11 Hairstyles That Actually Look Better On Dirty Hair, Because Washing Is Overrated

There's something so glorious about hitting the snooze button a few times and sleeping in on a Friday morning. And guess what? With these 11 hairstyles actually look better on dirty hair, saving time to wash and dry your strands isn't even an issue. So let this be your field guide the next time you feel like catching some extra Zs.

If you're a fan of styling your hair, you've probably figured out by now that freshly washed clean hair actually doesn't hold a style super well. Whether it's a braided updo or loose curls, your style will stay put much longer if your hair is a little bit dirty. It seems counterintuitive, but I know my hair feels much fluffier and smoother when it's freshly washed. By day four, my hair is basically primed for a messy bun or braided style. You might want to get rid of the grease in your hair before you go for a complicated updo, but in the end it'll actually look better if your hair is dirty.

Whether you're wearing your hair down or up, straight or wavy, these 11 hairstyles will make dirty hair look amazing.

1. Half Up Braid

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This style is super simple, and I love how it keeps your hair out of your face but lets you keep part of it down.

2. Twisted Bangs

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Bangs are often the first part of your hair that will get greasy, so this style is perfect for when you want to get one more day out of your hair. And, when your hair is dirty, the twist will look much smoother.

3. Sleek Ponytail

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If you want a sleek look, dirty hair will actually do the work for you without any product. This ponytail looks chic, not greasy.

4. Any Sort Of Braids

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If you've always struggled to get your plaits to look like the ones you've seen on Pinterest, try skipping a wash before your next attempt. Your hair will grip better in the braids if it's dirty.

5. Retro Scarf

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Want to throw in a hair accessory? This scarf is perfect for covering up greasy roots, and dirty hair will hold the bouffant style.

6. Ballerina Bun

A ballerina bun is by definition sleek, and dirty hair will hold this style super well.

7. Messy Short Hair

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Hair that's dirty will also take to product better, and you'll need some in this adorable piece-y, messy style.

8. Twisted Ponytail

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How awesome is this style? It keeps the front of your hair out of your face, and your ponytail will hide the fact that your hair is dirty.

9. Five Minute Updo

Ami Desai on YouTube

I'm not into doing elaborate hairstyles on my dirty hair, so I love that this simple updo only takes five minutes and still looks totally chic.

10. Half Up Hair

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This half-up style is totally adorable and looks especially cute with curly hair.

11. Easy Top Knot

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This topknot style is sleek and sophisticated, and no one will ever be able to tell your hair is dirty.

As much as I love fresh, clean hair, I love dry shampoo and sleep just a little more. Luckily with these hairstyles, your hair will look good no matter when it was last washed.