We’re hard-working, busy women who run around all day checking things off our list – is it too much to ask that our hair lasts through one night of deep sleep? It shouldn’t be! We’ve rounded up the very best tricks for making your hair last overnight.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR LAST OVERNIGHT
Step #1, go shopping! (we love the way that sounds, don’t you?) Experts recommend sleeping on a silk-pillowcase, so you should probably go get yourself one like yesterday. Silk is known to cause less hair-breakage with less friction between your hair and the pillowcase (versus sleeping on cotton). It also helps hold moisture in your hair – and skin. Double bonus!
COOL IT DOWN
Next up is a trick that might tweak your utilities bills, but it can also change how your hair looks in the morning. In this hot summer heat, it makes sense to crank up the AC when you’re trying to keep your hair in place overnight. When the temps are hot, you can sweat throughout the night – do we even have to explain what happens to our hair when we sweat?
PULL IT BACK
Not everyone can have the AC blasting, so let’s talk about trick #3: when you have blown-out hair, an easy way to make this last overnight is throwing your hair into a high ponytail or loose bun. This will help prevent tangling when you sleep. Be sure to use no-tug hair ties to prevent breakage and creases.
Tip #4: avoid using massive amounts of product before bed. If you’re a creature of habit, try applying product to the bottom half of your hair only. Adding too much product to the roots / hairline, can cause hair to look oily in the morning – and yes, this includes adding hairspray at night to hold hair in place.
BRUSH BEFORE BED
Lastly, tip #5 helps the ladies who want to keep their hair straight. And to some it might be a no-brainer, but we make it a rule around here to never keep hair tricks to ourselves! Here it is… brush your hair before going to bed! We’ve already told you that brushing with a natural bristle brush can help distribute natural hair oils, but brushing before bedtime can also help prevent knotting and tangling when you sleep. Brushing = higher likelihood of straight, shiny locks come sunrise.