How To Disguise Unwashed Hair

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In this video we’ll show you how to get this simple, yet sophisticated, half-updo braid. It’s the perfect solution for disguising dirty roots when you’re in-between-washes. Plus, it’s really easy to do – and only takes a couple of minutes to achieve!

What you’ll need:

Hairbrush
Dry shampoo (for texture!)
Hair spray
– Hair grips

Let’s get started:

Step 1:
Brush your hair to get ready of any knots and smooth the surface.
– Spray dry shampoo at the roots, to add texture and soak up any excess oil, then massage in with your fingers

Step 2:
– Take a small section of hair at the front of your head, near your temple.
– Separate into 3 pieces.

Step 3:
– Start with a normal plait. Crossing the front strand over the middle section. Then the back strand over the middle section.
– Add hair in to the front and back strands from the side of your head as you continue.
– When you reach the back of your head, finish with a normal plait.
– Secure the end with a hair grip.
– Now, repeat on the other side!

Step 4:
– Pin each braid in place at the back of your head. The braids should sit at the base of your head, above the nape of your neck.
– Cross one braid over the other.

Step 5:
– Set your style with hairspray so it stays in place all day!

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