Ben created this look to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at Band Camp. He achieved it by squishing his hair around with his hand, using no gel or any other products. He eschews all enhancers in his grooming rituals except soap and shampoo. Just doesn't think it's natural and he is committed to being natural come hell or high water. Note the natural fuzz on his chin. He has yet to shave (doesn't think it's natural). He'd probably change his mind if he only knew how close to the Hollywood norm he has come!
He's always gone all out for crazy hair day -- his kindergarten version in the picture above. This was not natural, but the result of coloring gel. He did win first prize in the kindergarten division and was quite proud of himself. He hasn't changed all that much!