Any good hairstylists out there will tell you that over-washing your hair is not good. Personally, my hair always looks better when it’s a little bit dirty. Sometimes it just looks greasy, though. When my hair was shorter it was harder to hide the greasiness, so I defaulted to hats. Hats can be really cool, but they can get itchy or sweaty—especially if you live somewhere hot and humid.
Here are some other tips to help hide your greasy locks:
1) Giddy-up Ponytail - These are awesome because of the wide variety of ponytails.
They can be high, low, tight, loose, or you can even have two of them on the side. Side ponytails are my new favorite, thanks to Brittany.
[Image Courtesy Brittany Gibbons]
2) Sleek or Messy Buns or Chignons – Buns and Chignons are also one of my favorite ways to wear my hair lately. I especially love the messy, side variations. They are so easy to do, and always better with oily/dirty hair. First, part your hair on the side you normally part it. Next, decide which side you want to make the bun on (I particularly like to have it opposite my part to kind of even it out). Finally, sweep your hair down to the side and use a ponytail holder to secure it into place. You can also use pins if you are going for a messier look, but I like to use the holder and then leave a little of the hair sticking up and out of the “bun”.
I found this awesome website showing how to get the Chignon look just right. This is exactly how I achieve the messy Chignon look:
Using paddle brush, smooth your hair straight back
Gather into a ponytail low at the nape of your neck using covered hair band
Hold your ponytail and twist it until it starts to curl around itself. (a little like a phone cord)
Gently twirl the coil around the base of your ponytail.
You can now be creative and accent your chignon for the occasion with floral, beaded, or jeweled accessories to compliment the occasion or your outfit.
3) Twist It Up - I find that twists are particularly easy to do when my hair is dirty.
Heather actually has some great You Tube instructional videos regarding twisting hair in different ways:
[Videos Courtesy Heather Spohr]
4) Products That Can Help – I’ve always heard that baby powder or talcum powder would take the greasiness out of your hair, but I have never tried it. Lately, though, there’s been a lot of talk about dry shampoo. I got some by Suave, to see just how well it worked, and I was totally surprised. Both my daughter and I have used it and it totally helps take the oil out of the hair. I actually prefer how my hair manages after using this product. I bought the one by Suave because of the price, and was very happy with how it worked. There are tons of dry shampoos on the market.