A pixie haircut is a cute and fun way to express your personality and alternative style in a short amount of time. If you’ve never had short hair before, drying it into the shape and texture that you desire can be a difficult learning curve to navigate. While rocking your pixie haircut, you can keep your hair healthy and looking its best by using a few protective styling products.
Method 1 Drying Straight Hair
1. Using a towel, gently pat your hair dry until it is approximately 80 percent dry. Once you’ve finished washing your hair, gently dab your hair with a towel until it’s no longer dripping wet, then rinse it out. This will assist in drying your hair more quickly, allowing you to use less heat from the blow dryer overall.
If you want to protect your hair from damage, try using a microfiber towel.
Keep your hair from rubbing or pulling against itself as you dry it, or you may cause damage or breakage.
2. Apply a heat-resistant spray to the surface. A canister of heat-protectant spray should be held approximately 6 inches (15 cm) away from your head. Spray a light mist of it all over your hair, then sit for 1 to 2 minutes to allow it to absorb into your hair and scalp.
In order to protect your hair from the heat generated by the blow dryer, you should use heat protectant spray.
A heat protectant spray can be found in most home goods and beauty supply stores these days.
3. Use a texturizing spray to finish the look. To apply the texturizing spray, place a quarter-sized drop into each palm and rub it together between your hands. Concentrate on your roots as you scrunch the texturizing spray into your hair with a gentle motion.
Adding volume to your hair with a texturizing spray is simple.
4. Separate your hair into four sections with a comb. Take the four sections of your hair and divide them into four parts: one section on either side of the top of your head above the ears, one section from the top of your head to the crown of your head, and one section on the back of the head. By combing the sections in different directions, you can easily distinguish between the two.
You can also use bobby pins to hold the side sections in place so that they are brushed forwards when you’re styling your hair.
5. Attach a nozzle to the end of your hair dryer. A nozzle attachment will assist you in concentrating the heat from your hair dryer, allowing you to dry your hair more quickly and efficiently. Before you begin drying your hair, attach a nozzle to the front of your hair dryer and secure it with a click.
If you do not have a nozzle attachment for your hair dryer, that is perfectly acceptable. It’s possible that you’ll have to spend a little more time drying your hair.
Hair dryer attachments are available at the majority of beauty supply stores.
6. As you dry your hair, brush the back of your hair down. Begin at the back of your head and comb your hair with a soft-bristle hair brush to ensure it is evenly distributed. As you brush downwards, direct the hair dryer downwards in order to dry the back of your hair flat.
You should concentrate on drying the back of your head by pointing the hair dryer downward as you work on it. This will assist you in smoothing out your hair and keeping it all flat on your head.
7. Sides of your hair should be dried backwards and forwards. As you dry your hair, use a brush to push the hair on the sides of your head forward, then backward, then forward again. This will give your hair more volume. Maintain the downward angle of your hair dryer to give your cut a smooth, sleek finish.
If you brush your hair upwards on the sides of your head while it is still wet, you may cause your hair to stand out once it is dry.
8. When drying your hair, use a round brush to smooth the top of your hair. Your hair should have the majority of its volume now, so go ahead and add some more! While holding your hair dryer at a downward angle, use a round brush to roll your hair on the top of your head backward. Continue to comb your hair through your round brush until the top of your hair is completely dry.
As you dry your hair, use a round brush to take the weight off your roots, giving your cut more bounce and movement.
9. Apply a thin layer of hairspray evenly throughout your hair. Push down on the nozzle of a hairspray can while holding it approximately 6 inches (15 cm) away from your head. To keep your hair in place throughout the day, spray a fine layer of hairspray all over your hairstyle.
Hairspray adds volume to your hair while also holding all of the work you’ve done with your hair dryer into place.
Method 2 Diffusing Curly Hair
1. Using a towel, blot your hair until it is no longer dripping. Take a microfiber towel and gently scrunch your hair into it until the water stops dripping from your hair strands. Before drying your hair, do this all over your head to ensure that you have removed the majority of the moisture from your hair.
To keep frizz under control, use a microfiber towel.
2. Apply a small amount of holding gel to the ends of your hair. For naturally wavy or curly hair that you intend to wear in that style, pour a quarter-sized amount of holding gel into your palms and work it through your hair with your fingers. Gently scrunch it into your hair, concentrating on the ends rather than the roots.
Look for a holding gel that is designed specifically for curly hair. Since curly hair gels do not dry crunchy, the texture of your curls will feel softer and more natural after application.
3. Apply a heat-resistant spray to the surface. A bottle of heat-protectant spray should be held approximately 6 inches (15 cm) away from your head. Spray a fine mist all over your hair and leave it for about 1 minute to allow it to absorb into your hair.
Using a heat protectant spray helps to create a barrier between your hair and the heat of the dryer.
4. Connect a diffuser to the end of your hair dryer. Diffusers are round attachments that connect to your hair dryer and help to distribute the heat and air evenly throughout the room. Before you begin drying your hair, press a diffuser onto the nozzle of your hair dryer until it clicks into place.
Diffusers are available at the majority of beauty supply stores.
If you don’t have access to a diffuser, consider allowing your hair to air dry to save time. Using a hair dryer without an attachment on curly hair can cause it to become frizzy.
5. Keep the heat at a low setting in order to avoid damaging your hair. When you turn on your hair dryer, make sure that it is set to the lowest heat setting it has available. High heat can cause damage and drying to curly or wavy hair, resulting in it becoming frizzy and difficult to manage.
In the long run, even though it may take longer to dry on low, your hair will feel better as a result.
6. At the top of your head, press the diffuser up against your scalp to release the fragrance. Because your hair is the longest at the crown of your head, it will take the longest time to dry there as well. Begin by pressing the diffuser up against your scalp at the top of your head, gathering your hair inside the diffuser nozzle. Repeat this process on the other side.
A diffuser can be challenging to use if you’ve never done so before. Don’t be afraid to press the attachment right up against your scalp in order to completely dry your entire head of hair.
7. Every 10 to 15 seconds, rotate the hair dryer around your head. You can now continue to dry your hair all the way around your entire head. Try to rotate your hair dryer every 10 or 15 seconds or so to avoid staying in one spot for an extended period of time. Using the same technique, style your hair in the front, back, and sides at the same time.
Keep in mind that leaving the diffuser in the same spot for an extended period of time can cause damage and drying to your hair.
8. If your curls need to be reshaped, you can do so with your fingers. Once your hair is completely dry, go in with your hands and adjust your curls so that they are sitting exactly how you want them to be. If any of your curls appear flat or frizzy, you can shape them with a small amount of gel and water mixed together.
Getting used to styling curly hair can take some getting used to, especially if you haven’t done it in the past. Make an effort to experiment with a variety of products and techniques to determine which ones are the most effective for you.
Method 3 Air-Drying Your Pixie Cut
1. Using a towel, gently pat your hair dry. Gently pat the ends of your hair dry with a microfiber towel until they are no longer dripping wet. Generally speaking, the more water you can remove from your hair at the beginning, the faster it will dry.
As your hair dries, microfiber towels can help to reduce frizz and keep moisture in your hair.
2. Apply a holding gel or a volumizing cream after rubbing it in. Curly or wavy hair is easy to maintain if you scrunch in a dime-sized amount of holding gel to the ends of your curls before blow-drying them. If your hair is straight, work a volumizing cream into it, concentrating on the roots and the crown of your head, before styling as usual.
Holding gel will draw attention to your natural curls, whereas volumizing cream will lift your roots and give your hair more volume, giving your hair more depth.
3. Make a part in your hair in the direction you want it to sit. Comb or gently position your hair so that it sits in the direction you desire with a comb or your fingers It will be much more difficult to part your hair once it has dried, so try to get it as perfect as possible while it is still wet, if possible.
If you have curly hair, you can twist your curls into a perfect shape with your fingers if you have curly hair.
4. For the first 1 to 2 hours after styling your hair, refrain from touching it. It’s time to sit back and wait for your hair to dry. If your hair is still wet, avoid touching it, wearing a hat, or laying down because this could cause it to become frizzy. Depending on how thick your hair is, it could take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to dry completely.
While your hair is drying, try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. It is possible that the heat of the sun will cause your hair to dry too quickly, resulting in frizz.
In a warm environment, such as the interior of your home or the trunk of your car, your hair will dry more quickly.
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