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    21 Products People With Short Hair Actually Swear By

    Mists, pomades, creams, sprays, and more for anyone with short locks. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what hair products work well with short hair, here were their amazing contributions:

    1. Mold your hair into anything you want it to be with Kevin Murphy Super Goo. It's made with green tea extract, which won't create flakes of product on your scalp throughout the day., / Via @bymaggiekime

    "It gives the best texture for a pixie cut! Holds all day and adds dimension and control. After trying tons of other products, I've used Supergoo for years and absolutely love it! β€”amart

    Get it from Walmart for $29.99.

    2. Build tons of volume and thickness for your wavy short cut with Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing spray.


    "It's not a hairspray so it won't make your hair crispy, but it will add (spoiler alert) texture and body to short and long hair alike. I used it with my pin-straight hair and it actually had body and texture for the first time in, well, forever." β€”ambelina

    Get it from Amazon for $16.33 or Jet for $14.24.

    3. Style your hair any way you'd like with Living Proof Instant Texture Mist. You can even apply it on damp or dry hair because variety is the spice of life!, Sephora

    "I just recently cut my hair short after growing it out for a year or so, and my favorite product is Living Proof Instant Texture Mist! It's light and lets you style your hair any way you want! It's amazing." β€”ohokaybye

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    4. Lock in tons of moisture and make your hair super touchable with OGX Creamy Hair Butter.,

    "This stuff is amazing! I've used it to style my pixie cut and make it look less flat. It's a good texture, it doesn't make your hair 'crunchy,' and smells awesome. Also, the brand OGX is cruelty-free! β€”starrykid

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    5. Try L'Oreal's Ever Curl leave-in cream to protect your short curls from frizz so they can be defined all fucking day!

    "I like L'Oreal Evercurl Hydracharge leave-in cream. I have thick, short hair that tends to be frizzy if I let it air dry." β€”butthatsnoneofmybusiness

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    6. Keep your beautiful tresses in place with Redken Sea Salt Hair spray. It gives up to 24 hours of humidity resistance!



    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    7. Consider Aveda Control Paste for the perfect amount of flexible hold for your short hair, without leaving it disgustingly crunchy.

    Aveda, / Via @aveda

    "Aveda Control Paste works really well at taming fly-aways and adding texture!" β€”rhiannonkicksrocks

    Get Aveda's Control Paste from Jet for $34.99 or Aveda for $29.

    8. Get a cool, mysterious, firmly held James Dean look with Bumble and Bumble Sumowax. It'll stay put while making your hair sleek af., Sephora

    "The Sumo Wax is more for separation and hold. It also adds some shine, and you only have to use a tiny bit. The jar is small but it lasts forever and smells amazing!" β€”rhiannonkicksrocks

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    9. Work Fatboy Sea Salt Pomade through your hair ends for a carefree, beachy look that will also strengthen your locks with coconut oil and shea butter!, / Via @fatboyhair

    "Fatboy Sea Salt Pomade! It adds texture and volume." β€”jbe

    Get it from Jet for $17.88.

    10. Smooth down your edges and baby hairs with TIGI Bed Head Wax Stick. Since it's wax, it'll literally last you forever., / Via @bedheadbytigi

    "I use this before I flat iron for my frizzy ends, then a little bit after to piece it out. It's not too heavy and smells great. I just bought my second tube, ever. I bought my first one in 1998! It might be gross but it doesn't go bad, it's wax!" β€”jackie

    Get it from Walmart for $9.29.

    11. Spritz Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray onto your hair to increase fullness and absorb excess oil from your scalp for a fluffy, cute style.


    "Kenra's Dry Texture Spray is my go-to product! It's lightweight, and makes your hair super bouncy!" β€”fillionfan

    Get it from Jet for $15.77.

    12. Use Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Powder for Dolly Parton-like volume. Just because you have short tresses doesn't mean you can't join in on the fun!

    "This product has been a lifesaver for me on multiple occasions. My hair is very thick and doesn't typically hold volume very well. After I started using this, the time spent styling my hair has been cut to only a few minutes. I absolutely love it!" β€”faith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    13. Smooth a little Axe Messy Look Hair Gel onto strands for an effortless, just-got-out-of-bed style.,

    "Axe Styling Gel works amazing, and I love it." β€”maggieo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    14. Apply a couple of pumps of Moroccan Oil Curl Control Mousse onto your lob (aka your long bob) to form popping waves or curls without the assist of a curling iron.,

    "Curl Defining Cream by Moroccan Oil keeps my curls cute so I don't need to blow dry." β€”hannah

    Get it from Sephora for $13.

    15. Protect your cut against dryness with Not Your Mother's Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray. It restores softness to hair and soothes it from extended sun exposure.

    "Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray! It gives my pixie great texture without making it stiff. Great for wavy and straight!" β€”l

    Get it from Amazon for $3.87.

    16. Wash your hair with Johnson's Baby Tear-Free Shampoo for a gentle cleansing of your precious locks without irritating your eyes like other shampoos.

    "Johnson's Tear-Free Baby Shampoo is super fucking cool. It gives your hair volume and makes it super soft, as well!" β€”daintypup

    Get it from Amazon for $4.92.

    17. Strengthen and soothe split ends with Kristin Ess Depth Defining Pomade while creating a cool matte texture that'll give you tons of compliments, not that you didn't already.


    "It's affordable, and it adds great texture to your hair without making it feel gross. It would work for any short hair length, pixie to lob." β€”sarahjaneyy

    Get it from Target for $10.

    18. Sculpt your short hair with Redken Stay High Mousse. You can even use it before or after you apply heat on your hair to reduce damage!

    "I have super flat, straight hair, and it leaves my hair with so much volume!" β€”heather

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    19. Place soft rollers in your hair at night if you want your bob to come out fabulously curly or wavy! It'll also save grooming time in the morning which means catching some extra Z's!,

    "I have a pixie cut with long bangs so I curl them at night with the rollers, take the rollers out when I get up in the morning and boom, long-lasting curls! End result, I like any routine that's 90% sleeping." β€”eliseh6

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. Create head turning curls and waves with BaByliss Mini Straightening Iron. It's really small, so it'll be able to grab tiny pieces of hair for great definition.,

    "BaByliss half-inch straighter! It saved my life so many times. It gets very hot and it's small enough to maneuver through my pixie without burning my fingers off!" β€”avan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    21. And enhance your hair's natural shape using L'Oreal Paris Ruffled Body Mousse. Pro-tip – if you flip your head upside down while applying it, it'll create long-lasting body!


    "Loreal's Air Dry Mousse is awesome for those days when you don't feel like blow drying, or you don't have time to. I love using this to save my hair from the heat. It's super quick and easy, adds volume and hold, and smells awesome, too!" β€”jessica

    Get it from Target for $3.99.

    Short hair, really don't care!

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