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Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
4 Oct 2021
5:19 pm

Daily Hacks: How to get the wash-and-go look for dirty hair

Sandisiwe Mbhele

In our 'Daily hacks' series, we bring you the latest beauty tips, trends and tricks to transform your life and save you money.

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We can already hear the people screaming ‘there is no excuse for not washing your hair’ in your self-care schedule or routine.

However, life happens and washing your hair every single day just isn’t always a possibility for many busy men and women.

These quick and easy hacks will assist you when the days feel short or you feel like you are running out of time while getting ready for work, a date, after the gym or even grabbing lunch.

Three dirty hair hacks to get the wash-and-go look

Dry Shampoo

This dirty hair hack by TikTok user Veronica Roman is quite accessible and commonly done, however some people may be surprised that many people use dry shampoo to “wash” their hair.

She sprays dry shampoo into different sections throughout her hair and leaves it in for five minutes.

Roman then removes the dry shampoo using her fingers and brushes her hair and there you have it the – “clean” hair look.

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Modern pig tails

If you don’t have the dry shampoos or gels that assist with dirty hair, this dirty hair hack is perfect as it needs no products.

Suzy Boliver posted a video on TikTok that has been viewed over two million times.

She does what can be described as a fancy ponytail. She divides her hair into two parts down the middle, ties each side leaving high pigtails but not pulling all the way through. Suzy then places one pigtail into the middle of the other, leaving a bun finish.

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Tree oil and Vitamin E oil

When dandruff or dirty hair cannot be hidden by doing different hairstyles or using certain products, this is the route to go. Ethic or black hair needs different types of products or treatments, especially for the different types of kinks and coils.

Lee shared a great dirty hair hack by placing a few drops of Derma E tree and vitamin oil into her hand, she then massages the drops into her scalp and then leaves it on by tying it in a bun.

An extra step, she washes her hair with shampoo, completing her hack with conditioner.

@prettywithlee One way to get rid of buildup using tea tree for the hair #drandruff #buildup #dirtyhair #hairtreatment #hairhacks #diyskincare #beautyskincare #hair ♬ original sound – Lee