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Short curly hair: hairstyles you don't want to miss

Are you a curly-haired girl who sports short hair and wants to switch up her style? Look no further! It is a common myth that styling short curly hair is difficult to style. In fact, short curly hair is one of the most versatile types of hair. Its intense natural volume makes it the perfect fit for short styling options. You can choose from plenty of styling options ranging from sexy bangs to fluffy layers to stylish updos. There are just so many flattering options! Confused about where to start? Put your worries to the side! Today we bring to you the best short curly hairstyles that will take the beauty of your hair to the next level. 

Understanding short curly hair

Before we talk about the different kinds of short curly hairstyles, let us take an in-depth look at what exactly short curly hair is and some of the most common challenges it presents. 

What are the characteristics of short curly hair? 

There is no one-shoe-fits-all approach when it comes to curly hair. While trying to understand your short curly hair, the first thing to take into account is the shape of your curls. The other factors to consider are their size, frizziness, and overall texture. Short curly hair comes in a variety of shapes and textures. Take some time to understand your hair. This will help you pick the right hairstyle instantly. 

What are the common short curly hair challenges? 

The most challenging aspect of short curly hair is keeping frizziness at bay and hydration. Curly hair is prone to frizz and curls tend to lose their shape very easily. Hence it is important to choose good quality anti-frizz products and have a proper hair care routine to maintain your hair. 

Why is it important to choose the right hairstyle for your face shape? 

Just like with any other hair type, choosing the right short curly hairstyle is important. Go for a hairstyle that enhances the features of your face while hiding its flaws. For example, if you want to hide your wide forehead, go for bangs, on the other hand, if you want your face to appear sharper, try a short curly pixie cut. 

Looking for the best way to style your curls? Find all the best tips and tricks in our guide "All the steps for a perfect curl styling routine".


Choosing the perfect cut for short curly hair 


As we talked about earlier, choosing the perfect haircut for short curly hair is of the utmost importance. After all, not every hairstyle is flattering on every face type. The right haircut can make or break your look. The hands that rock the scissors indeed rule the world! So how do you choose the right haircut for your face type? Take a look at our easiest tips.

Understand your face type

When it comes to choosing a haircut, you should always go for one that makes your face look more symmetrical. Deeply analyze your face shape. The most common face shapes are round, square, heart, and oblong. Once you understand your face shape, half your hair battle is won. 

Here are our best tips for choosing the perfect hair cut based on your face shape:

  • Round Face. For a round face, it's advisable to opt for cuts that add some height to the top of the head and create volume at the crown. Cuts like the layered pixie cut or the long asymmetrical bob can be excellent choices;

  • Square Face. For a square face, look for cuts that soften the angles of the face. Medium-length wavy or curly cuts with tapered ends can help create a more rounded look;

  • Heart-Shaped Face. If you have a heart-shaped face, go for cuts that balance the wider forehead with the narrower jawline. Short or medium-length cuts with bangs or side-swept tresses can be an excellent choice;

  • Oval Face. Those with an oval face are lucky, as many hairstyles work well with this shape. You can experiment with short, long  or wavy cuts, depending on your personal style;

  • Oblong Face. If you have a long face, try to add width to your appearance. Cuts with soft waves or medium-length cuts with volume on the sides of the face can help balance the length.

Consider your lifestyle

Another important factor to consider is the lifestyle you lead. If you lead a very active lifestyle, that involves loads of sweating, go for very short low-maintenance options like pixie cuts and bobs. 

Consider your hair type

Not all haircuts work with all hair types. Thus, take your hair type into consideration when choosing the correct haircut for you. For instance, if you have thin hair, go for a haircut that adds volume to your hair. 

Now Let us take a look at some of the most popular cutting techniques for short curly hair.

  • Layering. Layered short curly hair is very much in vogue at the moment. It suits almost every face shape and is very easy to maintain. Thus, layering or cutting your hair into wide directions is one of the most popular hair cutting techniques for short curly hair. 

  • Fringing. Adding a fringe or bangs to your short curly haircut can be a game-changer. Whether you opt for a full, blunt fringe or soft, side-swept bangs, it can frame your face beautifully and accentuate your curls. Fringes can also help balance out your features and give your hairstyle a unique character.

How to style short curly hair

Now that we know a bit more about various haircutting techniques that will help you achieve the perfect short curly haired look, let us take a look at some of the most popular short curly hairstyles and easy ways to achieve them.

Short bob with bangs

Who says that short bobs can only be rocked by girls with straight hair? That can't be further from the truth. This haircut works well with short curly hair and  is just so flattering, it makes us swoon. Ask your hairstylist to cut the ends of your hair into a short bob. Proceed to add cute bangs to the front of your face to finish the look. 

The cute curly pixie cut

The cute curly pixie cut

If you want to dramatically switch up your look, go for a short pixie curly hairstyle. This extremely chic haircut is the favorite of many social media stars and celebrities. To achieve the perfect short pixie haircut, style the top of your hair into a flattering fringe, while keeping the sides and the back extremely short. 

The effortless shaggy cut

If you lead an active lifestyle and are looking for a low maintenance haircut that still looks elegant, go for the shaggy cut. This haircut will give you the effortless look of dreams. Using the tapering technique, leave the hair at the top of your head long, while cutting it shorter towards the neck and you are good to go! 

Short curly haircare tips

Have you recently tried a new haircut, only for it to lose its shape after a few days? It might be because you aren't tackling the various challenges faced by your hair. Short curly hair can look glamorous and chic with the right hair care. So today we bring to you the most effective short curly haircare tips.

My hair is prone to shrinkage. How do I deal with this? 

Curly hair is naturally prone to shrinkage. It can actually shrink up to 90% once dried and can make your hair appear shorter than it is. To avoid hair shrinkage, incorporate anti-shrinkage products in your hair care routine. Always remember to use a moisturizing Sulfate free shampoo while washing and add in a hydrating condition loaded with natural ingredients such as Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. 

My hair tends to get extremely dry. What is the solution for this? 

Curly hair tends to run towards the drier side and hence proper maintenance is a must. Try co-washing (washing your hair with conditioners) and pre pooing (Using a hydrating hair mask or oil before washing your hair) to combat dryness. 

My hair gets extremely frizzy. Please help

Dealing with frizz is a challenge faced by many short curly haired women on a daily basis. But fret not, you can keep frizz at bay by using a good quality hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Follow it up with a fast acting leave-in conditioner and hair mask. 

Another common but overlooked cause of frizz in short curly hair is improper drying techniques. The way you dry your hair after washing can have a great impact on how frizzy your hair gets. The most suitable drying techniques for short hair include plopping and diffusing. 

Out of these techniques, the most effective one is Diffusing your hair to dry it. 

Diffusing is nothing but using a Diffuser to dry your curls. A Diffuser is a hair drying tool that spreads heat evenly over the surface of your curls in a controlled way to gently dry your hair. 

Invest in a good diffuser today

Our current favorite Diffuser on the market is the Diffon Supreme by Bellissima Italia. 

This game changing Diffuser is designed using superior Italian Engineering and is made specifically for the needs of curly hair. It’s Curl Booster Technology features a perforated grid and twelve long fingers to give gentle drying while protecting the natural shape of your curls. Its Ion Care Technology helps hydrate your hair and avoid frizz. 

Moreover, its innovative Ceramic and Argan Oil technology protect your hair while drying to minimize frizz and dryness

Further, its Digital Heat control features three temperature levels and two speeds to regulate the amount of heat being used on your hair. It also helps you achieve those gorgeous healthy curls by gently drying. Its 3 meter professional cord and Silicon Diffuser tips give the ultimate comfort and flexibility. 

Try the Diffon Supreme today and share your amazing results with us!


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