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Messy hair – what’s wrong with that? Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Thor, Harry Potter, Jon Snow, Harry Styles. History and culture have shown repeatedly that tousled tresses haven’t kept men from earning adoration, respect, and privilege. It’s a double standard, sure, but that’s another story.

Do you struggle every morning with your perpetual bedhead? Here’s why you should stop and embrace the chaos.

It Gives Off a Roguish Charm

Messy hair, the kind girls dig, isn’t as simple as settling with how your hair looks as soon as you get out of bed. Do some tweaks and scrunches – maybe even add some powder or product – to take it from sloppy to laidback. The line between mess and messy is a fine one.

Depending on your hair type, style, and length, that couldn’t-care-less vibe could also translate to a sort of untamed, wild look that certainly makes some ladies go, well, wild.

It Invites Girls to Run Their Fingers Through Your Hair

In the words of Phoebe Buffay, “Oh, oh! Gross, it’s !” A woman running her fingers through your hair is a sweet gesture. However, and crunchy could mar it. Keeping your au naturel messy hair has some advantages in the romance department.

It Gives Off an Unbothered Vibe

Similar to that laidback appeal, messy hair can make you seem as if you’re far too important to worry about how you look. You have a busy day running your company. You’re preoccupied with coming up with the next big internet idea. It’s similar to the way people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have a fallback uniform. They just don’t want to be bothered by mundane things like hair.

How to Have the Messy Hair Look?

Unfortunately, majority of the population will not be the next big tech genius, so people won’t exactly offer leniency when you show up with rebellious strands. Here are some ways you can pull off a messy hairstyle.

1. Add some texture.

If you have thick hair, congratulations! That makes this look much easier to achieve. If your hair falls on the thinner side, ask your barber to give you some texture via layers. Layered hair helps achieve that “right” kind of disarray, like Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. Unkempt straight hair tends to look flat and, well, sad.

2. Keep it clean.

Messy hair doesn’t mean dirty hair! Make sure that your hair and scalp are clean ­– this also assures people around you that your wild mop is done purposefully. Use CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. It washes off dandruff-causing grime from dirt, pollution, and other residues.

Another alternative is Dove Men+Care Refreshing Clean Shampoo. This two-in-one shampoo and conditioner make hair fresher and cleaner and also much easier to manage.

3. Work on your entire look.

Just because you have messy hair does not mean you should extend that to your whole appearance. Wash your face, clip your nails, and tick away all the . Dress sharply and do not wear crumpled clothing. Polish your shoes and trim your facial hair. Pulling off messy hair is all about balance, but you can do it!