9 hot hairstyles for when your hair is totally dirty

By A.J. Howard.

Oooh yeah! Sometimes don’t cha just feel really dirty?

I sure do, especially since I’ve had kids. Between the feeding, wiping, rocking, consoling, and cajoling, it can be hard to squeeze in time to have a shower, let alone wash my hair.

So in the interest of all foxy mums, we’ve sourced 9 great hairstyles that are easy, fast – and actually look better – when your hair is really dirty!

 

1. The good old pony-tail is great for dirty hair, as it keeps it off your face, and the layers of hair hide an oily scalp. Pull your hair into either a high or low pony or try looping it. Add hair accessories such as a scarf, headband, hair cuff, or clips for extra interest. More great ponytail ideas here 

 

 

2. For sexy ‘just walked off the beach’ hair, use salt spray (you can make this yourself by using several tablespoons of sea-salt and water).  Just dampen your hair, spray with your salt spray, scrunch, then let it air dry.  Perfect!

 

 

3. Messy buns and knots are quick and easy when you’re on the go. Finger comb hair into a low or high, loose, messy bun or knot and secure with bobby-pins. More bun tips here and here.

 

 

4. Half French braid your hair at the back down to the nape of the neck, then pull the rest into a low ponytail or loose bun.

 

 

5. To hide those tell-tale greasies around the face, braid the one-inch front sections of your hair, then secure at the back. Or go for the Water fall braid by starting the braid at the right hand side of your part, and dropping strands as you braid them.

 

 

6. If you have short hair, go for a cute headband to divert attention from your dirty locks.  Style your hair as you normally would, then place your headband where you want it (avoid pushing it into place as it will exaggerate oily hair and mess up your style).

 

 

7. Try a coif! Dirty hair is perfect for holding its shape and you can use this style on short or longer hair.  Just use your dry shampoo to absorb oils and add a bit of volume.  Use a small amount of product to pump up the volume then style and push hair into shape.  For longer hair, you may need to do a little back-combing then secure with a clip or comb at the back.

 

 

8. A side-swept bun is a quick, chic way to hide disguise those dirty locks and works well on medium to long hair.  After making a deep side part, gather your hair on the opposite side into a low pony behind your ear.  Secure with a hair-tie, then create a low bun. For a bit of added detail, add braids, a clip, hair diamantes, a flower or ribbons.

 

 

9. For a look that’s more Greek goddess than grunge girl, take a full headband and place it over your hair (rather than under as you usually would). Then take sections of your hair from underneath and tuck it into the band.  You can get the same effect by taking two sections and twisting then securing at the back of your head.

 

 

Top tips for dirty tresses:

  • Don’t brush it! Brushing only distributes the oil through your hair making it look greasy and stringy!  Wait until you have sprayed in some hair powder/dry shampoo before brushing.
  • Dry shampoo is a mummy’s best friend – it helps absorb some of the oil and bulks up the hair so you can style it more easily!
  • Dirty hair holds curl better, so you can heat style your hair using your roll-brush, heat rollers or curling tongs to get some body and curl into your hair.

 

Here’s to all you gorgeous (dirty) foxes!

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  • Oh I love these styles but somehow can never recreate them. Dirty exercise hair is is one of my traits so buns is a staple style. Need to befriend the braid. Thanks for the tips!

    • AJ

      Hi Karla
      If you have long hair and want some great hair tutorials on braiding etc have a look at Lilith Moon on You-Tube. I’ve got some great styles and tips from her! x

    • Rob Redford

      Hi Karla,

      Im sorry to hear that you resort to dirty buns.

      The reason you cant recreate the styles is the fact that they dont actually look good.

      Your probably blinded by the official layout and design of the site.

      I would suggest swimming for excercise. At least the chlorine will hide the smell of the dirty hair. It will not be dirty in the least bit.

      When you get older, your joints are going to be in terrible shape.

      With enough aerobic excercise, your muscle mass will decrease to the point where you may be able to fit a childs diaper. Form fitting!

      Its better than a headband and might free enough time to wash your hair!

  • I love dry shampoo so much!  

    What works for my shorter length dirty hair is dry shampoo, working it through with the fingers and then using a boar bristle barrel brush to define a few curls.  Then add a mad decorated headband worn horizontally on the forehead, not vertically on the top of the head or a big flower or clip with the fringe pulled back.  A bit of hair serum shine stuff (I like Aveda shine stuff in the blue bottle), a bit of a scrunch and a bit of a piece this, twirl that and voila!

  • I love dry shampoo so much!  

    What works for my shorter length dirty hair is dry shampoo, working it through with the fingers and then using a boar bristle barrel brush to define a few curls.  Then add a mad decorated headband worn horizontally on the forehead, not vertically on the top of the head or a big flower or clip with the fringe pulled back.  A bit of hair serum shine stuff (I like Aveda shine stuff in the blue bottle), a bit of a scrunch and a bit of a piece this, twirl that and voila!

  • Rachel3

    Dry shampoo is my saviour! 

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  • temptation

    Heheh The easiest way to deal with your greasy hair is to wash it ;P
    THX for great tips though! 

    • FoxInFlats

      Lol, yes there is that… But sometimes there’s no time 😉

      • Rob Redford

        Thats like saying there is no time to wipe after a bowel movement!

        So, just roll with the fudge-butt eh?

        Switching to adult diapers might free enough time to wash the hair!

    • Rob Redford

      Hi temptation!

      Well said! Finally, someone with sense.

      Im not so sure the tips are great.

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  • Rob Redford

    These styles are not attractive and look disgusting.

    Also, get opinions about how “foxy”/attractive these hairstyles are from average straight men instead of women and homosexual men.

    I would rather see dirty hair down than a disgusting rat’s-nest style. The messy bun is most offensive by far.

    Stop spending so much time altering you appearances with makeup and hiding your poor hygene with “clever” styles. This will free up some time to wash your hair.

    Consider how dishonest it is to alter your face while presenting it as natural. Women into this sort of thing are dishonest from the start; before even meeting someone.

    Its no different than a “player” portraying himself as something other than who he is.

    For those who are not concerned with attracting others, wear your dirty hair down. Why hide it? It is sexy regardless. Who are you trying to impress? It is dishonest afterall.

    Also, consider that if you look like a dog, thats who your going to attract.

    Furthermore, short hair on women is not attractive. These “trauma cuts” scream insecurity, low self esteem and emotional issues.

    Are there any tips and tricks for a rank smelling vagina?