hairstyles for greasy and grungy hair

Zoe asks: Howdy Mr. Kate!! So, I am going to be going on a mission trip here pretty soon, and I am not necessarily guarenteed a shower every day/every other day. So, my hair might be pretty grungy in beautiful Australia! Would you happen to have any ideas of cute hair tutorials for some greasy, grungy hair? And from Curly Jordi: Hey Mr. Kate! You're a great fashion inspiration of mine! I've been wearing my hair curly lately and I'm not sure what to do with third day curls. I have thick, curly hair, much like yours, except it's medium length and FRIZZY!! I use a wand to touch up my curls and the third day in they start looking a little bit depressed. I'm wondering if you have any ideas of what to do with third-day curls. XX Jorden My Answer: I totally hear you Zoe and Curly Jordi! I usually only wash my hair every 3 to 4 days. My hair is naturally curly and since I dye it too, it tends to be on the dry side. However, my roots still get greasy as my non-washing days progress (I take body showers still, people!) - so here are some of my favorite greasy/dirty hair dos that work great for straight, wavy or curly hair. I usually wear my hair in a messy bun on the third or forth day of grime. I also love using dry shampoo to soak up the oil and refresh my hair, my favorite is the Dry Cleaning Spray by Kevin Murphy - it smells great and doesn't leave it looking grey.

  • Top Knots are one of my favorite up-dos for dirty hair - obviously I rock them a lot, hence the numerous photos, mostly from one angle - can you tell my favorite side? My tip with top knots is don't try to brush your hair, leave it loose around your hairline so it looks disheveled. The placement of the bun is important too, I think they look best and most "stylish" when the bun is on the top of your head, not further back on the crown, literally a top knot!
  • Braids are always a good idea. You can add in flowers, barrettes, headbands, etc. This one above is The Messy Danish and a side fishtail is a great solution for curly hair that's too frizzy to tame.

  • DIY Messy Bun Up-Do is a great way to embrace the mess and make it look somewhat purposeful…no brush necessary!
  • If your hair is on the cleaner side, but you want to get the messy/grungy look, use some sea salt spray for texture and dry shampoo to lift the roots (maybe even do a little teasing - but be nice!).

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