The Secret To Effortless, Undone Hair

You know it when you see it.

Maybe you spot someone between the aisles at the grocery store, or across the patio at brunch and their locks fall just so. Some call it “French girl hair.” The uncomplicated, unfussy tangle that may, or may not, have been brushed out that morning, but it doesn’t matter. It’s that effortless hairstyle and—in all its imperfection—it’s simply perfect. But the ironic truth behind the best natural-looking hairstyles is how much thought and care often goes into achieving them.

Hairstyles that look effortless and undone require a personal sense of feeling and eyes that can gauge what is organically undone by embracing imperfection. So if you want to know how to master that cool, organic hairstyle, keep reading on.

To discover the secrets behind achieving that perfectly undone, effortless look for all kinds of hair types, here are some secrets and tips for a thoughtful air dry.

Tips on how to achieve an organic approach.

For achieving perfectly undone hair is to leave the natural bend or wave around the hairline and don’t blow dry or flat iron. Another trip is when curling with an iron, while the section is still hot, stretch down the curled section so it relaxes the curl to look more natural. Lastly, having the right product can help achieve the undone look.

For more textured hair…

For curlier texture, apply a smoothing texture balm and shake out the curls with your fingers right at the root so it doesn’t frizz and separate the ends. Then shake out tight curls and loosen it up. This alone can make the texture look relaxed and effortlessly cool.

For naturally straight hair…

To create an undone, finished look for straight hair, apply a dime or quarter-size amount of smoothing texture balm on towel-dried hair, or on dry hair, and run your fingers through, gently scrunching to give the hair a little separation.

Are there things you can do to your hair while it’s air drying (or blow drying) to help it settle beautifully?

You can put on a smoothing texture balm through damp hair or setting the hair by taking sections to curl and pin. Let it dry naturally and shaking it out, giving you that natural, wavy style you’ve always wanted. But, if your texture requires a blowout first, apply appropriate products, blowdry, and apply a texture balm from the mid-shaft through the ends.

Popular Fall cuts and styles.

For award shows and events, it’s hard to predict, but in life, cool girl, curly, or wavy hair shags are definitely making a statement at the moment and curtain bangs are here to stay.

Products for effortless, cool girl hair:

I just bought this the other day. It might be in the expensive side but it’s totally worth it. Go ditch your old brush for an upgrade, your hair will thank you!

Much like the OG Mason Pearson brush, the French product’s boar-bristle magic produces a shiny, voluminous effect (at about half the price).

The brand sells a solid hair care set (it’s worth the splurge), but if you’re just looking to dip your toes in celebrity hairdresser Wendy Iles’ replenishing line, the finishing serum is a protectant you’ll want to use every day.

This weightless spray is perfect for natural curls. Apply directly to wet roots and let the air-dry magic begin.

This super versatile, non-greasy balm leaves hair soft and hydrated. It’s pure magic.

This fragrance-free pomade is perfect for curl touch-ups or adding a little texture. Apply a tiny amount to air-dried or blow-dried hair for a flyaway-free, natural look.

Mixing traditional and modern ingredients sourced in Japan, this streamlined product delivers just the right amount of clean hydration for effortless hair.

Great for textured, curly hair, the key to your perfect air-dry experience may be in this bottle. Apply it in the shower after shampoo and conditioner, then scrunch and go.

If dreamy, beachy waves are part of your effortless hair vision, this product is perfect for you.

Part two of Cho’s R+Co summer capsule collection, the balm can be applied to wet or dry hair for a bouncier, cotton-like feel.

For curly girls, embracing the air dry is far more doable with this deeply moisturizing conditioner on your side.

Personally, I love this product so much — it makes my hair feel so smooth and hydrated, and plus it smells so lovely!

There’s nothing effortless-looking about dry, brittle strands. Fortunately, this cream leaves a soft, glossy effect (perfect for fine hair) as it styles.

Apply this clean, featherlight cream on half-air-dried hair for a frizz-free look that works for all hair types.


Your hair is just as important as your skincare routine. A woman’s hair is the first most noticeable part of her beauty. It enhances her personality. It’s an important part of your appearance and sets the tone for your entire look. With a good hair-do you will feel in control of yourself and ultimately feel confident.

Stay safe, healthy, live life to the fullest.

Xoxo, Messycafe.


2 thoughts on “The Secret To Effortless, Undone Hair

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