Messy Hair Tutorial for Men: How to Create a Bedhead Look for Men at Home

Take your hairstyle a notch higher by styling it the messy way.

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Smooth and sleek hairstyles can make anyone look smart and dapper. But it’s also good to try a new look once in a while. If you’re feeling a bit experimental, why don’t you try a messy look? It’s easy, and you only need a few tools. Ready? Check out this messy hair tutorial to learn how to create this hairstyle.

Messy Hair Tutorial for Men: Quick and Easy Steps


Prep your hair

Achieve a great hairstyle by washing it first with a shampoo that refreshes your scalp. We recommend CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to give your scalp that presko feeling while helping to fight and prevent dandruff.

Asian man holding a bottle of shampoo

Add texture

An important step of this messy hair tutorial for men is spraying on some texturizing spray to add texture to your hair. This will keep your hair from looking flat and limp. 

Asian man raising a bottle of texturising spray

Apply hair putty

Place a small amount of putty on your palm and rub your palms together before applying it on your hair. It ensures the putty is evenly spread on your hair. Don’t know what putty to use? Try VO5 Rough It Up Putty to give your messy hair a light texture and hold. 

Asian man spreading putty on his hair

Comb your hair

Detangle your hair using a fine-toothed comb. 

Model is combing his hair

Let's do the twist

Take a small section of hair on one side and twist it. This will create the messy textured hairstyle that you’re gunning for.

Guy is twisting a section of hair


Keep twisting small sections of your hair until all sections have been twisted. Your messy hair is almost done!

messy hair tutorial for men: still twisting his hair

Dry your hair

Use a diffuser to dry your messy hair while keeping its texture.

messy hair tutorial for men: model is using a diffuser to maintain his hair's texture

Loosen the twists

Finger-comb your hair to make the twisted sections loose.

Model is finger-combing his hair to keep the messy look

Hello, messy hair!

Now, you’ve created a messy hairstyle all by yourself. You can create this hairstyle if you want to shake up your everyday look and take a break from polished hairstyles.

Asian man with messy hairstyle

With this messy hair tutorial for men, you can create a textured look anytime. And you don’t even need a lot of tools. If you’re in a hurry, you simply scrunch your hair after applying putty and style your hair using your fingers.

Now, what are you waiting for? Try this hairstyle and rock a messy ‘do!