4 Simple Tricks to Hide Greasy Hair

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Edited by Stacy J. Shaneyfelt, Educator, Author, and Freelancer

Fab 4 To Soar Over Greasy Hair

So, you’ve woken up late and don’t have the time to wash your hair. Maybe last night you convinced yourself you’d be fine going just one more day without washing it.

We’ve all been there, right?

But once you get ready to go, you might notice your hair is a little too shiny – but not in a good way.

girl looking at her greasy hair

If you don’t have time to wash and blow-dry your hair, don’t panic. There are some easy, simple fixes for greasy hair to keep you looking chic and fresh.  This article will empower you to cease the grease!

Wondering how to hide greasy hair? Here are 4 of our favorite fixes for when you’re on the go.

How to Fix Greasy Hair Without Washing it

1. Your New BFF – Dry Shampoo

If you haven’t tried out dry shampoo yet, get ready to meet your new BFF. Dry shampoo is such an effective and quick fix for greasy hair, especially when you’re short on time. With just a few sprays and a swipe of a brush, you can look like you just washed your hair (while adding a bit more volume).

Dry shampoo is designed to absorb excess oil and impurities from your hair and to maintain your hair looking clean between shampoos. This product works best for people with oily hair. The purpose of dry shampoo isn’t to replace your regular shampoo; instead, it’s for situations when you don’t have the time to wash your hair in a normal way.

woman applying dry shampoo spray

Suggested use: Hold the bottle about 6 inches away from your head and spray it directly at the roots. Then rub the hair with your fingertips. After a few minutes, brush your hair and style it.

Choose a dry shampoo that suits your hair and don’t overdo it. Using a dry shampoo too often can clog your pores.

Note: Dry shampoos can leave a bit of a white powdery and chalky residue on your hair. If you have brunette or black hair, it may be best to find a dry shampoo made specifically for darker hair. In place of crying over greasy hair, try drying those tears (and hair fears!) with this BFF!

2. Your Secret Weapon – Texturizing Powder

Texturizing powders and sprays can double as dry shampoos! Let’s learn more about this secret weapon against greasy hair!

In fact, this powder contains silica particles that bind to your hair, increasing friction, and giving it a gritty texture. Its advantage over dry shampoo is that the powder contains fewer chemicals and doesn’t leave visible traces in your hair.

texture powder for hair volume

While not its primary purpose, the texture powder absorbs some excess oil and makes hair look less greasy between washes. Oily hair often looks flat and lifeless which this product easily solves. The powder further lifts lifeless and limp hair, offering instant and impressive volume. By creating a matte finish, this product also reduces unwanted shine that comes from excess oil. Additional benefits are that your hairstyle stays secure and in place.

Suggested use: After shaking the bottle, part the hair,  apply the powder to the roots, and then rub it into the hair with your fingertips. If you want more volume, apply the powder to the rest of your hair.

If you have fine hair that easily gets oily, you’ll never do without this secret beauty weapon!

3. Cover it Up – Best Accessories for Oily Hair

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but hats are definitely a greasy-haired girl’s best friend.

woman wearing a hat

If you don’t have any dry shampoo, texturizing powder, or other products on hand, don’t stress! Just cover it up.

A cute hat or stylish headband can do more than hide your oily roots. It can also add a bit of personality and flair to any outfit.

blonde girl with headband

Claw clips are the perfect accessory to conceal greasy hair. You can instantly put your hair up or back, keeping it out of the way.

hair clips to cover oily hair

Clip-in bangs are very convenient pieces of hair that can help you instantly refresh your look. By putting them on, you can hide your greasy hair underneath and make it less noticeable.

So if you thought cover-ups were merely for the beach, then think again with these “grease be gone” accessories!

4. Wear your Hair Up – Hairstyles for Oily Hair

Sometimes, the worst part of having greasy hair is the lack of volume and bounce. Giving your hair some dimension through a strategically styled updo can extend the life of your hair wash. Whether you’re going uptown or downtown, you can hype your hair up against grease!

hairstyle for oily hair

First, braids are such a beautiful way to mix up your hair’s dimension. A slicked-back ponytail works wonders too, as it’ll enrich your hair’s current shiny look. If your hair’s feeling a bit wild overall, a messy bun is the easiest way to make your style look effortlessly chic.

braided hair

Overall, try these fab 4 to soar over greasy hair. Plus, experts recommend not washing your hair every day to keep it healthy and hydrated. So, you’re doing this right!

Next time you wake up to a greasier than you prefer, don’t make yourself stressed out and late. Whip out your handy dry shampoo, texturing spray, your favorite hair accessory, or dazzling updo.

beautiful girl wearing ponytail
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