If you have naturally curly hair, giving this hairstyle a try is a great idea. If your hair is excessively coarse or wild though, you may do better to keep it longer, since the weight of the hair does a lot to make such hair types manageable. For ethnic hair, such as African-American hair, using a mild relaxer may give the hair the desired texture to achieve this look. Be aware that hair relaxers are very damaging. The hair and scalp must be in top condition before application. For very fine, thin hair, this hairstyle is not recommended. To style the hair, you have a few options.
Curlers are a classic, but curling irons and flat irons also do the job. Curlers are best applied when the hair is wet. Curlers that heat up, called hot rollers, are good for stubborn hair types that normally refuse to take a curl. Then the hair can be curled as desired. The tightness and size of the curl will depend on the barrel size of the curling iron. A flat-iron is one of the newest ways to curl hair. A smaller plate, usually a half-inch or less, will be necessary for curling short hair. The hair will pop up into a lovely curl. No matter your age, short curly hair is something to consider trying.