Short doesn’t need to be boring. If you are one of the many women struggling with how to style your short hair, then this post is especially for you. We have gathered several expert advice that will help you deal with your hair issues. Here are 10 genius styling tricks for your short locks:
1. Spray dry shampoo on your bobby pins.
Here is the bobby pin trick you’ve been missing all your life. Before inserting them to your hair, spray dry shampoo or texture spray to prevent slippage. Bobby pins slip out of short hair more easily so to keep your strands in place, ensure that your bobby pins have more grip.
2. Keep your pixie in place with a headband.
It’s time to invest on cute headbands. Not only do they jazz up your entire look, they also keep your pixie smooth and sleek the whole day. For busy days, try crisscrossing two headbands for a stronger hold.
3. Use cool ombre bobby pins.
Hop onto the trend train by using ombre bobby pins to keep your bangs away from your face. Sephora has a huge range of colors to choose from. Also, for an interesting design, pin your hair back in a chevron design as seen in the picture.
4. Bring a cold cream in your bag.
Pack cold cream in a small container to carry wherever you go so when your tresses become unmanageable or when the weather is humid, you can easily fix your hair. There are many brands that come in small packaging like Nivea’s Crème in a travel-size tin.
5. Create faux bangs with a headband.
Mix your hair up by creating faux bangs. There is no need for clip-ons to change your look. All you need is a headband. Make a deep side part, sweep your hair across your forehead and secure it behind one side of your headband.
6. Use a salt spray to achieve a “beachy” look.
You don’t have to go to the beach to achieve a “beachy” texture. You can achieve a fresh-out-of-the-beach look with a salt spray. They are available in the market or you can make your own by mixing 20 ounces of seltzer water with a teaspoon of sea salt.
7. Tease your hair up into a pompadour.
A pompadour is a perfect twist for special occasions. Whether you are going out with friends on a Friday night or attending a party, you can create a pompadour by teasing a section of your hair from temple to temple, and then pushing it against where you normally part your hair to increase lift. Twist the hair you’ve gathered, push it against your part and secure with two bobby pins in an “X” formation.
8. Blow dry your hair only 50 percent of the way.
Protect your hair and scalp from heat damage by blow drying your hair only 50 percent of the way and letting it air dry. It will give your hair a natural texture that you can only achieve using a salt spray and other styling products.
9. Braid your bangs
This technique is great especially if you are growing out your hair. Keep short layers or bangs out of your face by braiding them into a headband braid. Part your hair to the right and grab a two-inch section along your hairline to the left of your part. Create an inverted brain (braid the pieces of hair under each other instead of over one another) so the braid pops instead of blending in with your hair. Continue to braid like this until you reach the hair toward the back of your ear. Finally, secure the braid with bobby pins. If you know how to do a more intricate type of braid, you may also opt for it.
10. Crimp your hair to create more volume.
Is your hair limp and seemingly lifeless? Here is a quick fix. Part your hair where you normally do then clip up a half-inch section of it on both sides of your part. Using a microcrimper, crimp multiple layers underneath like you’re creating zigzag patterns piled on top of each other. This technique adds overall body underneath your smooth hair.