How to Master the 'Messy-Hair' Look (Without Going Overboard)

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( The messy-hair look is a classic style that not only projects a lot of character, but it's also suitable for all kinds of hair. And the best thing about it is that it’s really easy to achieve.


But while this style can be considered low-maintenance, it does require some work, especially if you’re rocking it for the first time. Here are five tips to get the perfect bedhead:


Get a layered haircut as your base.

A layered haircut helps you achieve natural volume. It also makes styling easier because it allows your hair to set in a natural way.


Dry off in the morning.

Air-drying doesn’t require any effort, but it's likely going to leave your hair frizzy. Dry off with a towel instead; if you have a few more minutes to spare, use a blow-dryer.


Finger-comb as desired.

While your hair is still a little damp, use your fingers to style your hair in the desired direction and shape.


Go for a matte finish.  

Using a styling wax with a matte finish is your best bet. It holds your hair in place without giving it a wet shine. Make sure to target the roots for more control.


Don’t be afraid to mess up.

Go ahead and scrunch up your hair if you think it’s still lacking height or volume. If you have long hair, add details to your bun by pulling out random strands along your hairline and nape.


The beauty of this hairstyle? The more you play with it, the better it looks. Thankfully, there are products that allow you to do just that.



If you want to pull off the bedhead look, go for Blackwater Loose Flow Hair Wax. It lets you style and re-style without any trouble while keeping your hair manageable all day long.


Blackwater Hair Wax is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, and drugstores nationwide. Follow Blackwater on Facebook. 

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Blackwater For Men.
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