No time to wash? No problem!
Here's the situation: You slept through your alarm and no longer have the time to wash your greasy-looking hair before running out the door to get to your morning meeting. First things first: Don't panic, we've all been there. Here's how you can instantly refresh your greasy hair.
Use Dry Shampoo
Greasy roots? No problem! Dry shampoo is here to the rescue. L'Oreal Professionnel Fresh Dust can help absorb excess oils, and the public will be none the wiser. To use dry shampoo properly, L'Oreal Professionnel Ambassador Eric Gomez says to lift up your roots, spray the product, and then give your hair a quick blast with the blow dryer to remove any of that white residue that may linger. Do not-we repeat: do not-brush the product through your hair, as this will redistribute your hair's natural oils and cause your hair to fall flat.
Editor's note: Dry shampoo is not a substitute for an actual scrub down. Limit your use of it to two days per week, max.
Amp Up the Volume
Hair that is greasy can often times also look flat and limp. Breathe some life into it by adding some extra volume at the roots using a round brush and a blow dryer. Dry shampoo can also help with adding va-va-voom volume in a pinch.
Reach for Blotting Papers
You use blotting papers to absorb excess oils from your face, so why not use them to do the same for the oils on your scalp? Quickly part your hair in a few different places and blot your roots gently using your favorite blotting paper.
Note: Blot before using dry shampoo for double oil absorption.
Opt for a Slick Low Bun
If none of these tricks work for you, you'll have to just embrace your greasy hair and make do with what you can, right? Here's where you can get creative. Be strategic when styling your hair. Instead of wearing your hair down, which can draw attention to an oily-looking scalp versus drier ends, opt for a slicked-back 'do. That way, you not only look chic and polished on the way to your meeting, but the look will also disguise your greasy hair and make it look intentional. Win-win!
Get the look: Comb a wet-look gel through your strands starting at the nape of your neck. When everything is saturated, use the comb to brush back your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Twist the length of the ponytail and wrap it around the base, securing with bobby pins to keep in place. When you're done, spray with a wet-look spray or strong-hold hairspray to lock in place.