One of our favorite quick looks to achieve from home is the casual bedhead. This style gives off messy, tousled texture vibes that, as the name suggests, hints of a lazy, just-woken-up rumple. While we know many of you are probably rocking the natural-made version of this as you hang out at home, getting this style ready for the day has its own method.
It only seems haphazard, in reality, as there’s actually a method to the madness: The proper way to wear this fun, sexy, fingers-through-the-hair style is a deliberate application of hair care products and a few genius styling tips (and sadly, not just by rolling out of bed and following the smell of cooked bacon).
Read on for the easiest way to get that casual bedhead gals go nuts for, so you’ll have a new style nailed by the time we’re quarantine-free:
Tutorial: Short Hairstyles for Men – Casual Bedhead
Start with Clean Hair
Short hairstyles for men look best on a clean scalp and hair, as both are easily visible. Wash your hair with a thickening system (we like Dove Men+Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner) to help give the appearance of a fuller, denser bedhead once dry. Rinse, towel-dry and rough-dry with a blowdryer. It’s time to create a casual bedhead look.
Apply Some Shine-Free Gel
Take a dime-sized amount of gel that gives you hold without shine (perfect for bedhead!), such as AXE Urban Messy Look: Matte Gel, and distribute evenly throughout hair. While applying, gently tug and wiggle your fingers in an upwards direction from the root to the ends to create more lift.
Flat-Iron Your Hair
If you want to nail a proper casual bedhead look but also want some structure to your style, you’ll need the help of some hot tools. They’ll help seal in your look and make it last all day.
Spritz on TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to protect your hair from the heat of the iron. Use a flat iron and clamp sections of hair starting with the bang area and tug upwards, at an angle. Repeat on all the top sections, varying the angle in tiny degrees with each section, just for that hint of mess. Note: Don’t overthink this — you should be done ironing all sections in less than two minutes.
Give it a Shake
After ironing, run your fingers through your hair for good measure and to refine your casual bedhead. Done!