Having to be somewhere on time can be so hard to do! It's even more challenging for women, because we have to look pretty, too... So what happens when you didn't have the time (or the mindset) to wash your hair before work?
Well, you can crawl back to bed and hope to go back in time... or you can try one of these easy hairstyles that are made especially for dirty hair!
11 Hair Styles for 2nd (or 3rd!) Day Hair
1. 2 minute updo by Hello Glow.
Not only is this super easy to make with just an elastic headband, but it also covers up greasy hair pretty well! And bonus points: you don't have to have super long hair for this to work, medium length actually works best.
2. Short Hair Side Twist by The Pacific Standard
This super simple, asymmetrical style works great to conceal slightly dirty hair, and it really emphasizes your features. Not to mention that it takes all of two minutes to style.
3. Faux braided crown by Hair Romance
You won't get the crown for not washing you hair, but you can get a braided crown hairstyle and hide your laziness. No one will ever know.
4. Plaid twist by Hello Nest
Twist a piece of printed fabric into your bun to distract from and conceal dirty hair - we love plaid, but you can literally use anything you have at hand!
5. Basic boho braids by The Freckled Fox
Again, braiding saves the day! For a really bohemian look (and for really dirty hair), just add a hat! This also works well for camping or traveling, when you don't always have the option to wash your hair.
6. Grown-Up Topsy Tail by Camille Styles
This grown-up version of the topsy tail upgrades not only your everyday pony, but also your slightly dirty hair. It looks 100% chic and it 100% conceals those slightly greasy roots.
7. Double wrap ponytail bun by Inspired by This
This tutorial takes all the hair out from your face and puts it in a chunky bun only you know is dirty.
8. How to Wear Second Day Curls by Fry Sauce & Grits
Anyone with curly hair knows that what works for straight-haired people doesn't work for them. This tutorial shows exactly how to maintain the soft, shiny, touchable, and bouncy curls of your dreams for another day - and beyond dirty hair.
9. Perfect second day hair by Hello Glow
Make the tips nice and wavy, and cover the scalp with a cute beanie. No one will know that you haven't washed your hair, and you'll look cool in the process.
10. Slick back hair tutorial by Dacia Carroll
Short/medium hair looks great in this slick style, which does a great job at keeping the secret of your dirty hair.
11. Messy braided ponytail for shorter hair by The Wonder Forest
Our tip for dirty hair: just braid everything, doesn't matter if you hair is long or shorter! We know there's never enough ideas for short-to-medium-haired gals, but this one is just what we needed.77
Sheralee Price says
Great ideas you have. Thanks
Great ideas but... my hairs gets oily in the roots and exposing them like that will be worse... :(
I have to wash my hair everyday so these will not work out for me! That is disgusting that lady doesn't wash her hair for 5 or 6 days! How gross is that? Right? Ewwwwww! I am good! Lol!
Eleanor Nickerson-Smith says
I really love some of these, think number two is my favourite. I'm getting back into braids but end up looking like a 12 year old girl sometimes so great to have some more grown-up braid options! I can go 5/6 days without washing my hair since I trained it and stopped using silicone based products too!
The first three are very Greco/Roman (really, studied 1st Century Roman hairstyles for a project a while back).
💕. Greco-Roman styles are my favorites lately ! !