You ask Why?
I am a Pinterest lover. And you know what? I have come to an amazing Pinterest statistic that says, “Short Grey Hair” is the top hair related search that is trending. Its not just on Pinterest, I am a member of several Gray Hair Groups on Facebook and its a matter of surprise how the number of women getting rid of their dyed hair by cutting off the ends is getting popular. Pixie is becoming the first choice of women of all ages getting all natural look.
Here are the reasons why more and more women tend to go for short hair to embrace their silver crown.
Demarcation line/skunk line/skunk stripe is one of the hardest or difficult thing for some women about growing out their gray hair. As the hair grows from roots the line of demarcation keeps on widening down as the months pass. Not all women have the guts to carry the two toned hair for 15-20 months. Its a matter of confidence and comfort too.
Quickest Way of Transition
When I ditched the dye, I knew I don’t have the patience to carry on with the process for months and I was ready for a pixie. Its quicker than going cold turkey for months or getting the demarcation line blended in salon with highlights or lowlights. A few months of growout (2-3 months) is sufficient for a short pixie cut.
Easy to Style and Manage
Pixie cuts are easier to manage as it needs less time washing hair in the shower. Also you won’t have to deal with using various products on your hair every day. All you need is some hair spray or wax, and then your good to go! I don’t even use any spray or wax, all I do is brush through it with my fingers and then I am all set for the day.
Trendy or Never out of Fashion
Pixie was and will be in trend forever. As it is a combination of boldness, courage, and femininity for a women. Its never gonna go out of fashion. Apart from that women are always looking for big changes.
No More Chemicals and Damage
Women who have been a victim of dye and got their hair damaged so badly that they can’t bare further chemical processes (grey blending) to keep the length, find it easier to get rid of the damaged ends than to carry it further through the growing out months. Also grey blending or full coverage hair coloring treatment requires quite a lot of upkeep. Further you are using chemicals, means more damage.
Pixie Makes You Look Younger
Whatever age you are, pixies can make you look younger by bringing out your features. The rule is to get a perfect haircut that suits your face and features. Short hair draws extra attention to your face, so you should think in advance what features you’d like to accentuate with your short haircut. Extra short pixie, for instance, flatters girls and women with delicate facial features and big eyes.
Celebrity's First Choice
Its Hair, Grows back
Either ways, whether going cold turkey or growing out pixie takes around equal time of transition. Some women find pixie less painful than carrying a skunk line for months. Pixie gives a liberty of staying with the current style or grow it back. Many a women so loved the freedom that they never went back. They still are pixie girls. A pixie haircut can start to grow out a lot faster than we might think, so if you want to change it, it won’t take too much patience. But to maintain your look, you’ll need to schedule regular appointments and get trims every few weeks.
There is a pixie style for every woman and girl and for every unique hair color and for every season. There are many variations of the pixie cut that can be styled in several different ways. Pixie haircuts work well for any hair type—from fine and thin to thick, wavy, curly, or coarsely, a pixie can be customized to your hair texture and density.
In order to add some punch to your new pixie cut, you can add a temporary fun color. The vibrant shades of purple, lilac and blue with silver pixies blend beautifully together. It’s much easier and safer to try new hues on shorter lengths. A cool short cut plus a stunning hair color is a winning combo and a nice way to change your appearance drastically.
Aren’t these silver pixies cute?
You ask How?
No regular visits to salon for overtone, regular trims and upkeep of the dyed hair for months. A pixie cut is fairly low maintenance, as it just needs to get a trim every 3-4 weeks. Also it seems like shampoo, conditioner and other hair products last forever.
As I was working on this post I asked some of my silversisters to share their before and after pixie pictures and they were kind enough to share their transformation images…
Regina is a 52 years old sci-fi writer and an amateur artist from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
“I decided to go grey a while ago and my first attempt was taken in March 2019. I ditched dyeing for 4 months but I wasn’t happy about how my new color was coming. So, I went back to black and stopped dyeing my hair again in November 2019. After four months I did something what should have been done during the first attempt. I got a pretty short pixie and I am very happy with the result now. I feel myself more stylish, more attractive and more accomplished. I have actually started feeling like a fresher version of myself. No regrets. Transition is over and now I’m just enjoying my new look and rocking my silver.”
“I found colouring my hair a tedious and boring chore. I felt like I had become slave to the colour, hiding behind a veil. I had been thinking of ditching the colour for many years and finally decided that I was done and wanted to age gracefully. I was 46 yrs old and wanted to see a confident, strong woman in the mirror that I have always been. I didn’t need hair colour to tell me that. It’s been 2 yrs and I am in love with my glitter of wisdom.”
“In October of 2018, I stopped coloring my hair to fully embrace the beautiful grey hair I was blessed with. Then, in February 2019, my dad passed away, and I felt lost. I sped up my transition to grey when I decided to chop all of my hair into a pixie cut. Cutting my hair off, I felt free, and like myself again. My transition to grey helped me through a difficult time, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
As I always say its all about being comfortable and confident. Growing out gray can be emotionally exhausting, a right haircut or style can make things much easier. Whatever way you choose to embrace your natural silver hair, your decision must be based on your personality and comfort. If long hair is what you love and make you feel ‘You’, go for cold turkey or opt for any of the grey blending ways.
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