Tousled hair

Tousled hairstyle recognized as the hottest hairstyle of the summer for years. This hairstyle is loved by both celebrities and commoners alike. For example, model icons like Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Blake Lively are all well-seasoned veterans of the tousled trend.

While all of these stars have a hairdresser who is available on speed dial, so what about ordinary people? The answer is tousled hairstyle is easily achieved whether you rock long hair, a midi, a lob or even a bob. In this article, we have described briefly how to achieve a tousled look within a matter of minutes.

How to get tousled or bed head hair

Step 1 Washing

First, wash your hair with a volumizing formula to amplify your hair without creating frizz. One reason behind washing your hair with volumizing shampoo is it will purify, strengthen, and revitalize damage strands.

Step 2Drying Combing

Then, dry your hair with a towel and comb in a quarter-sized dollop of volumizing mousse using a wide-toothed comb.

Step 3Dividing the hair

First Step 3 divide your hair into two sections.jpgCreate a part and divide your hair into two sections. Twist one section of your hair wrap it into a low mini-bun and secure with bobby pins. Do the same thing with the remaining section of your hair.

Step 4 Blow-drying

First Step 4 Tousled hair remove bobby pins.jpgAim a blow dryer at your buns for a couple of minutes. Once your hair is dry, unleash your loose waves by removing the bobby pins.

Step 5 Spraying

First Step 5 Tousled Hair spray your hair.jpgFinally, spray your hair with a lightweight texturizing spray and by using your finger unknot any tight coils of hair. Apply a small dab of serum to smooth out your hair and make it look shiny.

How to get messy hair?

Another hairstyle that is gaining popularity is messy hair look. Although, the look is independent of hair lengths and style. In other words, whether you have short or long hair it does not matter to achieve the look. Below we have described two methods for getting messy hair look. One is for long hair and the other is for short hair.

Styling long wavy hair to get the messy look

Step 1 Washing

Wash your hair with shampoo or conditioner to adds moisture or controls frizz. Furthermore, rinsing your hair in the cool or cold water adds a nice sheen to your hair.

Step 2 Drying the hair

Next, dry your hair and make sure no excess water dripping from the ends of your locks. Press your hair between the folds of the towel instead of rubbing the towel on your head. You can dry hair also by pulling your hair into a towel and leave it there for a few minutes.

Step 3 Using the right products

In fact, your messy look depends on the product you would use. Products, for example, mousse, hairspray, sea salt spray putties and clays can give you a cool, messy look. For long and fine hair, use light products like mousses and sprays that will help give you more volume without weighing your hair down

Step 4 Blow-drying the hair

Dry your hair by using a blow dryer. Moreover, if you have fine hair, you need to add volume to your hair. You can do it by flipping your head upside down and blow-dry it from the roots first by massaging your fingers into your roots.

Step 5 Curling the hair

If your hair is curly, you skip this step. But if your hair is not curly, you need to curl it a bit before you tousle it. You have a few options to make your hair curl.

Use a wide barrel curling iron (1/2 inch to 1 inch wide) and curl sections of your hair, setting them aside as you go. When you finish curling all of your hair, spray the hair with sea salt or holding spray. Now tousle your hair by running your fingers through it and scrunching it.

For more casual curls, spray a section of your hair with sea salt or holding spray. Twist the section into a small bun and secure it by clamping it down. Repeat the process until all your hair is clamped down. Finally, release all the twists and run your fingers through them.If your curl is tightly held, pull them apart with your fingers. This will create a looser look.

Step 6 Using accessories

Wear different hair accessories for example headband, barrette, some pins or you can pull the hair back into a ponytail. But without any of these accessories, your hair would still look great if you leave your beautiful locks free flowing.

Tousling short hair

Step 1 Washing and drying the hair

Wash your hair with a moisture rich shampoo and conditioner. Dry your hair with a towel by gently squeezing it. Refrain from wrapping your hair up in a towel to dry it since it can damage your hair.

If you already have curly hair, use spray gel after towel drying your hair to maintain your curl. Put a few dollops of the spray and run it through the bottom section and the roots of your hair. For straight or fine hair, apply a large dollop of volumizing mousse in your hair to make it voluminous

For medium to thick hair, use a styling cream to control any flyaways. Apply the cream by combing hair using your fingers.

Step 2 Using a diffuser dryer

Blow dry your hair by using a diffuser dryer: using a diffuser dryer, dry your hair until it is about 85 percent dry. While drying, avoid touching your hair a lot since it will create more frizz.

Step 3 Securing the top section of your hair

Lift up the top section of your hair from your hairline by using a hair tie or a clip. Skip this step either if you have short hair that does not have any layers in your hair or layers long enough to tie back.

Step 4 Applying a heat protectant

Use a heat protectant which is available at your local beauty supply store or drugstore to protect your hair from the heat of the curling wand.

Step 5 Wrapping the lower section of your hair

Alternate between holding the wand vertically and horizontally which will create a messier look.  Curl one small section vertically and then switch to curling the next small section horizontally.

Start curling your hair vertically by wrapping your hair on the wand, away from your face. Release hair after five seconds. Then align the wand horizontally and wrap the hair around it, away from your face. Release hair after five seconds. Follow this sequence, alternating between vertical and horizontal, all the way around your head.

Step 6 Repeating the same for the middle and top sections of your hair

After finishing curling the lower section, take out some of the hair from the small ponytail at the top of your head to create a middle section. Then repeat the alternating curls all the way around your head for the middle section.

Step 7 Applying sea salt spray

Last Step 7 Tousled hair final look.jpgA final touch of your messy hair look is spritzing your hair with sea salt spray. Use your fingers to scrunch up the ends of your hair to create nice, matte texture.


If you want a different hairstyle, for example, a little windblown or a bit beachy, then get your hair to a tousled state. This may sound little bizarre but this is a trendy fashion now. The evidence is this is a common style we see on the red carpet at pretty much every awards show.

Learning how to mess up your hair in the right way, though simple, deserve attention. It is because learning it proper way will save your time. In the above article, we try to explain different methods for achieving the look. We hope it will pretty much useful for you.


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