Got naturally oily hair? Or, maybe washing your hair isn’t an option on busy mornings? Don’t worry, because you won’t have to step outside with the look of greasy, unclean locks ever again. You can enjoy an extra 30 mins in bed and get inspired by these 20 easy hairstyles for greasy hair.
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.
A messy bun is a perfect hairstyle to turn to when you’re rushing out the door. Not only does this easy-peasy style emit tonnes of off-duty vibes, but it also masks any greasy roots. Bonus! Credit: @audreyanamichelle
Editor’s tip: Before attempting to create this high-rise look, be sure to spray some of the Love Beauty and Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo into your roots. This nifty product will help banish grease and also give your tresses a volume boost.
Scarf Bun Updo
You’ve got the messy bun down to a T, so now it’s time to dress it up for summertime 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!
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. Credit: @allthingshairuk
Fancy nabbing this grease-fighting look in a pinch? Master it in a jiffy with our step-by-step tutorial, right here.
Messy Fishtail Plaits
When we spotted these romantic, messy fishtail plaits at Alice + Olivia’s recent catwalk show, we knew we had to include them in this edit.
Super easy to create, this chic, undone style will keep those around you distracted by its beauty, which means they won’t even notice if you have oily locks. Greasy hair? Not here! Credit: @hairby_chrissy
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. Credit: @missalexandraax
Editor’s tip: After giving your mane a once-over with a texturising spray, like the VO5 Post Gym Refresh Spray, place a cap of your choosing over your head. This style re-activator will refresh your hairstyle and leave the bottom half of your hair with a tousled, beachy finish.
Scarf Wrapped Hairstyle
Take advantage of third or fourth-day hair with this scarf-wrapped updo. This a great look for times where you want to add a dash of vintage glam to your look, all without having to spend hours styling your mane. Sign us up! Credit: @trillion.london
We know, we know: ponytails aren’t always the most exciting of hairstyles! However, this grease-busting one is anything but ordinary.
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. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to look a little like an Insta-worthy model? Credit: @brittsully
Half-up Braid Hairstyle
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.
Twisted Double buns
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.
Impress your friends (while also keeping greasy hair at bay!) with this super-cute, dreamy milkmaid braid.
Braided Fishtail Ponytail
Editor’s tip: Worried your braid won’t hold? Ensure your looks stays put and protect it against frizz with the VO5 Invisible Ultimate Hold Hairspray.
Braids for Short Greasy Hair
It’s sassy, it’s sweet and it’s perfect for ladies with greasy, short hair. So go ahead, sport a Sienna Miller-inspired half-up braid hairstyle, now – it’s the stuff boho-hair dreams are made of. Credit: @whippycake
Undone Ponytail for Long Greasy Hair
This pumped-up look performs best with unwashed hair that’s been prepped with a volume-inducing dry shampoo (we love the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo) and teased to perfection. Easy-peasy, eh? Credit: @thefreckledfox