Learning how to make short hair wavy has never been so easy!
When we think about wavy hair, bouncy blowouts and Hollywood waves often spring to mind. And while these styles are easily achievable for those with long hair, what about us girls with short tresses? Well, instead of resigning yourself to a life devoid of texture and natural-looking movement, you just need to check out our guide on how to make short hair wavy, below!
Okay, so you may think that getting a wavy ‘do in your cropped hair is going to be tricky, but in reality, it couldn’t be simpler. And to walk you through the process, we’ve enlisted the help of our resident beauty blogger Lorna Literally – go on, get styling!
Style guide: How to make short hair wavy
Apply heat protectant.
Blowdry your hair.
Curl your hair.
Place a couple of inches of your hair into your curling wand and slowly turn it away from your face, so that your hair loosely wraps around the barrel of the tong. Hold for a couple of seconds, then release.
Editor’s tip: Leave the ends of your hair a little straight. Trust us, this will help your short hair lie better when it’s curled!
Separate your curls.
Other ways to make short hair wavy…
How to curl short hair with a straightener
If you don’t happen to have a curling wand to hand, how about learning how to curl short hair with a straightener, instead?
Grab your slimline pair of straighteners and twist the straighteners away from your face, so that your hair is gently wrapped around them. Then, pull your straighteners, so that your hair moves through the clamp while it’s still wrapped.
But the secret to nailing short tresses? Leave the bottom of your hair straight. We know it sounds a little strange, but trust us, this will help your short curls lie perfectly in place!
How to curl short hair without heat
Not keen on straighteners? Not a fan of curling wands? The good news is, you can learn how to curl short hair without heat!
Try plaiting your hair overnight to create gentle waves. Just remember: bigger braids will create subtle waves, while multiple plaits will create smaller curls.
And just like that, you’ve completed your short wavy hairdo! Don’t forget to share your hair creations with us on Twitter, will you?