no way!!! hair gel and generally hair styling products destroy your hair, and contribute to hair loss. i want to keep my hair, and not lose them in the future... although i have long hair and they get messed up esily.
I started "messing" my hair up around 19 in college. up until about 16 I just had a buzz cut, I could never go back to that! I now keep my hair apx. 3in long, and I use a paste to make it stick up a bit and look messy, I call it my sex hair lol All in all, it takes about 3 min to do it, and then 15 min to dry, so I can still get ready in about 30 min total.
I am always amazed when people think my hair naturally looks that way! I guess I do an okay job, because that's the point!
When I as like 16 I started growing my hair long, I bought some products and had my friend try to give me liberty spikes. It didn't turn out great. lol That's about it. Now I only wonder if I should cut or maybe straighten my hair, it's such a hassle.