Five Hairstyles for Dirty Hair

Hello and welcome back! Can you guys believe tomorrow is the first day of September? Where has this year gone to? I feel like the year always picks up speed once September rolls around and only gets busier and busier. I’m constantly trying to find ways to do things more efficiently and save myself time. One way I save time during the week is by skipping washing my hair. 

My hair is so long that I can’t be bothered to wash it, blow dry it, and style it every single morning before work. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Today I’m sharing five of my favorite hairstyles for “dirty” hair!

What did people do before dry shampoo? It is a game changer when it comes to getting ready quickly. Batiste is my favorite dry shampoo of all time. I talked about it in my Beauty Must-Haves Post here. I use it every day, even when my hair is clean. My hair is very fine and gets oily pretty fast. Batiste helps soak up some of that extra oil and makes my hair easier to style, without leaving a residue.

A young woman spraying Batiste dry shampoo in her hair.

I love wearing a little half up bun on days where my hair is still wavy from curling it the day before. This hairstyle is perfect for hiding greasy or dirty hair and it’s super trendy! I just pull half of my hair back and twist it and then wrap it around until I have a little bun on the top of my head. I secure it with a hair elastic and pull the bun to make it look fuller. If there are any pieces sticking out, I secure them with bobby pins.A young woman smiling as she pulls her hair back. A young woman smiling with half of her hair pulled up into a bun.

I love doing a quick side braid on one side and then pulling it into a ponytail. This is one of my favorite hairstyles because it is cute little spin on a classic ponytail. After my hair is up in the ponytail, I pull the braid to loosen it up a bit and make it look thicker.

A young woman braiding her hair to the side.

A young woman fixing her braided hair.The profile of a young woman with her hair braided into a ponytail.

If you have a little more time, you can braid your hair all the way down. I love wearing a Dutch braid down one side. The key is to make sure to pull at the braid to loosen it once you’ve secured the end. This gives it a fuller and thicker look.

A young woman touching her Dutch braid.

A young woman with a Dutch braid smiling.

A young woman with five different hairstyles for dirty hair.

When I’m feeling particularly lazy, I’ll just gather all of my hair back into a low bun. This look is so simple and pretty, especially for the office. I pull my hair into a low ponytail and wrap the tail around itself. I then secure it with a hair elastic. Any loose pieces that stick out I secure with bobby pins. This look takes me less than five minutes.

A young woman pulling her hair back into a low ponytail.

A young woman wrapping her hair into a low bun at the nape of her neck.The back of a woman's head with her hair pulled back into a low bun.Profile of a smiling young woman with her hair pulled back into a low bun.

Last but not least is the classic top knot . This hairstyle is probably my go-to dirty hairstyle. It is so easy to wear a top knot and look like you put effort into your appearance. I normally wear a top knot, a statement necklace, and a colored lip. Just because a hairstyle is easy doesn’t mean you can’t look cute!

A young woman twisting her hair above her head.

A young woman with her hair pulled up in a high top knot bun.

A young woman smiling with her hair pulled back into a top knot bun.

What are some of your favorite quick and easy hairstyles? Let me know in the comments! Until next time, my friends!


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