By Samantha Baloyi | Oct 06, 2018
As the saying goes, the shorter the hair, the harder they stare! Between RiRi’s pixie hair to Solange Knowles stylish short afro, celebs have wooed us and showed us that there’s so much more to do with short afro hair than you can imagine. Managing your short hair is so much more convenient too – it’s easier to wash, style and maintain, so that’s another bonus. Read on, take your pick and go wild styling your short hair.
Bring out the buns! It is the coolest, trendiest way to style your short hair this season and what’s great is that it’s even easy to master. Unlike the traditional high bun, this double bun can be worn messy and yet be high on glam.
Prep: Detangle your hair to remove any tangles or knots. Then go ahead and prep your hair with the African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Moisturizer to ensure that they remain soft and hydrated.
Style: Begin by parting your hair from the middle of your forehead to the nape of your neck into two sections. Gather hair from each side and yank it into a high ponytail. Coil each of these ponytails into a bun and secure it with bobby pins.
Complete The Look: Loosen your buns outward for volume and pull out a few strands to frame your face, if you’d like. Take a look at these cute updo hairstyles for black women.
Pump up the sass quotient with the pompadour! Not only does this style keep your short hair in place and out of your face, but looks God damn fine while at it! We love the contemporary, global elegance about this style that is a definite head turner, bound to make you stand out in the crowd. So let’s get pompadour–ing, shall we?
Prep: Wet your hair first by spraying some water and detangle your knots with a wide-toothed comb. Prep your damp hair with some mousse and blow dry it straight. The mousse helps to add texture and hold to achieve the desired height and shape of the pompadour.
Style: Using a comb, style the hair at the top-front into a pompadour by bringing it to your preferred side. After setting it on the top of your head, bring the rest of the hair down or as close to the scalp as you can.
Complete The Look: Lock this hairstyle with a good hairspray and secure with pins to hold it in, firm. This short hairstyle is here to stay!
Last but definitely not the least, Bantu Knots have been sported by our all-time favourite celebrities and is definitely a style that is here to stay! Styling your short hair in this manner gets rid of your hair’s greatest fear, Frizz! That’s not all, you can style these beautiful babies using no heat! Yes girl, you heard that right!
Prep: Cleanse your scalp gently with a shampoo and condition the lengths of your hair. Further prep your hair by detangling it to get it feeling smooth for the Bantu Knots.
Style: Using a rat-tail comb, divide your hair into sections depending on how thick you would like your knots to be. The smaller the knots, the more defined your curls will be once unravelled. Use a curl cream or a similar styling product and twist the product into each section of your hair with your fingers. After you have twisted your hair enough, wrap it into a knot.
Complete The Look: Once you have made your knots, it’s important to give it a tug, to make sure there is no loose hair sticking out. Secure the twisted knots firmly in place with tiny elastic bands and use 3-4 hairpins to make sure your Bantu Knots behave all day long. Repeat this process for each section, spritz on some hairspray to leave it in place and you are ready to go!
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