Braids have always been my answer when I don’t want to fix my hair, which is far too often. Any day when my hair is especially messy, braids are my go-to answer.
With short hair, it has been more tricky to get braids to work in a quick manner. I do miss my long hair when I think back to the ease of braiding long hair, but braids are still possible with short hair! It simply takes some more hair product, and some patience, to make it stay and to smooth away fly aways.
I would definitely recommend a gel or cream when creating braids with short hair, like BB Grooming cream. Let’s not even get started on how quickly I can go through this product!
These 4 looks have been great to do with short hair.
1. French Braid + Braid
This look is simple to pull off but automatically makes you look more stylish. Simply grab three pieces at the front of your face and begin to french braid. Then, secure with a bobby pin. After completed, simply do a typical braid underneath to make it thicker and push nearer to the french braid to disguise the normal braid.
2. Waterfall Braid
The waterfall braid is perfect for a bob! I love how you can use this braid to give more umph and body to your roots! After I braid it and pin it, I pull up at the top hairs to give more lift.
3. Bun Braid
Then, for those days that your hair is extra atrocious…braid bun! I french braid to the nape of my neck and then pull all my hair to meet it. Then, simply twist all your hair into a bun.
4. Fish Tail
Fish tails work just as well for short hair you just have to hold your hair at the top rather than the bottom when starting the braid.