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Hairstyles To Make Even The Dirtiest Camping Hair Look Good

You can get pretty dirty when you go camping, but who has time to worry about it? Between hiking, biking, sightseeing, and roasting s'mores, there's little time left for showering. And you’re just going to get dirty again anyway, aren’t you? Instead of fretting over your dirty locks, why not rock one of these hairstyles that makes even the dirtiest camping hair look good!

Reverse French Braid With a Bun

A bun is a great way to disguise dirty hair, and when you add a reverse French braid to it, it fancies it up a little! Here’s how to pull it off!

  1. Leaning forward with your head upside-down, comb all your hair forward.

  2. Start a French braid at the nape of your neck, working toward the top of your head.

  3. Once you get to the top where you want the bun, secure the braid with a small elastic band, and then pull the rest of your hair into a pony tail with the braid and secure all of it together with a hair tie!

  4. Wrap the hair around the hair tie into a bun, and secure with bobby pins!

Well that one was super easy! And the best part is, if your hair is a bit greasy, it will cooperate more for the braiding!

Twisted Bun

This one is really easy and works well with medium to long hair. If you can put your hair in pigtails, you can pull this one off. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Put your hair up into pig tails in the rear center of your head.

  2. Divide each pig tail into two sections and twist them, securing the bottom with a hair tie.

  3. With a twisted pig tail in each hand, wrap them up, crisscrossing one another, around the hair ties that hold them into the pig tail position, and secure them with bobby pins.

Another super simple hairstyle to get you out and on the trails instead of in the bathroom fussing with your hair!

Fishtail Braid Bun

Back to another bun, this one also has a unique look to it. This one is great for those with fine or thin hair, as this style adds volume to an otherwise tiny bun. Here’s how to pull it off:

  1. Put your hair into a high pony tail and secure it with a hair tie.

  2. Fishtail braid the pony tail all the way to the bottom and loosely secure it with a small elastic band. If you’re unsure of how to do a fishtail braid, there are tons of tutorials online. They’re surprisingly easy to pull off!

  3. Pull at the sides of the braid to widen it (this is where the extra volume comes from).

  4. Wrap the braid around the first hair tie you used to secure the pony tail tucking in the ends and securing it with bobby pins.

Dirty hair or not, this is a super cute look. It actually works better with dirty hair, as it behaves better than freshly washed hair. So skip the wash and get to it!

Tucked-Up Braid

Are you seeing a theme here? Braids are perfect for hiding not-so-clean hair and they look cute. This one is awesome because it looks like you spent hours on it, but it’s really super easy! Here’s the “how to”:

  1. Section your hair into three sections, one at the top, one in the center, and one at the nape of your neck. Secure each with a small elastic band.

  2. French braid the sections together, starting from the top section and bringing the other two sections in as you get to them. Secure the bottom with a small elastic band.

  3. Pull at the sides of the braid to widen it.

  4. Pull the top section of the braid up and bobby pin it over the top elastic band to hide it.

  5. Bring the bottom of the braid up and tuck it up into the bottom section’s elastic band and pin it. This hides both elastic bands and the ends of your hair.

Voilà! You’re all set to head out for the day. No one will know that you not only whipped this up quickly, but that you've gone for days without washing your hair!

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