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How to Style a Pixie Cut with Coarse, Frizzy Hair

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My hair has always been an ongoing battle for me. Ever since around 8th grade, I can only remember battling my hair, dealing with frizzy, thick coarse hair that really just did what it wanted. I’m really impulsive, and my hair tends to suffer from that, changing in color and style quite often, which really doesnt help with the texture of it. Since Freshman year of highschool I’ve had relatively short hair (the longest it’s been since then is just around my shoulders) but this past year it’s been the shortest I’ve ever had it, and honestly I like it the most. It’s fun, relatively easy to deal with, and allows me to change it up more often without worrying about damaging it too much (as it gets cut every 4-6 weeks anyways). The only problem I was having was initially styling it- I would blow dry it from soaking wet, and end up with frizzier hair that I would have liked.

After a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally found what works for me and wanted to share, as I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how I deal with having short hair with the texture that it is. I hope the video is helpful to some of you!!


Products Used:

S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum
S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer Defrizzer and Tamer
Bumble & Bumble Grooming Cream
Metropolis 1/2″ Flat Iron
BioSilk Silk Therapy
Bed Head Manipulator




  1. Natasha

    February 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    the finishes result is so pretty, it’s making me want a pixie cut! love the coloured part on your fringe!


  2. abby

    February 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    omg i have pretty much the same haircut and hair type, this was so helpful!!!!!!!

  3. Courtney Peters

    March 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    This helps me so much. I’ve been dying to cut my hair into a pixie cut but was worried I wouldn’t be able to style it as I also have wavy/ curly/ frizzy hair. Now I am going to go get it done and have the product list to style it! Thanks Leesha!

  4. Tiff!

    April 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    OMG! I have hair a bit like yours and soon I am really tempted to cut the pants off my hair and go from shoulder length to how yours is as my hair is super damaged from dying loads etc and i feel its in such bad condition! But I worried about how i will control it, but the beanie situation you are doing is gonna save my life!! I am so happy I have seen this. Thanks honey!!

  5. Nessa

    April 29, 2013 at 12:06 am

    My experience with getting a pixie cut was awful. I’m Puerto Rican and my hair is ridiculously thick (if I don’t get it layered, it’s so poofy that it sticks out almost past my shoulders), coarse and frizzy. I’ve had my hair cut pretty short before without too many issues (a couple inches above my shoulders basically) but evidently pixie length like yours is where my hair draws the line. Granted, the stylist cut it a lot shorter than I asked for (she left maybe an inch in most places), but my hair still had to grow out a lot before it stopped looking ridiculous. It basically stuck straight up in the back regardless of how hard I tried to get it to lay flat. I also evidently have a cowlick on both the left and right sides of my forehead. I side part my hair with the part on the left, and with my hair that short, the rightmost area would lay against my head towards the right, and to the left of that, my bangs evidently grow forward, so I had this annoying split in my bangs all the time that looked awful. I so wish I could have hair like you. Mine may have looked like complete garbage when it was short but it was so nice and light and I really miss that.

  6. kendra

    May 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    wheres the video D: ? it would be so helpful in making my decision to cut it or not!

  7. Allyson

    July 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Where is the video?!!

    • Mindy

      August 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Where is the video?i have dry coarse hair and need all the help I can get:)

      • Kate

        August 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

        I found it on YouTube by searching under the title of this post. Really helpful video. I had all my very long, thick, course, wavy hair cut into a Pixie last week and though the styling will take me a good while to master, I’m loving it!

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