How To Style Short Black Hair

Knowing how to style short black hair will help you look good not only on a daily basis, but also on special occasions where you want to dress to impress. As anyone with black hair knows, keeping your color looking dark and your hair looking healthy, while avoiding excess grease or frizziness, can prove to be a challenge. For best results, stick with the same hair care routine and consult with your hair stylist during each visit to make sure you're both on the same page about what you want and the amount of time you have to put into styling your hair.

Items You'll Need

  • Dry shampoo
  • Mousse
  • Wax or gel
  • Hairspray
  • Hairdryer
  • Comb
  1. Shop around until you find a hair stylist who works with you and understands the type of haircut you want. It may take a few tries, but finding a stylist who will work with you can save a lot of time and hassle in the future. Not only should you feel satisfied with your haircut afterward, but you should also feel the stylist works with you when you want a new haircut, and gives you proper tips for how to style your hair afterward. If you don't have time to style your hair everyday, make sure your stylist knows this so she can create a short haircut that doesn't need daily maintenance.
  2. Start your styling process with a good wash. Wash your hair the night before to save time in the morning. If you have frizzy or dry hair, wash it every two to three days to avoid causing it to dry out even more. Over washing can actually cause oily hair in certain men, so if you notice your hair is constantly oily even after daily showering, you may need to cut back or switch shampoos.
  3. Add a thick gel, mousse or sculpting wax. Choose the proper product to style your short black hair based on how thick your hair is and how hard it is to tame. Waxes and gels work for eliminating frizz, but too much can make hair look greasy. Short black hairstyles are most likely to fall victim to this because too much hair product can appear to shine and reflect off your dark black hair color.
  4. Smooth out with a comb. Once you've dried your hair and added any necessary wax or gel, create chunky or spiky layers with your fingers and comb any stray hairs into place. Smooth out your short hair style with a light wax on top, if necessary. Shorter haircuts may increase the risk for fly-away strands of hair which you can easily tame with a little gel.

Carry a small comb in your pocket for taming stray hairs throughout the day. Those with naturally curly or shaggy hair  may choose to simply leave stray pieces of hair where they are as part of their style.

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