Should you ever run into such dilemma when you have grown your hair for a long time since your hair growing speed is slow but suddenly want to look in shorter hair, you may ask how to make your hair look shorter. This seems impossible without having to do with a hair-cut but not, there are still ways out for you. If you really need to have a look with shorter hair for a day out or a date, here are 3 methods including many different ways to make your hair look shorter without scissors or razors.
Make your long hair style look shorter
Make your hair look shorter by putting hair up in a bun or a ponytail
A simple way to the problem how to make your hair look shorter is to tie your long hair layers up while letting the short layer ones hang loose. This will make people unable to know how long your hair exactly is since the long hair layers are all tied up behind your head. From front view , you will look like having a short hair cut.
Curl your hair
There are a lot of tools that allow you to curl your hair like rollers, fabric or bobby pins. While your hair is still wet, you can use hair spray or conditioner to hold hair curl. However, if you wonder how to make your hair look shorter for a bit longer time, use rollers or bobby pins then let your hair dry naturally. When doing this, you dry your hair at a slower rate which holds curl longer that leads to shorter hair look that you desire.
Braid your hair
Instead of just letting your hair hang over your back, braiding your hair can actually be the answer to how to make your hair look shorter because if you braid your hair tightly, it will be just like you tie your hair up, which makes it look shorter. There are many types of braiding hair including advanced techniques but you can always do the most simple braiding like three-strand braid, French braid or fish braid.
Make a Faux-bob style:
To use Faux-bob in order to solve the problem of how to make your hair look shorter, there are many ways but I will show you one way with the following steps.
Curling your hair
Again, to make a Faux-bob, you need to curl your hair, which makes it look not only shorter but also more realistic as people can hardly tell it is a Faux-bob. To do this, you can either use curling iron or sleep with hair rollers or use lotion spray then put hair on rollers then let it dry naturally to hold the curl longer.
Separate your hair into layers ear-to-ear
With this way of making a Faux-bob, you need to divide your hair into top and under layer. wrap the under layer then work with the under one. So how to make your hair look shorter? You have to shorten the under layer to make it a Faux-bob since it is longer than the top one.
Separate the underlayer into 3 sections
To deal with the underlayer hair, you need to divide this layer into 3 section. Those sections need not to be precisely perfect or even but make sure those sections include one in the right side, one in the left side and one between the two above. secure the separation with clips.
Tease out those separated sections
You may ask why you need to tease your hair to make this Faux-bob and the answer is when you tease out your hair, you are giving your hair texture and lift, which makes it an easier way to tackle the problem: how to make your hair look shorter. Start with one section at a time, use a comb then place it in your hair starting a few inches from the scalp and push it back to the roots. Repeat with the 2 remaining sections.
Prepare to braid each separated sections
Use the regular three-strand braid style then apply it to each section at a time. Remember to start braiding one or two inches from the scalp. Once you are done with braiding, use hair ties to secure the 3 braided sections. Gently pull the braided sections to get them ready to be pinned into right place that will help you solve your own trouble: your hair look shorter.
Pin up the braid sections with bobby pins:
Grab the root of one section the use bobby pin to pin up to the base of your head. Gently do this step but still make sure to secure the pin. Repeat the step with the other braid sections.
Untie the top layer hair and lay them on the under layer:
Untie the top layer hair then gently lay it on the braided underlayer you have prepared. Since the top layer hair is shorter, this Faux-bob style would totally make your hair look shorter but make sure that the underlayer is completely hidden but the top one. About the top layer, you can keep it curl or straighten it as you desire. So that is one simple yet halpful way that you can do when you ask how to make your hair look shorter.
How to make your hair look shorter with hair accessories:
There are many accessories that you can hide your long hair style such as fashionable caps or hats. However, with this method, i recommend using short wig to solve this problem of how to make your hair look shorter since it is comfortable and best fit as you cannot always wear caps or hats just to fake shorter hair.
As handy as wig can be, there are still some warnings you have to follow. Make sure to choose high quality wig for your safety since poor quality one can be unkempt, tacky and look fake. Comply to the user instructions of the wig, secure them when using to avoid wig accidents like falling off. Also, keep in mind that wig is not waterproof so as to use it properly when having fun with friends.
Now you know how to make your hair look shorter. Why trying to style your hair when you can make it look shorter without cutting?
I am Thomas Taw, the CEO of CITIZENSNIPS. I have experience in hair product development and chemical research, as well as sustainable resource engineering. In 2009, I co-created Sunsilk, one of the world's leading haircare brands. More recently, I was the CEO of SMOKINGPANDA LTD. I am a professional with a strong track record in delivering tangible results.