As much as we love to take care of our locks, it takes some major motivation to wash your hair on certain days. The whole process of shampooing, conditioning, detangling and then styling requires oodles of time and energy, especially if you have thick or long hair. We feel you, which is why we give you a few easy fixes to conceal dirty hair. Use these tricks to make your mane look fresh and clean in between those prolonged washes.
1. The Polished Pony
Take advantage of those greasy roots and make them work in your favour with a sleek ponytail. Detangle your locks, create a side part and use a dash of hairspray to tame flyaways before tying them back in a low ponytail. This slicked-back look is a celeb favourite and it definitely brings a refined touch to your style. Make sure to use a thin hair-tie that matches your hair colour to make it look neater.
2. Dry Shampoo To The Rescue
Yup, you knew this was coming. Not to sound monotonous but we will never stop rambling about these little bottles of magic that can zap up all that excess oil and bring back life and bounce to your mane. Every lazy girl’s best friend, you need to have a bottle of dry shampoo on your dresser at all times. Create small sections along your front hairline and crown before spritzing your roots and then tousle with your fingers to breathe a fresh lease of life into your hair. Try BBlunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo - no one will ever know that you’re sporting day-2 hair!
3. Embrace Those Messy Waves
Turn that bed head into gorgeous beach waves. Revive your roots with powder or dry shampoo and blast them with your blow dryer for a minute. Use your fingers to tousle and scrunch your locks and then rub some argan oil onto your ends for a softer texture. We like Dove Elixir Nourished Shine Hibiscus and Argan Oil. Skip running a brush through your strands as the messy, undone look is what we’re aiming for.
4. Powder Puff
If you haven’t got any dry shampoo handy, then baby powder is a great alternative. Sprinkle some on your roots and make sure to brush it in or you're bound to get some funny looks. It will blot up all the oil and help you feel fresh.
5. Braid It
If your hair isn’t long enough to try waves, you can always try a braid to cover up those dirty roots. Did you know that unwashed hair is actually the best for holding braids in place? Now is the time to perfect that fishtail braid tutorial and get out of that boring hair rut.
6. Cover It Up
This is pretty obvious but it also gives you a chance to experiment with your personal style. Put on a thick hairband or cute scarf to cover up greasy roots. Pair it with a flowy maxi dress, a floral bag and get ready to rock some boho chic like never before.
7. Grab Your Perfume
Use this only when you’re really desperate because it can be quite drying for your hair. Spritz your fave perfume onto your roots to help them smell fresh and yummy. The alcohol in the perfume will help absorb all the grease and help you feel refreshed.
8. Have A Quickie
Your bangs tend to get oilier than the rest of your hair so one easy option is to give them a quick wash. Tie the rest of your hair back and give your bangs a quick shampoo in the sink and then brush them out under your blow dryer. The whole process shouldn’t take you much time at all and will give the impression of just-washed hair.
A Few Ways To Fight Grease
If your hair tends to get greasy fast, here are a few ways to keep the oiliness at bay:
Celeb Images: Viral Bhayani
MUST-READ: OOPS! 8 Little Mistakes That Are Making Your Hair Frizzy!
MUST-READ: 20 Times It’s Totally Okay To NOT Wash Your Hair!
- Don’t wash your hair too often. Over-washing your strands will strip them of their natural oils, which will trigger your sebaceous glands into producing more oil. You shouldn’t be washing your hair more than three to four times a week
An acidic rinse will help wash away oil build-up. Mix a bit of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and rinse your strands. It will help keep grease in check and lemon juice is also a great cure for dandruff.
- Stay away from shampoos that contain harmful chemicals. Use sulfate-free options.
- Don’t use too many styling products. All those serums, mousses and creams can weigh down your locks and lead to loads of greasiness.
- Keep your hands off! The more you touch or brush your hair the more oil it will produce.
Published on Sep 14, 2015