‘Bed’ Hair Days

Our moth­ers may not ap­prove but out-of-the-bed hair is this sea­son’s coolest tress trend.

Hair - - Expert Advice - Text So­hini Dey

T hough I’m not an in­her­ently lazy per­son, the thought of having to run a brush through my hair of­ten seems like a Her­culean task. We are brought upon steady lessons of keep­ing our hair sleek and pol­ished, but such things are of­ten eas­ier said than done. So when hair took a turn to­wards the un­kempt, count­less women in­clud­ing me breathed a sigh of re­lief. Ac­cord­ing to Caro­line Lan­nuzel, Head of Artistry, L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel In­dia, “The bed head hair style emerged in the late 1990s and be­came rapidly pop­u­lar among ur­ban hip­sters and peo­ple with chron­i­cally de­fi­ant hair.” Does that mean the look is just the re­sult of leav­ing hair un­tended? On the con­trary, it takes a great deal of care and care­ful choice of hair prod­ucts. “It may take a long time to look like you spent no time on your hair. Quick hair­styles con­sists of mis­placed sec­tions of hair, but th­ese are usu­ally the work of a clever stylist,” says Lan­nuzel.


Bed head hair­styles can be recre­ated on any tex­ture or length of hair, pro­vided one in­vests in the right prod­ucts and a lit­tle time. In re­cent times, more and more women are let­ting go of their at­tach­ment to long locks and em­brac­ing short hair­cuts. Mid-length and short hair­styles are per­fect for ex­e­cut­ing a quick bed head hair look. Swati Gupta, SP In­dia Mas­ter Al­chemist, says, “Short hair should be messy and ruf­fled, and wax based prod­ucts work ex­cel­lently. My pick would be Se­bas­tian Pro­fes­sional’s Mold­ing Mud. For a bob with tou­sled curls, Sys­tem Pro­fes­sional Del­i­cate Vol­ume is my favourite.” For those with long tresses, Lan­nuzel rec­om­mends, “Ap­ply a few pumps of L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Liss Con­trol+ and work through the length of towel-dried hair be­fore styling. Then blow-dry your hair, rub a hand­ful of progressive ul­tra- fi­brous L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Sculpt­ing Paste be­fore part­ing it on one side and scrunch­ing up the ends.” Ac­tress Kris­ten Ste­wart and su­per­model Gisele Bund­chen are among our fave bed head hair stylis­tas. While women can rock a bed head style pretty much any­where, men have far more re­strained choices. Much as we like Robert Pat­ting­son’s mussed up hair, we sug­gest men wear this look more oc­ca­sion­ally or tweak it to suit their daily life­style. Rec­om­mend­ing the style for cre­ative work en­vi­ron­ments and semi-for­mal ’dos, Gupta sug­gests the use of Sys­tem Pro­fes­sional Re­fined Tex­ture.


If bed head hair­styles are your con­stant com­pan­ion, it is likely that you may be us­ing a lot of prod­ucts to keep the style in­tact. Make your hair re­silient to chem­i­cals with reg­u­lar care — sham­poo, con­di­tioner and hair spa ses­sions. Gupta rec­om­mends us­ing vo­lu­mis­ing prod­ucts, and adds as a tip: “Dif­fuse dry­ing helps to achieve a per­fect bo­hemian style, but sim­ply braid­ing hair and leav­ing them overnight is the most nat­u­ral way to achieve this look.”

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