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5 Easy Hairstyles for Dirty Hair Days

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at App State chapter.

Washing your hair every day can strip the scalp of the essential oils it needs to keep your hair healthy. It causes your scalp to overproduce oils and dry out which in turn makes your hair dry and brittle, so it is important not to wash it every day. At first, your hair will be a little oily, but after a few cycles of not washing it every single day, your scalp will get used to not having to produce as much oil. 

Sometimes, life gets rough and it seems like there is never enough time for anything. Washing, drying, styling your hair… It can take hours. In this list, we have compiled the five easiest and fastest ways to style your hair while still looking cute and trendy. Dry shampoo is essential in each of these styles, and there are so many products out there. It is important to find the one that works best for your hair. 

So without further ado, I present to you these styles:


1. The Messy, Beach-y Wave 

This look is a must, especially in the summer time when that salty sea kissed look is definitely in style. All you need is a curling wand/iron and some sea salt texturizing spray to pull it off. Here is how to do it:

First, plug in your curling iron or wand and turn it to a medium heat. The waves are supposed to look easy and effortless, and a curling iron that is too hot might make the curls too tight. 

Divide your hair into three sections: front left side, back, and front right side. After you divide the big sections, work your way around the head. Take medium to large chunks of hair and wrap it around the iron. If you are using a curling iron with a clamp, do not use the clamp. This will created more of a wave instead of a curl. 

When you have finished each of the sections, spritz it with some sea salt spray and head on your way! 

(The sea salt spray is not 100% necessary, but it gives it that extra salty texture that makes it look like you were really at the beach!)


2. The “Party Pony” 

This look has taken over the world in the last few months. It is super easy and perfect for hiding greasy roots. 

First, all you need is a hair tie, a brush, and maybe some dry shampoo. Spray your hair with some dry shampoo and make sure the knots are brushed out. Gather the front, top portion of your hair, and gently tease underneath it to create some volume.

Once you have teased it, tie it up in your hair tie and you are ready to go!


3. French Braids 

French braids are super simple and there are so many ways you can do them. You can braid your whole head or you can just braid back the front, but one of my favorite ways to braid is the bang into a side braid. 

First, take the front portion of the side you want your braid on. Gather a smaller strand of hair and divide it into three sections. Take the back strand and cross it over the middle one time, repeating the same step with the front strand. Each time you do one braid, make sure to gather up some hair for each strand to create the French braid look.

When you have run out of hair to pick up into your French braid, gather the rest of your hair and divide it into three sections, incorporating the French braid into one of the sections. Continue to braid and secure your hair with a hair tie when you get to the end.


4. A Messy Bun

The messy bun is a hair style that will always be in style, and it only takes about three minutes to do. 

All you really need for this look is a hair tie. Gather up all of your hair like you are about to put it in a ponytail. Messy buns typically sit pretty high on the head, but you can decide where you want it to be. 

When you found the desired place for your bun, begin twisting it upwards and then around the center of where you want to place your bun. Secure it with a hair tie, and viola! If you want to, you can also pull out a few small face-framing strands.


5. The High Pony 

Ponytails are classic. There are so many different ways to pull one off, especially if you haven’t washed your hair. A really good way to mask the oil is by applying a touch of dry shampoo and throwing it up in a pony.

To get a more refined ponytail look, try gathering the top layer of your hair around the crown and tease underneath to add volume and texture. Next, all you have to do is secure the rest of your hair into the hair tie.







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Christiana is a Senior at Appalachian State, where she is an Elementary Education major. She is the Editor in Chief of Her Campus App State and a sister of Sigma Kappa Sorority and serves as her chapter's Vice President of Scholarship. In her free time, Christiana likes to look at cute pictures of puppies, watch Netflix, and eat Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cream. She hopes to be a Kindergarten teacher one day, and to be a role model for elementary schoolers everywhere.