Nothing compares to the ultimate panic of waking up late for work. It’s impossible to find anything to wear, you’re about to miss the bus, and you haven’t even thought about washing your hair.
Here are a few quick fixes for those days where you have no choice but to work that bedhead look…
1. Whip out the dry shampoo
This product is a saviour for second or third day hair. Spray it into the roots of unbrushed hair, let it sit for a few minutes to soak up excess oil, then either gently tousle it with your fingers and brush it out. Ta-da! Instant grease-free locks.
2. Get sleek ends
If your hair is a total mess unless it’s been blowdried carefully, invest in some dry conditioner – the perfect dry shampoo sidekick! This hydrating spray only goes on the bottom section of your hair – it’s too heavy for the roots. Simply spray on in short bursts and style as usual.
3, Go for beach waves
You can’t go wrong with wild, beachy hair. Start with your trusty dry shampoo and then add sea salt spray all over. Scrunch with your fingers to mess things up a bit and you’re good to go!
4. Try a chic ballerina bun or chignon
These styles actually work far better with dirty hair as your strands have more weight and will stay in place more easily. Start by pulling hair back into a tight pony and then pin into a bun or twist into a chignon.
5. Hide it with a hairband
A thick hairband or even a headscarf or turban can hide a multiple of woes – and they’re all stylish options too. Try a headscarf tied at the back of your neck or even tied into a bow on the top of your head for a really cute, low-maintenance look.
6. Throw it into a messy top-knot
Again, this is another look that works better with second-day hair. Gather hair into a ponytail, twist and pin it at the top of your head. Loose and messy strands make this look, so you can really embrace your bad hair day!