A lot of women with naturally curly hair are under the misguided belief that they can’t rock short curls. Ladies, we are here to tell you that simply isn’t true! There are plenty of great styles for those who wish to go with a no muss, no fuss, low maintenance curly look. Check out some of these suggestions to pick a cut and style that will work best for you and your curl type.
If you have a hard time managing your thick, curly hair, consider going with a shorter style. Extra weight can weigh your hair down and make it difficult to have the definition you crave. Chopping your curls and adding layers to frame your face. Ask your stylist to avoid using thinning shears to remove weight or bulk, and instead ask her to utilize the “chipping” method to remove weight without creating blunt layers. Removing too much weight or cutting disjointed layers can lead to frizz and the dreaded triangle haircut. Use a light styling cream to keep curls frizz free and in place.
For curlies who might have less tightly defined coils, consider the always classic and always on point bob. Work with your stylist to figure out the right length your curls should be to make them look their best, as well as to best flatter your face shape. You can have a bob cut in a variety of lengths, from shoulder skimming to just under your chin. Bobs are great for curlies who want a wash and go look. You can use leave in conditioner and a refreshing spray to give second and third day curls a boost to help your bob keep its shape.
Just because your curls tend to do what they want (but really, don’t they all?) and are more on the wavy side doesn’t mean you can’t rock a shorter look! Many curlies avoid cutting their hair to keep it from frizzing, but you can use a little more texture to your advantage. You could consider a lob (long bob) or a shoulder length blunt cut to remove some weight and give your curls some lift as well as definition, which can be increased by deep conditioning and using the right styling products. For some extra chicness and versatility, consider adding some chunky side bangs or extra layers.