For girls rocking natural hair, the short afro is either your first hairstyle or go to do because it’s so easy and fun!
Check out these pictures for 4 cute and different ways to wear short naturally curly hair that keep things interesting.
The classic short afro is cut into this perfectly round ‘do that is a gorgeous halo. The key to getting this hair to look effortlessly gorgeous is keeping away humidity that turns spiral curls into a fuzz. These are 3 of the best products for short afros:
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Serum – This well-known brand is affordable and available everywhere. The serum product that defines curls, boosts volume, and keeps frizz away.
Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream – This line of products is worth every penny. Using silicon, Living Proof blocks humidity and frizz by lightly coating each individual strand of hair. This fantastic product makes air drying a breeze, even in humid climates like Florida and DC.
Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel – One of the best brands out there for curly hair works on so many levels. This alcohol-free formula moisturizes hair, protects against styling damage, and gives maximum control against frizz without any buildup. Just apply a dab to towel-dried hair, style, and blow or air dry.
In the tradition of the teeny weeny afro, go extra short! This cropped cut is perfect for any hot climate, with the no hair on the neck and length concentrated high on the head.
This gorgeous rounded fro is a soft and feminine version of Grace Jones’ signature look. With super tight curls, you can sculpt any shape with a razor. This hot looks stays away from retro territory with extra height at the top and shorter sides.
An easy way to style a short afro is by adding a side part. This adds a hint of bangs sweeping across the forehead, minimizes height at the crown, and results in a sexy bob-like shape.
With hair this length, mix things up by adding twists! Try Miss Jessie’s Curly Buttercreme to style twists or coils and add tons of moisture and frizz-fighting power.