You know how some days you don’t want to shampoo, condition, blow dry and/or style your hair but still want it to look red carpet-worthy? Well, we have some hairstyles that will look amazing on unwashed hair! Yes...these 10 messy hairstyles for unwashed hair are all you need to look your best, even on day 3, 4 or even 5!
1. The Simple Messy Bun
It’s perfect for third or fourth day hair and so easy to do. Simply make a side parting and take all your hair into a high ponytail. Twist your hair and then use a hair band to tie it into a bun. You’ll want to secure the bun with hairpins to make sure it doesn’t come undone. Don’t forget to pull on your hair gently to enhance the messy look!Watch the full tutorial here.
2. Swept Aside With A Braid
To wear your hair down and still hide the grease, make a deep side parting and detangle your hair. Then, take the front section of your hair from the side which has lesser hair and start braiding it back. Pin it near your neck and use a texturizing spray on your open hair to give it some volume. Your messy side swept hair is ready!
3. The Big Braid
Unwashed hair tends to look flat and greasy. We recommend you use a volumizing spray to mask the flatness and give your hair some texture. Then, make a deep side parting and tease the hair at your crown to give it some volume. Take a small section of your hair at the fron from the side which has more hair, twist it and pin it back. Simply gather the rest of your hair and make a side braid, pulling it gently to make it look bigger. Your voluminous, Disney-princess-y braid is ready!Watch the full tutorial here.
4. The Piled-Up Bun
This pretty bun is just the right balance between messy and stylish. You’ll need to detangle your hair and pull it all back into a high ponytail, securing it tightly. After that, separate the ponytail into two sections. Take one section and twist it down to the ends, and then tug at the sides of the twist to make the bun look bigger. Coil this twist around into a bun and secure with pins. Repeat this with the other section and your bun is ready! This easy style that is perfect for unwashed hair is messy with a sophisticated twist - wear it to office or for a dressy dinner.Watch the tutorial here.
So simple and so quirky. This messy hairstyle is the best way to take care of unwashed hair and make it look stylish! Simply tie all your hair back in a low bun and wear a pretty hair band to hide the greasiness. You can also tie a scarf around your head if you have a pretty one you want to flaunt!
6. The Pouf Updo
So simple and so pretty...this hairstyle is such a fun way of taking care of unwashed and greasy hair. You’ll need to backcomb your crown with a comb for lots of volume. Then pull your hair at the front back, take a pin and push it forward while securing it to get the pouf. Now tie the rest of your hair into a messy bun. Gently pull out a few strands from the front to frame your face, your pouf updo is ready!
The cutest way to tackle a bad hair day is with two pigtails. Just make a centre parting and make two regular braids on both sides. Don’t worry about making them too neat, the messier they are, the cuter they look. For a fun twist, end both with different coloured hair ties!
8. Short & Sweet
Beat the grease with this simple hairstyle. Take a thin section of your hair from one side, braid it, pull it across your head to the other side and pin it. Repeat the same on the other side. Then, tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail. This will ensure your hair doesn’t look to oily. It’s a great style to try on long as well as shorter hair.Watch the full tutorial here.
9. The Deconstructed Braid
Image: Namrata Soni on InstagramGo big or go home seems to be the motto here. We love Jacqueline’s super messy do with twisted sections pinned back on the top and a super messy braid at the bottom. Make sure to gently pull the sections of your braid and curl the hair at the end for an even messier look!
10. The Hat-Trick
What’s the biggest problem with unwashed hair? Greasy roots! Well, fortunately, hiding them is easy. Just detangle your hair, leave it open and wear a cute fedora or a hat for a ‘fun-in-the-sun’ look!