Every article I look to for inspiration during this trying time points to celebs as examples of growing out a pixie gracefully. EXCEPT THERE IS NO WAY TO DO THAT. Here's what this process looks like without a team of stylists. This has been a draft for nearly 2 years now, which is nuts.
  1. 1.
    Actual cute haircut
    April 9, 2015. It's not the first time I've had a pixie cut, but is the most dramatic change in length I've had so far.
  2. 2.
    Hair tufts! Hair tufts all over!
    July 18, 2015 (I had just had my hair guy trim the back so it wouldn't get too mullety but he didn't touch the rest so I developed those weird hair-horns)
  3. 3.
    Floppy-haired 90s boy heartthrob.
    September 9, 2015. Just call me Rider Strong. Also just call me, Rider Strong. The wind helped me out here and also I love this selfie.
  4. 4.
    September 30, 2015. Just tryna get to Scully by Halloween.
  5. 5.
    Tiny lil bun!
    October 26, 2015. So small! My top knot from when I had waist-length hair would bully this lil guy on the playground.
  6. 6.
    October 31, 2015. I MADE IT!
  7. 7.
    The end is near.
    November 20, 2015. My hair is long enough to be a lil wavy again but still too short for much of anything else.
  8. 8.
    I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.
    March 28, 2016. The end was not near in November; I have no idea what I was thinking. I'm still dealing with this bullshit and it is getting tired.
  9. 9.
    Sad weird ponytail.
    May 1, 2016. This is hell. I am in hell.
  10. 10.
    Wearing too much makeup to make up for my hair's confusing shape.
    June 6, 2016. At least I like my face!
  11. 11.
    Castrated medusa.
    June 28, 2016. I'm gonna shave my head I swear.
  12. 12.
    Needs a daily brush again.
    January 6, 2017. I think I'm finally done tracking this. I can get it all in a ponytail mostly and that was my attempted benchmark for having it "grown out." I'll probably keep not getting it cut but if I were to wait to post this until we got back to waist-length, it might be another TWO YEARS.