Dressing modernly, wearing the hottest manicures and hairstyles, putting on beautiful make-up: this is the goal of many women in the modern world and some of them follow the trends closely. When it comes to hairstyles and hair colors, trends are constantly changing and what is fashionable today will fade into the background in just a few days. But there is one hair style that can and will never be forgotten: that is the short Afro hair! Short haircuts in Afro style always look attractive for women of African origin as well as for women with simply curly hair. The good news is that short Afro hair for women will remain popular in autumn and winter 2023! In the following article you will find out what the trends are and get a few care tips.
Short cuts for women with Afro hair are preferred in 2023
How to style and wear short Afro hair for women in 2023
Women who have naturally curly hair certainly know how much care the curls need. You need to apply special cream and hair oils several times a week or sometimes daily that will keep these curls well formed. Such hair is also more brittle and frizzy and dries more slowly. That’s why women either opt for African braids or cut their hair very short.
Undercut in Platinum Blonde with Hair Tattoo Design
#Buzz Cut with shaved parts
For the ladies who want a short haircut but would also like to experiment with the look, they should opt for a very short pixie cut with shaved elements. Have your hair cut as short as desired. The extremely short one Buzz cut is a hit this year and remains in the senior positions. This is a super short pixie cut where the hair stays no longer than 0.5 to one centimeter. But what makes the cut interesting and attractive are the so-called Hair tattoos – Patterns that are mostly designed on the side of the head over the ears or at the back of the head. Whether just a few horizontal lines or something creative: give your imagination complete freedom.
Give your creativity complete freedom!
# Pixie cut with or without curls
If you don’t want to cut your Afro hair too short, then choose a slightly classic pixie cut where the finely groomed finger curls remain visible. All in all, the main goal of a haircut like this is to show everyone the perfect Afro curls you have! The hairstyle is not only popular in the fall and winter of 2023-2024, but is also quite easy to maintain. You don’t need to use straighteners, which not only waste time but also damage the hair structure.
Smooth salt and pepper pixie cut for Afro hair on older women
Hairdressers recommend not cutting the bangs too short so that they fall smoothly and beautifully to the side. Fix the bangs with a little hairspray or gel.
#Short Afro hair without curls
For the ladies with naturally thick hair, maintaining it is more time-consuming, but the pixie cuts look more eye-catching. And this hairstyle is anything but boring! What the hairstyle does for a majority of Afro ladies is that it suits every face shape.
A hit in autumn 2023: Short Afro hair with braids
This haircut is incredibly feminine yet radical. Although texture plays an important role in how the pixie cut looks and is a bit difficult to maintain, if you have extremely curvy hair you can achieve a wonderful slightly wavy effect with a flat iron, some product and creativity.
Blonde tips with short Afro hair – this is the top hit for the season!
#Short hair with blonde ends
More and more Black women who have naturally Black hair are increasingly choosing to change their hair color. Whether blonde, chocolate brown, red or even pink or blue, more and more women are coloring themselves. If you don’t want to dye your hair completely, but just add highlights, this hairstyle is an absolute must-have in 2023. In addition, not necessarily the entire strands are colored here, but only the tips. Add further depth and dimension to the hairstyle by combining different shades of blonde together.
Brown and red nuances are also welcome
One tip: To prevent your highlights from yellowing too quickly, opt for a purple shampoo and conditioner to use between salon visits.
How do I care for my Afro hair?
Even if you don’t have curly Afro hair yourself, you know how difficult it can be to care for it. Curls often lose their shape, the hair gets tangled more easily and is more sensitive and brittle. To prevent the curls from losing their magnificent shine, softness and fullness, it is important that you care for your Afro hair with the right products and in the right way.
Only use products specifically designed for hair with fine curls
When washing and caring for your Afro hair, the first – and perhaps most important – step is to choose moisturizers that contain nourishing oils. Because hair with corkscrew curls lacks natural moisture, most shampoos contain harsh chemical ingredients designed to rid hair of excess oil and dirt. However, this can cause your hair to become brittle. It’s best to use a deep conditioner that contains avocado, coconut or almond oil in addition to moisturizing.
You do not need to wash your hair more often than 3 times a week
When applying conditioners and hair masks or additional care products, start with the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots. Even if your hair is dry, you don’t need to use too much product. Otherwise, you risk your curls becoming saturated and appearing limp and limp. Best of all, choose products that are specifically designed for women with curly hair.
How healthy and shiny your hair looks depends only on how you wash it. The pillowcases you sleep on also play a key role here. Choose one made of satin or linen rather than one made of cotton. Not only are they softer, but they reduce sweating and friction and are gentler on the scalp. This will reduce the risk of dandruff. Your hair is no longer statically charged or “flying”.
Choosing the right hairbrush plays a key role here. Only use brushes made from natural bristles such as boar bristles. Combs and brushes made of plastic or metal have sharp edges and brittle teeth that get caught in hair more easily.
One tip! Immediately after bathing, comb the hair while it is still damp (not wet), moving slowly from bottom to top without pulling too hard.
How often should you wash Afro hair?
Long and short Afro hair is also naturally thicker and stronger and does not need to be washed daily. Contrary to what many people believe, Afro hair loses its natural moisture more quickly, even when using moisturizing shampoos. These natural hair oils provide important protection against environmental damage, UV waves, dirt or wind.
Also use sun protection products – Afro hair is sensitive
To keep your Afro hair healthy, you should wash it no more than 2-3 times a week. You don’t necessarily need to use care oils or conditioners every time. All you need to do is rinse your hair with lukewarm (not hot) water and use some shampoo. Leave-in hair products keep hair moisturized for longer, which is necessary for curly Afro hair. Of course, how often you wash them also depends on the length. Shorter Afro hair needs frequent washing. But you don’t need to do this more than 4 times a week.