Man With a Short Beard Combing His Greasy Hair

9 Best Greasy Hairstyle Ideas

You know you are not supposed to wash your hair daily, but what should you do if your hair gets greasy quickly? Here are some hairstyles that you can try.

Messy Bun

Putting your hair in a messy hot man bun is an excellent way to hide your greasy hair. As you put your hair up, you can clean up your face. You can also turn it into man bun braids that are so easy to style.

Criss Cross Hairband

If you do not have enough time to put up your greasy hair in a bun, you can use a Criss Cross headband to keep your hair from your face. It will only take a couple of seconds to put the headband on while keeping your entire look neat.

Messy Look

There was a time when people would scowl at you for leaving your house with messy hair, but times have changed. Today, having hair that looks like you just got out of bed is considered stylish, so exploit it while you can.

Low Ponytail

Putting up your hair in a high ponytail does not do anything to help hide your greasy hair. However, pulling your hair as low as you can and then tying it using a dark elastic band makes it look neater and less greasy. This is one of the coolest men’s ponytail hairstyles.

Sleek Side Bun

The nice thing about a sleek side bun is that it uses your hair’s naturally shiny look. Pull your hair to the side and style it into a tight bun.

Fishtail Braid

Unlike the first couple of hairstyles, a fishtail braid will take more time to style. However, it does look nice and it also helps to hide the greasy roots.

French Braid With a Headband

French braids are much better at gathering hair and holding it tighter than a fishtail braid. However, unless you are highly talented at braiding, styling your hair into a French braid takes a lot of time.

Slicked Back

Man in a Suit With a Slicked Back Blonde Hairstyle

If you have short hair, you should embrace your oily hair and use a slicked-back hairstyle. Just comb your hair away from your face, push it as high as you can, and then use a bit of hair gel to keep your hair in place.

If you have good-quality hair trimmers, you can try trimming the sides short.

Textured Faux Hawk

This is another variation of the “messy” look and sexy whiteboy haircuts, but this is a bit neater and requires a bit of styling. If you have pretty greasy hair, you may not even need to use any hair products to style your faux hawk or any other spiky hairstyles for men you have.

This is ideal for greasy hair because you do not need to hide it.

How to Style and Maintain

Step 1 – Consider the length and texture

For instance, you may be wondering what you should do if you do not have hair that is long and straight enough for a fishtail braid. You can style your hair into a low ponytail if that is the case.

Mostly, you do not need to use multiple hair products to greasy style hair. Depending on your hair’s greasiness, you may not even need to use any products. If you have somewhat frizzy hair, you might want to use just a bit of styling gel.

Step 2 – Wash at least once or twice a week

Also, on the days you do not wash your hair, ensure that you at least use conditioner for cleansing.

Step 3 – Determine the best products to use

To keep your hair from getting too greasy, use a hair conditioner daily to clean it without drying it. Also, when styling your hair, do not use an oily styling product, as it will only make it look greasier.

Styling Man's Greasy Hair


What is the best hairstyle for greasy hair?

It will depend on the length of your hair and the shape of your face. However, if you have medium-length hair and do not have much time to style it, you can just put on a Criss Cross headband and head out the door.

How can I hide my greasy hair?

One of the best ways to hide your greasy hair without trying crazy haircuts for men is to apply a bit of talcum powder to the roots.

Does greasy hair look better?

It depends on how it is styled. Certain hairstyles look great even when your hair is greasy, like tight buns, because your hair looks naturally glossy.

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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