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#RealGirlBeauty: 5 Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

Come every winter, getting out of bed in the morning becomes a mammoth task. The extra 20 minutes that you would have spent in washing your hair, are now spent hitting the snooze button. Add to that the dreadful feeling of washing your mane in this cold. Want to look your best without washing your hair? We get you. Here are some hairstyles that look better on unwashed hair and could make you look like a diva, without anyone suspecting that you’re sporting second or even third day hair.  Greasy hair helps hold these styles in place better – they’re so perfect for the lazy girl!


1. Messy Ponytail

Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

Start off by adding some texture to your hair by using a texturising spray like BBlunt Blown Away Volumising Leave In Spray in the mid-length and ends of your strands to lend a little bit of life and drama for that messy effect. Tie a ponytail at the nape of your neck (it’s perfect for the workplace) and secure it with an elastic band. At the base of your ponytail, take a thin section of your hair and wrap it around the band/hair-tie to conceal it.

Make-up cues: You can keep your eyes softly lined and contour your face well to highlight your cheekbones and neck.

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2. Side-Swept Chignon

Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

Since most of us have layers in our hair, the easiest way to ace a chignon is to make sure the different lengths stay together. Because your hair was not washed recently, it won’t be too silky. To make it a little tidy and chic, use Tigi Bed Head 3-in 1 Small Talk just on the ends: it helps hold your hair and energises fine hair (plus it tames all your frizzy problems). Then, gather your locks on one side and twist into a knot below your ear. Secure with bobby pins and you’re good to go.

Make-up cues: Since the chignon is all about elegance, it’s better you go with a nude complexion paired with classic red on your lips.

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3. Beach Waves

Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

Just ‘coz you’re freezing in the midst of these December chills, doesn’t mean you can’t rock some summertime waves in your hair. Those of us who love a ‘natural’ wave in our tresses should try this on your bed head. Just twist sections of your hair, from root to tip, while pointing your hairdryer at it in a downward motion. Do this until you have applied heat to each section before letting it lose. Finish with a styling serum or spray like FX Surf Head Extreme Texturizing Wax.

Make-up cues: Since this look is very versatile, choose your make-up based on the occasion.


4. The Milkmaid Braid

Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

If you love braids and buns, this is the perfect combination for you. Milkmaid Braids are great for sunny afternoons and brunches and can help highlight your features. All you need to do is part your hair down in the middle, and plait all your hair on either side of your parting. Once, both sides have been braided, pull one plait upwards and across your hair over to the other side and pin it, repeat the same with the other plait. (Your braids should look like a headband).

Make-up cues: Use a soft kohl in the waterline of your eyes or do a nude hue smokey eye. Pair it with rosy cheeks and a muted, pink lip-stain.

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5. Top-Knot

Hairstyles That Look Better on Unwashed Hair

One of the most glamorous yet convenient hairdos of our times, the top-knot is a great way to add volume to those of us with fine hair. All you need to do is gather your hair in a high ponytail (turn your hair upside down for this) and secure it with a tight elastic band and then twist it into a bun. Spray Schwarzkopf Osis Freeze Strong Hold Hairspray and use bobby pins to secure your hairdo.

Make-up cues: Add to the glam by doing a winged eyeliner and a glossy/creme-based lipstick to make heads turn.

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06 May 2016

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