In the natural hair community, short afro-textured hairs are not well represented. Perhaps, it’s a reflection of the white supremacist ideas surrounding this hair type. We know that all hair types, textures, and lengths have various qualities that make them unique.
Short hairs are versatile and easy to work with, and there are countless numbers of hairstyles one can try with them. We are going to share six of these hairstyles with you in this blog post.
1. Wash and Go
As the name suggests, this style involves washing your hair but the second part is a bit misleading. There are some processes between washing the hair and leaving the salon (or wherever you are). After washing and conditioning the hair, it is left to dry out for a few minutes. After that, it’ll be moisturized and sealed with oil, cream, or butter. This hairstyle is one of the easiest to try with short hair.
This hairstyle is suitable for picnics, brunch, dates, school, and work. To keep the moisture in, you must sleep with a satin hair bonnet, cap, or scarf. Get your silky satin hair bonnet or cap from our online store.
2. Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are one of the most popular short hairstyles for black people. This style is old and never goes out of style. The hair is parted into small sections and each section is rolled up like a ball. If your hair is too short to be rolled, you can use hair extensions to achieve this look.
This hairstyle can be worn to school, parties, and hangouts. It can last up to a week if properly managed. Always keep your scalp moisturized when you have this style on.
Twist-outs are simple, elegant, and easy to achieve. All you have to do is moisturize and detangle your hair gently. After that, put your hair into twists and lock the moisture in with oil, cream, or butter. Wear a satin hair scarf or bonnet and leave it overnight. Take out the twists the next morning, adjust the hair, and give it a lil bounce, and you’re good to go.
Twist-outs can be worn to social gatherings, dates, school, and work. If kept moisturized and frizz-free, you can wear it for up to 4 days. Twist-outs are perfect for short hair.
Braids are another great hairstyle for short afro-textured hair. The best thing about them is they can come in any form, your choices are unlimited. You can choose to braid just your natural hair or add hair extensions. You can choose cornrows, knotless braids, or any other style you want. Just walk into a natural hair salon and you can get it done.
Braids can be worn anywhere, be it at school, work, parties, picnics, etc. They are good for your hair’s health because they’re protective hairstyles. The key is to always keep your scalp moisturized.
5. The Puff
This hairstyle is also one of the most common and easy picks for short afro-textured hair. You can achieve this look in ten minutes. Just moisturize and detangle your hair. And then, use hair styling gel to hold all hair strands to the position you want: whether high or low puff.
Puffs can also be worn anywhere. The only downside to this style is that it doesn’t last more than a day or two.
6. Low Cuts
Low cuts are one of the easiest hairstyles for any hair type. All you have to do is pay a regular visit to the barber’s shop for the cut of your choice. You can take it up a notch by experimenting with dyeing your hair with artificial colors.
One of the advantages of having low cuts is that they can be worn anywhere. You can also wash your hair as often as you wish.
In conclusion, having short afro-textured hair doesn’t limit your hair styling options, these styles and many more can be experimented with until you find the hairstyle that fits you and your hair. Which of these hairstyles will you be giving a try? Let’s know in the comment section down below!