Hair How-To: An Easy Style for Oily Strands
You've heard the rule that not washing your hair every day can lead to healthier locks, but what if your strands are prone to more oil than a T-zone? Dry shampoo can only mop up so much grease, after all. So if you find yourself washing your hair in the morning and have oily bangs by the day's end, this low ponytail is for you. Read below for the tricks we learned backstage from lead hair designer for Moroccanoil Esther Langham at Elie Tahari's Fall 2011 show.
As you can see in the photo to the left, the style is super sleek. And as gross as it sounds, you may not even need as much product to tame flyaways if your strands are greasy. In fact, the point of this style is to look a bit shiny. Lagham started by parting the model's hair straight down the center, then smoothed it out with a bristled paddle brush and Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray. She then used a mixture of Moroccanoil Oil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to smooth out the model's strands, which is a good trick to use if you're prone to oily roots and dry ends.
Next, Langham gathered the hair at the nape of the neck, at the lowest point possible and secured it with a hair elastic. In addition to being sleek, the style is also very tight to prevent bumps and loose pieces. You'll want to use a relatively thin hair tie, since you'll be hiding it.
Take a half-inch piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail and begin wrapping it around the base where the hair elastic is. Continue until you reach the end of the piece, then tuck it away and secure it with a bobby pin. Finish off the look with more hairspray if you need it.
Tell us: What is your go-to hairstyle for days when your hair is oily?