If you’re finding you don’t have enough hours in the week to wash your hair regularly, don’t fret. The good news is there are plenty of ways to make the most of day-old hair.
Celebrity stylist Dario Cotroneo, owner of Dario Salon in the Republic Building Darlinghurst, shares some simple DIY styles to help hide unwashed tresses.
The Undone Ponytail
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This style is a play on the normal ponytail, giving it a much needed boost when you’re faced with dirty strands. Pulling hair back away from the face also helps to hide traces of grease. First, spray the root area with dry shampoo to absorb excess oils. Then, pull a small section of hair at the front of your head and gently tease with a brush. Brush back your hair and gather into a ponytail- high, low, or to the side, securing with a hair elastic.
Give your ponytail a windswept, piece-y look by working some sea-salt spray through the ends. For added texture around the crown, sprinkle some mattifying powder on the top of your head and lightly massage in.
Day-old hair is a lot easier to style, meaning any braiding and pinning will only work to your advantage. Spray some texturising spray throughout your hair for added depth, then, divide hair into two even sections. Braid each section and secure with a hair elastic. Loosen each braid gently with your fingers to give the style an undone look.
And finally, spray in sea salt on the ends for a beach-y texture and keep hair off the shoulders to create a simple and elegant profile.
This slicked back, minimalist look has been a hit, and is so easy to achieve on your own, not to mention foolproof. It’s especially important to use a volumising dry shampoo at the crown to refresh your roots. Then, simply iron all hair back and style into shape.
Then, secure towards the ends with an elastic band. To clean up this minimal look, spray hairspray onto a make up brush and glide down hair to ensure your strands look polished.
Watch how to create a dirty hair up-do below.