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. Actual cute haircut
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    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. Hair tufts! Hair tufts all over!
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    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. Floppy-haired 90s boy heartthrob.
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    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. Swoopin
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    September 30, 2015. Just tryna get to Scully by Halloween.
  5. Tiny lil bun!
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    October 26, 2015. So small! My top knot from when I had waist-length hair would bully this lil guy on the playground.
  6. SCULLY!
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    October 31, 2015. I MADE IT!
  7. The end is near.
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    November 20, 2015. My hair is long enough to be a lil wavy again but still too short for much of anything else.
  8. I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.
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    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. Sad weird ponytail.
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    May 1, 2016. This is hell. I am in hell.
  10. Wearing too much makeup to make up for my hair's confusing shape.
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    June 6, 2016. At least I like my face!
  11. Castrated medusa.
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    June 28, 2016. I'm gonna shave my head I swear.
  12. Needs a daily brush again.
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    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.