goals. You can't have mermaid hair overnight. And depending on the rate your hair grows it could take 2 or 3 years for your pixie to be the length you are looking for, but don't get discouraged! 

Find the right stylist for you. When growing out your locks, it is imperative that you maintain a healthy relationship with your stylist. Find someone who consults with you honestly about your goals and can encourage you throughout the grow out process. Here at MDS, we provide complimentary consultations and bang/neck trims which can help transition your hair from short to long.

Schedule regular salon visits. Yes, you are trying to let your hair grow, but in order to have long AND healthy hair, you need to get regular trims. The average hair grows 1/2 an inch a month. If your trusted stylist trims 1/8-1/4 of an inch every 8 weeks, you will have gained at least 3/4 of an inch! Trims prevent dreaded split ends which can cause you to lose inches of growth if not taken care of. 

Care for your hair at home. Make sure you are doing your part to keep your hair at its healthiest as it grows. Invest in a sulfate-free shampoo, a moisturizing conditioner and a heat-protectant. We offer a range of products, all of which are sulfate-free and paraben-free and full of good ingredients like Kakadu plum and Vitamin E that help add moisture and shine. If you are unsure what products are best for you, ask your favorite MDS professional. 

Don't get bored. Because this process can take several years, there is a possibility you will get bored. To prevent such boredom, consider cutting bangs or face-framing layers to give you a change while maintaining your overall length. Coloring your hair is an option too! With coloring your hair, keep in mind you are growing your hair out and the integrity of your hair is very important. A semi-color or a gloss will gradually fade out without damage to the hair. Switching your part, changing your style or adding accessories can help prevent boredom too.