Got grease? Here’s 4 ways to style your hair when it’s dirty
How many times have you found yourself in this situation: It’s the night before an event - say a wedding, birthday party, or maybe even a big work meeting, and you know you should wash your hair but you just really, really can’t be bothered with all the extra time and effort involved, so you forgo the wash.
But then your decision to favour the grease all comes crashing down, because now you’re on your way to this momentous occasion with less-than-fresh locks and a poor attempt at concealing them. Sound all too familiar? Good, because we’re about to change the way you feel about your dirty locks, once and for all. Instead of shamefully sporting a headband or heavily stocking up on dry shampoo to hide the grease, how about we get creative with our hairstyles? Here are four ways to embrace the slick! Dirty hair never looked so good…
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - ponytails aren’t just for schoolgirls, and they are definitely not boring. Whether you keep the hair on your crown slicked back like Jennifer Hawkins, or teased for some volume like Nina Dobrev, make sure you keep the base of your ponytail high on your head. And if your locks are prone to kinks or curls, simply run a straightener over your ponytail to leave it feeling smooth and looking sharp.
SLEEK SIDE BUN
This style couldn’t be easier to achieve, yet the results are so sophisticated. Give your hair a deep-side part and since it’s already oiled up, it should be easy enough to smooth down with a touch of serum. Next, collect your hair to either side of your neck and tie into a low bun. Easy peasy, wouldn’t suspect it’s greasy.
BRAID WITH A TWIST
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It’s no secret that we love a braid, especially for greasy hair days, but why not add a bit of oomph to your style? Take your cues from Blake Lively and turn your braid into a twisted masterpiece. With all that action going on, no one will suspect any grease at all! You’ll just need a good dose of texturising spray to and a pair of talented hands.
SKY HIGH BUN
Who hasn’t fallen in love with an oversized bun at one point or another? And it’s no wonder - this simple style is so easy to create, yet delivers astounding results. If you’re up for something a little relaxed like Jessica Hart, ruffle your hair on your crown before tying it up and winding it around the bun. You can even follow these three simple steps! If you want to go Kate Bosworth’s way, use a narrow-tooth comb to put your hair up, making sure to keep your ponytail frizz- and knot-free before securing it. Add a feminine touch by pulling a few loose strands of hair out from around your face. See? Picture perfect.
Get the look: Scunci Bun Maker
What’s your go-to dirty hairstyle? How do you wear your hair to a special event?