Easy Tutorial for Styling Short Hair

6 Materials
30 Minutes

In this short hair tutorial, I’m going to talk a little bit about what I do to give my hair the oomph it needs.

My hair is very straight without a single curl, and it tends to be extremely flat on top of my head so I’m going to show you how to blow dry short hair to remedy that.

The products I’m using are from the Look Fabulous Forever range. However, you can achieve the same results using any brand. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hairbrushes
  • Rollers 
  • Blow dryer
  • Volume boosting shampoo and conditioner
  • Root boosting spray 
  • Hairspray
Damp hair

1. Wash and condition your hair

To start, I’ve used two products to get my hair clean. A volume boost shampoo and conditioner. This is the first part of making sure your hair is clean in a way that will support it in gaining fullness. 

Applying a root boost spray

2. Apply a root boost spray

Now before I start to blow dry my hair, I like to use a root boost spray.

The key is to put it onto the roots of your hair and start to work it through by lifting your hair and spraying it into the root. Don’t put it onto your hair, just liberally spray it onto the root area.

Hair brushes

3. Gather your brushes

Next, I’m going to show you how to dry your hair.

I use two brushes of different sizes, a big fat one for the front and a skinny one that allows me to pull my hair underneath down and into place.

Hair brush

I also like this kind of brush. The handle detaches so I can use it as a brush and I can also leave them in as rollers. 

Blow drying the front section

4. Blow dry the front

Use your brush to decide where your part will be in the front. We’re going to blow dry this section first.

Blow drying the front section

Roll the front bit around the bigger brush and then blow dry.

Blow drying the front section

The small amount of drying that I’ve done, alongside the products that I’ve used, have given my hair a lot more body already.

Blow drying the rest of the hair

5. Blow dry the bottom of your hair

Now we’re going to go around and gradually dry the rest of our hair.

I put quite a lot of effort into this, and it takes me a while because if I don’t, my hair won’t hold its shape as it’s very flat.

While blow-drying the bottom of my hair, I use a narrow brush to tidy it up and blow dry.

I do this because I like to wear my hair tucked behind my ears and, since the hair there is very straight and sticks out, I want to give it a bit of a curve. 

Adding root boost spray

6. Blow dry the top and the sides

This is where the detachable roller brushes come in.

After wrapping my hair around the brush, I’m also going to use my root boost spray again and spray it directly into the roots of each of the brushes as I go around.

The spray sets the hair and gives it volume and body.

Brush/roller in hair

After you blow dry that part, you can just leave that brush/roller there to do its job.

Drying hair

Then go ahead and do the rest of your hair.

Hair with rollers removed

7. Remove the rollers

After you’re finished, you can take out the rollers once your hair is all dried and brush your hair out.

The effect of the root boost spray and the curling of the rollers has left my hair looking lovely and volumized and it’s so soft to the touch. It feels so lovely, clean, and fresh. 

Adding hairspray

8. Backcomb and apply hairspray 

Before I finish, I also do a little bit of backcombing onto the top. The small amount of backcombing ensures that your hair stays with a degree of height to it all day.

Once that’s done, just spray some hairspray on the top and you’re done.

Completed short hair tutorial

Completed short hair tutorial

Completed short hair tutorial 

Here’s the finished hairstyle! I hope you can see how much volume and body I have in my hair.

When I started, it was really straight and flat but with the products that we used, the shampoo and conditioner and the root boost spray, it makes all of the difference.

My hair will look really good all day and in the morning when I wake up. I don’t touch my hair between washes and only wash about two or three times a week.

Let me know if this achieving volume on short hair tutorial worked for you down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Hairbrushes
  • Rollers
  • Blow dryer
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  • Dia22634819 Dia22634819 on Jan 03, 2023

    What make of detachable brushes are you using?

  • Joni Vance Joni Vance on Jan 03, 2023

    Looks very nice & takes work to lift hair up with brushes,i have seen those in beauty salons,i will have to get some & try ,thank you for showing how too,Happy Holidays to you & yours