Getting Volume Out Of Your Pixie Cut

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Getting used to short hair takes some practice and figuring out how to make it do what you want takes even more practice.¬† ūüôā¬† Getting your pixie to stand out and be fun and bouncy is always a top priority when you have short hair after chemo (or any time!).¬† If you haven’t seen it already, check out Sarah Bryant’s youtube and Instagram.¬† Her hair is awesome and her hair tutorials are really easy to follow.¬† (Her make up tutorials are fun too!)¬† When I go and get my hair cut, I bring a picture of her hair along with me.

This video shows how she gets her pixie super voluminous (and also shows how to afix a graduation cap as a random bonus).  Try it out!  Let us know how you like to style your pixie as your hair is growing back in!

Sleek Bun on Short Hair Tutorial

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Another day, another awesome tutorial for short hair!  Tondie makes this transformation look super easy and the transformation to a long hair bun is beautiful!  She has an entire youtube channel with great videos of both hair and makeup tutorials!

Do you have any favorite tutorials for hair or makeup?  Any favorite youtube channels?  Let us know!

Faux Hawk Pixie Tutorial

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I’ve always found that hair tutorial videos are just what I need to get out of my short hair funk…or my ‘goodness gracious what the heck do I do with this short hair’ kind of funk too! ¬†For this exact reason, I absolutely love this faux hawk pixie tutorial from Sarah Louwho. ¬†In fact, all of the videos this lovely lady does are awesome whether they are hair or makeup related. ¬†Sooo, if you need any short hair tutorials, definitely check out her youtube page!

Psst…she’s on instagram too!

Flashback #2: Post-Chemo Hair Growth + Styling Tips

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To celebrate our 2-year anniversary of being a nonprofit, Lacuna Loft is bringing back our top 31 articles from our archives! ¬†The countdown¬†to our top post is continuing today with Flashback #2: Post-Chemo Hair Growth + Styling Tips, written by Anna. These 31 articles are the best of the best and we’re very happy to share them with you again! ¬†The countdown continues¬†tomorrow!

….The number one thought on most people‚Äôs mind post-chemo is how quickly will their hair grow back and what will it look like. Though I became quite fond of my bald head, the day chemo was over, I threw¬†that love to the wind and put all my energy into regrowing my hair. After many nights of research, I settled on Biotin as my first plan of attack. I started taking the Biotin supplement the day my chemo ended (with my doctor‚Äôs approval) and I was so amazed by the results. My hair grew like weeds. Though I was thrilled to have hair on my head again, I was not so thrilled about the hair that quickly sprouted EVERYWHERE else. One day, I even found¬†2 long hairs coming out of my cheeks! It was also around that time that I experienced a horrible bout of cystic acne so I decided to take a break from the Biotin and exercise some patience. ¬†I have since gone back on a lower dose of Biotin and have had no side effects (2,000 mg/day).

Now I am about 13 weeks out from chemo and I am finding creative ways to style this odd little mess of hair¬†on my head. As someone who has always had long hair, this is a new beast for me to tackle. As a beauty addict, I am taking this as just another beauty challenge. It‚Äôs a¬†chance for me to try new styles, experiment with new products, and build my confidence along the way…….‚Ķ

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Post-Chemo Hair Growth + Styling Tips

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The number one thought on most people’s mind post-chemo is how quickly will their hair grow back and what will it look like. Though I became quite fond of my bald head, the day chemo was over, I threw¬†that love to the wind and put all my energy into regrowing my hair. After many nights of research, I settled on Biotin as my first plan of attack. I started taking the Biotin supplement the day my chemo ended (with my doctor’s approval) and I was so amazed by the results. My hair grew like weeds. Though I was thrilled to have hair on my head again, I was not so thrilled about the hair that quickly sprouted EVERYWHERE else. One day, I even found¬†2 long hairs coming out of my cheeks! It was also around that time that I experienced a horrible bout of cystic acne so I decided to take a break from the Biotin and exercise some patience. ¬†I have since gone back on a lower dose of Biotin and have had no side effects (2,000 mg/day).

Now I am about 13 weeks out from chemo and I am finding creative ways to style this odd little mess of hair¬†on my head. As someone who has always had long hair, this is a new beast for me to tackle. As a beauty addict, I am taking this as just another beauty challenge. It’s a¬†chance for me to try new styles, experiment with new products, and build my confidence along the way.

As I started looking for information on how to style post-chemo hair I found that Google was greatly lacking. There were lots of articles on the topic, but very few photos. I wanted photos, real photos of real women post-cancer.  So after many unsuccessful searches, I finally stumbled upon Leo With Cancer. This blog was everything I was looking for, beauty, fashion, hair and Dena is a breast cancer survivor. Jackpot!

So in the spirit of growing the post-chemo hair inventory on Google, I figured I would dedicate a whole post to tips for hair regrowth, a hair growth timeline, and tips for styling your fresh new baby hair. And lucky for you, this post will be FILLED with tons of hair photos.

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Set yourself up for success with a few key items as you move into the hair regrowth project. Having these items on hand will help you tame the mane each morning and feel more confident about your ever changing ‘do.

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So now that you have set your expectations for the timeline and you have your key products on hand, we can dive into styling tips and inspiration. There are tons of celebrities rocking the pixie cut who we can turn to for inspiration.

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There are also a few easy things you can do to “feminize” your look and take it¬†from bald beauty to ¬†sassy seductress.

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The Faux Hawk 

As your hair is beginning to grow in it will still be patching and the middle may be longer at first. Using water or hair paste (more effective) mold the middle into a mohawk with your hands. This is a way to add a playful fun touch to this length.

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Headbands 

Headbands are fantastic during this time. Look for headbands with thin sparkly bands. This will add some dimension to your hair and dress it up.

 

 

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The comb over

Using hair paste comb your hair over to the side and¬†define a deep side¬†part. This will be easier the longer your hair looks. When we hear “comb over” we generally think balding old men, but this look can actually be¬†very feminine.

 

 

 

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Fringe

The inclination when you are growing your hair out is to cut the hair around your ears, because it’s so dang annoying and somewhat unsightly. If you plan to grow your hair out longer, stay away from the scissor. Instead ask your hair stylist to feather that area. This will take away some of the weight and help the hair lay smoother, while still keeping the length.

 

 

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Strong Eye Makeup + Brows

Strong eye makeup and brows can really balance out your face with a short hairdo. Strong brows in particular will bring definition to your face.

 

 

 

 

What tips and tricks have you used for styling your hair growth after chemo?

P.S. How to create natural brows after hair loss + Styling a pixie cut

Please remember to talk with your doctor before starting any sort of supplement.