Great unwashed: disguising 'day three' hair

There are literally a thousand variations on a twisted bun hairstyle. Today, I give you my go-to 30 second twist and side twist.

I consider this (and all twisted hairstyles) third-day dream hair; for those days when you don’t feel quite right about wearing your hair down but don’t want to wash it or fuss with a big old styling production.

This twisted ‘do works on gals of all hair textures. If you are super fine and slippery-haired, a bit of salt grip spray will help. If you are super thick and heavy haired, make sure and have some big bobbies on hand.

Your hair should be shoulder length or longer to  be able to pull it off right. All you need is your three-day-old hair, a couple of bobby pins, and your twisting fingers.

This hairstyle starts off with a deep side part.

Step 1: On the heavy side of the part, begin a twist moving backwards, down the side and behind the ear.

Step 2: Continue the twist down towards the nape of the neck.

Step 3: When the twist is centred, pull in the rest of the hair from the other side of the nape. Continue twisting all the way down the free end.

Step 4: Wrap the twist into a bun on the side, and pin it discreetly.

Step 5: Put on your favourite earrings and hit the weekend hard (but not too hard. You know what I mean.)

How do you disguise your (cough) 3-day-old hair?

This post originally appeared on How-To Hair Girl and has been republished here with full permission.