The Secret To Perfect Messy, Voluminous Hair? Sexture, Of Course

With summer looming not too far ahead, it's time to let loose — our hair, that is. With heat and humidity wreaking havoc on our strands, there's no point in whipping out our flat iron and making our hair sleek only to have it frizz a few minutes later. No, it's the season for embracing our hair's natural sexy texture — hence, sexture. Whether your hair is slick straight or you have a mane of curly hair, it's important to really get to know your hair's texture so that you can work with it, not against it.

While the term "bedhead" may connotate a messy, undone, just-rolled-out-of-bed look, it's actually a sexy look many celebrities work on the red carpet. The key to sexture is lots and lots of volume and a just-so-undone finish. Don't have a lot to work with? You know what they say — fake it 'til you make it — with hair products.

Bring out the texture of your natural hair with spiral curls

If you're lucky enough to have naturally curly hair, flaunt it! While keeping your ringlets in check may seem high maintenance, it's actually not. In order to bring out your natural texture, apply Moroccan or argan oil and work it through your hair. If your hair is wet, blow it dry with a diffuser attachment. Twist any loose strands into curls with your fingers, give it a fluff for max volume, and you're ready to go.

Messy updos require a lot of sexture

If you want to style your hair in a carefree chignon, you're going to need some texture. Squeaky-clean hair is hard to keep in an updo without having it fall apart by the end of the night. In order to sport this 'do, you're going to need a texturizing spray. Spritz it all over and use a fine-tooth comb to tease your hair at the crown. Secure it in a messy bun or high ponytail, and finish it with hairspray. Pull out some loose tendrils for a softening effect.

Short-haired folk can have fun with sexture too

Who says short hair is boring? If you like to keep your locks above your shoulders, give it some volume by adding some curls. Height at the crown and sides mimics the trending wolf cut and brings out your hair's natural shine. Using a curling wand as opposed to a regular curling iron with a clasp may be easier for short hair. A blast of finishing spray will keep your curls in place and add some nice sexture.

Give your lob sexy texture with piecey strands

Jennifer Lopez is a chameleon queen when it comes to her hair, and with the "Jenny From the Block" singer, it's all about texture. Straight hair doesn't have to be all about sleek strands and smooth lines. Give it some volume by scrunching some mousse into already-straightened hair and then adding sexture with salt spray. If you have fine hair, it'll add some body and give it hold without needing hairspray.