6 Easy & Unique Hairstyles For Dirty, Unwashed Hair
I am no stranger to skipping wash days, as I know most people are these days. Anyone with naturally fine or thin hair knows how hard it can be to style between washes! I have 6 easy and unique go-to hairstyles that I do when I have dirty, unwashed hair.
There is definitely prep that goes into making sure my hair looks as clean as possible between washes, and I have been using my current routine for nearly the last decade! I have turned all my friends and family (and, now you, too) onto how I keep my hair looking great after day 1 aside from the hair styles I show you below.
Click to read more about how I stopped washing my hair (and now go 5 days between washes!)
Best Dry Shampoo For Dirty Hair
I have one and ONE ONLY dry shampoo that has been under my bathroom sink for almost as long as I can remember knowing what dry shampoo even was.
This is the dry shampoo I use:
I LOVE the tropical scent, and I always purchase in packs of 6 so I never run out.
You’ll also need elastics for these styles, these elastics are my favorite.
Now, let’s get onto my 6 favorite hairstyles for dirty hair!
1. Half Up Pigtails
Step 1: Start with your hair already dry shampooed and parted down the middle
Step 2: Using a comb, part your hair by starting a little above the ear and going up towards the back of your head
Step 3: Separate the section from the rest of your hair, and use an elastic to secure it
Step 4: Pull the elastic close to your head to give the pigtail volume
Step 5: Repeat on the other side!
2. Half Up Pigtail Braids
Step 1: Start with half up pigtails
Step 2: Braid the pigtails as far down as you can (if you have a lot of layers, hair will start to come out the further you braid down)
Step 3: Use an elastic to secure the bottom of the braids
Step 4: Gently tug on the edges of the braid to give it a fuller look
3. Dutch Braid Pig Tails
Step 1: Separate the section of hair you wish to be included in the braid
Step 2: Tie off the rest of the hair not being used to make it easier to keep strands separate as you braid
Step 3: French or Dutch braid until you’re only left with a pigtail
Step 4: Use an elastic to secure the braid
Step 5: Gently tug on the edges of the braid for a fuller look
4. Double Dutch Braids
Step 1: Part your hair down the middle
Step 2: Tie off one section to keep it separate from the section you’re working on
Step 3: Dutch braid all the way down by alternating putting each end piece under the middle while grabbing more hair each time
Step 4: Secure braid with elastic
Step 5: Gently tug on the edge of the braids for a fuller look and pull out any front pieces for a more casual style
5. Half Up Bubble Braids
Step 1: Section off however much hair you want to be included in the bubble braids
Step 2: Take a smaller section from your original section and secure it with an elastic and pull it tight to your head
Step 3: Pull hair from before the elastic for any added volume you want (you won’t be able to do this later!)
Step 4: Add the new ponytail to a new small section of hair and secure both with another elastic
Step 5: Pull only the hair from the ponytail in between the elastics to create the “bubble”
Step 6: Repeat placing elastics and pulling the hair to create elastics for however long you want your bubble braid to be
6. Bubble Braids
Step 1: Follow the steps from above
Step 2: Continue adding sections to the ponytails until you’ve used all your hair
Step 3: Space elastics about an inch apart from each other and pull hair in between elastics to form a bubble as before
Leave me a comment letting me know which style was your favorite!!
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