I decided to do a quick demonstration on how I style my pixie haircut. To be honest, I cut my hair this way so I didn't have to fuss around with styling, but since I have fine and wavy hair there is some styling required. I did a quick video showing how I style my hair, and I have also done a quick review about the hair products I am using at the moment.
RPR Pump Up My Volume Shampoo and Conditioner: I love using volumising products when I wash my hair because I find that styling products can weigh down my hair, and I feel that volumising products can help to prevent that. I also have quite fine hair and these are specifically designed to add body to fine hair. I really like this shampoo and conditioner, it makes my hair feel very light weight and clean without feeling like it strips my hair. These have a frangipani, grapefruit and lime scent, but I can mainly just smell the frangipani which isn't my favourite scent (aka one of my worst scents)... so I may need to try a different type of RPR shampoo and conditioners when I finish these. You can get these at Hairhouse Warehouse for $19.95 each.
Label M Thickening Shampoo: I always have a few shampoos and conditioners in my shower at any one time, so this is the second volumising shampoo that I have at the moment. I got this shampoo from Look Fantastic and I think it works really well. This really does provide a lot of volume and makes your hair look thicker than normal. The scent is a little masculine and smells a bit like cologne so it may also suit males. This retails for £12.25 which is around $22.50 from the Look Fantastic website.
Lush American Cream Conditioner: I normally have a hair mask/deep conditioner that I use once or twice a week, but I have been using this as a deep conditioner lately. This is a double-strength conditioner which feels a little waxy on my hair but it does work quite well (and it has a nice vanilla musk/baby powder type scent). If I had long hair then this will probably weigh down my hair too much, but it is fine on my short hair. This would probably suit people who have dry or damaged hair. This 250ml bottle retails for $23.50 at Lush.
Paul Brown Hawaii Hapuna Argan Oil: I religiously use hair oil after I have washed my hair, I guess this was a habit that I formed when I had damaged hair a few years ago from over dying. My personal favourite hair oil is Moroccan Oil, but this one is pretty good too. I find that I can apply quite a lot of this without my hair feeling greasy. You can get this from Hair2go and it retails for $34.95 for 59ml. I also did a full review here.
So those are the basic haircare products I use. Onto the styling products...
When I wash my hair in the morning, I tend to apply a styling product in my damp hair so I can easily style my hair while I blow-dry it. The two products I have been using are:
Davroe Formation Styling Lotion: This is a runny gel product that I apply in my damp hair and it does a great job at increasing the volume of my hair and it gives a medium hold. Another pro of this product is that it is also a heat protectant, but a con is that if you don't dry your hair properly then this can set quite crunchy. You can get this from Hairhouse Warehouse or the Davroe website for $21.50 for the 200g size, or $9.95 for the 50g. I did a full review of this product here.
RPR Make Me Curly: This is similar to the Davroe product, but it is a cream that defines, holds and conditions. This is a huge tube, and you only need the smallest amount so I can imagine this 200ml tube lasting me years. This is also designed to be quite light weight which is perfect for my fine hair. This is designed for curls, but I use it as a basic styling product. This has a really nice clean soapy scent. You can buy this from Hairhouse Warehouse for $19.95.
I don't tend to use those products if I wash my hair at night, mainly because I like going to bed without any styling products in my hair, but also because if I wear this these to bed then my hair tends to hold in a bed head position and its hard to restyle in the morning. So what I use in the morning, if I have washed my hair the night before, are the following:
Toni and Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo: In the morning I start with dry shampoo to freshen up my hair and to add some volume. I have two that I have been using, and this one is by Toni and Guy which is a heavy duty product that is supposed to have an effect for two days. My only issue with this is that it does leave white marks and I hate having to brush them out. If you are looking for a strong dry shampoo and don't mind white marks then you should try this one. I bought this at Priceline and it retails for $15.99 but you can often find it on sale (I think I got mine for 40% off).
Polished London Dry Shampoo in Blighty Brunette: I love this stuff! Since this is a brown dry shampoo then I can spray it in without needing to brush it out. Normally I never repurchase the same hair product (I love testing new things), but out of all of these products mentioned in this post, this is the one product that I will keep repurchasing. This retails for $4.95 at Priceline.
The next thing I do is control any bed hair by using a more heavy duty hair wax/paste type product.
RPR The Controller Strong Hold Matte Texturising Paste: This is a really thick paste that has a really nice lemon scent to it. I use the tiniest amount and rub it thoroughly into my finger tips and then I rub it into my hair. I mainly use this on fluffy parts or to control my fringe. I really love this product, and I especially love that this has a matte finish so you can't see this in your hair. This packaging isn't very nail friendly and is quite tough to open, so I keep it unclipped so I don't chip my nails :P You can get this from Hairhouse Warehouse for $19.95.
Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing Spray: The last thing that I sometimes use, either after I wash and dry my hair in the morning, or if I style my hair the morning after washing it, is hair spray. I don't have a preference for what hair spray I use, but I got this small bottle so I can take it with me for traveling/weekends away. I mainly just use this to help set the style I have created. I got this one for $3.99 from Priceline.
Those are all the products I use to style my pixie cut. I know that there are a lot of products, but besides the shampoo, conditioner or hair oil, I generally only use one, maximum two, styling products at a time and styling my hair only takes around 5min.
Anyway, I hope that was helpful to some people who have short hair or are thinking of cutting their hair.