Wispy Hair to Nail that Effortlessly Chic Look

Time to use your hair's imperfections to your advantage. Go for wispy hair and learn how to look chic without doing much. 

When you don’t have time to blow dry and iron to make your hair look sleek and straight, what can you do? Putting your hair in a messy bun is an option. It’s a quick and easy hairstyle, and it gets hair out of your face on a busy day. If you want to leave your hair down, try wispy hair. It banks on layers, texture, and a few hair imperfections to work. Here are some ideas.

5 Ways to rock wispy hair

1. Wispy Shoulder-length Lob

Wispy hair: Closeup shot of woman with wearing white sleeveless blouse and black choker with brown shoulder length wispy hair and bangs
With wispy hair, you don’t need to worry about making your hair look perfect. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Because the length is neither short nor long, shoulder-length lob can be prone to fly aways, especially when they dry on their own. With wispy hair, these fly aways won’t be so obvious. A quick blow-dry is all you need, then spritz some sea salt spray to give your hair texture.

2. Wispy Bob

WIspy hair: Closeup shot in an outdoor location of a girl wearing a red jacket with short black wispy hair
Nail that “messy hair, don’t care” attitude with a wispy bob. Credit: Shutterstock

Add a touch of street-chic to your look with a wispy bob. This look works best if you bob has layers and bangs, so ask your stylist to give you some. Complement this hairstyle with a leather jacket and boots and you can confidently pull off this hair trend.

Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your hair to define its layers. Spray a small amount on your palms first, rub them together, then scrunch through your hair to distribute the product evenly. 

3. Thick Wispy Hair

Wispy hair: Closeup shot of Asian woman wearing a printed dress with long black wispy hair and bangs against white background
You can add volume to thin, wispy hair using a hairspray or volumizing dry shampoo. Credit: indigitalimages.com

A bit of volume can also help you pull off wispy hair if you have thin locks. A dollop of hair mousse or a small amount of dry shampoo followed by blow drying will do the trick. You can also wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo to help make your hair look thicker.

Editor’s tip: Add bounce while making your hair soft and manageable with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

4. Long and Layered Wispy Hair

Wispy hair: Woman wearing dark blue sweater and pink shirt with long layered brown hair and bangs in an outdoor location
Look chic and laidback with long, wispy layered hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Show off your layers by scrunching and finger-combing your hair while blow drying your hair without the nozzle. This will add a bit of volume to your hair as well. You can also apply hair wax at the tips of your hair after blow drying to help define your layers. Don’t forget to flow dry your bangs and style them with your fingers to make them wispy as well.

Editor’s tip: Got damaged hair? Here’s your remedy: wash your hair with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner to help repair two years’ worth of damage in just five uses. These products will also help activate your hair’s natural protective barrier, guarding against future damage and giving you strong, beautiful hair. 

5. Wispy Hair with Curtain Bangs

Wispy hair: Closeup shot of a woman with dark brown wispy hair with curtain bangs and wearing a dark brown shirt

Balance out a heart-shaped face with curtain bangs and wispy hair. Credit: inditigalimages.comComplement wispy hair with an equally laidback fringe as well. Curtain bangs are suitable because they also have a casual vibe that is not present in full, blunt bangs. Adding curtain bangs is also a great way to balance out heart-shaped faces while sporting wispy hair.

Editor’s tip: Does your hair get too oily in the middle of the day? Refresh your roots and add texture to your tresses with TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

6. Long and Messy

wispy hair: girl has long and messy hair and looks sultry
Don’t underestimate the impact of long and messy hair. Credit: Shutterstock

The messy style has become really popular these days and we know why. It’s effortless and it exudes a sultry vibe that can really turn heads around. It incredibly covers up a bad hair day (nobody will ever think you’re having a bad hair day with your sexy and beautifully messy hair) and lets you enjoy a relaxed feeling all day.

Editor’s tip: Add texture and body to your messy hair by spraying on some TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray that keeps your hair fibers flowy. Enjoy lightness with your every move. 

7. Curly and Wet Look

wispy hair: Girl is standing straight, wearing a white top and wet look hair
Even curly hair can sport the wet look. Credit: Hariono Halim

Perhaps, you’ve never thought of this hairstyle before, but we just want to confirm that, yes, you can do this hairstyle even on curly hair! It’s easy to achieve because you don’t even need to comb your hair (to keep the wispy effect). Just put on a generous amount of wet look serum and, after scrunching your hair, you’re all set to go! Touch-ups for this hairstyle involves just your fingers for scrunching!

8. Long and Colored Wispy

wispy hair: girl wearing a pink top has copper-colored hair and is smiling
Color + wispy style + gorgeous hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Adding color to your wispy hair is a brilliant styling move! If you’re used to it, you can go for bolder hues like copper, mahogany, and even light blonde and platinum. But if you want to stay within your comfort zone, then, you can go for dark browns, chocolate browns, and ash brown shades. Then, if you have the time, you can blow-dry your hair before heading out to emphasize the layers!

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from dryness and premature color fading by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It is sulfate-free that keeps your hair from getting dry and enhances your hair’s vibrancy from the first wash. 

9. Wavy and Wispy

wispy hair: girl with blonde hair and black background is smiling
Add waves to your wispy hair to create a messy look. Credit: Shutterstock

Adding waves to your wispy hair will give it more texture and body. So, instead of blow-drying your hair, go for a large-barreled curling wand to make big waves on your hair. This will add volume and emphasize your hair’s uneven length. And if you have thin hair, this is the perfect hairstyle to sport.

10. Wispy and Wavy Bob

wispy hair: Model is learning against a blue wall and wearing a white top
Add curtain bangs to your wavy wispy hair for a greater impact. Credit: Shutterstock

Take a ride in the K-fever bandwagon by getting the popular K-waves on your short hair. Take note, these waves are light and will go straight when you comb them. So, just finger-comb your hair and plump it up with a volumizing mousse to enjoy a long-lasting hairstyle. Are you ready to meet your Captain Ri? This hairstyle will send finger-hearts your way!

Get the products you need by using these links:

DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax
TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

Styling wispy hair is simple; you don’t have to overthink it. It’s a chic, low maintenance look that you can wear every day. Try it now.