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4 lazy-person hairstyles for when you’re in a rush, according to an Aussie hairstylist

In partnership Hairhouse

Image via @extrasilky

Words by Ruby Staley

Quick silk.

Just because you may not have time to blowdry and Dyson Airwrap your entire head pre-work in the morning, doesn’t mean you can’t turn a look.

Some of my favourite hair moments have been born from dirty hair with minimal time. Think the classic Bella Hadid-inspired slicked twist, or the perfect messy bun I always seem to accidentally do right before I jump in the shower. Trés dirty, trés chic.


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I’ve even had hairdressers say to me that dirty hair is superior to its clean counterpart when it comes to styling. So, for those of us who don’t have time to wash, dry and style daily, we might be doing something right.

As has always been my go-to first step, dry shampoo is the answer to all your rushed up or down ’dos. For haircare worth investing in, the travel-size IGK First Class Dry Shampoo is the perfect on-the-go, chuck-in-your-purse, fix-your-hair-on-the-way-to-work solution.

Made from vegan-based ingredients, IGK’s shampoos and conditioners set your hair up for silky longevity and its range of texture sprays (especially the Beach Club Spray) will have even the dirtiest of locks looking presentable in no time. Perfect for even the busiest of hair-havers.

In partnership with our friends at Hairhouse, we chatted with hair expert Emma from the fabulous team at Extra Silky to tease out some of her tips for mastering the art of rushed hairstyling.

I don’t have time to wash my hair, what’s a quick fix to make it look nice?

Dry shampoo can definitely help when you’re rushed for time but if you don’t have any at hand, try to accessorise! Grabbing some cute clips and getting the hair off your face will bring some freshness to your look.

What are the four hairstyles you would recommend for rushed or lazy people?

1. Beachy waves
The perfect messy beach wave with zero effort, for me, would involve sectioning almost-dry hair into four parts. Start with a middle part then section from ear to ear. Twist each section into little buns and clip into place. Allow to dry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes depending on thickness, then un-clip, shake off, spritz through some salt spray and done!

 

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2. Slicked back
Super easy and sleek! You are going to need a lot of product with some hold, something like a gel or a mousse. You want your hair to be damp and to comb all of your hair back to where you want it to sit. Apply your product from roots to ends, thoroughly adding a little more around the hairline where you really want that hold.

 

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3. Neat braids
Braids are a great way to see you through a few days. You can start with them tight and neat and, as the days go on, you can start to loosen them creating a new look. Start at the bottom of the braid and gently loosen each section, working your way up. Once you’re done with the braids you will have perfect waves!

 

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4. Baby braids
You can style these cute plaits at the front of your face, but don’t be scared to add them wherever you like for a bit of fun. You can tie them off with a cute elastic or clip or just backcomb the ends for more of a messy finish.

 

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What’s your favourite trick to quick or lazy hairstyling?

My personal favourite trick to quick styling is embracing the hair that you have. Don’t spend that time fighting against what your hair naturally wants to do, embrace it. I usually like to spray through some salt spray, scrunch and go!

How often should I use dry shampoo? Is there a limit?

I love dry shampoo as a way to freshen up the hair and also as a styling product. Because of its powder base, it’s a great way to thicken up hair that can sometimes feel flat. I would advise using it two to three times a week.

For more tips on styling greasy hair, head here.

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