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Short hair is modern and right on trend, certainly, but it can be stubborn when it comes to styling. If you've got short hair that's thick, then you're well aware such hair can have a mind of its own. Hair putty, essentially the same thing as pomade, is a must-have product to tame and sculpt short, thick hair. You need only a tiny amount of this dense, moldable product to add volume and texture, and to control frizz. Find your favorite putty and get ready to cut your styling time in half.
Supreme Magic Move Putty
Recommended by hairstylist Laura de León in Allure magazine, Supreme Magic Move Putty gives you plenty of control without the sticky feel. It's perfect for adding texture for a short cut, and you can choose the level of control you need from soft, light or hard. Spike or twist your hair with the "hard hold" putty, but if you just need some flyaway control for your thick hair, go for soft.
Carol's Daughter Stay Put Putty
If you're trying to create some fierce volume, Sister 2 Sister magazine recommends Carol's Daughter Kizzi Stay Put Putty. It's top-rated on beauty review boards across the web, made with all-natural ingredients and smells like a summery blend of peaches, pears and apples. Ideal for hair like Rihanna's, which is short, thick and coarse, use this putty to lift the roots of your hair before you blow-dry for a sky-high pompadour hairstyle.
Sebastian Professional Matte Putty
The beauty editors at Allure raved about Sebastian Professional Matte Putty as a top product for men, but don't let that stop you from trying this awesome unisex product. It's fragrance-free. Once you test it out, you won't mind the lack of pretty packaging. A fluffy consistency and a matte finish give the perfect finish to unruly hair that's oily at the same time. Try this putty to add definition to edgy short cuts.
Pink and Gwen Stefani swear by Fudge Putty to keep their short hairstyles looking wild, never messy. Suitable for all hair types, this buttery almond-scented putty goes beyond its call of duty to condition hair while it's in your tresses. Whether your natural hair type is straight, wavy or tightly curled, you can showcase your natural texture with Fudge Putty's medium hold. All you need is a dollop to polish off a bombshell style.