7 Easy Hairstyles for Dirty Hair: How to Make Third-Day Hair Look Cute

Lena Davydova
by Lena Davydova
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5 Minutes

Let’s be honest; sometimes, we do not have time to wash our hair as often as we like, especially when life takes over. Today, I’ll be showing you some easy hairstyles for dirty hair, giving you some room to play around with on those off-days.

These third-day hair ideas are really cute and easy to do. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Elastic
  • Brush
  • Pomade
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Gel
Tying hair in a low ponytail

1. Low ponytail

This low ponytail is effortless and chic. Simply brush your hair (and because it’s dirty, It will stay down) and tie it in a low pony. 

Applying hair pomade to the head

To give it more of a sleek look, apply some hair pomade to your head. 

Creating a sleek low ponytail with dirty hair

Then, tie your hair. 

Tip: If you have a lot of baby hairs, use a toothbrush with the hair pomade to keep them in place. 

Hairstyles for third-day hair

Stylish and sleek low pony with dirty hair

I love this hairstyle. It’s really stylish and simple, and is one of the quick hairstyles for dirty hair. You can even take it up a notch by wearing some lovely statement earrings for an overall, classy look.

Consider covering the hair tie by twirling a section of hair around it and securing it with a bobby pin. 

Low ponytail with two front strands

You can also play around and take out your two front strands for a relaxed look. 

Twisting hair into a low bun

2. Low bun

Following the same process as the first, simply twist your tail and twirl it into a bun. Then, using a second hair tie, tie the bun in place. 

Sleek bun with dirty hair

I think this is one of the best hairstyles for dirty hair since it’s so versatile. Once again, you can opt for a sleek look or leave some bangs out in the front. 

Simple third-day hair ideas

This hairstyle is also perfect for those low-back tops. It’s not a crazy updo, and it’s super comfortable. 

Tying hair in a high ponytail

3. High pony

Comb all your hair up. The best way to do the high-pony is to put your head upside down and gather your hair on the top of your head. Yes, I’m having an Ariana Grande moment! 

The best hairstyles for dirty hair

Once again, you can opt for sleek and clean or leave your bangs out. I love how playful this hairstyle is, and I feel it’s one of the cute, easy hairstyles for third-day hair. 

Braiding hair in a high ponytail

4. High braid

So, keeping to the previous steps, all you have to do here is simply braid your hair. 

Loosening the braid to create thicker hair

You can slightly loosen the braid to give an illusion of thicker, fuller hair. 

Cute easy hairstyles for dirty hair

This is one of the summer-vibe third-day hair ideas. I love how a high ponytail is pretty versatile, and braiding looks fab! 

Tying a high braid into a high braided bun

Also, if you want a cute, messy bun, you can wrap the braid around your ponytail. 

Combing the top section of hair

5. Half up

This hairstyle is flowy and awesome. Simply put part of your hair in a high ponytail. 

Half-up, half-down hairstyle for dirty hair

I do have to say that this kind of hairstyle will look better if your hair is not super greasy. 

Wearing a hat to cover third-day hair

6. Wear a hat

Ok, this is not really a hairstyle, but this is another stylish way to rock your greasy hair by wearing a fun hat or cap as an accessory!

For more tips on this look, read my other tutorial on How to Style a Bucket Hat.

Brushing hair back

7. Wet hair look

So, I left the best for last. This has to be one of the ultimate hairstyles for third-day hair. I’m sure you’ve even seen some celebs rock this look on the red carpet. All you need to do is brush your hair back and spray it with styling spray. 

Applying gel to the roots of hair

Then, apply gel to the roots and top it off with hairspray. 

Quick and easy hairstyles for dirty hair

I feel this hairstyle is not for everyday styles, but it’s great for a fun night out or even a photoshoot. It’s so sexy and sultry, and the wet look gives it a playful vibe. 

Easy hairstyles for dirty hair tutorial

So, we’ve come to the end of this tutorial on easy hairstyles for third-day hair. I hope you enjoyed it and took some sort of inspiration from this guide.

The next time you’re faced with a bad, greasy hair day, know that you can make yourself look extra chic with these quick hairstyles for dirty hair!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Elastic
  • Brush
  • Pomade
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