Easy, Elegant Hairstyles For When You Don't Feel Like Washing Your Hair
Ladies, let’s be honest, we’ve all been distracted by the daily duties of life only to come to the realization that it’s been a few too many days since we’ve shampooed our hair. Oops. And, between the almost unbearable summer humidity and the sizeable amount of products Southern women use in their hair, a couple of days without a wash can leave us looking less than presentable. Don’t fret! Unclean hair actually has its advantages. Hairstyles like messy buns, voluminous ponytails, and lace braids are easier to achieve when your locks are not-so-squeaky-clean; the coarse texture of unwashed hair provides volume that makes styling much easier. Whether you’re heading to a casual movie date or a more elegant dinner party, these go-to hairstyles are sure to make your unwashed hair look better than ever.
Embellished Messy Bun
Messy Bun with Side Braid
This quirky ‘do is easy to master, and it will successfully mask those unwashed locks! Simply French braid one chunk of hair from the side part to the back of your head, and secure it in a messy bun with a few bobby pins.
Lace Braid Ponytail
Reverse Braided Bun
If you’re searching for an improvement on your standard topknot or braid, look no further! This reverse braided bun is sure to turn heads, and it’ll keep those not-so-squeaky-clean locks out of your face.
Headscarf Roll Updo
Nothing hides unwashed hair better than an elegant headscarf! This quick and easy hairstyle will have you looking like a bohemian princess in no time. Check out the tutorial at The Freckled Fox.
Half Up Sleek Ponytail
A half-up-half-down hairstyle is a Southern classic, and a sleek ponytail makes the ‘do look young and fresh. Be sure to give this simple look a try!
Messy Low Pony
Here’s a tip: the texture of unwashed hair actually holds curls better than ultra clean locks! So, if you’ve gone a few days without a shampoo, the messy low pony is the perfect look. The intentionally disheveled hairstyle is naturally chic, and you can get the tutorial here.
Triple Twisted Ponytail
Don’t let this done-up ponytail intimidate you! It’s actually quite easy to master, and it beautifully masks any imperfections from unwashed hair. Get the instructions from twistmepretty.com.
Fishtail braids are always a good idea! They offer a unique and refreshing twist to the classic braid.