5 Hairstyles To Help Hide Greasy Locks

Written by Nishtha BhallaNov 30, 2023
 5 Hairstyles to help hide greasy locks

Somedays, a routine hair wash just seems like it's out of the realm of possibility. Suddenly, it's 5 days later, your hair feels greasy and it shows, and you've got a super important video call you need to join. The only plausible response seems to be shaving your head – but before you take such an extreme step, pause for a minute.

While it can be a pain to deal with greasy hair, it doesn't mean all is lost when it comes to looking presentable. Whether you're in a lazy rut, or just can't be bothered, we've got 5 chic hairstyles for you, that'll mask those greasy locks perfectly. And no, they don't involve wearing a headband or a hat, so you're welcome!

Pro tip: If you’re too lazy to even prop your hair up in a messy bun, or want something that’ll give you more volume on the greasiest of days, opt for the Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo. Instantly removing oil from your hair while adding volume and fullness, this dry shampoo is perfect for bad hair day revivals.


1. Messy Bun

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We could write an entire essay on messy buns, and that still wouldn't be enough. From being our go-to casual hairstyle, to masking bad hair days like no other, a messy bun is chic, easy to execute, and basically looks good on everyone.


2. Double Dutch braids

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Remember when you had to wear plaits as a child to school, and you always hated it? Well, it's time to welcome the old school-staple back into your life, since the hairstyle keeps your strands stylishly tucked away, and disguises greasy strands with ease.


3. Space Buns

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Reminiscent of Princess Leia from Star Wars, and brought into popularity thanks to TikTokers, space buns are the best way to show that you put in effort, without actually putting in any effort. Playful and carefree, space buns are a fuss-free way to hide greasy locks. Oh, and they're out of this world! (See what I did there?)


4. Bubble Ponytail

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While at first it may look like a hairstyle experiment gone wrong, bubble ponytails are a great way to revamp your look. By adding a volumising spin to the classic ponytail, the hairstyle will make all your greasy hair woes disappear without a trace.


5. Half-Up Top Knot

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Half-up top knots are another easy way to conceal greasy hair. By keeping the oiliest sections of your hair tame, and allowing the remainder of your hair to hang free, the iconic hairstyle gives the illusion of non-oily locks, and is also a red-carpet fave. Bad hair days who?

Nishtha Bhalla

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Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.


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