How to Use a Blow Dryer to Create a Messy Hairstyle
After years of sleek blowouts or larger-than-life ringlets, you may find yourself craving something new. Tousled, bed-head inspired hair is just the look to pull you out of a style rut. It has volume and movement without looking overdone or like you truly just rolled out of bed. To fake the perfectly mussed look, your best ally is the blow dryer. After a few strategic blasts of air, you won't have to spend hours rolling your tresses in curlers or flat ironing the ends afterward.
Work a volumizing mousse into your hair while it's still damp, concentrating on the roots. A golf-ball size amount is suitable for shoulder-length hair.
Separate your hair into six equal sections.
Pick up the first section and twist it from root to tip.
Wrap the twisted section in a circle, creating a loose bun. Secure it with a hair pin, and repeat with the five remaining sections.
Blow-dry the buns with a diffuser, gently scrunching them on medium heat.
Allow your hair to cool completely. If you're in a hurry, blast your locks with a shot of cold air from your blow-dryer.
Remove the buns and run your fingers through your hair to separate the waves as desired.
Work a dime-size amount of texturizing paste through your ends to add definition to the waves and keep them in place.