33 Trendy Wash-and-Go Hairstyles for Low-Maintenance Women

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Wash-and-go hairstyles look gorgeous with minimal effort of styling and maintenance. These come in any cut and length—from short to long, with or without layers and fringe.

Of all haircut features, curtain bangs can be very versatile and easy to style. Canada-based stylist Izzy Hausser says, “These have a diversity of length, width, and texture to fit any cut. They add shape and personality and can be customized and changed as the wearer sees fit.”

Despite having a wash-and-go haircut, minimum styling is still required.

Hausser explains, “A blow dryer and a brush will smooth bangs out and shape them within seconds. Curly hair types must have a small amount of smoothing cream or serum in the fringe before blow-drying. All in all, it should only take 2-4 minutes.”

Consult a skilled stylist to customize your haircut. The bangs and front layers must enhance your best facial features. They must be manageable, so the style fits your lifestyle, too.

See more hair inspiration from this photo gallery. Here are the best images of the trendiest wash-and-go hairstyles you can consider!

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Wash-and-Go Sweet No-Fuss Chin-Length Bob
Instagram @raenikole

#1: Sweet No-Fuss Chin-Length Bob

If you want to spend less time in front of the mirror styling your hair, try a no-fuss, chin-length bob. If you’re looking for easy maintenance, a bob is one of the best cuts around. With the perfect chin length, you can pretty much wash and go and spend more time doing what you enjoy.

Gorgeous Medium-Length Layers for a Wash-and-Go Style
Instagram @giboazhair

#2: Gorgeous Medium-Length Layers

If your hair is heavy but you don’t want to lose too much length, have best of both worlds. Ask for a medium-length haircut with layers. It has become one of the most versatile ways to get movement in hair. This style can be refreshed with a curling iron, blow dry brush or with styling aids.

Lived-In Wash-and-Go Dirty Blonde Hair
Instagram @anhcotran

#3: Lived-In Dirty Blonde Hair

Lived-in dirty blonde hair is especially easy if you can add waves or have naturally wavy hair. Adding a texture spray or paste helps give a ton of texture. Remember to ask your stylist for a product that is good for your hair type to create this wash-and-go style!

Freshly Tousled Wash-and-Go Blonde Hair
Instagram @anhcotran

#4: Freshly Tousled Blonde Hair

If you want a natural, lived-in look, try freshly tousled blonde hair. When opting for this crop, don’t forget to invest in a quality sea salt spray or volume mist to add extra texture to your style.

Wash and Go Effortless Medium to Long Shag
Instagram @anhcotran

#5: Effortless Medium to Long Shag

Shags are one of today’s hottest trends. This is a very flattering haircut for all face shapes, so if you’ve been considering it, definitely go for it. I prefer to cut my client’s shags with a razor for added texture, so I encourage you to ask your stylist if that would work for you and your medium to long hair.

#6: Undone Shaggy Cut

Transform your flat-looking locks with an undone shaggy cut. A wash-and-go cut is low-maintenance and looks great with little effort. A shag is one of the best cuts for body and movement. If you need help deciding if a shag is a good fit for you, ask your hairstylist during your next salon visit.

#7: Low-Maintenance Medium Hair

Look no further for a low-maintenance style than a blunt lob haircut on medium hair. The blunt length creates weight in the hair for a fuller look on the ends without weighing the hair down. A lob is an easy wash-and-go hairstyle because it can easily be pulled back or left down and air-dried. Use a protective styling cream such as Joico’s Zero Heat Air Dry Cream to protect hair while allowing it to dry.

Wash-And-Go Kinky Black Hair with Bangs
Instagram @ashley_masse

#8: Wash-And-Go Kinky Black Hair with Bangs

Kinky and curly hair is the absolute best hair for a wash-and-go style. Enhance the shape of your crop, as well as the shape of your face, by adding bangs and framing layers around the face. Natural hair is in fashion right now, so embrace it and show it off. Use a product like Shea Moisture Papaya and Neroli Milk Gel, which is designed for wavy and curly hair and helps to control frizz, add moisture, and block humidity.

Long Layered Cut for Curly Hair for a Wash-and-Go Hairstyle
Instagram @kokopellisalon

#9: Long Layered Cut for Curly Hair

If you have a long curly hairstyle, try adding long layers to enhance and volumize your style. Adding layers helps to take the weight off of the bouncy curls, which helps them to be more weightless. Layering in the front from the corner of the mouth and blending down will help to create a more flattering shape and will also help to enhance your cheekbones and jawline. When paired with a good curl product, curly hair is the perfect wash-and-wear hair.

Related: Best long layered hairstyle ideas for curly hair.

#10: Long Beachy Layers with Middle Part Bangs

Accent your long hair by adding long beachy layers with soft curtain bangs. Long layers skillfully add volume and texture to the hair which helps the hair move with more flair than before. Adding soft curtain bangs helps to minimize a larger forehead while also enhancing face shape and facial features. Try spritzing some sea salt spray onto hair after washing and lightly scrunch hair to enhance the beachy look.

#11: Long Bob with Wispy Layers for Women Over 50

If you are over 50 and looking for a wash-and-go hairstyle, try a long bob with wispy layers. A lob helps to give a fuller look to the ends of hair while the layers help the hair from laying too flat. Wispy layers help to create more movement in the hair and look great both blown dry or air-dried. Try Joico’s Zero Heat Air Dry Cream to minimize frizz and enhance hair’s natural texture.

Related: Modern layered bob haircuts for ladies over 50.

#12: Wash-And-Wear Straight Hair with Layers

Add face-framing layers to straight hair to create an easy, wash-and-wear hairstyle. Straight hair can lack movement and volume, but adding strategic layers to the hair can help the hair to move more. If you don’t have time to style your hair, the layers will create a softness that works well with a wash-and-go lifestyle. Try Joico’s Multi Perfector Spray to hydrate and protect hair from UV rays and pollution.

Wash-and-Go Hairstyle Tapered and Disconnected Pixie for Women Over 60
Instagram @kapsalon_steff

#13: Tapered and Disconnected Pixie for Women Over 60

The tapered side of the pixie takes away bulk around the ears and nape so the hair on top can lay more nicely. Keeping the hair on top longer in the front helps to enhance the face shape while also leaving enough hair to create style. Although hair can be styled, a pixie is a great wash-and-go cut for women who don’t like to fuss over their hair.

Related: Best pixie cuts for women over 60.

Wash-and-Go Long Layered Hair with Soft Beach Waves
Instagram @jordanaveryz

#14: Long Layered Hair with Soft Beach Waves

Soft beach waves are natural-looking and pair perfectly with long layered hair. Beach waves are a great wash-and-go hairstyle for women looking for a beautiful but low-maintenance style. Spray sea salt spray into towel-dried hair and scrunch to enhance natural waves.

#15: Wash-And-Go Natural Hair with Layers

Ask for a layered haircut on naturally curly hair if you’re looking for a wash-and-go style that embraces your natural curl pattern. It’s a healthier alternative to chemically treating and heat styling the hair. Longer framing layers around your face will enhance your facial features, too. Invest in good quality, moisturizing curl products to keep hair healthy.

#16: Shaggy Layers with Wispy Bangs

If you crave more volume and movement in your hair, try a shaggy layered haircut with wispy bangs. The feathered softness of shaggy layers helps to relieve weight and create a more light and airy look to the hair. Wispy bangs help to create a soft look around your face without laying heavily on your forehead. After letting hair dry, try using a texture spray such as Joico’s Body Shake to help give more volume and hold without feeling hard and crunchy.

#17: Tousled Layers on Mid-Length Hair

A mid-length haircut with tousled layers is the perfect wash-and-go style. Enhance the wave and natural texture of your locks by adding layers that will help to relieve the heaviness in your hair. After washing, use a mousse or curl cream and scrunch hair gently to help create soft, wavy definition and movement.

#18: Long-Length Razored Shag with Light Bangs

Ditch the unflattering one-length cut for a long-length razored shag with bangs. Razor cutting the hair helps to shape the hair in a more natural-looking way and makes it easier to customize a look for each woman. Blending bangs into face-framing layers will help to accent your facial features and give you a more complementary look when hair is put up. For added volume, use a dry texture spray throughout the hair for lift.

Wash-and-Go Undercut Pixie Bob
Instagram @ivonne_hoecker

#19: Undercut Pixie Bob

Less hair means less work, so try out a pixie bob with an undercut if you want an easy but beautiful style. An undercut is perfect for women with a lot of hair because it takes weight away and helps the hair on top lay more nicely. The pixie bob will lay over top of the undercut and can almost completely hide it, but you can also style it to show off the coiffure as well.

#20: Short Messy Shag with Curtain Bangs on Thin Hair

Consider a short shag with curtain bangs if you have messy, thin hair in need of volume, and movement. Shaggy layers help to create a more flattering shape around the face, while the curtain bangs help to draw attention to your cheekbones. Style with a texturizing product to enhance your wash-and-go haircut, but make sure to use a lightweight product on thin hair.

Wash-And-Go Layered Style for Afro
Instagram @nateishaf

#21: Wash-And-Go Layered Style for Afro

A wash-and-go layered haircut is perfect if you have tight, kinky, coily curls. Embracing your natural curl pattern is a very trendy idea and a healthier alternative to chemical and heat-styling hair. Opt for a curl product with a stronghold to help define curls while also creating longevity in your style.

Wash-and-Go Wavy Bob with Textured Layers and Bangs
Instagram @cutbyleslie

#22: Wavy Bob with Textured Layers and Bangs

Consider a bob with textured layers and bangs if you have naturally wavy hair. The textured layers will help to enhance your natural curl pattern and will give you more volume and curl/wave definition. A shaggy bob is an easy, low-maintenance cut which makes it a perfect wash-and-go hairstyle for wavy hair.

Related: Best layered wavy bob hairstyle ideas.

#23: Choppy Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

If you have fine to medium hair, ask for a textured pixie with side-swept bangs for your next haircut. The texturization in the pixie cut allows the hair to move and sit more organically, making it an ideal short wash-and-go haircut. Opting for side-swept bangs on a pixie cut is a perfect option for women who don’t have or wish to have a part in their hair. After letting it dry, use a texture paste to enhance pieces that you would like to stand out.

Medium-Length Wavy Hair
Instagram @davidwbullen

#24: Medium-Length Wavy Hair

A medium-length hairstyle with waves is great if you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s modern and easy to style. A medium length is a great option for women who want their hair dressed up or down. For added volume, blow dry with Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout to create lift and volume.

#25: Blunt Lob for Fine Hair

If you have fine, flat hair a great option is a blunt lob if you’re looking to create a more voluminous and full head of hair. Blunt lobs are in fashion and very popular in salons. A blunt haircut is easy to style and maintain which also makes it a perfect wash-and-go hairstyle.

#26: Shoulder-Length Soft Shag

A shag is a classic and easy style making it a great wash-and-go hairstyle for medium-length hair. Feathered shag layers also help to give the illusion of longer hair. Try opting for a curtain bang to enhance your facial features and complement the shag haircut.

Related: Easy wash-and-go medium-length shag hairstyle ideas.

Wash-and-Wear Side-Parted Blunt Cut for Women Over 40
Instagram @livedinhair

#27: Side-Parted Blunt Cut for Women Over 40

You’ll want to try a side-parted blunt cut for women over 40. Air drying this cut is the simple solution for an easy-care hairstyle that makes mornings a breeze. The blunt layers keep this style flat so it looks fabulous left alone to dry.

You might want to add some texture cream to damp hair to enhance movement. The blunt cut also gives you the illusion of thicker hair, so minimal layering is a great choice for finer hair textures.

Wash-and-Go Elongated Pixie with Long Side Bangs
Instagram @arseniyhofmann

#28: Elongated Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Consider an elongated pixie with long side bangs if you are searching for a short trendy style. The disconnected front gives this pixie an interesting and modern shape. Ask your stylist to keep some length around the round of the head to achieve a smooth top that will be simple to style with a volumizing mist and your hands.

Don’t worry about your face shape because this short hairstyle will enhance everyone’s facial features. Keep in mind short hairstyles need to be shaped about every 4 weeks.

#29: Very Short Natural 4C Hair

Try a very short natural 4C hair style and you’ll be ready in no time. 4C hair textures can be prone to breakage, so wash-and-go natural hairstyles can help you avoid heat damage and protect your hair.

Ask your stylist or barber for a tapered cut and apply a deep conditioning mask overnight. You’ll wake up to a teeny weeny afro that is super soft and defined, and curls that are easy to finesse.

Wash-and-Go Jaw-Length French Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @_hairunited_

#30: Jaw-Length French Bob for Thick Hair

Enhance your thick, wavy hair by opting for a jaw-length French bob with layers. Layers throughout a short haircut will really help to take weight off of your curls and waves and help to give more movement and definition. A layered french bob is an ideal haircut for a woman looking for a low-maintenance, wash-and-go haircut for thick hair.

Related: Best bob haircuts for thick hair.

Wash-and-Go Angled Bob with a Side Part
Instagram @madoka.m.hair

#31: Angled Bob with a Side Part

Angled bobs are longer in the front than they are in the back and can be customized to be more or less dramatic. These types of bob haircuts are a great option for women looking for a short wash-and-go hairstyle. Use Color Wow Supernatural Dreamcoat after washing to protect your hair from humidity throughout the day.

#32: Easy-Styling Long Hair for Round Faces

If you have a round face shape, an easy-styling option is a long layered haircut. Longer layers help to slim the look of the face, creating the illusion of an oval face shape. Long layers can also be very helpful and complimentary for women who prefer wash-and-wear hairstyles.

Twist Out Style on Kinky Hair for a Wash-and-Go Style
Instagram @nimico

#33: Twist Out Style on Kinky Hair

Kinky hair holds shape perfectly, so a great wash-and-go option is a twist-out style. Twisting the hair into sections while wet and allowing it to dry will help to create a different curl pattern than you usually have. Use a good twisting product such as Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Twisting Soufflé to hold and enhance your twists. Once twists are dried, you can go through and separate them for a more voluminous look.

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