I've been getting lots of questions about how I style my short hair recently...it's really quite simple, easy and most importantly - quick! It also does not involve any heat which definitely appeals to the lazy side of me as well as being healthier for my hair so it's a win win situation!
Let me preface this by letting you guys know that my hair type is dry and its natural texture is wavy (the shorter the wavier) with a tendency to be frizzy. I wash it twice a week and it rarely gets greasy or oily at all...it really is quite dry! The shampoo & conditioner I use currently is the Aussie Miracle Moist and 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor.
After I get out of the shower I towel dry, brush out my hair using my Tangle Teaser and then apply a pea-sized amount of Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream for dry hair. I distribute this through the ends and continue getting ready/applying my makeup.
When I'm finished getting ready I go back in the bathroom, turn my head upside down and scrunch about two pumps of Redken Curvaceous Ringlet Perfectiong Lotion for Classic Curls into my hair. By this stage it's still wet but has air dried a little bit so it's not soaking/dripping wet. This stuff helps to give it a more defined curl rather than a weird frizzy wave, ha ha ha! I then leave my hair to air dry completely.
Whenever I don't use a blow-dryer on my roots it tends to look a bit flat (unless it's been slept on) so I always like to finish off my styling process with a couple of sprays of the Batiste Dry Shampoo Big & Bouncy XXL Volume. This stuff is AMAZING, it gives such volume and doesn't make your hair look grey or white once you really work it in! I love this stuff so much I normally use it on Day 2/3 hair as well just to spruce up my roots a little.
If my ends are looking a little shapeless on Day 2/3 or I just feel like they need some more definition, I will use a pump of Redken Curvaceous Wave Ahead Texturising Mousse and just scrunch it into my hair to give the curls and waves more body. This isn't always necessary, it kind of just depends on how it turns out the next day after washing it!
These two Redken Curvaceous products were sent to me back in October and I haven't had a chance to try them out till now as I think products like these work better on shorter hair! Back then my hair was really long and I feel that these would have only made it look straggly and gross (believe me, I speak from experience! I sported the "wet look" on long locks when I was about 17 - I looked like a witch!). But on a short, layered up style these products have become my best friend. They are both €17.70 and are available from salons nationwide. I think I will definitely repurchase when these are emptied!
And that's my current hair routine at the moment! I'm really happy with how quick and easy this is especially with a 6 month old baby...my hair is normally the last thing on my mind so it helps to be low-maintenance! Let me know if you have any tips on short hair styling products or techniques! I would love to hear them :)