5 Cute Hairstyles for Dirty Hair That Are Super Easy to Do

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
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Let's face it: more than a few of us don’t wash our hair every day. Sometimes we want to sleep in, sometimes we just don’t feel up to the task, especially on those weekends when you have to go out but you want nothing more than to stay in bed.

Fortunately, there are a few hairstyles for when your hair is dirty that you can do when bedhead just isn’t an option! Keep reading to find out our best hairstyles for dirty hair.

Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Brush
French braiding one side of the hair

1. Double-braided low buns

Make sure your hair is parted down the middle and split into two sections. With the first section, start from the top and begin to braid your hair against the scalp and down until you reach the end. 

Pulling and loosening the braid for texture

Pull and loosen up the braid to give it a little volume. 

Twisting the braid into a bun at the back

Twist the braid continuously around itself until it forms a little bun and then secure it with a hair tie. 

Hairstyles for when your hair is dirty

This is what it should look like. 

The best hairstyles for dirty hair

Repeat on the other side. 

Braided low buns hairstyle for dirty hair

Here’s the finished look! 

Tying hair into a half ponytail

2. Half-up bun

Put the top half of your hair into a ponytail, and pull out the front strands to frame your face. 

Twisting the ponytail at the top

Twist your ponytail. 

Wrapping the half ponytail into a bun

Then wrap it around itself into a high bun. Secure with another hair tie.

Half bun hairstyle for dirty hair

Here’s the finished look!

Tying hair in a low ponytail

3. Low messy bun

Put your hair in a low ponytail, keeping a few front pieces out to frame the face.

Creating an opening above the hair tie

Separate your tied hair into two sections. 


Flipping the ponytail through the opening

Then flip your ponytail through the gap you made twice.

Wrapping hair into a low messy bun

Wrap the remaining hair in your ponytail into a bun and secure it with a hair tie. 

Low messy bun hairstyle for dirty hair

Here’s the finished look! 

Parting hair and taking a front section

4. Twisted side braid

Part your hair to the side. Then, take a front piece of hair and begin twisting it. 

Creating a twist braid to the side

After a few twists, grab another piece of hair under the first section and twist them together. 

Twist braiding hair to the ear

Keep adding new hair and twisting until you reach the back of your ear. 

Securing the twist braid with a bobby pin

Secure the twist with a bobby pin. Don’t worry about it loosening; you don’t want it too tight. 

Braiding hair to the bottom

Brush all of your hair to the side, leaving a few strands on the un-twisted side, and braid the rest of the hair all of the way down. 

Twisted side braid hairstyle for dirty hair

Here’s the finished look! 

French braiding hair on one side

5. French-braided bun

Part your hair down the middle and french braid your hair down until you reach your shoulder. For now, tie off the rest of the hair to keep the braid from unraveling. 

Creating french braid pigtails

Repeat on the other side of your hair. 

Wrapping the braids into a low bun

Remove the hair tie in the first braid and join the two braids together in the back. Twist the tails together and then wrap them into a bun. Secure with a hair tie. 

Braided low bun hairstyle for dirty hair

Here’s the finished look! 

Hairstyles for dirty hair

Those are my five favorite hairstyles for dirty hair! They’re super simple to do and great for hiding the grease and sleep from your hair.

Comment down below if you try these out on your hair and how well they held up on your messy, can’t-be-bothered days. 

Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Brush

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