The Best Hairstyles For Oily Hair That Every Girl Should Know

Written by Anjali AgarwalSep 16, 2023
The best hairstyles for oily hair that every girl should know

Dealing with hair that gets oily every other day is no breeze. Greasy and dirty roots can really bring your hair game down. No matter what you do your hair looks flat, wilted and sticky. The only option you are left with to make your hair look on point is some dry shampoo and cheeky hairstyles for oily hair. In case you didn’t know, these two really are the saviour for a bad hair day. Some hairstyles actually work like a charm on oily hair and disguise those dirty, oily locks amazingly.

The right hairstyle can make all the difference and thus it is important to know which hairstyle is right for you on the days when your hair is looking extremely oily and you don’t have the time to wash it. And, we are here to help you out with exactly that—the best hairstyles for oily hair—so you look on fleek every day, even (and especially) on a bad hair day.

Take a look at some really stunning and clever hairstyles for oily hair that can change up your hair game in a tick. Also, we have laid down a simple tutorial for each to make it easier for you to recreate them on your own. You’re welcome!


1. Half bun or 'hun' hairstyle for oily Hair



A half bun gives you the best of both worlds. It camouflages your oily roots and amps up your hair game like nothing else. This is the best bet for girls with long to medium-length hair. While it is casual and cute, it can be uber-glamorous as well. That’s probably why this hairdo suits every occasion, be it work, brunch with friends or a casual day around the city. Here is how you can make sure it turns your oily hair into an adorable hairdo in five simple steps.  

Step 1: Brush your hair and divide it horizontally in two sections from above the ear.

Step 2: Take the upper half of your hair, brush it and pull it in a ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Step 3: Next, wrap the ponytail around the hair tie to make a bun. Secure the bun with hair ties or bobby pins.

Step 4:  Make it messy by loosening up some strands from the front and style the rest of your hair in beachy waves.

Step 5: Finish the hairdo with a mist of hairspray to keep it all in place.


2. Twisted half-up, half-down 'do


For girls who are not big on braids and buns, this one’s for you. When in doubt, go for a half-up, half-down style to keep those greasy locks in check. This is one of the easiest and quickest hairstyles for oily hair as it doesn’t need any hairstyling skills. So, whenever you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock on a hair wash day, simply work this hairstyle. You can achieve this stunning hairdo in five minutes and get going! Let us show you how to create a cute half-up, half-down style in easy steps.

Step 1: Blow-dry your hair for some volume and spray a texturising hairspray to add texture to your hair. 

Step 2: Divide your hair into two sections and create a centre parting in the upper section, dividing it equally as well.

Step 3: Hold one of the sections from the upper half in your hand, twist it clockwise a couple of times and pin it at the back of your head.

Step 4:  Repeat the same with the other sections and pin it over the previous sections with a bunch of bobby pins. 

Step 5: Cover the bobby pins with a barrette or hair clip and brush the rest of your hair to finish the look.


3. Bun with a twist


This is without a doubt, the best glamorous hairstyle for oily hair. This is perfect to rock at a wedding or any festive event. It may look daunting and difficult to pull-off, but it is actually a dainty bun with twisted strands that’s pretty easy to achieve. The twisted hair makes for a cheeky detail that covers up the dirty roots very efficiently. Want to know how you can get this look? Here we have a quick tutorial for you to recreate this hairstyle in a jiffy.

Step 1: Start with blow-dried hair. Create a centre parting of about four inches and brush rest of your hair back.   

Step 2: Take a small strand of hair from the left section and start twisting it loosely. Keep adding hair strands as you circle along towards the back of the head.  

Step 3: Pin it at the crown and repeat the same with the right section. Pin this twisted section at the back as well.

Step 4:  Pull the rest of the hair in a mid-rise bun and secure it with U-pins.  

Step 5: Finish the look with a spritz of hairspray to make it stay put longer and add shine to the hairdo.


4. Braided ponytail


Can’t get enough of braided hairdos? Well, here is some good news for you! Braids are a pro-technique to hide those greasy locks in the most beautiful way. Plus, the excess oil in your hair helps keep the braided strands sleek and chic. Isn’t it a win-win situation? That is why braided hairdos are believed to be one of the best hairstyles for oily hair. A braided ponytail is one such hairstyle that is gorgeous, easy and perfect for a bad hair day. Instead of pulling your hair into a regular ponytail, try this braided ponytail the next time you have seriously oily hair. Here’s how. 

 Step 1: Create a centre parting, dividing your hair into two equal sections.   

Step 2: Leaving about three inches of hair from the hairline, take a small chunk of hair (which is in the middle of your head) and start braiding it.  

Step 3: Do the same on the other section and braid it till the point where you want to tie your ponytail. 

Step 4: Make a ponytail and wrap the ends of braided strands around the hair tie. And, you’re done!  


5. FAQ for oily hairstyle:


Q. How do I make my hair look less greasy?

A. Use dry shampoo as it absorbs excess oil from the scalp and makes your limp hair appear bouncier. Also, opt for hairstyles that hide greasy roots like a messy top knot, cornrow braids and Dutch braids.

Q. Why does my hair get oily so fast?

A. If your hair becomes greasy very quickly, it means your scalp produces excess sebum which makes your hair oily and greasy. If you don’t have oily hair, and yet find that your hair looks greasy all the time, overuse of heat tools, not washing off hair products properly, using a dirty hairbrush can be contributing to making your hair oilier than it is.

Q. Which hairstyle is best for short, oily hair?

A. If you have short hair, which gets oily every other day, you can try braided hairdos or try throwing on a headband to cover up oily hair. You can also twist the front sections of your hair and pin it at the back to hide greasy roots.

Q. How do you make unwashed hair look good?

A. You can turn a bad hair day into a good one by sprinkling some dry shampoo and wrapping your hair in a messy bun. It looks chic and doesn’t let your oily locks show.

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Anjali Agarwal

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