How Do Men Fluff their Hairstyle?

So, how can one get TikTok-famous fluffy hair look? Well, there’s no million-dollar secret to a fluffy male hairstyle. As long as you have the right set of products and are up for some experimentation, you can achieve it too!

To guide you along the way, we present you with an informational and comprehensive guide on how men fluff their hairstyles. Without any further chitter-chatter, let’s dive deep into the fluffy hairstyle looks beginning with what actually is hair fluffing.

What is Hair Fluffing?

Hair fluffing is basically a hair styling technique to make your hair look fuller and more voluminous. As long as you have a suitable hair cut of appropriate length, you should be able to fluff your hair.

The fluffy hairstyle resembles ‘I just rolled out of bed, but I’m still fabulous’ aesthetic. To create a fluffy hairstyle while still avoiding the dreaded frizz, make sure you strictly follow the proper set of instructions. Remember that trial and error is part of the process.

If you’re not able to style your hair as you want despite tens of attempts, we’ve got a brilliant tip for you! Have your hair professionally styled. Be observant about the products and techniques during the session and replicate the hairstyle on your own at home.

How to Make Your Hair Fluffy Naturally?

1. Get a suiting haircut for a fluffy hairstyle:

Many don’t realize that your haircut makes a major difference in your hairstyle. There are a few layered hair cut styles that emphasize the texture and volume of your hair, thus, resulting in the best frizz-free fluffy hairstyles for males.

The ‘Mop cut’ is one such trendy male haircut. It is a modified bowl cut that leaves long hair on the top and shorter hairs on the rest of your head. Likewise, if you’d like some more fluff and length, a shaggy cut is probably for you. The faux hawk is also a great haircut that leaves enough length to fluff your hair.

2. Use volumizing shampoo and conditioner:

When washing your hair, always reach for a volumizing shampoo and conditioner for maximum fluffs. The thickening hair care products coat hair strands with polymers designed to increase the volume of the hair.

3. Wash and dry your hair gently:

Just because you want your hair ‘messy’ doesn’t mean you actually have to be messy and rough with your hair.

Once you wash your hair with thickening products, use a soft cloth or a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture. Wrapping the regular rough towel around your head is definitely not a good idea, as these towels are very coarse and dry.

4. Use a pre-styler:

A fluffy hairstyle demands a soft matte finish. Using heavy mousse or gels doesn’t give such a finish. Therefore, when it comes to choosing the right pre-styling product, it is best to gravitate towards lighter styling products than to opt for gels and heavy cream-based products.

Lightweight mousse and softer creams are always a good idea. If possible, use the pre-styling products dedicated to increasing your hair volume. While this step might seem unnecessary to many who like to keep their hair care and styling routine as simple as possible, it truly makes a difference.

Moreover, overusing these products is also not a good idea together, as it can make hair denser and encourage hair clump formation. Make sure you coat your entire hair lightly with the product, and you’re golden!

A sea-salt spray is a great pre-styler if you’re looking forward to mimicking the messy hairstyle you’d get after a long carefree day at the beach. The spray counters excess oil and adds instant texture and volume to your hair.

5. Blow-dry or diffuse your hair correctly:

Keep your blow-dry at least 12 inches away if you’re heat-drying your hair. In case of cold air, you can keep the dryer a bit close. It is common for stylists to use a comb while blow-drying, as it results in a tamed hairstyle.

However, if your goal is messy fluffy hair, it would be better if you run your clean fingers upwards and backward during the blow-drying process. Avoid combing as much as possible as it can flatten your hair.

Moreover, using a diffuser is also a brilliant idea for adding volume to your hair. It distributes the air gently and evenly, meaning a lot of fluff with minimal damage.

Sadly, diffusers are not popular among men. However, using one, especially if you have short curly hair, will produce a fabulous result. Finally, keep the heat setting as low as possible as colder air is considered to be more effective in locking the hairstyle in place.

6. Tease your roots:

Your hair should look pretty fluffed-up once you blow dry it. However, if the volume still isn’t enough and you feel the hairstyle isn’t ‘messy’ enough, there’s still a simple trick you can use to achieve the desired result.

Experts recommend using a non-static comb for the purpose as the regular comb might result in unwanted freeze and messiness. Clip and protect the top layer of hair and part the lower layer in different sections.

Take each section and comb the hair near the base. The combing direction should be towards the base, not away from it.

The goal here is to increase the volume on the base such that the top layer sits nice and fluffy atop. Repeat the process in each parted section. Finally, unclip the top layer, tame any flyovers, and you’re good to go. Remember that this is best done is dry hair.

7. Style and set:

Feel free to experiment when it comes to selecting the right hairstyle for you. If you have curls, disperse the curls with your fingers to maximize volume. Spray a light layer of hairspray once you’re satisfied with the look.

More Tips to Make Hair Fluffy for Guys

1. Use clarifying shampoo:

Oil, sweat, dirt, and gunk buildup in hair scalp will not allow your hair strands to rise; sadly, no fluffy hair day for you. Styling products also won’t work well with such hair either.

We’re more focused on hydrating and moisturizing our hair these days. We’ve learned not to over-strip our hair and style them with utmost care. We avoid chemicals labeled as toxic and harsh, such as parabens and sulfates, as much as possible.

However, sometimes a deep cleaning and clarification might be necessary. If you use hydrating hair wash and care products often, make sure you deep clean your hair at least once a week or once every two weeks with a good clarifying shampoo.

Moreover, for those of us who like to use styling products in our hair every few days, the buildup can be worse and heavier. So, clarification is a must.

2. Dry shampoo can be your best friend:

If you pull off a fluffy hairstyle very well, trust us, dry shampoo can be a life saver. Oil and grease can make your hair dense and flat, the exact opposite of what we’re trying to achieve. In such cases, a good dry shampooing can help you achieve a dry, soft, and fluffy look.

Always carry a small dry shampoo bottle with you when leaving the house for emergencies. That being said, avoid being lazy and relying on your dry shampoo. Regular dry shampoo use is also not considered healthy for your scalp.

3. Let your hair grow:

It is difficult to implement a fluffy hairstyle on short hair. So, if you want to flex the trendy fluffy hairstyle, let your hair grow for a while.

You’ll not get as voluminous results with short hair as you would with long layered hair. Once the hair is long enough, get a good haircut that complements and enhances the fluffy hair look, and style your hair accordingly.

4. Leave your styled hair alone:

Most of us have a habit of running our fingers through our hair whenever we want to exude our confidence or aura. But disturbing your well-styled hair throughout the day is definitely not a good idea.

Upon touching your hair, you might unknowingly disrupt the strong hair base you’ve created by backcombing. Moreover, you’ll transfer the oil and dirt from your fingers to the hair, which will eventually reduce your hair puffiness.

In case your hair looks flat despite all the styling, feel free to give it a little shake and tease to mess it up a little. However, if the hairstyle looks fine, make sure that you leave your hair alone.


We’ve basically provided you with all the tricks and tips to produce a salon-quality fluffy hairstyle all by yourself at home. Simply follow all these steps to the T and be wary of the dos and don’ts, and you’re golden!

If you have any more tips that you’d like to share with us on the famous ‘fluffy’ hairstyle, feel free to comment down below. It would be a pleasure to interact!

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