For some reason, people tend to believe that short hair is easier to maintain and style than long hair. However, just ask anyone who has worn their hair shorter than a bob, and they’ll tell you just how wrong the old cliché can be. After all, people with long hair can always fall back on a messy bun or a stylish high pony, both of which are inaccessible to people with short hair, who have relatively fewer styling tips for short hair to fall back on.
Luckily there are a myriad of clever ways to style short hair, once you get a few essential styling tips for short hair under your belt. Read on to find out more.
Not Too Dry
As it turns out, one of the reasons that some people struggle to tame their short hairstyle is because they blow dry it excessively. Instead, aim for a natural looking hairdo by drying it about halfway with a hairdryer, adding a little serum or wax or your other hair styling product of choice, and then letting it dry naturally on its own.
With such short hair, the additional drying time to go from 50% dry to completely dry will be negligible, and the difference it will make to the smoothness of your resulting hairdo will be noticeable. Even if you just take one piece of advice away from this list of styling tips for short hair, let it be to never completely dry your hair with a hairdryer.
Not Too Slick
It comes down to personal preference, of course, and even some modern-day celebrities are guilty of what is now considered to be a short hair faux pas. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a shiny cap of slicked back hair, but when too much product like heavy hair gel is used to comb the hair straight back, almost fixing it to the scalp, the look can be a little too extreme.
You can still easily achieve a shiny cap of short hair by dialing back the heavy hair gel or switching to a lighter hair wax, and add some height at the top of your head.
But Not Too Frizzy Either
While short hair doesn’t look its best being completely slicked back with heavy hair gel, people with short hair also often struggle to keep frizzy and flyaway hair under control. Luckily, this is an easy problem to solve with the introduction of the world’s first and only anti static hair brush.
The X-Static hair brush is a patent pending revolution in hair brush design that uses refillable, tear-away sheets to remove static from your hair, while also keeping the brush clean of oil, stray hairs, and everyday dirt and dust.
For a short hairdo where there is no room for error, frizzy or flyaway hair would be a disaster. Thankfully there’s the X-Static anti static hair brush to solve the problem of frizzy hair once and for all.
Bangs Or No Bangs
Whether or not to incorporate bangs into a super short hairdo is an individual decision. If you previously opted for bangs but are now regretting your decision and are waiting for them to grow out, avoid advertising this fact by tucking your bangs behind your ears or using bobby pins to pin your bangs to the side.
Instead, use a headband braid to braid your bangs and keep them out of your face. Headband braids can be complicated, and admittedly can take a little practice before the technique comes naturally, but they are a fantastic way of styling short hair and taking care of unwanted bangs, stray hairs, or short layers.
This YouTube video is one of the easiest headband braid tutorials, and shows how to create four different styles.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kh8MTdgIDaA?feature=oembed
Bonus Styling Tips For Short Hair: Make Those Bobby Pins Stick
People with short hair often have a similar complaint: bobby pins just won’t stay where they’re supposed to. A quick short hair hack to make your bobby pins stay in place and do their job is to spray dry shampoo or hairspray on your bobby pins before you put them in. The tiniest spray on the inside layer of the bobby pin will be more than enough to give it the little extra traction that it needs to stick to even the shortest hair and stay in place.
For some reason, people tend to believe that short hair is easier to maintain and style than long hair. However, just ask anyone who has worn their hair shorter than a bob, and they’ll tell you just how wrong the old cliché can be. After all, people with long hair can always fall back on a messy bun…