Second-Day Hairstyles for When You Don't Have Time to Wash Your Hair
Just because you didn't shower this morning doesn't mean you can't have a good hair day. We've come up with some quick and easy ideas to keep your 'do looking fresh.
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Kerry Washington rocks this look -- a simple headband could be all you need for the day if you don't have time to wash your hair in the morning. Pump up the volume by teasing your hair at the crown with a comb. Follow up by spritzing with hairspray and smoothing down. We love this headband from Target ($13; target.com).
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It takes one item to mimick the perfectly sleek pony as worn by Lauren Conrad, and we're not talking about your favorite hair gel. Simply rub a dryer sheet on your hair once you've polished your ponytail to get rid of flyaways.
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Don't be afraid to get a little messy with this asymetrical braid like Chrissy Teigen did. Begin by spraying your hair with a bit of a texturizing product (we like Eva NYC Surf's Up Texture Spray, $12; amazon.com). Be generous with your side part and begin braiding, then secure with an elastic and pull strands apart to loosen up the braid.
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This Gigi Hadid-inspired hairdo is a lot easier to pull off than it seems. Start by putting your hair in a high ponytail and braiding the length. Then twist the braid around itself into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
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Wrap Around Ponytail
To get a wrap around ponytail like Beyonce, start by gathering your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic -- preferably a thin one, so it doesn't show. Take a strand of hair and wrap it around the hair tie. Secure with a bobby pin or two, and you've got a beautiful spin on a traditional ponytail.
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Achieving frace-framing pieces like Kate Winslet will take the attention away from your hair and focus on your face, which is something that can be beneficial on our greasier days. This look is ideal for someone with layers. If layers aren't your style, don't be afraid to let some pieces hang here and there when your hair is up.
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The low bun is a classic style that can be worn polished or messy. Emma Watson does it sleek-style by keeping her part and tightly pulling her hair into a low ballet-style bun. Finished off a bun with some bobby pins to hold hair in place.
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These no-fuss loose curls are perfect for mornings when you're in a rush and don't have a lot of time to spend on your hair. To get a beachy finish, you'll want to use a texturizing product to give your hair more dimension.
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To achieve a deep-parted pony like Whitney Port's, use a comb to make your part slightly deeper than your natural one. Pull all of your hair into a low ponytail while keeping the part, and hold in place with an elastic. Pair the pony with some cute dangly earrings and you're good to go!
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Skip the Heat
If you're hair is looking a little oily, it may be a good idea to take a break from your hot tools and let your hair go au naturel, a look that Jennifer Lawrence wears beautifully and effortlessly. A lot of curling and straightening irons are ceramic, which will add even more shine into already shiny hair. Does your hair look like a tangled mess in the morning? Simply spray some water on it and/or brush it out.
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