Plain and simple, we love dirty hair! If you’re washing your hair every day, you’re washing it too often! We hear the gambit of reasons: “I get sweaty” “my hair is more oily than usual,” but the truth is, it’s just not necessary. In fact, washing your hair everyday means you’re unnecessarily using beauty products, and unintentionally drying your hair out. Blow dryers are vengeful creatures, and their main use it to DRY your hair, dry being the operative word. Also – we’re not aware of anyone that actually likes drying their hair, in fact we’re confident in assuming we all think it’s the worst.
If you’re new to the dirty hair game, understand that your hair will require some training. The first time you let you dirty locks be, it will take a bit of getting used to; be prepared to accept the dirty hair with every girl’s best friend: DRY SHAMPOO.
If you’re new to dry shampoo, we can honestly say that we have just changed your life, you’re welcome. Talk to your stylist about dry shampoo, and have them make a recommendation. We personally love, R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo – the best! Simply position the nozzle a couple of inches away from your scalp, and follow the spray all the way to your ends. Isn’t that better than washing, conditioning and drying your hair? As an added bonus, this product naturally adds texture to your hair creating a lovely, and full volume.
No matter how much dry shampoo there is in the world, there’s really nothing like clean hair. We don’t necessarily love clean hair, but acknowledge that there are certain styles that only clean hair can accommodate, just like there are only styles that dirty hair can accommodate. Much like thinking ahead with your wardrobe to save time, you can think ahead with your hairstyles to save yourself time in the morning! Each of the styles featured on today’s blog account for the amount of oil and product that will have accumulated on your head over the course of each of these styles. Smart, right?
When we say clean, we mean that you recently washed and conditioned your hair. We always recommend adding some sort of styling product to not only protect the hair from heat styling tools, but to also maintain the style as the day goes on. We both swear by Prep and Thickening Spray by Bumbleandbumble.
Kind of Clean:
So – you performed activities yesterday, and slept on your locks, and yesterday’s sleek style has been replaced by a pony tail kink and a cow lick. This is where we recommend adding some texture to your hair! We love using a straightening iron to create beach-like curls because the iron allows you to adjust the tautness of the curl, and create a more natural looking style; remember the smaller of section the hair, the tighter the curl. When framing your face, be sure to curl away from it, and if you are looking to create more volume with the look, be sure to switch up the amount of hair you section off for each piece.
A Bit Grungy:
Switching to a half up style will let you capitalize on yesterday’s curls without having too high of expectations of hair that is “a bit grungy” to maintain any sort of volume up top. Be sure to quickly touch up the curls around your face (curling away from your face) before getting to carried away. Once the curls are looking less like a dog chewed on them, grab the front and crown section of your hair and place into a half pony tail, leaving the front section of your hair with a bit of a part to frame your face. Pull sections on the crown of your head loose, to give the half pony an undone look. Pretty!
We love this old glamour look! Be sure to grab a comb as backcombing is your friend with this look. Divide the front section into three parts that will eventually become three separate pin curls – one on the right side and two on the left. Lightly backcomb each of the three sections to accommodate maintaining a circular shape, and holding onto bobby pins. Be sure to smooth out the backcombing so that it doesn’t look like you electrocuted yourself – don’t comb it out, just calm it down. Secure each piece with a bobby pin after you curled the hair with your fingers towards the part. Lookin’ good, sugar!
This look is not only on trend, it’s super easy to accommodate. If you know how to make a pony tail, you’re already halfway there – literally. Grab half of the hair on your head, i.e. the top half and make a mini pony tail on the top of your head. Just as you’re about to wrap the pony for the last time, don’t pull the hair through, instead, leave in a mini bun atop your head. Secure any off looking hairs with bobby pins! Whistle, whistle!
The fake braid. For anyone that’s tried to independently create a French braid down the back of their head, but gave up sitting in a pile of tears with numb hands – this look is for you! Secure a side pony tail off to the side of the nape of your neck; intermittently place small elastics down the pony tail, creating sausage casing type of look on the pony. Lightly tug on each of the sections to loosen the look and
Voila! How do you say fake in French? C’est . . . Fake? Oui!
I think my hair smells...
You’re probably right, it probably does – and if that’s the case - it’s officially time for a pony tail! There is a way to dress up a classic pony and to give it that Sandy from Grease kind of bounce! People always ask Libertee how she gets her pony tails to look so full – and the answer is two-fold – a)it’s so dirty I think it might smell, and b) she backcombs the shit out of it. After you’ve taught your hair a lesson with the comb, take a brush to smooth out the top section to ensure that it doesn’t look bumpy. Take the back-combed hair and wrangle into a pony tail at the top of your head. If you want to dress up the pony a step further, pull out a small section of hair at the base of your neck, and wrap it around the pony tail. Now you can whip, and neigh neigh!
My hair definitely smells.
As your friends, we can tell you that your hair does in fact smell, but alas, all is not lost. All hail the top knot! Just like you did with the pony, get to back combing! Once again, smooth out the hair around the circumference of your head, to ensure that it doesn’t look bumpy, and place your hair in a high pony at the top of your head – just like you did with the half-top-knot, don’t pull all of the hair through on the last go around. Use bobby pins to secure the hair in place creating a bun-like do. Rad!
Of course if your hair does in fact immediately go from "Kind of grungy" to "My hair definitely smells" as everyone's hair is different, just throw in a quick shampoo and condition and hop back on board!
Keep in mind, that each of the styles featured today are on Libertees head that harbours a whole lot of long, glorious locks; but each of these styles can easily accommodate shorter dos – like long bobs, short bobs, and even whatever the hell you call Lecina’s Haircut. . . a “Buh.” With the right amount of dirty- and a little bit of creativity Lecina proves its possible to get creative, even with a Buh.