Stylish Ways to Wear Dirty Hair

No time for a shower? No worries. These styles will keep that day-old (or week-old) hair looking good, no matter the situation

dirty hair knot

Knot it up

How fun is this look? It works best on long hair, since you need some length to tie it into a double knot. Before you start, tease your hair with a small toothed comb to create a textured base for the knot to stay in place, says New York City hairstylist Danielle Irene. Here’s how Radcliff says to get the look:

1. Once you’ve teased your hair, gather all of it at the nape of your neck. Without losing too much volume, split your hair in half, down the center of your head.

2. Tie the two sections into a knot (the same way you would tie string). Then, tie the two sections again to create a double knot, and pull both ends to tighten it. Use two bobby pins on each side underneath the knot to secure it. (Tip: Use bobby pins that match your hair color to hide them.)

3. If the ends look too polished, use the small tooth-comb to backcomb right at the bottom to give it that messy look.

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