Showing grease should only be limited to our motor vehicles and not in our fashion. And let’s be honest, maintaining journals for trying to sync our hair wash cycle with going out is a hassle none of us asked for. But nobody ever wants flat-looking hair and greasy roots as well. While dry shampoos and baby powder to balance the oils might help sometimes, savvy hairstyles are what can truly rescue you from this mess. So, to help you get away from washing your hair more than you actually have to, here’s a guide to hairstyles for oily hair to slay at all costs.
Hairstyles for oily hair
1. Sleek low bun
Oily hair is a challenge, but this hairstyle is an opportunity to use your natural oils as an asset. The sleek low bun is a very versatile and chic oily hair bun that keeps your oily strands in check. In fact, it relies on smooth strands for a polished look. You can even choose to apply an additional small amount of gel or styling cream to secure any loose strands and lock the final look.
A brun is a combination of your classic bun and a braid, offering a chic and polished look with absolutely minimal effort. Yes, it does look complicated, but it is really easy to recreate. Here’s how- You first create a high ponytail and do a traditional braid till halfway of your hair length. Now, to create a bun you wrap only the loose other half of your hair around the base of your ponytail and the braided part should lay across the base of the bun. Secure your bun and there you have it, another amazing oily hair bun.
3. Double Dutch braids
Want to hit the gym or have a good workout without your hair being a hassle? You need a hairstyle so solid that you’ll feel like Lara Croft on a mission. Not only are double Dutch braids sturdy but will surely give you a badass look to go on all the treks and adventures. It is also a great style to keep your hair clean and maintain it.
4. Pinned up
Had a lazy weekend planned and just got to know about a video conference due in no time? A quick and elegant hairstyle awaits you. The most basic yet versatile hairstyle to exist to date is pinned-up hair as it makes you look ready and also does not take up a lot of energy to make. To top it off, it can be paired with other styles too like a pony or just be kept with open hair.
5. Sleek hair with a claw clip
The beauty of this hairdo for greasy hair lies in its simplicity. Getting this sleek look with a claw clip is in fact an easy process, making it the best choice for those busy mornings or last-minute plans. A few strokes with a brush here and there, gather your hair, secure it with a claw clip, and you're ready to go.
You can even consider embellished or decorative claw clips to mix a touch of your unique style into the hairstyle.
6. Bubble pigtails
For a playful and effortless chic hairstyle for your hair on your next date, try out this reinvention of a classic ponytail but with a voluminous twist. To begin creating this hairstyle, make low-hanging ponytails on both sides and secure each one with elastics. Now, keep spacing elastics randomly on both of these ponytails for a carefree vibe. Once done, pull at each section with your fingers, loosening the braids for a volumized and airy finish- and voila you have another great hairstyle for oily hair.
7. Sleek high ponytail
If you love Ariana Grande's signature look, we have good news for you. The very modern option that works for a casual day of errands or enjoying a girl’s night, a high ponytail is perfect for oily hair days.
To prep your hair run some styling cream through your hair, now pull it all back and bunch it on the top of your head. Secure it with a rubber band and pat away any flyaways. This high placement of the ponytail can also give you a face-lifting effect, accentuating your facial features. However, we would ask you to be cautious as this oily hair ponytail might be a banger but may give you a headache.
8. Baby braids
This ‘90s hair trend of face-framing baby braids has made a comeback again and we love the way it has taken the beauty scene by storm. Baby braids feature two petite strands braided on each side of the face, framing its features. Beyond the stylish appeal, this throwback hair trend also serves as an excellent solution for hiding those oily fringes. You can even give it a personal touch of glamour with hair jewels and ribbons. And with its versatility, this hairstyle can go with oily short hair as well as a hairstyle for long oily hair.
To get this look, simply isolate a front section of your hair and braid it into a three-way plait, secure the end with an elastic or leave it unsecured for a carefree vibe and voilà – you've your baby braids.