If you’re looking for a quick fix for greasy hair, we can help. Here are 12 easy ways to hide oily roots and still look ??, because getting up in the morning is hard enough, without the faff of washing your hair (ugh)… Enjoy the lie-in, peeps.
1 Fake an undercut
Hide greasy hair by styling them into a cool AF faux undercut. Adding two rows of twisted knots will camouflage greasy roots, while taming flyaways or frizz – a great option if you have curly hair. Spritz the rest of your strands with L’Oréal Hair Expertise Texturising Mineral Salt Spray (R180) and the extra volume will disguise any dirtiness.
2 Try a silk scarf
Invest in a patterned headband, like this one from Asos (R103) – it looks cute-as-can-be and will hide greasy roots.
3 Add extra height to your crown
If you want to counter flat, greasy roots, use a clip to pull back the top section and then mist with hairspray. Leave it up while you’re getting ready (for at least 10 minutes), then take the hair down and run your fingers through the strands to separate. It’ll help cheat extra height and lift roots, giving the appearance of fresher hair.
4 All hail the ‘hun’
The half-up bun was made for can’t-be-bothered-to-wash-your-hair days. Prep strands with dry shampoo to add volume and thickness, then section off the top section and pull it back into a messy topknot. Secure with a few pins, then gently tug at strands to loosen the style and give an ‘undone’ finish.
5 Embrace the beachy wave
Textured, wavy hair can hide unwashed roots. Embrace the texture by spritzing your hair with a wave spray like Lush’s Sea Spray Hair Mist (R215) – it’ll give you messy, cool-girl hair with zero effort.
6 Claw clips = life
Invest in a couple of claw clips and, trust me, your greasy-hair struggles will be over. Whip your hair up into a twist, fasten it into a bun, or pull half of it up into clip – the added height and texture at your roots will hide any oiliness.
7 Switch to a side parting
Parting hair down the centre can leave the roots looking a bit flat – a no-no if you’ve got greasy hair as it’ll emphasise the dirtiness. Opt for a deep side parting instead, and your hair will instantly look thicker.
8 A halo braid will help
Plaiting hair along the top of your head into a halo will act as the perfect cover for dirty roots. Pull out a few strands around your hairline to soften the style and you’re all set.
9 Tame that cowlick
Unwashed hair tends to emphasise any kinks and curls, particularly cowlicks, as the hair clumps together. Here’s the best way to fight the flick…
10 Dutch braids = greasy-fringe disguiser
Twin braids are an easy option if you need to hide an oily fringe. Braid from the hairline backwards and then tease the plaits to loosen and give a softer vibe. Pretty and practical.
11 Sleep with your hair in twists
Prevent greasy-looking bedhead by sleeping with your strands in loose twists. It’ll give you a soft wave and volume that’ll counteract any flat, pillow hair.
12 Throw a cap on
If you struggle when it comes to complicated hairstyles, throw on a cap to hide those greasy roots. We’re loving this black number from Asos (R137).
This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com