Short Hair, Don’t Care: Styling Tips for Short Hair – Madison Braids
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Cropped cuts are out-of-this-world amazing: they’re stylish, lightweight, and can be easier to care for than long hairstyles. With less hair to work with, though, some short-haired women find themselves stuck in a style rut. Here are a few tips to help you keep that beautiful bob (or lob, or pixie) healthy and mix up your style routine a bit!
Headbands are your friend
When those shorter layers are falling in your face, headbands are a smart and stylish solution. Now that ponytails are less of an option for you, you’ll want to find a few cute bands to reach for when you want that hair out of your eyes. Switch it up by adding a few headband braids to the mix. Since they blend into your hair, they’ll create a look that’s more subtle than a typical headband and at the same time, more mature.
Don’t give up on braids
Long-haired people don’t have a monopoly on braids! Short-haired women can still rock braided styles with the best of them. Short hair is perfect for showcasing double Dutch pigtail braids, crown braids, and romantic waterfall braids. If those sound too complicated, relax: you can always reach for a cute pre-braided headband braid. These incredible beauty shortcuts let you enjoy braided styles that would otherwise be impossible on short hair!
Don’t have quite enough hair for that style you’re eyeing? Get a little help from high-quality extensions. Give yourself bangs for the day, or add volume to a skimpy bun with the Madison Braids Top Knot Ponytail Holder.
You can also fill out the front of a blunt-cut bob with some cut-to-size clip-in extensions. Blunt bobs look best with hair that’s all one length, but lots of women have shorter or thinner hair around their face. The solution? Clip in a few extensions and have them cut to seamlessly fill the gaps in your bob.
Short hair is still hair, and you still need to pamper it with the right products—the key is getting the amounts right. If you’re used to slathering conditioner onto long hair, you’re going to have to adjust your expectations. Less hair means less product unless you want to weigh your hair down and make it look greasy.
Speaking of greasy, your oily roots can feel like a much bigger deal when you don’t have much hair beyond those roots. Touch them up with dry shampoo to keep them looking and feeling fresh.
Clips, pins, ribbons, barrettes, and other accessories pop in short hair. Grab one (or more!) to keep short layers out of your face, secure your hairdo, or just add some sparkle to your look. You can even jazz up your look with the humble bobby pin: make a deep side part and slide in a stack of bobby pins, spaced evenly apart, to create a cool, modern vibe. Functional and fun!