by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com
Short and sassy, funky and fun, pixie cuts are definitely a hot style for the summer.
Whether relaxed or natural, the pixie cut is a cute way to set your hair free. Made popular by women like Halle Berry, Toni Braxton, Malinda Williams, and Rihanna, it's a look is for women who exude confidence. But once you've chopped your locks to rock a pixie cut, how do you keep it looking its best?
Relaxed or pressed? Women swear by foaming wrapping lotion to help mold the perfect pixie cut. After washing and conditioning your hair, apply a wrapping lotion and comb from roots to ends to keep your silky. Layer wrapping strips or a velcro wrap over your hair before sitting under a hooded dryer to lay your pixie flat.
Before using a flat iron to touch up your curls, be sure to use a heat protectant to keep your stands safe. Invest in a flat iron with a temperature indicator so that you can limit the amount of heat applied to your tresses.
Moisturize your situation.The key to a cute pixie cut is moisture, especially of you've got a new color. Weekly deep conditioning can help heal the effects of heat damage and prevent further breakage. Argan, coconut or your favorite oils are a great way to add shine and keep your style intact.
Get the right tools. Wide tooth and rat tail combs, curl cream, and edge control will help keep you looking your best whether your pixie is curly or straight.
Put some respek' on it. Cover your hair at night with a satin or velcro wrap to lay your edges and keep your style sassy.Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to maintain your style and keep your ends healthy. If you've shaved your sides, you may need a trim more often.
How will you maintain your pixie cut?
Tiffani Greenway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani's work at mymommyvents.com.