How Do I Style Short Hair? Here Are 12 Brilliant…

I have a friend who has short hair, and she told me that she only conditions her hair once a week, and even then she uses a lightweight product. She said that she has to know how to style her short hair every time she gets out of the shower, otherwise it will dry funny if she doesn't. And if you're rocking short hair like she is, you are likely pretty familiar with this exact struggle.

When you have short hair, you're going to take care of it differently than your friend with long hair does. You want to be looking for products for styling short hair that will work for you and won't leave you with flat, lifeless hair, or heavy, greasy hair. There are a lot of products that will help keep your look fresh: Pomade, texturizing sprays, and dry shampoo will become your best friends (especially if you have a pixie cut). You can even use certain hair tools to help extend the life of your style, like a thin straightening iron or a 3-in-1 styler. The products and tools you choose will help you seal in a great style suited for short hair.


Lock In Styles With A 3-In-1 Styler


Infiniti Pro by Conair 3-in-1 Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Styler, $27, Amazon

My friend with short hair has been using one of these for as long as I've known her (I think it's been seven years). She says that it's easier to style her hair with it than a regular hair dryer because it eliminates frizz and straightens out her hair. You can use the different attachments to achieve different looks.


Create Texture With A Salt Spray


R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray, $25, Amazon

Salt spray is great because it adds volume and creates texture. It leaves hair with that tousled look that you'd naturally get after swimming in the ocean. Use the spray after you've towel dried your hair to lock in the look.


Use A Paste To Create A Defined Look


ORIBE Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste, $37, Amazon

Molding paste is really great because it's pliable and can be moved through hair to create definition, and add texture and shine. It's incredibly flexible, and with medium hold, you can style your hair with ease. Plus, it's not sticky.


Moisturize Hair Without Weighing It Down


PHYTO 7 Hydrating Day Cream With Seven Plants, $28, Amazon

If you have short hair, you want to use weightless products. Still, you do want to add moisture to hair from time to time. This leave-in moisturizing cream can be used a few times a week to keep your hair looking hydrated, while preventing frizz and split ends.


An Ultra-Thin Iron Lets You Straighten Hair From The Root


BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron, $130, Amazon

Achieve a smooth and sleek hairstyle, even with the shortest hair. The super-thin plated straightening iron allows you to really get to your roots and straighten out your short hair. It heats up to 450 degrees, which means a faster styling session and less time running a lukewarm plate across strands.


Use A Dry Shampoo Paste To Make The Most Out Of Second Day Hair


R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste, $28, Amazon

The friends that I have who have short hair sometimes complain that they can't go more than a day without washing their hair. This product will change that. It's a paste that acts as a dry shampoo by absorbing oil without adding build-up. But, it gives texture to second day hair, and it's totally reworkable, so it won't end up looking greasy by the end of the day.


Condition Your Hair Once Or Twice A Week With A Light-Weight Conditioner


Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse, $10-$26, Amazon

If you have short hair, you probably don't need to condition hair as much (you're lucky you don't have to deal with the knots!). This lightweight conditioner is rich in vitamins and essential oils. It will leave you with frizz-free, silky hair. Plus, it will seal split ends to prevent further damage to hair.


Add Volume With A Finishing Spray


Calista Tools Embellish Volume Finishing Spray, $23, Amazon

This finishing spray plumps and thickens hair using a weightless formula. It's waterless, so it will hold your style all day long, and you won't have to worry about feeling like you have dirty hair halfway through your plans. Remember, a little goes a long way.


Use A Texturizing Spray As A Dry Shampoo For A 2-In-1 Look


ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray, $44, Amazon

People love this product for a reason, and that's because you can use it on any hair type. It adds incredible volume and crazy amounts of texture. But, the best part about it is that it doubles as a dry shampoo, so you're basically getting two products in one. For short hair, spray it through your strands for a beautiful, tousled look.


A Hair Serum That Leaves Hair Grease-Free


Living Proof Satin Hair Serum, $18, Amazon

If you're interested in creating a smooth, sleek style, reach for a hair serum. This one is great because it's powered by a sera-smooth complex. That pretty much means that it will leave you with smooth, frizz-free hair.


Retain Body While Creating Texture


R+Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse, $17- $29, Amazon

Products that work for multiple hair types are great because if you decide to grow your hair out, you can still use a product that you've grown to love. Pomade mousse may sound odd, but it actually is great because it will shape your hair and play up your natural style, while adding texture like a pomade would. Plus, it smells delicious, as it's made with papaya extract, neem oil, and vegetable protein.


Give Yourself A Clean Scalp With A Clarifying Shampoo


Klorane Shampoo With Citrus Pulp, $9, Amazon

With all of the products you'll be styling your hair with, it's important to use a clarifying shampoo. It removes buildup that may be present because of the sprays, waxes, and mousses you're using, and the citrus pulp will leave your hair smelling fresh and you feeling energized.

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