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3 Ways to Style Short Curly Hair While Growing It Out

You can still create the perfect look with short strands.
July 11, 2022

When you have curly hair, it can sometimes be easier to maintain your look when your hair is long as opposed to short. That’s because short haircuts can require major upkeep — and that can be especially tricky when you’re dealing with curls.

That being said, short haircuts can look especially beautiful when paired with a curly texture. But what if you have a short hairstyle that you’re looking to grow out? We have a few ideas to keep your hair from looking awkward. Here are some hairstyles to try while growing out short, curly hair.

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Soft Blowout

Using heat isn’t usually advised when growing out the hair, but if your curly hair is at an awkward length or shape — it can be helpful when you want your hair styled in a specific way for a special occasion. The key is to not use too much heat or to heat style too often. Straightening curly hair consists of using a blow dryer and a flat iron, but you can create multiple styles by just blow drying the hair straight. 

After washing and detangling, you should always be sure to apply a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant. It protects from heat up to 450 degrees while providing 48 hour frizz control. Blow dry the hair in a downwards motion to stretch the hair more. Once complete, you can pick a style of your choice, such as a slick back ponytail or a stretched twist out. 

Next: 15 Hairstyle Ideas for Brides with Natural Hair

Written by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Shalwah Evans

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