It’s no secret that the off-duty model, no effort hairstyle actually requires a lot of… effort. Sigh.
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When models march around during fashion week with “I woke up like this” tousles, it’s after a team of hairstylists have gotten their hands on them. They have to blow dry, curl, and finger comb their way to make the hair only look like its effortless.
The thing is, we love no-fuss hair, but there isn’t always time to make it happen. Well, we’re letting the cat out of the bag. There are easy ways to achieve that casual perfection, and it all starts with the right hair products.
1. TRESemmé Expert Selection Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam, $6.99, walgreens.com
We all know the old trick of using salt spray and scrunching your hair while blowdrying, but this salt foam from TRESemmé has sea kelp extract to give your hair a soft natural finish. Apply all over to damp hair and either scrunch your hair while drying or throw it into a bun/braid overnight for perfectly "(un)done” hair.
2. Johnson’s No More Tangles Leave-in Conditioner, $3.59, target.com
Yes, it’s for babies, but trust us. This leave-in conditioner makes your hair silky soft, which is often an overlooked part when we’re trying to get textured hair. Sometimes, we add too much texture... and crunchy hair is not cute.
3. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder, $16.95, ulta.com
Come on—we always turn to Big Sexy Hair when we want to up the oomph, and this powder instantly absorbs into our hair for added texture and volume. Sprinkle onto roots and/or throughout hair, and say bye-bye to flat, lifeless hair.
4. Bumble and bumble Bb. Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme, $30, sephora.com
(Un) Dressing Creme has been around for years and is a staple in any stylist’s arsenal. It’s super easy to handle, too. Just use your fingers and palms to run it through your hair, scrunching and tousling as you go. We like to finger twist some sections of hair for undone, free-hand waves.
5. Living Proof Instant Texture Mist, $26, sephora.com
This mist is a do-it-all lifesaver. All you have to do is spray on damp or dry hair and decide what look you want for the next day… or 48 hours. That’s right, it holds your style for that long! It gives you that perfect no-fuss texture with a dash of volume and definition.
Collegiettes, what's the best way you've every achieved “I woke up like this” hair?