Monday, 22 September 2014

How I Style my Short Hair

So, I cut my hair again. It’s even shorter now and although at first I had my doubts, I’ve got to say that I’m loving it. My hair has always been fine and not held volume very well, so this was definitely the step that I needed to get it looking a little healthier and hold some volume a little better. Having said that, it wasn’t an instant change. After striving for long hair for as long as I can remember, it took some getting used to and I definitely had to come up with some new ideas of styling it.

So, while I may still be getting used to this change, I have found one way in particular that I’m really enjoying styling my hair, so I thought that I would share it with you. Keep reading if you’re interested!

A before shot. Creating a bit of shape by angling my hair inwards a little to frame my face.

Like I mentioned before, one of the main reasons that I got so much length cut off was to create volume. Being so much shorter, my hair now sometimes likes to create this volume by standing at a 90 degree angle to my head. This may be a slight exaggeration, but I find that whipping out the straighteners can really help to create a nicer shape and tames the locks a little better. I use the Remington Pearl Professional Straighteners for mine. If I have time I’ll section my hair into layers, but if not then a quick run through from the roots down, curving inward slightly does the job for me. The slight curve of the wrist helps to frame the face quite nicely. I tend to do all of my straightening in a middle parting,to create more of an ‘undone’ look when I do switch up the parting, but if I want my hair to stay in place all night, then I would probably sort out my side parting before doing this.

There are only really two steps to this look, but this is the really important bit. When I first got my hair cut, my hairdresser (who did an AMAZING job) showed me how to style it with some texturising powder. These little bottles of miracles have been becoming more popular over the past couple of years, and I can see why. I wrote about my VO5 Give Me Texture ‘Instant Oomph’ Powder a couple of years back when I still had long hair, and it really does just that. The difference being that my hairdresser has now showed me how to use it properly.

Strategically sprinkling the powder Jooge the hair, people.

First, section the top layer of your hair out. I tend to do this in thirds, so for instance I’ll work on the left side of my hair first, section off the top couple of inches, and tap the powder evenly through the little line under where I’ve pulled my hair back. Next I’ll do the same to the back of my head, and then the right of my head. A little goes a long way with this, but feel free to repeat at different heights within your hair. Finally, you’re going to want to really massage the product into your hair, by working your fingers into your scalp and ‘jooging’ until your hair has reached the desired volume. Don’t ask me how, but if it works wonders for this baby-haired girl, then it’s sure to do something for you too.

That’s really all that there is to it! I can’t describe how happy I am to have a hairstyle that looks so great with a technique that I can actually do at home. When I look back at my long hair now I feel as though I really didn’t know how to handle it. The only downside? Say hello to the world’s tiniest ponytail! Next I need to find some other cool new styles with my fun, new length.

Any tips for short hair?

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clairabelle0306 said...

Looks gorgeous!

xxx Claire

Laura Loves said...

Great post - I need to start using dry shampoo for volume rather than for non-washing hair days!


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Eilidh D said...

Gorgeous! You really suit short hair so much! xx