We’ve all had days where our hair is a bit greasier than we’d like. Whether you’re looking to stretch the number of days between washes (we’re looking at you, Kim Kardashian) or you simply hit the snooze button one too many times, the challenge is now concealing those oily strands. While we love rocking the #iwokeuplikethis look, sometimes our hair needs a little pick-me-up. To help you pull off second (or third… ) -day hair, we’re sharing our favorite products and simple hair styles to help make your hair look glossy, not greasy.

DIY Dry Shampoos

1. DIY Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoos can often be pricey, so why not DIY it? Whether you’re blonde or brunette, we’ve got an all-natural solution your hair will love. (via Brit + Co)


2. Add a Hat: Donning a chic floppy hat is a super simple way to hide greasy strands. Here, minimal effort = maximum style. (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Curly Messy Knot

3. Messy Knot: Curly haired girls have a major advantage when it comes to styling unwashed locks. Simply gather curls in a messy knot, and nobody will ever notice any signs of grease. (via Brit + Co)

Kerastase Powder Bluff

4. Kerastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo ($37): This dry shampoo does so much more than just absorb excess oil. It also gives your hair loads of volume, as well as frizz and humidity protection. Yes, please.


5. Add a Scarf: We love the idea of a scarf. It adds something pretty to your look while also concealing oily roots. (via Wonder Forest)

Baby Powder Dry Shampoo Hack

6. Baby Powder Hack: Our very own Kate Puhala swears by this dry shampoo hack. Grab some Johnson’s Baby Powder ($4) from your local drugstore and simply rub into greasy strands to absorb oil. (via Brit + Co)

Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion

7. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion ($24): Perfect for slightly greasy hair, this potion turns from a powder into a lotion to refresh and volumize hair.

Ways to Make Hair Look Less Greasy

8. Topknot: Nothing beats a topknot for an easy second-day hair look. (via Blonde Bedhead)

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

9. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($22): Prolong your blowout with a dry shampoo that rids your strands of grease and lifts your roots.

Effortlessly Tousled

10. Effortlessly Tousled Updo: Go for the #iwokeuplikethis vibe with a chic, tousled updo perfect for hiding greasy locks. (via Brit + Co)

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo

11. Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo ($25): End your week with a hair detox that will rid your hair of residue and prep your scalp for going two (or three or four) days between washes.

How do you style second-day hair? What tricks do you use for making hair look less greasy? Chat with us in the comments!