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How to Curl Short Hair at Home

Turn on the charm and find out how to add in some cute curls to your short hair!

Curly hairstyles are definitely making a comeback and now feature different types of curls—tight spirals, round curls, vintage, and soft beach waves. You can try any of these hairstyles for any occasion. It can be tricky, but with the help of the right styling tools and hair products, you can do it at home. Follow this tutorial and learn how to curl short hair.

How to Curl Short Hair in a Few Easy Steps


Give your hair a good wash

Wash your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and condition it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner to make it frizz-free and easy to style. This duo helps make your hair manageable, shiny, and smooth with its keratin infusion. 

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Make it shine!

Let your hair dry completely, then, place a pea-sized amount of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream to make your hair glossy and frizz-free.

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Divide your hair

Take the top half of your hair and clip it in place while you work on the bottom part of your hair. Sectioning your mane makes curling short hair easier.

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Curl it, girl!

Use a small-barreled curling wand to curl your hair one section at a time. Wrap a small section of hair around the wand, twist it towards your face, and slowly release to create a spiral effect. Repeat until all sections of your hair have been curled.

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Loosen up the curls

Finger-comb your curls to style them and make them look more relaxed. Just slowly and gently run your fingers through your strands to loosen up the curls.

Asian woman finger-combing her short black curly hair wearing a white blouse and black pants

Lock your style

Spray your hair with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make sure your curls stay in place all day. It also tames frizz and flyaways so you get a smoother finish. 

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See? Curling short hair is easy. It’s a quick way to change your look and glam up for a virtual get-together or a romantic date at home. You can also curl your hair to boost your confidence when you have a video call with your client coming up.

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How to Curl Short Hair: Beautiful Ways to Wear Your Curls

Now that you know how to curl short hair, why don’t you experiment with curly hairstyles? Here are some looks to try.

1. Curls with Fringe

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Add drama to your hair with bangs. Credit: Natasha Estelle

For some people, it takes guts to wear a fringe. Thankfully, there are more types of fringe you can choose from like wispy bangs, baby bangs, and side-swept bangs.  Whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed curly hair with a zing.

2. Messy Curls

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Messy and curly hair is beautiful. Credit: Hariono Halim

Curly hair can naturally be uncooperative sometimes, so why not rock this look? Just finger-comb your hair and let it fall freely. You can also accessorize it with a colorful headband or a bandana to keep hair off your face and give your look an added drama.

3. Vintage Waves

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Curly short hair looks pretty when glammed up. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Get all glammed up! Create vintage waves for that old-world vibe at home. It’s perfect for wine nights either by yourself or with your friends through a video call.

What are you waiting for? Start curling your short hair now!