Hairstyles for between washes - updo ideas for unwashed hair

/ 01.02.2014
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The days where you don't wash your hair can make choosing the right hairstyle a seemingly difficult task. The good news is that unwashed hair tends to hold it's style a little better than super clean hair and, as a result, you actually have more options.

More intricate, romantic updos are easier to achieve, and they also happen to be perfect for hiding any evidence of the fact you didn't have time to wash your hair in the morning. They'll also help you to mix it up a little from failsafe styles like ponies and topknots.

Scroll through the gallery above for a whole lot of hairstyle inspiration you might not have even considered on a dirty hair day before!

Keep your friends close & your hairspray closer...

Whatever updo you choose, a generous mist of hairspray will help to lock in your style, making sure it lasts as long as you want it to. Hairspray can also help to create some interesting texture which can be really great for hiding your roots or adding extra detail to your look.

One really easy trick is to spray hair and then use your hands or a brush to gently tease for a slight mohair effect. This will soften your look and create a romantic effect.

Alternatively, spray hair, tease the layers underneath and then sweep into a high-volume French twist style. This will result in a 'do with a gorgeous silhouette and ensure your chic updo has a more unique twist than an ultra sleek version of the same hairstyle.

The go-to look

Our favourite look for in-between washes has to be something braided . There are just so many options from braided headbands to fishtails to a good old fashioned side-braid. It's totally up to you! Because there are so many braid styles out there, you could even experiment a little and construct a whole new hairdo.

With so many ideas to choose from, you need never suffer a bad unwashed hair day again!

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