We are firm believers of the idea that if your hair is clean and beautiful, your overall look does not need much more. Keep it healthy with less heat and more conditioning treatments. Whether you are a fan of high-end, expensive masks and conditioners or you prefer to use natural oils (coconut oil, argan oil, almond or avocado oil, for example), you want to prevent your hair from breakage and damage. A sulfate-free shampoo is also a good idea to help you out since it will cleanse your hair without drying it out further.
Now let’s go back to the “no-heat” clause of our propositions. A messy hairstyle can be achieved with just a little blow-drying and a few styling products may be. You do not have to spend thirty minutes to look beautiful. Besides, the effortless and casual chic style is a huge trend right now: celebrities wear such looks even to red carpet events! So what options do you have? Read below to find out:
- We will start with something classic, simple and easy: the messy bun. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it can be worn to both formal and informal events and it looks both sophisticated and casual. Pull your hair into a ponytail, as low or high as you wish. Do not worry if there are loose strands: after all, we are working towards an effortless look! Separate the hair into two or three sections and tease them with a comb or a hairbrush. Now divide the hair into two sections and wrap each around your elastic band, but in opposite directions. Instead of pinning your hair in neat ways, secure the sections with Bobby pins around an inch from the bottom of the strands. The messy effect is great even for greasy hair!
- Another cool messy hairstyle option is the beach waves hairstyle. We immediately think of Blake Lively when we mention this look: it is so beautiful and elegant, yet so easy to achieve! There are many ways to do it: you can use hot tools or a salt spray if you want. The first method is to use a curling tong, of course, and it is pretty self-explanatory. Another, heat-free way is to braid or twist and tie separate sections of your hair while it is still damp after a shower and leave it on for a few hours. The great thing is it will air-dry, so no damage caused, and you will end up with a messy but pretty look. You might want to use a hairspray afterwards, especially if you have very straight hair, to keep the beach effect for as long as possible.
- The last messy hairstyle is the ponytail. One option is to gather it in a low ponytail close to your neck. It will be comfortable for you to have your hair away from your face and will allow you to work some accessories around your face: big earrings, a diadem or maybe a cool boho headband? Another cool idea is to create a slight wavy effect, then tie the back portion of your hair into a ponytail. Take the sections from the front and clip them to the ponytail. So easy, yet different from a regular ponytail!