9 Easy Hairstyles for When Your Hair Is 90% Dry Shampoo

Updated 04/08/19

We're all for adding an extra day or two in between shampooing. It frees up our mornings, adds a cool second-day grit to our hair, and even helps hold certain styles in place better than clean hair. The only issue is, after a day too many (depending on your hair), things start to look a little less effortless and a little more, well, greasy. But here's the silver lining: There are cool, on-trend styles that look better with dirty hair and disguise the fact that you've forgone a wash entirely. Lazy girls, rejoice.

With that in mind, we did a bit of stalking on our favorite celebrity and hairstylists' Instagrams to find our favorite greasy hairstyle picks. Below, find the nine most covetable (all of which you can do at home on your own) and why they're perfect for second (or third-day) hair. Keep scrolling for your next hair inspiration.

The Bedhead Bun

Turn your bedhead into a chic, knotted bun. You can do an unexpected part (and add a second bun like celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway did here), braid it, or just sweep it back with a bit of product to hide any lingering grease. 

The Intricate Braid

Braids add enough texture to your hair to disguise grease and they're a great way to keep your hair off your face when you just can't. Redway created this look as well, and we're smitten. It's a chic, protective hairstyle that will work no matter how dirty your hair is.

The Tousled French Twist

A smooth French twist on shiny, clean hair feels a bit too prim and proper. Instead, work with the natural texture you get with day-three hair, and sweep it over into a slightly undone twist.

The Braided Bun

Simply pulling your hair back when it isn't at its best may be the oldest trick in the book, but only because it is so effective. However, this look ups the ante by working in braids throughout and into a simple bun.

The Deconstructed Fishtail

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When it comes to fishtails, the more disheveled they are, the better they look. Skip a loop or two, double up on a few pieces, pull out a strand here and there—do whatever you please to rough it up.

The Twisted Topknot

A dirty hair day is no match for the topknot. Make it high, messy, and a bit twisted to create a completely deliberate (albeit dirty) hairstyle.

The Sleek Ponytail

Usually, we try to hide that oily sheen we get when our hair is dirty. Fight the urge and opt to work with it, which will make it easier to form into an architectural ponytail like this one. The result is chic, sleek, and extremely flattering.

The Half-Bun

Gather the top layer of hair into a messy knot and tie it at the crown of your head (where it is most oily) to fake volume. For more grip, use a little dry shampoo beforehand. (We love Jen Atkin's innovative new Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, $28.)

The Everyday Accessory

Sometimes, adding a barrette or pin can not only distract from your dirty hair, but it can also help give it some volume. Use your fingers to loosely pull back half of your hair and secure it with a pretty barrette and metal accessory.

Next up, check out these air-dry hairstyles that will give your hair a break.

This story was originally published on October 27, 2014, and has since been updated.

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