5 Styling Ideas for When You Need to Push Your Wash Day Back

We're all guilty of it.

ALL NATURAL: Styling Ideas for When You Need to Push Your Wash Day Back
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Let's be honest — we've all been there: It's Saturday, aka wash day, and something just so happens to pop up.

And while it's great to have plans other than washing your hair on a weekend, trying to figure out what to do with said hair while it's in a dry, stale state is the opposite of a good time. Luckily, there are a few styles you can create that will not only have your strands looking refreshed, but no one will be able to tell your hair isn't freshly washed — promise.

Discover five of the best natural hairstyle ideas for when you need to push your wash day back, ahead.

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Slicked-Back Bun

While we're sure Tia Mowry's hair was freshly washed before creating this look, there's no harm in taking inspiration from her slicked-back style. To create, simply spritz your hair with water until damp, then add some gel or a light leave-in conditioner, and brush into a low bun. For extra hold, use a silk scarf to wrap your hair for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Head Wrap

If you used a little too much product and your hair is starting to flake, simply grab a head wrap to conceal your curls. You can even finish off by styling your baby hairs if you're feeling up for it.

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If you're looking to conceal most of your hair, but don't want to think about your edges, swap a head wrap for a stylish headband.

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Space Buns

Space buns are a cute way to get your hair up and out of your face — especially when you know you're due for a wash. To create, simply spritz your hair with water, do a part in the middle, add a little gel, and brush upwards. Next, create two Bantu knots, then voila!

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Picked Out 'Fro

When all else fails, simply embrace your in-need-of-a-wash-day frizz and pick out your Afro. This is one look that will never go out of style.

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