Are you tired of battling oily hair every day? We understand the frustration that comes with managing oily hair types. Whether it’s a result of environmental factors, or simply your hair’s natural disposition, oily hair can be a challenge to deal with. But worry not, because we’ve got the perfect solution – a collection of hairstyles that not only complement your oily locks but also keep you looking fabulous throughout the day. In this blog, we’ll explore 10 stylish and practical hairstyles specially curated for those with oily hair types. Let’s dive into the world of hairstyles designed to enhance the charm of your oily hair, turning it into a unique asset rather than a daily hassle.

I. Why is My Hair So Oily?

 Oily hair refers to hair that appears greasy and has an excessive amount of oil, also known as sebum. Sebum is a natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. It is important to your hair’s health as it protects the scalp and maintains your hair’s health, but an overproduction of sebum can lead to oily hair.

  • Using Too Many Products: The accumulation of different hair products in your hair can weigh it down. In addition, the use of alcohol-based products can also disturb the sebaceous glands, producing more oil than usual.
  • Shampooing Too Less or Too Often: Shampooing too often can promote excess sebum production to replace the lost oils in your hair. On the other hand, not washing the hair frequently enough can also contribute to oily hair. So how often should you wash your hair? click HERE to find out.
  • Humidity: Environmental factors, such as high humidity, can exacerbate oily hair.

II. 10 Hairstyles For Oily Hair Types

 Now you understand partly about oily hair as well as the reasons why your hair is so oily. It’s high time to delve into the world of hairstyles for oily hair from casual day-to-day styles to sophisticated evening looks. Let’s delve into it!

Hairstyles For Oily Hair #1: The 10-second Bun

 This 10-second bun went absolutely viral on TikTok, and it’s obvious why. The quick and easy style elevates a traditional low bun with hardly any effort at all, making it perfect for a day when you don’t have time to wash your hair. As mentioned in this tutorial, you might have to try this bun a few times before you get the hang of it, but once you get it, you’ll be obsessed.

#2: Braided Top Knot

 This might already be your go-to hairstyle for oily hair. Or just your go-to lazy day look. To create a top knot, pull the front strands into a ponytail on top of your head. Use bobby pins to place random strands to create a smaller version of the messy bun mentioned above. This style will make anyone’s top knot look like a sportier and more fun version of itself. With the help of two braids knotted together and twisted around the base, this hairstyle will sleek back your greasy stands and keep it in place all day long.

Hairstyles For Oily Hair #3: Claw Clip Ponytail

 A claw clip ponytail feels so ’90s and chic. It only takes a few seconds to throw together, and since it can work for all different hair types and lengths, it’s one of the best hairstyles for greasy hair. What more could you want?

#4: Bubble Ponytail

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 Of all of the hairstyles for greasy hair on this list, this is quite possibly the most fool-proof. Simply pull your hair back into a sleek ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Then, take a few more elastics (2-5 depending on the length of your hair and how big you want your bubbles) and secure them until you reach the bottom of your ponytail.

Hairstyles For Oily Hair #5: Voluminous Ponytail

 See you never, sad and flat ponytails! This easy ponytail trick will make even the dirtiest hair look like it still has some life to it. All you have to do is pull your hair back into a ponytail and then put another small section at the top into an additional ponytail for extra lift.

#6: Rope Braid Ponytail

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 If you have a hard time braiding your own hair (same), this style is for you. Instead of doing a classic braid, separate your ponytail into two sections, twist them, and then twist the sections together before securing them together at the bottom.

Hairstyles For Oily Hair #7: Half Up With Claw Clip

 When the bottom of your hair is still looking pretty good but the top is looking greasy as hell, turn to this half-up hairstyle. Slick back the top hair of your hair and secure it with a ponytail (you can stop here if you want!) and then twist that section up into your favorite claw clip.

#8: Slicked-back Front Pieces

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 When the front pieces of your hair start to look a little straggly, slicking them back is your best bet. Use a styling cream or gel to comb your front pieces down and back before securing them under the rest of your hair in the back. Then, use a round brush, straightener, or curling iron to refresh the rest of your tresses.

Hairstyles For Oily Hair #9: Sleek Hair With A Claw Clip


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 Attention short-hair girlies: you too can rock a claw clip. With the help of styling cream and a boar bristle brush, gather all of your hair at the nape of your neck before securing it with an elastic. After that, simply flip your ponytail up and secure it with your favorite claw clip.

#10: Pinned Back

This pinned-backed look incorporates grease into the style. Simply slick the front of your hair down and back and place two or more clips in the front. Not only is this look super on point but adding a statement accessory is one of the easiest ways to distract from dirty hair. You can learn more tricks with hair clips in this blog: Elevating Hair Extensions Up To Another Level With Hair Clips.

III. Conclusion

 In conclusion, managing oily hair can be a challenge, but with the right hairstyles, you can embrace your natural texture while keeping excess oil at bay. The key is to choose styles that enhance your look without weighing down your locks or making them appear greasy. From chic updos to playful braids, the options are versatile and stylish. Experiment with the suggested hairstyles and discover the perfect look that complements your oily hair type, allowing you to feel confident and beautiful every day. Embrace your unique hair texture, and remember that with the right approach, oily hair can be transformed into a stunning asset rather than a daily struggle.

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