The are thousands of black women out there sporting a short haircut. There are also just as many women who are trying to decide if whether are not they should go with a chop. Whether you like the look or maybe just want to save some time doing your hair in the morning a shorter hairstyle is a excellent choice. Not only are they easy to maintain but there are a lot of styles that you rock when you have less hair.
Some women are really busy and need that get up and go hair and when you are looking for a solution sometimes cutting your longer hair is just the way to go. Maybe you don’t want to go a low as a pixie but you also have the short bobs and other styles. Remember what might be considered cutting off too little or too much might just be right for you.
What Style Works Best for You?
The question many women ask is what styles should they opt for. Honestly there are no right or wrong answers to this question. If you like bob go with a bob cut, however if you feel you fall back on that style all to often then maybe going shorter or with a cropped cut would spice things up.
Today what is very trendy is women cutting they hair short to go back natural. A lot of African American or black women are choosing to get TWA styles. For those that don’t know TWA stands for teeny weeny afros you can check out some looks here. Most natural black hair tends to be very curly in nature so you have to decide if the curls works or if you want something that is straight.
Different Textures Different Styles for Black Hair
Remember you texture hair plays a big part in how a style looks. With so many textures out there you first need to find your hair type. Some styles and lengths won’t look the same for you as it will on another women simply because of texture even if the hair is cut the same length.
Chances are though if you are going for that shorter cut you probably are going to be relaxing the hair and even if you put heat to your hair it will be minimal. From a short faded cut to pixies and bob cuts there are a lot of options. The mini fro is very popular especially for those who go back natural and are trying to grow the hair back out to a longer length. Check out some of the styles below and how to style the shorter cuts for black hair.
Super Short and Chic Bob Haircut
Sometimes the bob is just the right cut. Sure it maybe a safe choice but it can still be exciting cool and fun. Some women no how to style them just right and make them look sexy and edgy. If you are looking for the right short cut this is going to be straight hair a bob is the right cut to choose.
With a cut and length that falls just below the earlobes you will find a bob to be a perfect short cut to get you out of the door with in minutes instead of hours in the mirror. First you will need to start with dry hair and put the hair into sections. The section will allow you to flat iron the hair to the way you wish to have the hair fall.
Now with your flat iron make sure you flat iron each section until the hair is super sleek and straight. Be sure to make sure you put thermal protection on your hair before flat ironing. This prevents scorching. A style like this works for most texture of hair and any face shape. If you want to were the work the next day just put the hair up in a beehive wrap and secure with a scarf before going to bed.
Spiked Up Pixie Crop
Ok you cut your hair so we can say that maybe one of the reasons is you are wanting something that is easy to manage. A pixie cut is something that if style right you can have hairstyles that will last a few days. Yep if hair that will last is important to you this is a perfect cut for you. With this look you want have to worry about pulling out that curling iron or doing much in the morning.
You start this look with damp hair. In many cases this is a look you would want to style just after washing and conditioning your locks. While your hair is still damp you want to slick it down on the sides and in the back. If you have some good moisturizing oil this will be great for a shine. Once you have molded the sides and back you need to then spike the top and style as desired.
This short pixie haircut works great for women with round or oval faces. Whether you have thin or thick hair it also works for a variety of textures. If you want to finish the look you can set your hair and then sit under the dryer to make sure the style holds.
Short with Long Side Swept Bangs
Bangs tend to look good with a lot of haircuts and the short the hair sometimes the longer the bangs. If you a re a women with a fresh cut then consider longer bangs to give you options for styling your new hair cut. With the bangs you allow yourself the ability to change up your look as well as shape your face.
With a style like this you want to make sure your stylist cuts it just right so be sure to ask for shorter sides and a longer top. Using your 1/2 inch curling iron you need to curl the top and other longer parts of your hair. Gently separate the hair with your fingers and style the long fringe to the sides.
Finish off this look using a good serum and if you want a little spice create a deep off centered part. This is a cut that looks great for women with round, long, heart or oval shaped faces. If you are using a flat iron or curler for this hairdo you can try some grape seed oil which offers both heat protection and shine.
Teeny Weeny Curly Fro with Side Part
Yes we know are lot of women are going with the long hair we don’t care but the short hair we don’t care group is just a large. Going for a more natural look? Well this type of hair style is just what the hair doctor prescribed.
Now that your hair is cut really short the natural curls should be in full effect. This style is easy to do. With the big chop out of the way the styling is easy. With this TWA you wake up add your favorite hair product, grab your comb and create a deep side part and your are ready to go. So simple yet the results are spectacular.
The hairstyle works best on naturally curly hair and one that coils really well. Thick or fine density both with and women know that all face shapes can pull this ‘do off. Be brave be bold, rock that teeny afro.
Curly Updo for Short Hair
Just because you go short doesn’t mean that all styles are off limits. Looking for an updo? Well short updos are one of those looks that a lot of women are taking to the next level. From curly to wavy these styles are just looking awesome in every way. Black women have begun sporting the updo’s with natural hair and the styles are tremendous.
To get a nice curly updo you need to start with dry hair. Grab the sides of your hair as if you were creating a ponytail but don’t include the top. If you hair is naturally curly simply bobby pin the side to the back twist and pull the rest up. Style the top so that the curls fall forward and to one side.
If you don’t have as curly hair grab your moisturizer and other products you use to promote your curls and scrunch your hair with your hands. For added style you can put sides parts on both sides of your hair.
Save Yourself Time and Stress
Not only do short hairstyles look good but they can save you all the stress of longer hair and considerable amounts of time and effort. Most of this styles are really low maintenance and very trendy and stylish. If you are a black women looking to cut her hair shorter go ahead and make that appointment. For those who already went with the chop and are just looking for styles be sure to check out the gallery below. If you enjoy this post please share it with your friends. Thanks!