hiding greasy hair

Hiding greasy hair

For many years I have been unable to go more than a day without feeling the need to wash my hair, I can wash it the night before and feel like I need to wash it again the next morning; this has been playing havoc with its condition and my hair dye. A few months ago I dyed my hair and within a couple of weeks it was ready for dying again because I had washed the colour out. It was at that point I decided I needed to find a way of hiding greasy hair so I could go 3 or 4 days without having to wash it. Here are my favourite ways of getting away with it.

Hiding Greasy Hair


The most obvious tactic is to just cover it up with a hat; beanie in the winter and baseball cap in the summer. Last winter I invested in an oversized beanie so it looked more like a fashion accessory rather than something to keep me warm in the cold weather but obviously hats don’t suit everyone.

Dry Shampoo

When Dry Shampoo was first introduced to the shelves I wasn’t its biggest fan, it didn’t seem to do anything for me but I gave it a another go recently and I was converted. I can only use it on day 1 or 2 after hair wash otherwise I think my hair looks a mess but it is well worth the investment.

Talcum powder

A friend I spoke to actually recommended this to me when I was talking to her about it. It does dull your hair a little but it takes away the greasy look, enough to do the school run without anyone realising at least.


hiding greasy hair bandana

Me out for a hen night in a bandana & back combed fringe

This is my favourite way of hiding my hair and most days I skip the other ways and head straight for a Bandana. I bought a bunch of them in different colours so I could match them with what I’m wearing. My usual hair routine is to separate my fringe and pull my hair back into a bobble, back comb my fringe and pin it to the top of my head and then apply a Bandana. I either fold it so it is a rectangular  shape and tie it at the top of my head or half it and tie it under my bobble so it’s kind of “housewifey”. I’ve also been known to wear a banadana even if I have washed my hair, normally with a straight fringe which is why I love them so much and they can suit anyone, whatever their hair length; plenty of videos on YouTube showing you how to wear one.

These are my 4 tips, if you have any other ways to hide unwashed, greasy hair then comment below; I love all the help I can get.