Fact: A long bob always looks better with a little movement. Like Batman and Robin, the dynamic duo of a long bob and loose waves are rarely seen separated (check out these celebrity crops for further proof), and creating the touchable texture is as effortless as the style suggests.
In lieu of any complicated moves around a curling iron, a dry texturizing spray is a lob's best friend for that perfect roughed-up effect. Consider the product a cross between your favorite dry shampoo, wave-enhancing mousse, and a durable hairspray---just a few spritzes will instantly add movement to your layers, with a tousled appearance that won't quit. Though it won't absorb as much oil as your dry shampoo, it creates a similar matte finish, and also allows you to wear your style a day or two longer by refreshing the volume around your crown.
The Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42; oribe.com) has long been considered the holy grail in this category for its ability to impart the sexiest bedhead wave ever, but the Not Your Mother's Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray ($7; ulta.com) is a comparable drugstore alternative. Curly strands in particular should seek out an option like Macadamia Professional's Tousled Texture Finishing Spray ($25; ulta.com), which is infused with macadamia oil to keep your ringlets from getting parched.
Want a more polished finish? Refer to Anh Co Tran's stellar handiwork here, where the pro shows exactly how to form his trademark lived-in hair, then finish by blasting your layers with a dry texturizing spray to break up the curl pattern.