Must-Have Drugstore Products for Short Hair

Lindsey Metrus

You've asked, and we're here to deliver. While many short-hair-styling posts focus on shoulder-length hair or just-below-the-chin bobs, we wanted to show some love to girls with especially short strands.

To get the inside scoop on which products work best for short 'dos, we turned to top stylist Joel Warren, co-founder of Warren-Tricomi salons: “What’s great about a really short hairstyle is that you can style it in many different ways depending on your mood. You can spike it, slick it back, keep it dry and wispythey all work. My favourite product to use on short hair is dry clay waxour Warren-Tricomi Wax ($18) is my personal favourite; it works wonders on short hair. It doesn’t make hair too greasy, and it gives it the amazing hold and shape you need.”

In addition to Warren's infamous wax, we scouted out some products you can quickly pick up at your local drugstore. To see some of our top picks, keep scrolling!

FX Special Effects Surf Head Extreme Texturizing Paste ($6)

Looking for that one product that will give you a messy-on-purpose look? This texturizing "paste" gives hair an unstructured vibe while still allowing for movement and separation. No crunchy strands here!

DevaCurl Styling Cream ($25)

Curly, short locks are undeniably chic, but sometimes it can be tough to define them and give them the shape and lift you're looking for. With cult favourite DevaCurl, your curls become nourished and frizz-free, allowing for a touchably smooth 'do.

Not Your Mother's Short Order Fibre Glaze Cream ($6)

A unique styling cream, this fibery glaze grabs onto your strands to allow you to style and shape in any which way you choose while delivering a high-gloss finish. This product is especially perfect for dabbling in the slicked-back trend like Miley and Scarlett.

Paul Mitchell Firm Style Dry Wax $21

This dry wax performs especially well for layered cuts, giving that edgy, piece-y look. If you're in search of all-day hold and texture, look no further than this product.

Tigi Bed Head Manipulator ($22)

Spike it, slick it, twist it—whichever look suits your fancy, this cream will achieve it. Use it on wet or dry hair for a perfectly lived-in look.

What's your favourite product for styling short hair? Sound off below!

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