Models, celebrity hair stylists and hair experts have all been featuring their fair share of messy, textured and lived-in hair looks as of late. From photos snapped behind-the-scenes on set to backstage shots at Fashion Week, we’ve seen countless examples of lived-in hair and messy tresses. Creating this look is all about using a very particular cocktail of products and specific styling techniques. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how to DIY this messy look here:
How to Create Textured Lived-In Hair
Start off with day two or three hair and use this hair hack as a way to make the most of tresses that are on the dirtier side. Spritz Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray through the lower half of your strands and use your fingers to comb the product through. A salt infused spray-in product like this one will add texture and hold to your hair and serve as the perfect base for a messy style like this one.
After that, use a dry shampoo in your roots to absorb excess oil and restore your hair to a voluminous and weightless state. We love to use Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo for this exact purpose as it’s formulated to do exactly as it says: refresh and revive dirty hair and bring it back to a place that’s more intentional with touch more of a polished finish.
Grab a 1-inch curling iron and create random messy waves throughout your hair. Let each wave cool before using your fingers to comb through to break them up even more. A quick mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 will add even more texture while also adding hold.