As the old saying goes, “everything old is new again.” 90s style is back in full swing, including the scrunchies we all have known and loved since childhood. This is great news for your hair as these fabric hair ties are less damaging and more forgiving to your hair! And, armed with your favorite scrunchie or hair tie, you can rock several hairstyles that won’t damage your hair in between washes to minimize your use of shampoo.
There are many benefits to wearing hairstyles that won’t damage your hair. For starters, they’ll help you keep your hair out of your face (out of sight, out of mind, right?) between washes. These styles will also help protect all hairstyles from environmental stressors (like cold, winter air) which may cause frizz, breakage, and damage. And best of all, going with one of these hairstyles may help increase your hair growth.
Not sure which styles you should wear to protect your hair? Get ready to put those scrunchies to use and keep reading to learn some simple yet stylish hairstyles that won’t damage your hair.
8 hairstyles that won’t damage your hair
From buns to ponytails and braids, we’re sharing our favorite hairstyles that won’t damage your hair. Best of all, there’s something for every occasion!
1. Low bun
If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant and low-maintenance hairstyle, you may want to try a low bun. And, to add texture to the style, braid the ponytail before forming the bun.
2. High messy bun
This hairstyle is perfect for those with long hair, easy to create, and is great for both hanging out at home and a casual day out with friends. To create this style, simply pile your hair atop your head and loosely secure it with scrunchie or bobby pins.
3. Double low buns/double high buns (“space buns”)
Double low buns are a versatile style that looks great on straight, wavy, or curly hair. Not to mention, this cute style can protect your ends for a day or two in between washes.
To create the style, divide your hair into two equal sections and create two buns near the nape of your neck.
Or, if you’re looking for a way to switch up the double buns style, another option is to wear double buns on the top of your head as high buns or “space buns.” We can’t mention this hairstyle without paying homage to the inspiration for this style, Princess Leia from Star Wars!
4. Half bun
The great thing about half bun hairstyles is that they’re easy to create and work well on all types and lengths of hair! The bun can be positioned at the top of your head, near the crown of your head, or near the nape of your neck – each position produces a different look!
To create this look, comb your hair into two parts in line with your temple and use the top section of your hair to create a bun. Or, you can switch up the look completely by subtly adjusting your part.
To ensure your half bun style stays in place, try using a touch of our Volumize & Hold Styling Foam before you head out the door!
5. Low ponytail
A tight ponytail pulls at your strands, putting unnecessary stress on your roots and scalp. That’s why a low, loose ponytail is a better choice to relieve your hair’s stress.
And it’s one of those looks that never goes out of style! To dress up your low ponytail, use a ribbon to tie a bow around the scrunchie.
6. Loose half braid
As we mentioned above, loose styles are best for avoiding stress and damage to your hair. Besides a low ponytail, another loose style that works well is a half braid (a braid that stops at the mid-section of your hair). You can wear this style as a simple braid or a French braid.
7. Braided pigtails
Pigtails are a variation of classic braids and can be created by dividing your hair into two equal sections and creating twin braids on opposite sides of the head. In addition to being a hairstyle that won’t damage your hair, this style is also great for protecting hair while sleeping.
8. Simple braid
Finally, let’s talk about a timeless look that can be worn to formal events, the office, or just around the house: the side braid. To create the style, simply sweep your hair to one side and do a simple three-strand braid.
If you have naturally wavy, curly, or frizzy hair, side braids are also a great option for a wet hairstyle as they prevent the hair from turning poofy as it dries.
One last thing…moisturize your hair regularly
Even in a hairstyle that won’t damage your hair, it still may be prone to dryness. That’s why it’s important to moisturize your hair regularly. You can do this through co-washing (skipping shampoo and using only conditioner) or through regular deep conditioning treatments and using a leave-in conditioner. If you’re looking for a formula created with natural-derived ingredients that are also pH balanced, check out our CC Cream Leave-In Conditioner. Or, replenish lost moisture and rejuvenate your hair with one of our Hair Food Deep Conditioning Masks.