a.k.a. Blogger hair, in a nutshell.
For the past two years, we’ve seen the lob revolutionize the way we all thought about medium-length hair; no longer was it merely a no-man’s land between a short bob and long, mermaid hair. Elevated from being just a humble in-between filler or simply a means to an end, the lob, especially with inclusion in the hottest messy wavy hairstyles loved by both influencers and style stars, has become a definite It girl staple.
For this post, we deconstruct how to achieve messy wavy hairstyles such as the chunky lob in just a few steps. Read on and see how you, too, can work this look like a bonafide fashionista:
Messy Wavy Hairstyles: the Blogger Lob
Step 1: Wash your hair with a wave-enhancing system.
Hair aficionados worth their salt know that any long-lasting style usually starts in the shower. A shampoo and conditioner that has lightweight moisturizers, like TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Conditioner with Sea Kelp Extract helps create a base for effortless-looking waves. Rinse well.
Step 2: Towel-dry and follow with a salt spray.
Blot hair with a towel, and then lightly spritz on a salt spray, such as Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, for texture and edgier waves. Mist hair all over, and then rough-dry with a blowdryer.
Step 3: Give yourself a blowout—no, really.
As TRESemmé Lead Stylist Jeanie Syfu mentioned, “a good foundation is key for [waves and curls] to work,” and, as counterintuitive as it sounds, this is usually done via a proper blowout. No need to stress about it: Just go in with a flat brush or a paddle brush to ensure kinks are straightened out before you curl.
Step 4: Use a bigger curling iron barrel.
The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl. So for this lob, or if you want messy wavy hairstyles with a chunkier bend, a 1 1/2” curling iron is best. First divide hair into top and bottom sections, then further divide into left, middle and right. Twirl each section around the barrel (holding it horizontally gives a softer, structured wave, vertically gives beachier waves), hold for around five to eight seconds, then release. Curl the fringe area last.
Step 5: Mess it up.
Gently brush out your curls with a paddle brush (we like Nexxus Ibiza CX2 Paddle Hair Brush), scrunching from the ends up to give it more of a tousled feel. Finish with an anti-frizz hairspray, like Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray, to set. You’re done!
Want more inspiration for messy wavy hairstyles? Check out the best wavy looks we’ve spotted this season.