Photographed by Nagi Sakai


The Secret To That Effortlessly Undone Look

perfectly messy

by nylon

I've always been envious of folks with chic, long hair. There's a certain power that comes with looking like you've put no effort into your look. It shows you care, but with a knowing wink. An unmentionable chunk of my budget has gone into searching for the perfect combination of products that make it look like I don't care, but, after all was said, sprayed, and done, my medicine cabinet begged to differ.

Then came AG Hair's Texture line. Four, very pretty-looking products that are the definition of #hairgoals. Not only are they incredibly easy to use, they're packed with seaweed extracts and anti-aging seaberry oil—a combination AG Hair has dubbed its Sea Complex—that naturally help with texturizing. After playing around with the goods for a few weeks, my poor, heat-damaged hair looked and felt alive—not to mention as close to runway-cool as I could get without a stylist. No more fumbling around beauty stores in 2016. The secret to looking perfectly undone is here. Let's get (perfectly) messy.

Cleansing Cream

On the days I didn't want to shampoo and condition, I applied this miracle product. This foam-free hair wash combines both to clean hair without stripping it of its oil. It left my hair feeling soft. The menthol within the formula was like a caffeine shot to my scalp in the morning. Talk about feeling fresh.

AG Hair, Texture Cleansing Cream, $24, available at Ulta.

Sea Spray

Many products claim they're the beach in a bottle, but this one truly is. Its unique formula allowed me to style my hair with those effortless waves but didn't leave my hair feeling like it was going to snap at any minute. Rather, it felt manageable and strong.

AG Hair, Texture Sea Spray, $24, available at Ulta.

Texture Gloss

After styling with AG Hair's Sea Spray, I would apply the Texture Gloss. I loved the way it helped keep my newfound effortlessness cool and intact. Simply running it through the waves, down to the ends, kept them looking fresh all day. Plus, the Sea Complex formula helped repair my hair's dry ends.

AG Hair, Texture Gloss, $24, available at Ulta.

Dry Wax

My hair, no matter what the weather may be, gets frizzy. (I blame it on its natural curl, a burden I've tried to get rid of via straighteners and blow-dryers.) Spraying a bit of this on my look kept the wispy hair halo from appearing. It boosted volume, too. It's the perfect finishing touch to looking perfectly undone.

AG Hair, Texture Dry Wax, $26, available at Ulta.