Short hairstyles for African American hair works great, as they are easy to maintain, style, and get. African American hair is very thick and curly, also tends to develop frizz and dryness easily. To maintain long black hairstyles, a lot of hair care measures to keep the hair conditioned and healthy are required. However, short hairstyles require less maintenance. Here are the various haircut styles and ideas that you can consider.
Women can style their hair straight to style with pixie African American hairstyles. Check out pictures of Halle Berry and Rihanna's pixie cut to know more. For this, cut the hair on the sides into short crops, and the crown hair longer, and style the front section of hair into long side bangs.
These are great looking hairstyles with bangs. For these, the hair near the nape of the neck is cut short and the hair on sides is kept longer. The front section is then styled into sweeping bangs.
These short hairstyles are great as men's hairstyles, but can also look good in office, club, parties, etc. For a faux hawk, the hair on the sides is cut into short crops, and the middle band of hair is kept longer. The hair needs to be straight, and hence hair relaxers, straightening irons, or other forms of straightening are required.
Cornrows can be created into various designs. These styles suit men, women, and children, however, these take a long time to style. Also they are very painful, and cannot be done at home. You will need to visit a stylist to get cornrows done in your hair.
These are similar to cornrows. For half cornrows, the top half of the hair is styled into cornrows, and the rest of the hair is worn down.
Short dreads are popular among children, though some men and women also like to wear them. Go to a stylist to get dreadlocks in your short hair.
This is a hairstyles that is opted by many people, as they allow to wear the hair naturally. Short afro styles are worn like a cloud. However, you can get it trimmed such a way that there are bangs falling on the forehead.
Straw curls are opted by those in a transition period, and are done using straws or thin perms.
The best African American short hairstyles are natural hairstyles, because, to get them you just need to trim or braid your hair. Also, maintenance of natural hairstyles is easier, because all one needs to do is shampoo it and condition it.