Ever since I cut my hair to a much more manageable length, I've been favouring the messed-up, minimally-styled, tousled look... unfortunately, the annoying part being this look often not quite so effortless as it looks - I've sat in front of the mirror for 20 or 30 minutes getting my hair to look 'minimally styled.'
Thankfully, I've found 3 products (yes, there's 4 up there... but 2 of them are part of one step, you see) that get my hair looking care-free... and without even trying.
First up, I've been using the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Shampoo followed by the Conditioner when I'm washing my hair. The Perfectly (Un)Done range is a new addition to the TRESemmé family, and is the perfect way to start your tousled hair prep. It's silicone-free, which means your hair won't be weighed down with product residue, and the Sea-Kelp enriched formula creates a nice amount of texture, all the while ensuring your locks are gorgeous, shiny and flowing.
Next up, I towel dry my hair, run my fingers through it to remove any large knots, and spritz the L'Oréal Paris #TXT Wave Creating Spray* through the lengths of my hair - my hair is pretty thick, so I use anything between 5 and 10 sprays depending on just how tousled I want my hair to look. This product creates the perfect amount of texture without a hint of the not-so-desired crunchy hair feeling.
I blast my hair with my ghd Aura Hair Dryer*, flipping my head upside-down to create bounce at the roots, with a little light scrunching action going on through the ends. I then flip my head back over, smooth out any kinks in the fringe and top layers with a paddle brush like this one, before finishing my styling with a light mist of the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray. This stuff was recommended to me by the lovely Georgina from Live Laugh Lipstick, and is completely amazing for completing the tousled look - it smells incredible, and gives that little hint of grit and somethin' somethin'. I spray a small amount through the mid-lengths and ends, before giving my hair a little ruffle 'n' zhush.
And that's it, effortless hair that is actually effortless.