So my last post was caught on a total down day with the hair, but hey, life happens and why not document the good and the bad.
Truth be told my own insecurities around the old barnet have been stopping me doing these things, these important to me things, like going on YouTube, and wearing funky indie style clothes and going out full of confidence like I used to.
If I could scroll back to a time when I last wore a wig or had my hair extensions, or even when I first got my fresh new pixie cut you’d see my confidence in full force. But I think the lack of change with the pixie cut (I like to mix it up!) has affected me more than I’d like to admit and as I said in my equally wordy last post, as much as I’d like to be all, this is me and I love my hair and I’m so confident and happy all the time with a pixie and I never get cold ears the real truth is that yeah the pixie cut is awesome and there are days I will be rocking it and truly loving it, but sometimes I just want longer hair, or at least have a little variation to my look.
So I’ve decided on 4 things to do that might make me feel a little bit more confident while I’m growing the pixie out. I’m sorry pixie cut but it’s just not working out and although I love You, it’s time we parted.
1. I’m going to enjoy the pixie cut whilst I have it and look on the bright side.
Although I won’t always have my pixie cut in full force, (more on this later) there will be days I will enjoy my pixie cut and indeed the many awkward stages growing it out, including the mushroom and the stage I’m currently in, “the awkward back fringe as my boyfriend calls it. I’m going to enjoy when I have the pixie cut feels.
2. I’m going to start growing my hair out.
This is pretty much self explanatory and encompasses looking after my hair more, washing it less, trying not to bleach the roots as regularly and basically letting it do it’s own thing. No more heat styling every bloody day.
3. Most excitingly I found and purchased a wig.
Now wigs I’m assuming would not be an option for everybody growing out a pixie or just wanting a hair change. But why not? What is the difference really to extensions?! After what happened to my hair I won’t ever risk my hair health with extensions again so if I want the illusion of long hair I’m definitely mixing it up with a wig. I actually decided to go for a bob length as that is the current hair goals and I love the hair piece I got. Wearing it at 29 is different to wearing a wig when I was 19, but it so shouldn’t be! So with the help of my lovely boyfriend I braved the wig outside today and it was actually quite cool. And I felt confident. And it was good!
4. I’m going to take care of myself more generally because hair isn’t everything.
Be it having a nice bubble bath or reading a good book, I’m going to rest a bit more because sometimes stress can make you stress more about things that are not as important. Things for me can really build up, and something larger that stresses me out can lead me to stress about everything and that ain’t good! So I’m making myself take times out to relax and refocus and think, there’s bigger things to worry about than me wearing a wig whilst my hair grows. I’ve actually started going regular yoga and have scheduled some runs in and I’m feeling pretty good about that! Self care for the win.
So that’s all I can think of right now and I’ll leave you with this lovely picture of my new hair (piece) whilst I chill out and practise what I preach.