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How to Take Care of Short Curly Red Hair

Give Your Curls the Love They Need

Updated: October 30th, 2023

Curly hair needs lots of love and attention to keep it looking nice, and if you’ve got short curly red hair things are a little different. Short hair can’t be piled up in an updo on a bad hair day. Here are some tips for caring for your short, curly red hair:

1. Get the right cut

The first step to getting gorgeous, easy-to-manage curly hair is the right hair cut. If you get a cut that’s really meant for your curl pattern, you will have a lot more luck styling it. The best tip is to find a hairdresser who specializes in curly cuts or work with your current stylist to get the right cut perfected.

2. Avoid heat

Heat causes frizz and curly hair is already prone to enough frizz as it is. Instead of tackling your mane with heat, try air drying it or using a diffuser on your hair dryer on a low heat setting to help with dry time. 

3. Use the right products

Not all hair products work for all hair types. Make sure you’re using products that are meant for curly hair and will add moisture without weighing your curls down. You also want to make sure you have products that will help to fight frizz like a good leave-in conditioner; and products that will help to define your curls like curl cream, gel, and mousse.

If you are looking for a shampoo for short, shiny red hair, look no further:

Finally Glossy® Shine & Luminosity Shampoo for Redheads

It took many years to custom-make the Finally Glossy® formula and we’re so excited for redheads to enjoy it. We’re thrilled to release another clean redhead beauty product. It is paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil, and vegan. It also contains no perfume, is free of gluten and is silicone-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free and cocamidopropyl betaine-free. This clean formula is formulated with Vitamin B3, olive oil, coconut oil and green tea.

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Then make sure you keep it all dry with a microfiber hair towel!

How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel

When drying your hair opt to use a microfiber towel! Introducing the How to be a Redhead Soft Microfiber Hair Towel for Redheads. Because wet hair is at its most vulnerable, this custom microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your red hair and dries it quickly, all while protecting it from stretching and breakage. This design is uniquely shaped to wrap all of your hair securely (no matter the length), with an elastic strap to comfortably keep things in place. Your hair journey starts here, redheads.

4. Stick to a comb

Hair brushes and curly hair don’t mix, so stick to a comb. The best time to brush curly hair is when you’re in the shower, but if you need to touch it up or remove tangles and it’s not on wash day, a wide tooth comb will be your best friend. 

5. Protect hair at night

Unlike long curly hair, short curly hair can be hard to manage at night. Protect your hair while you sleep by using a silk or satin pillowcase, and wearing a protective hair covering.

6. Reset with water

One of the pros of short curly hair is you can easily reset it with water and a little dry time. Instead of fighting with your curls and potentially damaging them, just add a little water and product to reset your style.


READ: 5 Short Hairstyle Mistakes Redheads Can Avoid

READ: Tips for Embracing Your Naturally Curly or Wavy Red Hair

Rock it like a Redhead!