Let’s face it, we don’t always have time to wash, dry and style our red hair. If you’re going to go a day (or more) between washes, you’re going to want to take a little extra care with your red hair. Here’s how:
1. Use dry shampoo
If you’ve got greasy roots but no time for a full shampoo, spray on some dry shampoo. Not only will it soak up some of the oils, but it will also give limp, greasy hair some volume and lift. Dry shampoo will help your hair get back to a good place for styling, or simply brush it out and go. For a dry shampoo powder, try Klorane Dry Shampoo Powder with Oat Milk. For a dry shampoo spray, try Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.
2. Do an easy heat-free style
Greasy hair tends to be more obvious when your hair is down. Opt for an easy, heat-free hairstyle like french braids, a messy bun, a half top knot, a low chignon, or even a braid crown. Looking for some easy summer hairstyles? Check these out!
3. Add some accessories
Distract, distract, distract. Pull the focus away from your less than clean roots with some fun hair accessories. Clips and barrettes are a great way to pull the hair back, while headbands and hair scarves can actually cover the roots if needed.
4. Switch your part
Try switching up your part to hide the greasiest areas. Everyone will notice your new look, but not your oily locks. Plus your hair will stay in its new spot more easily when it’s dirty than when it’s clean.
5. Spritz on some scent
Got that greasy hair smell? Yuck! Spritz on some hair perfume to cover up any smell and give your locks a boost. Make sure you use scents made for the hair because normal perfumes can cause drying and damage.
6. Pop on a hat
When all else fails, pop on a hat. It will cover your roots and nobody will know you haven’t washed your hair in a while! Plus a hat can help protect your face from the sun in the summer months. It’s a win-win!
READ: 6 Best Sun Hats for Redheads to Wear All Summer Long
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