15 Super Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Greasy Hair

15 ways to style your strands when you just can't deal.

Some women have naturally greasy strands while others can go a few days without shampooing before they start to feel and look oily. Whichever camp you fall into, you’ll appreciate having these quick and easy hairstyles for greasy hair in your arsenal. Each of these hairstyles for greasy hair works with the texture and hold that oilier hair provides, and, best yet, helps you use it in your favor. Keep reading to check out these hairstyles for oily hair:

1. Wrapped Ponytail

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It’s amazing what a small strand of hair can do.

Wrap a 1-inch strand of hair around the base of your ponytail to upgrade a basic style and easily take to the next level. Use a bobby pin to tuck the end of the wrapped strand into the base of the pony and keep it in place.

2. Braided Ponytail

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When in doubt, add a braid.

Create a thick, loose braid at the front of your hairline and gather it into a textured ponytail at the back of your head. This style makes the most of greasy roots and shows off your hair’s natural texture.

3. Double Up

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Two French braids are better than one.

Double up on sleek French braids. You’ll notice that this is the first of many sleek styles in this collection. Take advantage of the sheen that comes with oily hair and turn it into a high gloss look that works with your styles rather than against them.

4. Teased Roots

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Fake thicker hair.

Backcomb your roots and pull your hair up into a loose updo to fake thicker looking strands. The teasing will add the illusion of thickness to your roots and distract from their oily nature.

5. Add a Hat

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Add a hat over oily roots.

When in doubt, throw a hat on to hide those oily roots.

6. Sleek Low Pony

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Wear your strands low and sleek.

Run a little bit of Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel through your roots and gather your hair into a sleek, low ponytail. You really only need a little bit of product as your greasy roots will already provide some hold and texture.

7. Pinned Curls

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Pin two-three day old curls up into a bun.

When your curls start to fall and get weighed down by greasy roots simply pin them up into a high bun.

8. Mermaid Hair

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Work with your natural texture.

Use a 1-inch curling iron to revive your strands and slick them over to one side to create this voluminous effect. Use TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4 to keep the look in place.

9. Loose Chignon

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Try something easy and laid-back.

Pull your hair back into a low, loose chignon and tie it into place using a hair tie.

10. Pulled-Apart Braid

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This is the easiest braid you’ll ever create.

Create a classic three-strand braid and use your fingers to pull it apart and fan it out into this easy and laid-back style.

11. Instant Volume

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Use dry shampoo to create instant volume.

Get ready for a quick introduction to your new favorite beauty product. Meet Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo and clear a space in your closet for a bulk order of this cult favorite product. A few sprays of this dry shampoo will revive tired roots, add instant volume, and give your strands the freshest scent.

12. Brushed Back Bun

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Gather all of your hair into a low, tight bun.

When it doubt, comb your hair back into an easy low bun.

13. Braided Pigtails

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Throw your hair into braided pigtails.

Separate your hair into two sections and braid each of them in a simple three-strand braid. Add your favorite hat on top to mask your greasy roots.

14. Twisted Sides

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Twist your hair back and away from your face.

Distract from the greasiness of your strands while taking advantage of their texture and hold. Twist two pieces away from your face and pin them back into a flattering half-up style.

15. Ballerina Bun

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Opt for a sleek style.

This is perhaps the sleekest style of them all, and one of those hairstyles for greasy hair that works that oily texture to its advantage. Gather your hair up into a chic ballerina bun for an elegant and effortless look.