How I Style My Short Hair

Since my new short haircut, I had to come up with a new way to style my hair. When my hair was longer I didn't really have to worry too much about volume just because I have a LOT of hair (though it's very fine), but I think short hair can sometimes emphasize the fineness of my strands. Luckily, my hairstylist taught me a few tricks before I walked out of her salon, and I picked up a few things on my own. If you have short hair like me, I hope this post will help you: 

Products used:
  • Garnier Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage: I used to get really bad split ends when my hair was longer so I took it upon myself to prevent it this time around. After washing my hair, I apply a bit of this into the ends of my hair and then towel dry the rest of my hair. 
  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: This is a great way to add texture to my fine smooth hair. I notice that when I use heat products after putting this in my hair, It holds better and it creates a bit of volume for me. 
  • TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray: I always use a heat protecting spray before applying any hot tools to my hair. I've used TRESemme for years and it works just fine. 
  • Big Sexy Hair spray: I love this hair spray because it gives me so much volume and I don't feel like it's damaging my hair! It holds forever without it feeling clumpy!
My Everyday Style:
  1. Blow Dry: I normally us a hair dryer after my hair has already dried partially with a towel (that way I'm not using too much heat on my hair). I look so silly doing this but I usually blow dry my hair with my head upside down so as to get some volume and lift. I also use a round bristle brush to create extra lift as well. 
  2. Curl (part 1): I section my hair in half (top and bottom) and use a 1 inch curling iron to create some bend to the bottom half of my hair. The hairs on the bottom half are short so they don't curl too much but I just like to have a bit of bend so it creates volume (Let's see how many times I say 'volume' in this post). 
  3. Curl (part 2): I release the top section of my hair. I raise the heat of my curling iron and wrap my hair around the curling wand (instead of using my clamp). With my front bangs, I mostly curl away from my face.
  4. Spray 'n' go: After letting the curls cool just a bit, I run my fingers through my hair to loosen the curls a tad. I finish off with my hairspray.
Let me know some of your short hair styling hacks! 

8 comments

  1. I seem to have the opposite problem XD When my hair was shorter it had so much more volume and that bumble & bumble spray worked miracles! Now that my hair is longer it seems to fall flat after a day. I'll have to check out that big sexy hairspray!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  2. Thanks for sharing your hair products! When my hair grows out a little, I am going to probably need some of this!

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  3. I'm having so many split ends right now, I should try that Garnier product!

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  4. Dear Deborah, I see you take really care of your hair - and I know every new hair cut has it's challenges. But I see you manage everything easy! I blow dry my hair very seldom. Mostly I wash my hair in the evening, twist it in a braid and then hop it dries over the night :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  5. I've used that Tresemmé spray in the past and it's one of my fav, their products are the best!

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  6. I really need to try that bumble & bumble spray - I've been meaning too for a while as I keep hearing great things about it!

    Hope you are having a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. I'll have to try the surf spray. I have super fine hair and I have a lot of it, but it doesn't hold hairspray very well. Maybe sea salt spray is my answer to creating texture.

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