For a moment, it felt like short-haired humans were getting the short end of the product roundup stick. And while we’re not pardoning the inconsideration, we must admit—maneuvering a short mane makes styling long, prone-to-tangles tresses seem like a piece of cake. Cropped ‘dos, like pixies, bobs, and lobs, seemingly involve less strands, giving us the (false) impression that there’s more room to mess up (er, crunchy hairspray mess or mousse overflow). But the voices in our heads have since veered off scared-of-cropped-hair course. Here, our roundup of the best products for different short haircuts.
Bumble and bumble Thickening Creme Contour: $30
Proud owners of the chin-grazing bob and pixie, pick up a pot of Bb’s Thickening Creme Contour. Run a dab between hands then through your strands for definition and body that won’t weigh you down (yup, even you, fine-haired gals and guys). Bonus: it’s color safe.
Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse: $40
Lobs looking for a lift in the loose, undone waves department—this one’s for you. Apply on damp hair then diffuse, or on dry hair, for polished bedhead.
R+Co Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray: $29
Bang-embellished short cuts, keep a can of R+Co’s frizz-fighting spray on hand to keep fringe on fleek. We love that it can be used on both wet and styled hair.
(via Neiman Marcus)
DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler: $28
We didn’t forget you, curly cuties. When your hair’s short, your curls have extra bounce, and can look extra wild. Check those coils with DevaCurl’s super yummy-smelling cream that boosts volume and maintains curl definition.
Kerastase Volume in Powder Finishing Spray: $29
Never got the teasing volume technique down? Flat-looking pixies, bobs, and lobs: rejoice. Kerastase’s matte finishing powder spray begets that backcombed effect, no effort required. And it dries matte so no one will even know you cheated your way to full-bodied texture.
Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo: $24
A little lather goes a long way for long bobs made of limp locks. Moroccanoil’s volume shampoo not only cleanses the scalp, but it also plumps strands and softens.
When you want to quadruple your va-va-volume and products won’t cut it, reach for clip-in extensions. Various lengths make it easy to match your mane. For an even better fit, hit up your stylist and get them dusted for a seamless blend.