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9 Lovely Short Natural Hairstyle Tutorials ...

Shannon Pete

9 Lovely Short Natural Hairstyle Tutorials ...

Short natural hair is lovely, sexy, and fun. And quite versatile, too! The right trick and tools transform your shorter locks into various different looks for any occasion. Everything from a simple twa (teeny weeny afro) to springy spiral curls and spiky pixie faux hawk flair are options for you. If you need a little style inspiration, take a look at these nine style options for short natural hair that range from the heat free to the flat ironed.

1 Chunky Twist-out on Tapered Hair

This hairstyle is all about the product and manipulation. Use a clean drying product such as ORS olive oil moisturizing gel to set the twists. Allow your short natural hair to dry completely. Apply a little oil and untwist each section. Courtesy of MyNaturalSistas

2 Perm Rod Set for Coily Hair

This perm rod set on coily produces smooth corkscrew curls. The process is all about minimal product. Allow hair to dry completely. Use a little natural oil to separate each section into smaller curls. Fluff roots using a wide-tooth comb. Courtesy of Shinestruck

3 Easy Peasy Wash and Go

This wash and go style tutorial for short natural hair is the easiest I have seen in a while. The five simple steps outlined in the video will help you achieve a kinky/coily defined look. It all begins with thoroughly detangled hair. Courtesy of MyNaturalSistas

4 Amazing Twa Defined Curls

Pixie cut on natural hair is taken to another level with well-defined finger coils and curls. This style requires damp hair throughout the process. It is important to use a gel that moisturizes yet dries clear and soft. Courtesy of MyNaturalSistas

5 Dry Finger Waves

Some naturalistas feel a need to change up the natural hair game a little by using heat styling tools. This pretty dry finger wave style is the result of a blow-dry and curl on short hair. Use a small barrel curling iron to curl your short natural hair in small sections. Apply a light layer of pomade. Use a rat-tail comb and fingers to guide hair into waves. Courtesy of Modern Salon

6 Faux Hawk

Dressed up or down a faux hawk always looks lovely. The key to this style is alternating curves. Use heat protector and a flat iron to bend hair in alternating waves. Apply a light coat of spiking pomade then rake hair with a wide tooth comb. Smooth the sides of your hair to set in place. Courtesy of TheHaiRazorTV

7 Short Tapered

Natural curl styles are not for everyone and even long-time naturals like to change it up a bit from time to time. This short tapered style tutorial is truly versatile. Use coconut oil, rat-tail comb, beeswax, wide-tooth comb, and finishing spray to recreate this style. Flat iron hair in small sections, smooth into place and you are ready to go. Courtesy of TheHaiRazorTV

8 Pixie Cut Cutie

Smooth your short hair into place, cover with a wrap and allow to air dry. Use a small flat iron and heat protecting spray to create tiny flips across your hairline. Finger comb your hair all over. Smooth sides with a rat tail and cover briefly to lock in the sides. Courtesy of CocoaFab

9 Piled on Top

Curl hair all over using a small flat iron, angling curls towards the back. Use a rat-tail comb to separate curls and erase part lines. Insert a small bit of Marley hair into your pompadour for added lift. Do not tease your hair. Pin in place as needed and spritz with holding spray for a great evening look. Courtesy of MelindaWilliams

Short natural hair is quite versatile. Worn natural in a 'fro or in heat straightened hairstyles, it is uniquely your own. Show it off. Please remember to moisturize well and use a heat protecting serum whenever you heat style your hair. Other than that, take it easy sisters in kinky/curly/coily awesomeness. How do you style your short natural hair?