How to Create Grunge Hair

Serena Norr | 04 July 2016

Grunge is back with a modern update.

The ’90s are back. Or maybe they never left and that’s a good thing, especially when we are talking about ’90s hair. One of our favorite looks for guys with medium to long hair is the grungy, messy hair look. While this look may appear unkempt, there’s actually a lot going to maintain it’s signature look and feel. And as every ’90s dude knows, you have to update classic hairstyles to keep up with the times. For grunge hair this means a cleaner, more wearable look that looks particularly hot on guys with curly hair. Just sayin’. Read on to learn more about how you can rock some amazing grungy hair, with or without, your favorite plaid shirt.

Grunge Hair Tips

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An update on grungy hair might be the perfect look for you.

Pre-styling tip: Get the right cut

Sure, the grunge look of yesteryear was all about wearing your favorite plaid shirt around your waist as your hair moved in any which way it pleased. The modern update has a version of that vibe, but the 2016 guy is also more aware of clean and controlled ends to help keep damage and spilt ends at bay. Before you style your hair make sure to get a trim, and even a cut where you get the right length for grungy look. Consider adding some subtle layers to your hair to mix up your curly or straight locks that’ll add some incredible dimension and depth to your frame.

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair

Clean and manageable hair is the first step to creating your style. Use a system based on your hair type to reap the benefits. For curly haired guys, we like Dove Men + Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner. This formula can help you achieve thicker, fuller and healthier hair.

Step 2: Manage your locks

Post-shower, apply some leave-in conditioner to your hair to tame any frizz or flyaways. We like Suave Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-in Conditioner, which works control frizz and protect your hair during heat styling. After you apply the treatment, use a comb to lightly brush your hair.

Step 3: Blow-dry your hair

When your hair is 90% dry, use a blowdryer diffuser on your hair. This cool-looking contraption can help prevent frizz, while also maintaining your awesome curl pattern. Use a medium setting as you section off some of your hair, placing some of your hair into the diffuser. Repeat this process throughout your entire head. Sure, you might feel ridiculous, but your amazing grunge-worthy curls will beg to differ.

Would you take clues for the ’90s to rock this look?

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