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Hairstyles that instantly hide oily roots

Hairstyles that instantly hide oily roots

Oh, no! There’s no time to shower and style, but your roots are a mess. It’s time to trick the world and style your hair in a way that hides the grease. 

Whether you have long or short hair, we’ve got some simple solutions that will help you go from frantic to fabulous in a few minutes. Once your hair is taken care of, you’re ready to tackle the whole day.

Hairstyles that hide greasy hair

Hide what you can: This seems obvious but might not be your first choice. Don’t opt for a hat, that’s maybe too conspicuous, but what about a stylish scarf or a wide headband?

Add height: Pull the top section of your hair up and mist with a little hairspray. Let it sit while you get ready and then let it down before you leave the house. You’ll have instant body that doesn’t look weighed down by grease.

Blow the roots: Another way to add height is to blow dry your hair upside down. Yep, blow dry hair that is already dry. Try to focus on the roots so the hot air can evaporate some of the sebum. 

Note, this is not the best technique for the health of your hair, as it can cause damage by sucking out valuable hair moisture. You should save this technique for rare emergencies.

Messy braid: If you can work up a halo braid, go for it. Then pull some strands loose so they don’t look slick together. If you don’t quite have the hair or the skills for a halo braid, any braid will do as long as you mess it up to make it look softened and not oily.

Messy bun: Pull your hair back into a loose bun, with ample space around the crown. Then pull a few strands loose and you’ve mastered a trendy, I-don’t-care style.

Half bun: If you don’t like the whole bun or your hair is too short, then go for a half bun on top of your head. It covers the oiliest part and is a modern must. Extra points for working in a pen, pencil, or chopsticks. 

Faux messy bun: If your hair is too short for a messy bun, you can fake it. Pull your hair back in sections starting at the top, and work down the center back of your head. Then tease, twist and tuck the little ponytails into a faux messy bun shape.

Quick, change your part: The greasiest part of your head tends to be the top and around your part because it’s exposed. Flip the switch on oil by flipping your part to the other side. Voila! Instant success.

Beachy or bust: The beachy look is hot and on-trend right now, so why not take advantage of it? Use a little Hair La Vie Serum to prep your hair and then twist it into shape.

Brush it out: If you don’t already have a quality natural boar’s bristle brush, you should invest in one. The natural hairs help absorb the oil from your hair and also redistribute it down your hair shaft. 

Future tip: Use your brush every night before bed so you don’t end up with an oil buildup.

Dry shampoo: You might be able to salvage your typical style with Hair La Vie's Dry Shampoo. It’s designed to soak up extra sebum and give your hair a dose of texture and body. Who knows, you might think you look so amazing that you opt for this quick style technique on a regular basis. 

Final thoughts

The good news is that messy is in. Perfectly coiffed tresses look a little overdone and outdated these days. But of course, dirty hair is a no-go. Somehow you have to walk the line between the two to come up with a fantastic style that you can manage without a lot of effort.

These hairstyles let you push the boundaries a little bit and go longer without washing. Let’s face it, everybody needs a great grease-hiding hairstyle once in a while. But nothing takes the place of a good bedtime haircare ritual to distribute oil and boost hair health.

If you’d love to learn more ways to hide oily hair or even just quick, trendy ways to style your hair, check out the rest of the haircare journey.

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