How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair Last Minute With 5 Hair Hacks

by BRENDA L. / AUG 12, 2022

Reading Time: 5 Minutes


    You woke up from a night of shenanigans or you worked too hard the whole week and are now left with a greasy head and no time to shower - but you simply cannot miss that meeting today. So what can you do to get rid of oily hair? Don’t worry - before looking up plausible excuses, there’s still a few last-minute easy fixes that you can try to give your hair new life - or to hide your oily roots.

    1. How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair: Dry Shampoo

    This one is kind of a given - but not everyone knows or trusts the wonders of dry shampoo. See, many people tend to erroneously think that dry shampoo is not for them, and chances are that they probably tried the wrong type of dry shampoo and their hair or hair extensions got heavy and dull for the rest of the day.

    If after this experience you’ve been left a bit faithless, I don’t really blame you - but I suggest you open your mind once again to the world of beauty and hair care, and trust this incredibly useful tool. You can read more in our blog about how to use dry shampoo, and get yours straight away.

    2. How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair: Sleek Ponytail

    A ponytail is usually the go-to hairstyle for your day two or even day three hair, but tying your hair up doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on looking glamorous whilst doing it.

    First of all, it’s important that you put some work into your ponytail: in order to hide your greasy hair, you can work your hair down with some wet-effect hair gel, for a sleek, shiny finish. Then, apply a clip-in wrap-around ponytail hair extension to achieve length and plumpness. There you go! You can now curl your ponytail, braid it or keep it silky and smooth.

    To add more glitz, finish your hairstyle with a shine-lock spray - the secret to glass-like hair that will make you look like you’re ready for an elegant work lunch with your colleagues, a party and even a formal event. Get your shine spray to lock in moisture and keep your hair looking healthy and glossy.

    3. How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair: Baby Powder

    I know, I know: many will read this and think that I’ve lost the plot. But don’t worry, I know what I’m talking about! As a fellow greasy-hair bearer, I had one too many days where I didn’t hear the alarm on time and had to rush to the office with hair looking like a nest. Baby powder is a greasy hair quick fix that will absorb the oils in excess, making your hair feel lighter and more manageable - not mentioning its natural, wonderful smell.

    Be careful though: baby powder wasn’t designed to go on your scalp, therefore as soon as you get the chance make sure to wash your hair with a cleansing shampoo, slathering it thoroughly across your scalp. If needed, wash your hair twice before rinsing it. Also, sidenote: you should probably be aware that baby powder might leave a light ashy halo on your hair. To avoid this, make sure you repeatedly brush your hair until you don’t see any baby powder leftovers anymore.

    4. How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair: Double Dutch Braids

    Sometimes you don’t have the time to think of how to get rid of oily hair, but you need a quick remedy to get rid of greasy hair instantly. If you’ve ran out of product-based options such as dry shampoo or even baby powder, you can still try and conceal your oily tresses with the right hairstyle.

    Braided hairstyles are not only a cool aesthetic to rock during summer, but they also make amazing protective hairstyles to shelter your tresses from external damaging agents such as wind, pollution, and friction. A pair of cute double Dutch braids is also a popular festival hairstyle, that can turn your dull, greasy hair into a trendy and youthful look to complete your outfit. Want to go the extra length (pun intended)? Then add some single clip-in hair extensions to your braids. By applying them horizontally and braiding them with your natural strands, hair extensions can add volume and length to your hairstyle effortlessly and in a matter of minutes. Thinking of going colorful? Then get your funky colored hair extensions, and add a bright touch to your look without committing to bleach and hair dye.

    hair extensions

    5. How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair: Messy Bun

    Another way to easily hide your oily hair is tucking it in a big, fluffy bun. If your hair isn’t naturally long and thick enough to achieve the plumpy model off-duty bun, you can always put your clip-in ponytail hair extension to work.

    Just tie your hair up in a bun as you normally would, then clip the ponytail in your bun and wrap it around itself. For a messy, boho-chic effect, you can also leave some strands out and curl them for a more romantic finish.

    Alternatively, two space buns on top of your head can work wonders too. Depending on the occasion, you can also pair them with baby braids, butterfly clips (click here to read more about butterfly clips hairstyles and the latest Y2K trends) and even glitter roots.

    6. Conclusion:

    If you’re always on the go, I get it: having a flawless, lightweight and clean mane isn’t always easy. If you’re struggling with greasy hair, you may want to check out our blog on how to stop your hair from getting greasy.

    For when time is money and looking good is even more than that, these five quick fixes may change your hair game in a matter of minutes while you reschedule your wash day!

    Back to blog