Load shedding hairstyles: Styles for when the power is out

Load shedding hairstyles are a total lifesaver when the power is out and you need to get ready. Obviously, because no electricity also means no lights, our list includes simple and really easy styles to create. So now you can look gorgeous and rock a chic hairdo, despite load shedding. Read on to find the best style to use when the power is out.


Sleek puff

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You’ve got load shedding, and you have to get ready for work? Don’t stress! Simply throw your tresses into a high (or low!) puff for a chic style that’ll keep your hair out of your face and ooze style. If you have straight hair, simply put it up into a sleek bun.


Classic braid

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A classic braid is one of the best load shedding hairstyles because a simple three-strand braid is never a bad idea. Another reason is because a single braid can look casual, or you can dress it up for a special occasion with a trendy hair accessory.


Pigtail braids

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Pigtail braids aren’t only cute, but also an easy hairstyle to create without lights. For a boho vibe, create a loose braid and tug on the loops for added volume.

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Add texture to the hair by using Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray before creating the braids. This will help your braid stay in place, while also giving it a chic-but-messy look.


Messy topknot

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A high fashion style that you can create during load shedding is a messy top knot bun. This glam updo is a fabulous hairstyle for load shedding because the messier the look, the more ‘runway ready’ it gets. The best thing about this hairstyle is that you can glam-it-up or keep it casual — it’s all up to you.


Braided ponytail

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Tired of wearing the same old ponytail style? Update your load shedding hairstyles with some braided detail. It’s a great way to put your own spin on a classic style and add texture to your look.


Pulled-back hairstyle

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This timeless hairstyle for load shedding is sleek, chic and works great with braids, twists, and any hair type. It’s also super customisable to your own personal style. You can pull back half your hair or just a small piece, you could braid it, twist it or just pin it, have it loose or tied securely.


Boho feature braids

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Instead of tying your locks up, why not try a boho-inspired look that shows off your length? This load shedding hairstyle is easier than it looks. Just create braids on either side of your face and wrap them around the back of your head.


Natural Volume

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Okay, it’s not 100% natural, but it looks natural, and that’s we want. To get this quick and easy load shedding hairstyle, flip your head upside down and give your hair a decent spritz of hairspray. Then flip your head back up and style your new volume with your fingers.

We love TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray because its formula gives your hair extra lift, body and volume, without leaving your hair stiff.


Half up with a scrunchie

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Yes, it’s another 90s look! This half-up style paired with a scrunchie would make a really trendy hairstyle for load shedding, and it’s an easy look to pull off in the dark. Just gather your hair into a half-updo and finish your look off with a scrunchie of your choice.


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