Frizz-spiration: 7 Reasons to Embrace Unruly Hair

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It’s probably one thing that the runway has taken from real life and executed in a chic way. Models with frizzy hairstyles likely make you simultaneously rejoice in schadenfreude while also envying how it still looks pretty on them (models tend to have that “woke up like this” look on lock). Forgive the mixed message, as you may have seen ample frizz-fighting tips and tricks on our site. However, the saying does go, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Right? We’re not encouraging anyone to chuck their heat tools or styling serums—just to take a different perspective on frizz and how sometimes it really can work with a hairstyle or vibe you’re going for.

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It gives naturally straight or thin hair more body. It may just be an illusion, but if you’ve got thin hair, you probably want all the help you can get to boost volume and body. That said, don’t weigh down your hair with heavy frizz-taming products. Let the frizz fly and style it up with some voluminous hairspray or dry shampoo for instant body.

Bedhead is much easier to maintain throughout the day. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Since textured bedhead is all the rage, wouldn’t it make sense to work with your unruly hair already? Sometimes all you need is a little bit of teasing with styling paste in your hands to mold your hair into a desirable shape… and just let your frizz do the texturizing.

You don’t have to worry about the weather messing with your style (as much). Forgetting your umbrella at home won’t be such a tragedy if you haven’t spent an hour heat-styling and sealing, only to have your hair increase in mass the instant air pressure drops. There’s really no telling how precipitation will change your hair, so if you have textured hair naturally, just let it do its thing on a humid day and wear it in a way that works with its texture. You’ll be much less frustrated than trying to wrangle it into a sleek style. Got thick wavy hair? A bit of styling paste on the ends or possibly a styling lotion from mid-ends will let your hair wear its natural wave without getting too massive, but you also don’t have to lament all the time you spent trying to keep it straight.

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Ever hear of the “halo effect”? Let us explain. When light hits your head, it has an effect similar to a halo by reflecting off of the little frizzies all around your head, giving you an ethereal glow. Just make sure you’re standing in the light.

Instant texture and body, for any hair type. If you think of frizz in terms of elbow room, your frizz is the elbow room to your hair. It lets the rest of your hair lie a bit more separate from its own strands, giving a more voluminous appearance naturally. It’s like beach hair waves without the sand in your shoes.

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Think of it as the rebuttal of “party girl hair” to the “rich girl hair” trend. Rich girls might have perfectly sleek languid waves, but party girls have more fun—and the hair to show for it. We don’t mean hungover hair, we’re talking “up all night dancing” hair. There’s something so chic about effortlessly tousled and imperfect hair. It pretty much looks like you went to the ball and turned it into an all-night rager.

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It gives updos more grip for the perfect messy bun. Just look at this perfectly messy bun. It’s thrown up there in a big loopy pouf with lots of flattering face-framing frizzies. You won’t have to worry about it slipping as much through the day, since the texture of frizz will secure it more in place. “Romantically Disheveled” is the look to go for.

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