Achieving the tousled look is an easy way to have great looking hair without too much effort. The tousled look is a great hair style for summer and most girls can pull it off. This fabulous hairstyle is favored by many celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Gwyneth Paltrow. This flirty hair style can turn dull, flat hair into volumous, sleek hair. Tousled hair is today’s must-have trend. Having curls, waves, and big hair, is so much sexier than straight. The secret to beautiful tousled tresses is the right hair care and styling products.
Tousled hair can be made from any type of hair type, straight, wavy or curly. It works the best with hair that already has some wave in it, but with the right styling products, even the straightest of hair can be big and bouncy. Buying quality hair care and styling products is very important in the hair care world. In order for those beautiful curls and volume to stay, you must have the right products to support it.
How to achieve beautiful tousled tresses? Here are the steps to achieve it.
Step 1: Cleanse
Begin the process by washing your hair with a volumizing shampoo. Try a popular volume shampoo such as Amplify, by Matrix. If you can get away with it without using conditioner, do it. Conditioner only weighs down your hair and causes it to appear oily quicker. If you must use a conditioner, try a light weight one. Rinse the products out thoroughly. Leaving left over residue can weight down your hair, causing it to look flat. To finish, blast your hair with a rinse of cold water. This will seal in your hair’s natural shine.
Step 2: Volume
Next, you will want to add some volume to your hair. Spread a light-weight volumizing mousse evenly throughout your wet hair using your fingers. A great styling volumizer is Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam. Avoid using combs and brushes that break wet hair and finger comb your hair. Towel dry your hair. Pat, don’t rub to avoid breakage. If you have textured hair, I recommend that you have regular conditioning treatments at a professional salon. Also, use a daily moisturizing styling cream. Do not use a hair dryer on your hair. Allow your hair to air dry after taking out most of the water with a towel. Blow drying your hair will straighten it and take away that natural look you are going for.
Step 3: Style
When your hair is almost dry, make your part in your hair and begin styling. If you have straight hair, wrap the whole length of the hair around a mid-sized curling iron, hold for 15 seconds, release and allow to cool. Separate the curls to loosen them with your fingers. If you do not want to use a heated tool that can damage your hair such as a curling iron, try this alternative instead. When your hair is still damp, roll medium-sized curlers in your hair. Allow them to dry and then remove the curlers. Separate the curls with your fingers. This is a great choice for those with curly and wavy hair.
Step 4: Finish
Complete the tousled look with a lightweight hairspray, styling wax, or balm. This will help to hold your look for a longer period of time. You should use a spray for longer hair and a wax or balm for shorter hair. A great hairspray that doesn’t give off that “stiff” appearance is Aveda’s Air Control Hair Spray. This should hold your hair all day and avoid frizz.
Getting the tousled look is simple, but gorgeous hairstyle, especially for the summer months. It’s an easy style to do and looks great on most girls. You don’t have to suffer with straight, limp hair all summer long. Try this easy to do, tousled look for a unique sexy style.