Growing out short pixie cut TIME : Getting an undercut over 40

Can you have an undercut over 40? Grey hairs? Growing out a short pixie cut, Let them come, going grey gracefully OR Grab the hair-dye, quick!!

My super-short, super-easy and super-cute pixie cut has suddenly reached the “Help, I can’t do anything with it!” stage.

As you can see, it has grown down over my ears and I am in danger of cultivating a MULLET!!
Valuable time needs to be spent now, I actually need to use a brush and even straighteners in order to look half way decent.
I have quite a lot of fine hair and it has a wave to it… arrgh, I don’t have time for this!

It is in desperate need of something…but what?
Do I chop it off and go for a radical undercut?
Do I grow it out (it grows pretty fast) and sport another short and funky bob?
The other burning question is: Do I let my grey hair shine through??

growing out short pixie cut time
Desperately needing a haircut!!

Unfortunately, the process of growing out my hair can lead to the ‘Worzel Gummidge’ effect.
I mean looking like a scarecrow to those of you who don’t know (or don’t remember) him. This look can last for months and months :-(.

Even with regular trims, the waves and kinks (that look great when it is longer) drive me crazy. It is permanently a disaster area or a battle ground…everyday is a hat (or paper bag) day! 

Then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it starts to resemble Lego-hair….or a helmet. 

This is further exaggerated by too much styling and over processing. The over done blowdry is the kiss of death to any look. It takes about six months to grow a layered 1920’s style bob. 
Sounds hellish right???

growing out short pixie cut time
Growing out a pixie cut….looking like Worzel Gummidge. Even a beautiful face can’t save this look!

BUT, short hair is expensive to maintain. Haircuts are a fortune and they need to happen every 6 weeks or so.
Grey roots show up much more noticeably with shorter hair, longer hair hides things a bit better. Short hair is COLD, a concern for me here in Scotland.
Long hair can be more versatile, sexier, funkier, younger…more fun?

The grey hairs are also an issue.
Mine are fine in texture and scattered throughout.
Is it time to embrace the grey? It is a major dilemma.
There are some stunning grey-haired ladies out there, usually rocking an edgy cut, but there are also many coloured haired beauties too.
Some rocking a funky bright red or a peroxide blonde….. (Sigh)… another dilemma.

The honest truth is that I don’t know what I will do until the last moment.
I will, as I always do, make my decision whilst sitting in the hairdresser’s chair.
I swing from one side to the other them change my mind at the last minute.
Who knows what will happen??

In the mean time, here are a selection of inspiring contenders….

growing out short pixie cut time
Gorgeous undercut, long and flippy top.
growing out short pixie cut time
The beautiful Tilda, stunning colour and undercut.
My hair looked a bit like this at christmas, can I do it again?
The stunning Keira, love her ‘scruffy’ fringe.
I love the mussed up top…shorter at the back maybe?
Wow! hair… stunning. Love the colours.
This cut and colour are beautiful.
Should I grow it out to this, I could….in a few months!!
Perfect! I want!! (face too please)

My only gripe is that there are not enough ‘non-frumpy’ over 40 hairstyle images out there.
Most of the time it is the beautiful face of the stunning young model that makes the haircut desirable.
We need more older women modelling!

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