13 easy hairstyles for greasy hair that’ll make you have a good hair day

Amra | 27 June 2017

Searching for hairstyles for greasy hair? Look no further!


Got naturally oily hair or just not got time to wash your tresses? Don’t worry,  because you won’t have to step outside with the look of greasy locks ever again! So, to enjoy an extra 30 mins in bed, take a look at these 13 easy hairstyles for greasy hair.

From model-worthy top knots to scarf updos, there’s bound to be a hairstyle that’ll help you beat the grease and give you the confidence to #slay. So, what are you waiting for?

1. 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 when you’re rushing out the door. Not only does this easy-peasy style emit tonnes off-duty vibes, 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 TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo into your rootsMade for those of you with dark hair, this nifty product will help banish grease, all without leaving any dreaded white residue on your roots!

2. Scarf bun updo

hairstyles for greasy hair: woman with scarf bun updo wearing white
Emit boho vibes with a scarf bun updo! Credit: Instagram.com/marquisejuliette

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! Credit: @marquisejuliette

3. Boxer braids

hairstyles for oily hair: backshot of woman with boxer braids
HIIT-proof braids? Sign us up! Credit: Instagram.com//stubenblog

Whether you call them cornrows or boxer braids, when it comes to hairstyles for oily hair, these pretty plaits have totally got your back! Credit: @stubenblog

Fancy nabbing this grease-fighting look in a pinch? Master it in a jiffy with our step-by-step tutorial, right here.

4. Messy fishtail plaits

hairstyles for greasy hair: woman with fishtail braids
Get playful with fishtail pigtails! Credit: Instagram.com/hairby_chrissy

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

5. Cap hair

frontshot of girl with long blonde hair wearing a hat
When in doubt, use a cap! Credit: Instagram.com/missalexandraax

After giving your mane a once-over with a texturising spray, like the VO5 Dry Texturising 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.

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

6. Scarf wrapped hairstyle

woman with printed scarf wrapped around her head
Which print will you go for? Credit; Instagram.com/solacesalonandspa

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: @solacesalonandspa

7. 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. Oo la la! Credit: @sophiamiacova

8. 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. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to look a little like an Insta-worthy model? Credit: @brittsully

9. Bobby pins

backshot of woman with low ponytail hairstyle with bobby pins
Is there anything bobby pins can’t do? Credit: Instagram.com/mao__doll

Want to cleverly conceal greasy roots? Dress up your hair with as many bobby pins as possible and just watch as those around you call your mane a masterpiece! Credit: @mao__doll

10. Twisted low double buns

backshot of woman with blonde hair twisted into two low buns
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 #slay the day away! Credit: @anniesforgetmeknots

11. Milkmaid braid

hairstyles for oily hair: woman with milkmaid braid hairstyle
Who’s a braided beauty? You are! Credit: Instagram.com/rachelmurr

Impress your friends (while also keeping greasy hair at bay!) with this super-cute, dreamy milkmaid braid. Credit: @rachelmurr

This pretty hairstyle is versatile, works amazingly well for all sorts of occasions and can be easily achieved in 5 simple steps. Come on, let’s get weaving!

12. Half-up braids

hairstyles for oily hair: model with short wavy hair with half up braid hair
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, sport a Sienna Miller-inspired half-up braid hairstyle, now – it’s the stuff boho-hair dreams are made of! Credit: @whippycake

13. Bouffant Bun

hairstyles for greasy hair: woman with bouffant bun hairstyle
The secret to making dirty hair look glam? Backcombing! 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.

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


Loved looking at all these quick fix hairstyles for greasy hair? Great! Find more simple, stylish hairstyles on our Easy & Quick Hairstyles page, where you can discover looks for your next gym session or your prom night!