Naturally wavy and curly hair types have always fascinated mankind. Her incredible volume, texture, swing and unique versatility are unmatched. Although modern styling methods and tools allow women with straight hair to imitate waves and curls and vice versa, we find it much better to embrace your natural look and make the most of it. However, this is easier said than done. Many women with wavy or curly hair often struggle to find a hairstyle that suits them well. Not because there is a lack of styles specifically tailored to their hair type, but because many of them take a lot of time and effort to look groomed and chic. This is where the pixie cut with curls comes into play. This extra short haircut is not only praised for its simplicity in terms of styling and maintenance, but also for just looking so cool!
In today’s article we would like to take a closer look at the topic and familiarize you with the new trend hairstyle for natural curls and waves. Here you will discover stylish photo examples and ideas for pixie cuts with curls, which you can later discuss with your hairdresser. In the next few lines you will also discover practical styling and care tips that you can use in your everyday life.
Healthy and vibrant natural curls with a short hairstyle
The pixie cut is experiencing a rebirth
Many people believe that the pixie cut with curls is something completely new. But that is only partly true. Yes, just a few years ago, few women with curly or wavy hair actually chose to cut it that short. Usually a chin or shoulder length bob was the shortest style they would dare.
This hairstyle is well suited for absolutely any hair type
More recently, however, women are trying out bolder haircuts, true to the motto, “It’s just hair.” However, after women have discovered the benefits of the pixie cut hairstyle for themselves, not many choose to let their hair grow back. Nor are they the first to come to this conclusion.
The pixie cut with curls actually dates back to at least the early 19th century, with plenty of historical evidence to back it up. Although its name has changed over the years, the way it’s cut and worn hasn’t really changed. A pixie cut with curls is cut short or even shaved on the sides and back of the head. The top hair stays longer and can then be styled like a pony.
Portraits like this prove that many modern hairstyles are actually much older than people think
Advantages of the pixie cut hairstyle for women with natural curls and waves
Curly and wavy hair types require more care and attention to look their best – that’s an undeniable fact. Hair is thick, dry and sensitive, prone to frizz and tangles. When stressed, be it from rough combing, styling, exposure to certain chemicals, or even being overweight, wavy and curly hair can lose its characteristic shape. It feels brittle and lifeless. Having a pixie cut eliminates many of these concerns and issues.
This short hairstyle just doesn’t require as much attention as a longer one. The pixie cut is quick to wash and condition, requires only a little hair styling products, and is easy to comb through even with your fingers. Because of the short length, your hair will also dry much faster. This often completely eliminates the need for a hot blow-dryer. Over time, this strengthens the hair and restores its vibrancy, elasticity and shine.
Your mane will truly feel healthier immediately after the cut
From a purely aesthetic point of view, a pixie cut, whether curly, wavy or straight, is an instant hit. It emphasizes your facial features, looks very chic and even has a rejuvenating effect. Despite its growing popularity, this hairstyle is still a relatively rare sight, so it can serve as a good conversation starter. A pixie cut can even boost your confidence as you are often the center of attention.
If you have a high forehead that you want to strategically cover up, you can style your pixie cut’s bangs forward. On bad hair days, when your curls or waves have a mind of their own, simply comb your hair back and tame it with a wet look product.
A pixie cut gives your natural curls a lot of volume, even without styling
A wet hair look is perfect for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair
Style the pixie cut properly with curls and waves
When done right, a pixie cut should practically style itself. So your barber must have experience cutting curly hair short. After all, naturally curly or wavy hair stretches and shrinks when wet. A bit of research is definitely worth it here.
Many women, especially those with long hair, believe that a short pixie cut with curls and waves doesn’t offer as many styling options. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although the hair cannot be tied into a braid or ponytail, it makes a good base for hair extensions and box braids.
The longer top hair can be combed and styled in any direction, even straight up like a mohawk. The shorter sides and nape can be shaved into a fade and decorated with interesting patterns and designs.
The pixie cut looks very rejuvenating, especially in combination with cute accessories
Red draws particular attention to itself
Hardly any other hairstyle looks as good with hair accessories as the pixie cut. You can wear any hat without getting hot underneath. Barrettes and earrings do not disappear into your mane, but are brought to the fore. Because a pixie cut reveals your entire face, it also draws attention to your makeup. Of course, if makeup is not your forte, it can also be seen as a disadvantage.
The only major downside to the pixie cut is that it requires frequent visits to your barber. On the other hand, because your hair grows back so quickly, you can experiment with different hair colors on a regular basis.
While bleach is very harmful, new hair growth is always healthy
There really is no reason not to try the pixie cut with curls and waves. Yes, the first step takes a lot of willpower and courage, but the end result is totally worth it.
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