How to take care of short curly hair
Think you need long hair when you have curly hair? Think again! Short curly hair looks equally as amazing as long cascading ringlets; the trick is making sure you’re styling your short ‘do the right way. Whether you opted for a curly pixie cut or a textured bob, we’re sharing our top three hair care and hair styling tips for short curly hair so that it always looks its best below!
Tip 1: Trust a Hair Expert
When it comes to short curly hair, the phrase “Don’t try this at home” comes to mind... or, at least, it should! To avoid any at-home mishaps (think: bowl or triangle shapes), the precision of a salon haircut is extremely important when going for a shorter hairstyle with curls… especially if you want a look with hair volume. Before going in for your hair salon appointment, consider taking a picture of the particular hairstyle you’re looking to get as inspiration. This can give your hair stylist something to work off of and ensure that they have an understanding of the hair look you want, without losing hair volume. Once dry, your hair should fall naturally into the hairstyle that you chose.
To tame your curls, you’ll want to stay on top of your look by heading back to the hair salon every 4-8 weeks to get your pixie cut or new bob hairstyle trimmed. Your hairdresser will make sure that your haircut is always on point and can even recommend in-salon hair services like deep conditioning hair masks that can help to hydrate your dry curly hair.
Tip 2: Use the Right Hair Care and Hair Styling Products for Short, Curly Hair
When it comes to styling short hairstyles, it’s all about the hair products—especially if you have hair that is on the curlier side of the spectrum. Using the right hair care products for curly hair can make all the difference between voluminous, bouncy curls and flat, unkempt-looking curls. The number one priority for perfect-looking curls? Hydration! Curly hair tends to be on the drier side of the spectrum, so nourishing your hair with hydrating hair serums and hair oils can help keep them looking soft, shiny, and healthy—not to mention 7-ways-to-fight-curl-frizz, too.
Start by using a system of shampoo and conditioner formulated for your specific hair type. For curly hair, shampoos and conditioners with formulas enriched with nourishing argan oil, shea butter, coconut oil, or avocado extract can be just what your hair needs to stay healthy-looking, hydrated, and in the end, appear more voluminous. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type cannot only result in healthier-looking, more radiant-looking hair strands, it can help make your hair easier to cut and style, too!
After finding the right shampoo and conditioner for curly hair, it’s time to lock in your SOS product that can give you soft, voluminous curls in a pinch. You might want to consider trying a leave-in hair treatment formulated with coconut oil, such as Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Butter Cream, or even an anti-frizz hair serum to add instant shine and nourishment to your curls.
Tip 3: Hands Off Your Hair!
One of the cardinal rules of curls is that they look best when you keep your hands off them! Allow your hair to air dry as often as possible—after using a frizz-fighting hair gel, mousse, or hair cream, of course—and if you must dry using a hair dryer, never skip out on the diffuser attachment. Once your curls have dried, try to keep your hands away from those ringlets to keep them looking bouncy and beautiful. If they need a little extra boost, apply a hydrating hair oil or hairspray (like Garnier Fructis Style Curl Renew Reactivating Milk Spray) and re-scrunch into place!