We already know there are MANY ways to go gray. But if you are looking for the quickest way to grow out your gray, you might want to consider a pixie cut. Browse this pixie haircut gallery for pixie cut inspo at any age.
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By: Lisa Fennessy
IN THIS POST:
- Must-have for gray hair: best styling product
- Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 40 & under
- Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 40-50
- Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 50+
Depending on your hair type, a pixie can take you across the gray hair finish line in as little as a few months.
I considered getting a pixie when I first started growing my hair, but fortunately / unfortunately someone close to me commented that I should just do “one thing at a time”—and I listened to them. I say fortunately because I really did enjoy the experience of growing out my hair and watching the demarcation line move down past my ears, cheeks, chin and finally to my upper neck where I cut a super cute bob to celebrate crossing the finish line. I say unfortunately because if I was ever going to try a pixie in my lifetime, that was the moment, and I let someone talk me out of it.
But peer pressure is not the only thing that can hold us back from trying a pixie. There is also the consideration of face shape, hair thickness, confidence, feeling too young, feeling too old, access to a skilled hairdresser…I mean, the list goes on and on. These are all real and valid considerations, but I want to add a little perspective by zooming in on one of them today: age.
You are never too old and never too young to rock a pixie haircut. And to prove it, we’ve gathered up some GORGEOUS inspo from our private Facebook group The Gray Book and around the web to show you just how good a pixie can look at any age. (I do have one thing to tell anyone going gray about before we get to the pixie hairstyles, so keep reading.)
Best styling product for gray hair
But first thing’s first. If you’re going gray, chances are you noticed a shift in the texture of your hair. Some of the women in our private Facebook group say going gray added more texture; some say it made their hair coarser; others say how much drier their locks are now that they’ve got silver, gray or white highlights.
One thing is for sure, across the board: Gray hair is more susceptible to turning yellow or brassy over time.
Jenn Jones, master colorist and owner of Creature Studio in Atlanta explains, “Light colored hair like shades of blonde and gray are more susceptible to becoming discolored due to a number of factors like heat styling, medications, product buildup, sun, salt, chlorine and environmental pollutants.”
And she’s right. In fact, UV and heat are the biggest discoloring factors. Research has demonstrated UV turns proteins in hair yellow. Melanin in hair normally prevents hair from yellowing but gray and silver hair have little to no melanin content to prevent this.
One way to combat this is by using a heat + UV protectant to help stop the yellowing/brassiness before it starts. I’ve tried several heat protectants in my lifetime and I’ve landed on EVOLVh’s SuperFinish Polishing Balm as my all-time fave. Here’s why.
This is a water-based treatment that’s like adding nothing, but it’s like adding everything. Check it out: EVOLVh’s SuperFinish Polishing Balm defrizzes, adds moisture, softness, shine, strength, prevents breakage, splitting AND provides UV and heat protection. I know. I KNOW!
I add a dollop of this to my hair before every blow dry and it leaves my hair super shiny and wicked soft.
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Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 40 & under
RELATED: Watch my FINAL cut after going gray.
Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 40-50
Gray hair pixie cut hairstyles: 50+
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