The wrapping process
The next step is to wrap the hair with strips so that the hair will dry as flat to the scalp as possible. If there is texture at the root, this step is absolutely essential. Hair that does not lie flat when drying will be bumpy.
Please be aware that there are styles which call for texture. Styles like spikes or elevated curls, do not need to be molded in this way. However, for the majority of pixie styles, a sleek mold is desirable.
If the wrapping strips are not applied or applied incorrectly, the mold may face the same fate as if the hair has not been properly smoothed out in the steps above. Once that hair is dry, there is no turning back.
Wrap strips should be placed carefully around the head and tied in a way that does not cause pressure on any area of the hair. This will cause dents in the final mold. Wrap strips keep it all smooth and sleek which will not only aid in perfecting the curled style, but the perfect mold is also key to preserving hairstyles later without too much fuss.
The breaking process
Breaking the mold is the final step before curling a pixie cut. To be honest, this step is important, but it will not ruin a style if done incorrectly. That being said, there is a correct way to break the mold once the hair is dry.
You want slip when doing this. Oil sheen, a light moisturizer or even hair oil* can be used. Apply it to your hands and gently rub the hair in the direction of the mold. This will loosen the hair and prep it for styling. Whether at home or the salon, knowing why the mold matters if you rock a pixie cut will help you ensure you get the best results.