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How to Style Tousled Hair | Expert Tips

Tousled hair is a great way to let your hair’s natural beauty shine through.

This effortless hairstyle is kind to the hair and you don’t need to spend too much time getting hot under the hairdryer. There’s a lot to love about tousled hair, it’s easy to style and it’s a look for all seasons.

Dry hair is a common problem and one of the things you can do to alleviate the pressure on your hair is to reduce heated styling. I understand that may leave you with a question about how you can style your hair so here’s some inspiration with my tips on how to style Tousled Hair.

The tousled look is a simple style to create, making it a great style choice for a busy lifestyle.

Keep reading to discover how you can style Tousled Hair in 4 Easy Steps.

How to Style Tousled Hair | 4 Easy Steps

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1. Wash and Condition your Hair

Wash your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type to encourage maximum shine. If your hair is dry, treat with a deep conditioner to get the best from this style. Getting an extra boost of moisture will leave the hair more flexible, making it easier to style and it will hold the style for longer.

After conditioning and rinsing the hair, towel-dry to remove excess water. It’s a good technique when you dry the hair with a towel, to gently squeeze out the water. Because rubbing the hair too vigorously can cause breakage. After towel drying, your hair should be damp but not dripping wet.


2. Prep you Hair with a Styling Product

Now you are ready to get your hair prepped with a styling product. Leave in conditioners are a great option for styling this kind of look. I’ve been working with hair for over 35 years and I prefer using a leave in conditioner for styling as they give hair a natural finish. My styling range conditions hair as you style. They give you control for styling but still leave the hair with movement. That makes them perfect for the tousled look, which is all about movement and texture. 

Apply 2 to 3 spritzes of my  Styling Mist for Natural Hold and a Glossy Finish to your hair. This leave in conditioner will provide definition without weighing the hair down and give you shiny hair. Plus, it speeds up drying time, making this style even quicker and easier.

If you have fine hair or you simply want to add extra volume choose my Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume.

3. Rough Dry Hair with Head Upside Down for Tousled Hair

Now hair is washed and prepped it’s ready to style.

Turn your head upside down (this creates lift) and semi-dry your hair with a hairdryer on a cool setting, using your fingers to lift and manipulate the hair as you dry it.

Using fingers to manipulate your hair instead of a brush creates a more natural, textured finish.

4. Finish Blow Drying Hair Before it's Fully Dry For the perfect Tousled Hair

When hair is semi-dry, flip your head back and finish blow-drying, still using your fingers to push hair into place.

Finish blow-drying your hair before it’s fully-dry and leave it to dry naturally. That is vital. Over drying the hair can make it fly-away. Whilst you want your tousled hair to look textured, fly-aways will spoil the look.

So there you have it; tousled hair.

This look takes a maximum of 5 minutes to style. So it’s not just a hair saver it’s also a time-saver, giving you back much needed time in the mornings whilst giving your hair a break from excessive heat. It’s a win-win!

Tousled Hair | Tips and Take Aways

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The most important piece of advice I have when styling hair is that less is more. It’s a good rule to follow with your hair, and here’s what I mean:

1. Use Less Product

When using styling products, use a little. Overdo it, and you risk the hair becoming difficult to style.

2. Dry your Hair for Less Time

In my experience, most of us over-dry the hair. It’s not necessary to get the hair completely dry when you are working with a hairdryer. When hair is too dry, it loses its flexibility.

Adding moisture to your hair with my deep conditioner will improve flexibility and help your hair to hold the style. Use Restore and Shine Hair Masque once a week to improve your hair’s flexibility and get better styling results.

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3. Don't Overwork the Hair

The hair can become flat if you touch it too much. Remember your tousled hair shouldn’t look too done. You want this style to have texure and movement.

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Tousled Hair | About the Author

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Norris Ogario

Norris Ogario is founder and Creative Director of Ogario London. Developed in his London salon, the Ogario London haircare products reflect his belief that hydration is the key to fixing most hair problems. Hydrated hair can be styled with ease. Plus, hydration leaves hair shiny and healthy. Norris has over 35 years of hair know-how. With expertise in all hair types; from dry hair to fine or grey hair, from frizzy to damaged or bleached hair, curly hair and afro hair, Norris offers his expert advice.

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