Some women have naturally oily 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 oily hair in your arsenal. Each of these hairstyles for works with the texture and hold that oilier hair provides, and, best yet, helps you use it in your favour. Keep reading to check out these hairstyles for oily hair:
1. Wrapped Ponytail
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. Double Up
Double up on sleek Dutch 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.
3. Teased Roots
Backcomb your roots to add the illusion of thickness and distract from your hair’s oily nature.
Add extra volume to your tresses with a volumising product. We love the Toni&Guy 3D Volumising Spray for this.
4. Add a Hat
When in doubt, throw a hat on to hide those oily roots. Check out our YouTube tutorial on 3 Ways to Slay a Hat, you’ll thank us later.
5. Pop on a Beanie
While we’re speaking of hiding those oily roots, have you tried beanies? They’re super cute and trendy, especially in cooler weather.
6. Pinned Curls
When your curls start to fall and get weighed down by oily roots simply pin them up into a high bun.
Pull out some curls at the front hairline to frame your face. Keep the curls in place with a lightweight mousse, like the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Styling Mousse.
7. Sleek Low Bun
Pull your hair back into a low, neat bun and wrap a piece of hair around the base. Pin the hair into place using bobby pins.
Keep away any flyaways with the VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray, which will keep the look in place without any crunchiness.
8. Pulled-Apart Braid
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.
9. Instant Volume
Get ready for a quick introduction to your new favourite beauty product.
Meet TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo and clear a space in your closet for a bulk order of this cult favourite product. A few sprays of this dry shampoo will revive tired roots, add instant volume, and give your strands the freshest scent.
10. Messy Bun
When it doubt, comb your hair back into an easy bun. Tease the front section of hair before creating the bun to add some volume, and don’t worry about it being too neat. A messy bun is always a winner.
11. Braids and a Hat
Separate your hair into two sections and braid each of them in a simple three-strand braid. Add your favourite hat on top to mask your oily roots.
12. Ballerina Bun
This is perhaps the sleekest style of them all, and one of those hairstyles for oily hair that works that oily texture to its advantage. Gather your hair up into a chic ballerina bun for an elegant and effortless look.
13. Braided Updo
Don’t let oily hair get in the way of a big night out. First, create a side Dutch braid to mask any oiliness. Then pin the rest of the hair, with the braid, into a side bun behind one ear. Set the look with a firm hold hairspray.
14. Sleek High Ponytail
Gather your hair into a sleek, high ponytail. You really only need a little bit of product as your oily roots will already provide some hold and texture.
15. Braided Pigtails
This is one of our favourite combined-braids looks. Spray a liberal amount of dry shampoo to your roots and brush it out. On one side, create a standard Dutch braid from the front hairline to the nape of the neck. Then create a fishtail braid with the lengths of the hair. Repeat on the other side.