We’re all for adding an extra day or two in between shampooing. The only issue is the longer you go without washing, the less likely you are to let your locks flow freely (there’s a reason wash-and-go is a thing, and wash-and-go-go-go is not). But here’s the silver lining: There are a few hairstyles that actually look better on dirty hair. Lazy girls rejoice, and keep reading for five excuses to skip a shampoo!
The Bedhead Bun
Turn your bedhead into a chic, knotted low bun. The best part about sweeping your hair back into a bun is that it hides your part line, where oil is most noticeable.
The Double Braid
Braids add enough texture to your hair to disguise grease. Even better, double braids keep oil-ridden roots out of view.
The Tousled French Twist
A smooth French twist on shiny, clean hair feels a bit too prim and proper. Instead, work with the natural texture you get with day-three hair, and sweep it over into a slightly undone twist.
The Almost Falling-Out Fishtail
When it comes to fishtails, the more disheveled, the better they look. Skip a loop or two, double up on a few pieces, pull out a strand here and there—do whatever you please to rough it up.
The Twisted Topknot
A dirty hair day is no match for the topknot. Make it high, messy, and a bit twisted to create a completely deliberate (albeit dirty) hairstyle.
Which one of these looks is your favourite?