The Best Styling Products for Short Hair: 176K Reviews

Based on 175,642 Influenster Reviews

Everyone with short hair knows that despite what the world would have you believe, rocking a shorter 'do actually requires more styling work. Longer hair can easily be tossed up in a bun or pony tail, while shorter strands require a little extra TLC—and product.

If you're in club "short hair, don't care," take a peek at the best products to tame your tresses. 

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ByErin N.said...
I have been using Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hair Wax for a while now and I absolutely LOVE IT! Just a small amount rubbed between my fingers and through my roots adds texture and volume to my fine locks without weighing my hair down and making it flat as many products tend to. And the scent is heavenly but not overpowering! This is a staple in my daily routine!
I have been using Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hair Wax for a while now and I absolutely LOVE IT! Just a small amount rubbed between my fingers and through my roots adds texture and volume to my fine locks without weighing my hair down and making it flat as many products tend to. And the scent is heavenly but not overpowering! This is a staple in my daily routine!
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ByKelly D.said...
Normally I'm not into more expensive hair care but I decided to see what the fuss was all about with the @oribe dry texturizing spray...in my opinion his stuff receives praises for a reason! I have other texturizing sprays I enjoy using but this is truly a "dry" spray, where it gives your hair a lovely fluffy, texturizing look without feeling like you have used any product. It feels so light weight and it no sticky or tacky feel - you can run your hands through your hair or fluff it back up and you don't have any residue on your hands afterwards. I have a lot of hair but it's rather fine and goes flat super easily so I see this a styling product I definitely enjoy using when I wear my hair down. It helps gives great grip for braids and messy buns as well. Despite the price, which turned me off from initially trying it for so long, as long as they make this I will absolutely keep repurchasing!
Normally I'm not into more expensive hair care but I decided to see what the fuss was all about with the @oribe dry texturizing spray...in my opinion his stuff receives praises for a reason! I have other texturizing sprays I enjoy using but this is truly a "dry" spray, where it gives your hair a lovely fluffy, texturizing look without feeling like you have used any product. It feels so light weight and it no sticky or tacky feel - you can run your hands through your hair or fluff it back up and you don't have any residue on your hands afterwards. I have a lot of hair but it's rather fine and goes flat super easily so I see this a styling product I definitely enjoy using when I wear my hair down. It helps gives great grip for braids and messy buns as well. Despite the price, which turned me off from initially trying it for so long, as long as they make this I will absolutely keep repurchasing!
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BySandra D.said...
About a 2 years ago I decided to take the plunge and cut off my past shoulder length hair into a pixie cut; this decision would have been an ABSOLUTE DISASER of i hadn't been introduced to Manipulator!! It texturizes, adds hold of varying degrees, and can be worked into damp hair for a variety of styles. I added waves, spikes, blew dry smooth, you name it! So long as I added Manipulator as a base variety felt possible, which definitely isn't always the case with super short hair. It smells like piña coladas, only takes the tiniest bit (about a fingertip for super short hair like mine was) and lasts forever. I've since grown out my hair, but at this point I buy it for the smell and to work through just washed hair to make it easier to use hot rollers later in the week. Truly a keeper.
About a 2 years ago I decided to take the plunge and cut off my past shoulder length hair into a pixie cut; this decision would have been an ABSOLUTE DISASER of i hadn't been introduced to Manipulator!! It texturizes, adds hold of varying degrees, and can be worked into damp hair for a variety of styles. I added waves, spikes, blew dry smooth, you name it! So long as I added Manipulator as a base variety felt possible, which definitely isn't always the case with super short hair. It smells like piña coladas, only takes the tiniest bit (about a fingertip for super short hair like mine was) and lasts forever. I've since grown out my hair, but at this point I buy it for the smell and to work through just washed hair to make it easier to use hot rollers later in the week. Truly a keeper.
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ByHolly E.said...
This stuff is SO good. I got a haircut recently and with curly hair it's always tough to deal with shorter locks. The hold is great and keeps away the frizz! My only dislike is my hair feels a bit dirty after use... authentic beach feel right there! It's best used when hair is wet... Use sparingly! Love the product for the price!
This stuff is SO good. I got a haircut recently and with curly hair it's always tough to deal with shorter locks. The hold is great and keeps away the frizz! My only dislike is my hair feels a bit dirty after use... authentic beach feel right there! It's best used when hair is wet... Use sparingly! Love the product for the price!
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ByFrst N.said...
I have short hair and was looking for a new product to try. After lots of searching I found this product. Tried this and loved it. A small amount goes a long way for creating a funky texturizing look. Seems to hold up well though out my day. This is definitely one I would purchase again!
I have short hair and was looking for a new product to try. After lots of searching I found this product. Tried this and loved it. A small amount goes a long way for creating a funky texturizing look. Seems to hold up well though out my day. This is definitely one I would purchase again!