How to curl short hair

Short hair styles can look amazing year-round, but especially so in the summer time!  Regardless of the season (although make sure you’re prepared for the summer!), whether you’re rocking a cute pixie-cut or another sleek short do, if you find yourself getting bored of your style, or find it lacking volume, worry not! Try these simple methods of curling short locks to freshen things up!

It’s important to remember that everyone has a different hair type, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t play around with our styling. When curling short hair, you’re more limited, method wise, than if you had longer locks to work with. However, by no means should you despair, as the upside here is that curling short hair is really easy as it can be styled much faster than longer hair! In this article, How Best to Curl Short Hair with Heat, I’ll offer some helpful tips and explain a few step-by-step curling methods which utilize heat that you can use to achieve those fabulous vivacious curls – even with your shorter do!

Taylor Swift rocking the short, curly hair

  • The smaller your sections are, the tighter the curls will be, while larger sections will create looser curls.
  • If you’re using heating methods, make sure that your hair is in a natural state and has not been straightened or curled recently with heat, because curling irons hold the curl better when there is not any heat damage already done to it.
  • One of the best ways to ensure that your curls stay in place is to use hair styling products that are designed to hold your specific hair type in place. So make sure any holding formulas you use are specially formulated for your hair texture and thickness.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo as you normally do. Then apply a rinse-out conditioner for softer curls. Rinse it out with cool water. If you want firmer, more rigid curls, you can skip the conditioner altogether. Remove excess moisture but do not dry completely. Gently pat your hair with a towel so that it is no longer dripping wet. Your hair must be slightly damp in order for these curls to set properly.
  • If you don’t want your hair to have just one uniform curl all over, alternating the direction you curl each section of hair will give you some fun waves and texture.

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