Rich chaplets these were, that the winds might not dishevel their comely hair, and this is true i' faith.
I never can get them there girls of mine to dishevel themselves in time.
I find it clear and very clarifying, after the innumerable hours I have spent in trying to dishevel him.
originally an adjective, "bare-headed," late 14c., variant (with muted final -e) of dishevely, from Old French deschevele "bare-headed, with shaven head," past participle adjective from descheveler "to disarrange the hair," from des- "apart" (see dis-) + chevel "hair," from Latin capillus "hair" (see capillary). Of the hair, "dissheveled," mid-15c. OED says use as a verb is chiefly a back-formation from disheveled.