7 Easy Ways To Hide Oily Hair That Don’t Require Any Added Products

by Lindsay E. Mack

Everyone encounters a morning like this at some point. You hit the snooze buttons a few too many times, and are left with mere minutes to get ready and get out the door. Which wouldn’t be a problem if your hair didn’t look like it was drenched in oil. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but your hair’s texture can make it tough to get ready in limited time. Luckily, there are a number of pretty hairstyles for oily hair to keep you feeling fancy even on days when a full shampoo and blow out and just not going to happen.

Yes, you can make oily locks look stunning without the help of too many products or a distressed baseball cap (though those are very fashion-forward and shouldn’t be tossed in the trash just yet.) Hairstyles like braids and buns are great at hiding the build-up and pulling your look together without much extra effort. Not to mention these new 'dos may help manage your oily hair, as they don’t require products that can cause oil build-up. To help keep your locks from looking too unkempt, here are seven simple and beautiful hairstyles for oily hair. Who knows? You may start skipping showers on purpose so you have an excuse to rock these hairdos.


Messy Bun

A favorite of harried students and professionals alike, the messy bun makes you look great without applying much effort. Not to mention it keeps the oil from moving down to your face and causing some potential skin problems.


Undone Ponytail

Keep it soft and simple. A little oil makes it easier to gather your locks and create the perfect ponytail.


Hair Wrap

When you cannot be bothered to deal with your hair’s sass, a hair wrap is a great option to keep everything locked down and looking nice. And with so many ways to wear hair scarves, the look will never be boring.



Braids add an element of polish to any look, and a quick crown or milkmaid braid will make you look like you spent loads of time doing your hair. Plus, the oil helps the braid hold it’s structure, meaning you won’t have to deal with any loose strands throughout the day.



What hides greasy hair better than a hat? Nothing. A good hat can add style and even mystery to your look. Just be sure to wash your hat in between wears to keep the accessory and your head clean.


Half-Up, Half-Down

Endlessly elegant, the half-up half-down style will keep your hair out of your face and still look gorgeous. For extra style, secure the do with a statement clip or pin.


Deep Side Part

A deep side part will add drama to your style, and your hair’s natural oils will help hold everything in place. And doesn’t everyone look a little more bad*ss with a side part?

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