Scrunched hair: The key to getting messy but sexy hair

Scrunched hair is fun, pretty, and absolutely easy! Read on to find out how to create this hairstyle. You just need a few minutes and some trusty hair products. 

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Scrunched hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with scrunched shoulder length dark hair against a champagne-colored background

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If you’re going for a sexy vibe that has just the right amount of cool and glam, you might love the scrunch curls hairstyle. It’s a great idea if you don’t want anything too feminine and instead prefer a ‘do that’s chill enough to take anywhere, anytime.

Scrunched hair is similar to the beachy waves hairstyle in that it features carefree, natural looking waves. This one is just a bit bigger and messier because it involves teasing. It is, however, equally fabulous! Here’s how to create this hairstyle in six easy steps. 

Get sexy, scrunched hair in 6 easy steps


Prep your hair

This hairstyle requires heat styling so you need to make sure that your hair is strong enough to withstand potential damage. Wash your hair with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner to help repair to two years’ worth of damage. These products also help reinforce your hair’s natural protective barrier to better guard your locks against future damage.

scrunch hair step 1

Add texture

Let your hair air-dry for a few minutes. When it is already half damp, spritz it with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to add texture and body. Apply this product five minutes before you start blow drying your hair.

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Start curling

When your hair is completely dry, start curling by wrapping a section of hair around your curling iron, forming a letter S as you do so. Wrap this section of hair for around three to five seconds around your curling iron to create soft waves. Repeat this process until all sections of your hair are curled. When you’re done, run your fingers through your tresses to loosen your waves a bit.

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Tease hair

Spray a bit of sea salt spray on your tail comb. Then, use your tail comb to lightly tease your hair before the product dries up.


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Smoothen and style

Finger-comb and scrunch your hair to style. Create a deep side part as well to make your hairstyle look full and bouncy.

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Slay, girl!

Now, you’re ready to face your day with a chic and sexy vibe. Scrunched hair can be your go-to hairstyle if you have naturally thin tresses. The added bounce will definitely add oomph to your look. This can also be a perfect ‘do for second-day hair; just play up that texture and use it to your advantage.

Go for scrunched hair when meeting your friends for coffee or if you simply want to have some me-time at your favorite bookstore. 

woman with scrunched hairstyles

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo
TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

See how easy it is to create scrunched hair? We love it as much as you do. We’re pretty sure you’re already including this in your list of favorite hairstyles. Come back to this page for more hair ideas and tutorials—you’ll be adding more to that list in no time.

Next read: Commuting can wreak havoc in your hair, but not if you’re prepared for it. Here are commuter-friendly hairstyles that you can try, so you can still look chic even after a grueling bus or train ride. 

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