July 8, 2013

Natural Hair | Styling Short Natural Hair

Hello Beauties!

Over the past few weeks, I have been on an adventure.  Since cutting my hair, I have been on a quest to find what styles work best for my new, shorter hair.  I remember in my earlier days of being natural that some of my favorite styles were comb twists and twist outs.  With all of this in mind, I figured I would give several styles a try to see what works best!

1.  Wash & Go

I did a simple wash and go with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel.  I can definitely say that gel does make shorter hair curl up easily; however, it didn't have as much definition as I personally like.  It's still a cute, quick style when I'm in a rush.

2.  Twist Out

When my hair was longer, a twist out was my go to style.  I figured I would give it a try on my shorter hair.  For this style, I used Cantu Twist and Lock gel and although I liked it, it didn't give me the hang time I was looking for in the front.  With my hair cut, my hair is longer in the front than in the back and I like for the front to hang a little lower.  With this style, I wasn't able to achieve that.  I did like the definition though unlike with the wash and go.

3.  Coil Out

This is my new go to style for this hair length!  I used EcoStyle Olive Oil gel again and took small sections, detangled them and made finger coils.  I allowed my hair to dry for a full 24 hours and then untwisted my hair.  It made beautiful coils and the best part is that it lasted a week without retwisting.  Love it!

What natural hair styles are you loving on your hair right now?

God bless & stay fabellis,



  1. I haven't tried a coil out. If. I have shoulder length hair would it look cute?

  2. It would definitely be cute! It will probably make your hair appear shorter, but it gives great definition!

  3. Your hair is beautiful!

    I'm not very good at styling but I do like wearing pipe cleaner curls. It's my "go to" fancy hair.

  4. I love the definition in your twist out & coils. I've been doing the WASH/GO. I TRIED the twist out but I can't get the hang of it. I've seen some cute coils down here in New Orleans. I guess I need a class :-) !

  5. Loving your hair! Once I'm out of my Havana Twist phase, I want to get a tapered cut much like yours. It's too cute!

  6. Love your hair! I sometimes wish my hair was really really curly like that<3 Loved your blog and will come back for sure! I find it very inspirational...

    Oh, I just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin by the way! Hope you come by my blog sometime too! Would love to know what you think about it, and maybe follow me back if you like it? We can also follow each other everywhere else;)!

    These are my links hun <3:
    Instant Milk link
    Facebook page link
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  7. Thank you! I have learned so much just from YouTube and having my hair done at a natural hair salon. Watching their technique has helped me a lot.

  8. Thank you! I really appreciate you following!

  9. I love this cut on you Ashley! I still haven't experimented with natural hair styles too much because I keep it in protective styling! One month I'm just going to take a month break from the protective styles and just experiment with different styles to see what works for me! I love how all these styles look on you!

  10. Umm, yeah Ashley...those finger coils, I absolutely love!


  11. Thanks so much Britton! Now you know I love a protective style just as much as the next woman, but I would love to see you play with your hair and see what works for you. I bet a twist out would be so gorgeous on you!


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