· By Jack McWilliams
Embrace the Mess
We all know the struggle of freshly washed hair that's just too clean to style. Sometimes, we crave that effortlessly cool, messy hair look that adds a touch of edge to our style. Well, worry not, because we've got your back! In this blog post, we're spilling the tea on how to dirty up your squeaky-clean strands and achieve that coveted "I woke up like this" vibe.
Dry Shampoo: Your New BFF
Dry shampoo is the ultimate secret weapon for dirtying up your hair and adding some much-needed texture. Spritz it into your roots and gently massage it in to absorb excess oil and give your hair that lived-in look. Not only will it add volume, but it'll also make your hair easier to style. Just be sure to blend it in well and brush out any residue for a flawless finish.
Texturizing Spray for the Win
If you're aiming for that beachy, undone look, reach for a texturizing spray. Spritz it onto your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends, and scrunch it in to create natural-looking waves and texture. This will give your hair that "I just stepped off the sandy shores" vibe, even if you're nowhere near the beach/a White Lotus.
Embrace Some Hair Powder Magic
Hair powders are a fantastic way to add grip and texture to your hair. Sprinkle a little onto your roots and gently massage it in, using your fingertips. The powder will absorb any excess oil while giving your hair that slightly tousled, slightly disheveled appearance. Don't be afraid to play around and experiment with different amounts to achieve the desired level of "messiness."
Don't Forget the Backcombing
Backcombing, also known as teasing, is a classic technique that can take your hairstyle from clean to fabulously messy in seconds. Take small sections of hair near the roots, and using a fine-tooth comb or teasing brush, gently comb backward towards the scalp. This creates volume and texture that will make your hair easier to style and hold those effortlessly tousled looks.
Master the Art of Bedhead
Start by tousling your hair with your fingers, gently mussing it up to create natural-looking waves and volume. Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to create a few strategic twists or braids before you hit the hay. When you wake up, undo the twists or braids, shake out your hair, and voila—effortless bedhead perfection!
When it comes to styling our hair, sometimes clean and polished just won't cut it. That's where the art of dirtying up your hair comes into play. With a few simple tricks and the right products, you can transform your squeaky-clean strands into a perfectly imperfect masterpiece that oozes style. So, go ahead and embrace the mess!