How to Make Your Hair Look Messy

How to Make Your Hair Look MessyNo one’s hair looks good when they have just rolled out of bed; the tousled bedhead hair you see in movies and TV shows actually takes time and effort to style. Luckily, it doesn’t require a professional stylist to get the seemingly effortless messy hair look that’s both natural and edgy. Here are a few tips on how to make your hair look messy.

Consider the Length of Your Hair

The best thing about the messy hair look is that it looks great on all hair lengths. But how exactly you’re going to make your hair look messy depends on its length. If you have short hair, you just need to add some texture and shine to it. If your hair is long or medium-length, you can let it down, wear a headband, make a loose braid or a loose bun. The key to getting the messy look right if you have long or medium-length hair is to stay away from slick or tight ponytails, braids or buns.

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Pick the Styling Product Based on Your Hair Texture

There are a lot of products that can help make your hair look artfully disheveled, but not sloppy. To pick the right one, you should consider the texture of your hair. For example, if you have naturally curly or wavy hair, you’ll need a light curl definer cream. If you hair is fine or straight, try styling products that add texture like sea salt sprays, light mousses, texturizing waxes or pomades. Regardless of your hair texture, you should avoid heavy products that can weigh your hair down and make it look greasy.

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Use Hair Styling Tools… or Don’t

Whether to use any styling tools or not, depends entirely on you. You can blow dry your hair with a diffuser attachment to enhance its natural wave, or let it dry naturally and see where it takes you. You can use a curling wand to create loose waves or a flat iron to tame a few uncooperative strands that make your hair look unkempt instead of artfully messy. The key to finding your perfect messy hair look is to experiment and see what works best for you. The only thing we’re asking you is to use protection if you decided to heat-style your hair.

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Don’t Overdo It

While the messy hair look does need some styling, it should still look natural. If you overdo it, your messy look will look too calculated, which kind of negates the whole point of it. A few loose tresses or stray hairs are okay, moreover, they are just what you need for a natural look. So don’t overthink and use styling products to emphasize the natural texture of your hair instead of trying to change it.

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