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21 Easy Hairstyles for Greasy Hair To Try At Home

Got naturally oily hair? Does your day-2 hair look a bit greasy and you don’t want to wash your locks that often? Or, maybe washing your hair isn’t an option on busy mornings while you’re working from home? Don’t worry, you can enjoy an extra 30 minutes in bed and get inspired by these easy hairstyles for greasy hair that we’ve rounded up for you.

From grease-fighting braid hairstyles to cute updos, there’s bound to be a hairstyle here that’ll help you magically conceal grease and give you the confidence to have a great hair day at home.

Messy Bun

hairstyles for greasy hair: woman with messy bun hairstyle
Messy bun hair, don’t care! Credit: Instagram.com/audreyanamichelle

A messy bun is a perfect hairstyle to turn to. Not only does this easy-peasy style emit tonnes of off-duty vibes, but it also masks any greasy roots. Bonus!

Scarf Bun Updo

You’ve got the messy bun down to a T, so now it’s time to dress it up with a pretty printed scarf. With so many colourful scarves to choose from, you’ll never have a dull-looking bun again. See? Hairstyles for greasy hair really are a breeze!

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Sleek Bun

Woman with dark brown hair styled into a sleek low bun
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Not all hairstyles for greasy hair need to be messy! You can make the most out of your greasy tresses and use your natural hair oils to create this Kim Kardashian-worthy low bun.

Slick Bun With Slides

Woman with dark hair styled into a slick bun with hair clips in it
Credit: Rupert Laycock

To take your slick back up a few notches, add some cute hair slides into the mix! This will give your at-home look a stylish edge.

Boxer Braids

Woman with dark brunette hair styled into boxer braids
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Whether you call them cornrows or boxer braids, when it comes to hairstyles for oily hair, these pretty plaits have totally got your back.

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Hair Accessories

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Want to cleverly conceal greasy roots? Dress up your hair with as many hair clips as possible and just watch as those around you call your ‘do a masterpiece.

Scarf Wrapped Hairstyle

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Take advantage of third or fourth-day hair with this scarf-wrapped updo. This a great look for times when you want to add a dash of vintage glam to your look, all without having to spend hours styling your mane. Sign us up!

Messy Ponytail

hairstyles for greasy hair: model with messy high ponytail with romantic tendrils
Greasy hair? Not here! Credit: Instagram.com/sophiamiacova

We know, we know: ponytails aren’t always the most exciting of hairstyles! However, this grease-busting one is anything but ordinary. This sultry style actually works better on lived-in locks and makes the perfect go-to for a last-minute date night hairstyle.

Half-up Braid Hairstyle

Woman with messy half-up, half-down braid with scarf
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Braids always help distract away from the look of greasy hair, so don’t be afraid to mix things up and try this cute half-up braid hairstyle.

Sleek Looped Ponytail

Woman with looped ponytail hairstyle
Credit: Rupert Laycock

A slick, looped ponytail is the perfect go-to hairstyle for those who don’t have time to wash their hair but still need it to look work-appropriate for their video calls.

The Hun

hairstyles for oily hair: woman with half up bun hairstyle
The hun is the ultimate bad hair day style! Credit: Instagram.com/brittsully

Looking for hairstyles for greasy hair that’ll allow you to show off your locks and also keep oily roots concealed? Well, the half-up bun (AKA the hun) is here to answer all your hair prayers. A favourite with the glitterati, this fail-safe style will make you look like an off-duty model.

Root-Concealing Headband

Woman with puffy pearl headband and short wavy brunette bob
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One of our favourite greasy hair hacks? Using a dazzling headband hair accessory, like this one, to conceal your roots and distract from your unwashed strands.

Twisted Double buns

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Do the twist! Credit: Instagram.com/anniesforgetmeknots

Greasy hair holds braids and twists the best, so to make the most out of the texture that comes with days-old hair, try this stylish hair hack. Perfect for festivals and work, these cool-girl twisted low double buns will ensure you have a good hair day.

Crown Braid

Woman with brown hair styled into a crown braid
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Impress your friends (while also keeping greasy hair at bay!) with this super-cute, dreamy crown braid. This pretty hairstyle is versatile, works amazingly well for all sorts of occasions and can be easily achieved too. Come on, let’s get weaving.

Braided Fishtail Ponytail

Woman with blonde braided fishtail ponytail
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You can never go wrong with a classic fishtail braid. It’s another effective plait style that will help you tackle oily hair (in the most stylish way possible!).

Cap Hair

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When in doubt, use a cap! Credit: Instagram.com/missalexandraax

Trust us: caps are a greasy-haired girl’s best friend, as they disguise greasy roots at the top, and keep you looking stylish and cool! It’s a win-win situation.

Braids for Short Greasy Hair

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Greasy roots? Try this half-up braid! Credit: Instagram.com/whippycake

It’s sassy, it’s sweet and it’s perfect for ladies with greasy, short hair. So go ahead, and sport a Sienna Miller-inspired half-up braid hairstyle, now – it’s the stuff boho-hair dreams are made of.

Undone Ponytail for Long Greasy Hair

Woman with greasy, messy hair styled into loose ponytail with a scrunchie
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Make long dirty, unclean hair look runway-worthy by sweeping them into this low, loose ponytail, complete with a cool scrunchie.

Pull-Through Braid

Woman with bronde side pull through braid hairstyle
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You’re going to pull through every greasy hair day stylishly, especially with this cute pull-through braid hairstyle in your mane life.

Bouffant Bun

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The secret to making dirty hair look glam? Back combing! Credit: Instagram.com/thefreckledfox

Looking for hairstyles for greasy hair that’ll give you enviable volume? Then prepare to fall head over heels for this textured bouffant bun, that we spotted on this mega-babe.


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