If you’ve decided to take the leap of faith and cut your hair off to rock a pixie, congrats! You’re probably enjoying the ease of the style and how your scalp can feel the wind. You’ve probably also noticed you’re no longer overheating because of hair hanging down the back of your neck. Although the pixie style looks great as you walk out of the salon, what do you do next?

Maintaining that pixie cut may seem foreign but it’s not as big of a headache as it might seem. Mainly, it’s just important to keep a consistent routine. It may be difficult at first to add a new haircare routine to your daily life, but remember it only takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to make it a lifestyle change.

Tips On Maintaining A Pixie Cut


The number one rule to keeping that pixie cut in order is to make sure you limit the use of a comb. Your hands will be your best friend as long as you keep your hair short. Since longer hair needs to be combed and brushed more often to prevent tangles, using your fingers won’t do the job. With short hair, especially hair that is permed or straightened, a comb will end up ruining the style of your pixie cut you spent your time and money on.

Another important tip is to make sure you limit the amount of products you use in your hair. The same could be said for those with long hair as well. But the difference is that with so little hair, it’s very hard to save if you overused products. The mistake often results in you having to rewash your hair. Just keep in mind that less is always more.

Lastly, it’s very important that you consistently wash your hair and wrap it at night. With longer hair, you can typically go 4-6 weeks without washing. Shorter hair requires much more attention and maintenance. A good wash once every 1-2 weeks is crucial to upkeep your pixie cut. Once you have styled your hair make sure to wrap it at night with a mesh wrap.