Here’s How To Use Hair Paste For That Natural, Messy Look (Even If It’s Anything But)

Best Messy Hairstyle Products
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PROS: The messy hairstyle is more stylish than ever
CONS: When done wrong, the messy look can be sloppy
TAKEAWAY: Get the right product to nail the look

Slowly but surely, the messy (or natural) hairstyle has become the best men’s hairstyle around. The confidant look has been done in a variety of styles too, from Timothée Chalamet’s long, unkempt mane to Robert Pattinson’s short skater cut.

The just-got-out-of-bed look goes along with the recent megatrend of everything becoming more casual. But when done right, the messy hairdo can look great with your sharpest suit, as well as a hoodie and jeans. It’s extremely versatile, and when it comes to hairstyles, versatility is key (unless you have a barber living in your attic).

Needless to say, we think everyone should give the messy look a shot. However, before you give it a go, you’ll need to equip yourself with the right products. We suggest using a good hair paste for the messy look, so we rounded up some of the best below.

1. Garnier Fructis Finishing Paste

A little bit of this finishing paste will provide some hold and definition, but won’t make your hair stick in place. Plus, if you’re still unsure about the messy look, this product only costs $3.50.

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2. Dove Men+Care Hair Sculpting Paste

Dove’s sculpting paste keeps your hair’s natural matte color, and adds just a little bit of texture. Plus, it doesn’t harden like gel or pomade, so you can reshape it throughout the day.

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3. American Crew Fiber

There’s a reason this American Crew Fiber has over 2,000 positive reviews: it makes your hair look better. It has a matte, no-shine finish, and just a little bit will allow you to push your hair around while keeping its natural flow.

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4. AXE Messy Look Hair Paste

This hair paste from AXE is specially made for nailing the messy look. It reshapes your hair and gives a slight texture boost, but remains flexible enough to look natural.

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