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9 Greasy Hair Styles For When You Forgot To Set An Alarm

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Washing your hair can feel a lot like hitting the gym. Similar to skipping out on leg day, going an extra day or two without shampooing can feel pretty great at first. It cuts a lot of time out of your nightly routine and gives your mane the extra grit you need to hold bohemian hairstyles in place.

After a day too many, however, that effortless, undone vibe can quickly turn into a greasy mess. If you’re hoping to stretch your blow out just a bit longer, don’t despair! Whether you’re working with super long hair or a pixie haircut, these hairstyles for greasy hair will buy you an extra day!

hairstyles for greasy hair

Scarf-Wrapped Bun

Buns are a quick solution to just about every hair woe. For the days when your greasy mane can’t be salvaged, throw it up into a quick bun for an effortless hairstyle.

Pro tip: Wrap a hair scarf around the base of the bun. Your style will appear chicer and also take attention away from your greasy roots.

hairstyles for greasy hair

Half-Up Ponytail

If you’re battling oily roots, but the rest of your mane still looks fresh, why not try a half-up ponytail? Pulling the top half of your hair into a pony keeps greasy strands out of your face, but allows the rest of your hair to take center stage!

Before you begin styling, we recommend applying a few spritzes of dry shampoo to your roots. We love the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo. It instantly refreshes hair and absorbs oil to extend the life of your blow dry by two days.

hairstyles for greasy hair

Roughed Up Texture

When it comes to concealing oily strands, the more texture, the better! Embrace your second-day bedhead and opt for full-on textured waves. To achieve this look, apply a texturizing spray like the Biolage R.A.W Texturizing Styling Spray throughout your strands. Formulated with matcha green tea, the spray gives separation and definition for touchable texture.


hairstyles for greasy hair

Textured Pixie

If you’re working with a pixie cut, An extra bit of texture will quickly take the focus off your greasy roots. Apply a dime-size amount of medium-hold texturizing paste like the Redken Rewind 06 Pliable Styling Paste to move, mold, twist and turn hair into strong shapes with lasting flexibility.

hairstyles for greasy hair

French Braid

An oldie but a goodie, this classic plaited hairstyle is perfect for keeping greasy hair out of your face. Begin by brushing through your mane to remove any knots or tangles. Pick up a 3-inch section of hair from the crown of your head near your hairline. Separate the segment into three pieces—left, middle, and right. Start off your braid by crossing the right strand under the middle. Then, cross the left strand under the center.

Repeat these same steps as you continue to braid, adding additional hair to the sections each time you cross. Once you’ve reached your ends, secure your braid in place with a hair elastic. Complete the look with a few spritzes of hairspray like the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray.

hairstyles for greasy hair

Pinned To Perfection

Bobby pins are a staple in any girl’s styling routine but in 2019, they do a lot more than keep our buns and updos in check. Whether you’re creating a geometric shape or simply slipping in a few accent bobby pins to your second-day hairstyle, get creative!

hairstyles for greasy hair

Half-Up Bun With Headband

When in doubt, accessorize it out! Pair your half-up bun with a stylish headband to make your unwashed mane appear good as new.

hairstyles for greasy hair

Deep Side Part

Center parts are great for sleek, squeaky clean locks. If you’ve hit day three post-shampoo, however, hair parted down the middle can start to look flat and lifeless. Try switching things up with a deep side part. Deep side parts add instant volume at the root, making your dirty strands appear instantly fuller!

Looking for another way to pump up your volume? Apply the Pureology Clean Volume Instant Levitation Mist throughout your strands. The formula helps protect against heat damage and provides instant root lift and all-over fullness.

hairstyles for greasy hair

Pop On A Hat

When you’re really in a rush, even the simplest of hairstyles may seem impossible to achieve. If all else fails, rely on hats to cover up greasy hair in a flash.

Looking for more expert styling tips? Use our salon locator to use an appointment at a salon near you.

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