How to Wake up with the Best Hair

We’ve all had those mornings where we’d rather hit snooze a few more times than get out of bed to fully style our hair for the day.
With a little night-time prep work, it is possible to say good morning to hair that only needs minimal touch ups.
Here are some ways to wake up with better hair and maybe get an extra day or two out of your hairstyle.

Use Silk or Satin Pillow Case

Silk or satin keeps moisture close to the skin and hair helping to stay more hydrated. Sleeping on this gentle material is great option for helping your skin maintain its natural moisture.

Cotton pillowcases can tug at your hair throughout the night as you toss and turn, creating tangles, frizz and breakage. The smooth surface of silk or satin helps reduce friction and because it retains moisture, it will also help seal in shine and diminish frizz.

If you don’t want to part with your cotton pillowcase, wrapping hair in a silk scarf while sleeping will also help the hair to become healthier, shinier and much less likely to break.

If you are looking for a budget friendly silk pillowcase, this one got great reviews on Amazon.

Sleep with Hair up but avoid using Elastic Bands

Sleeping with your hair up in a very loose ponytail or high messy bun will help keep hair from getting pulled and tugged throughout the night.

If you're going to pull your hair back into a ponytail or bun, use a scrunchie.
The fabric of the scrunchie should be soft, and it should not be tight around your hair because that can cause a crease in the hair.

But even if you do wake up with a crease, it’s much easier to smooth it out with a flat iron instead of restyling the whole head.
Brush hair thoroughly before putting it into the highest ponytail or messy bun possible.

Apply a Hair Mask before Bed

 Applying a mask once a week will make dry, damaged hair smooth and soft.

Mix one tablespoon of mayonnaise, avocado, olive oil, and honey to make a nourishing and hydrating mask. Apply to wet hair, sleep in a shower cap or place a towel on your pillow to avoid ruining your pillowcase.

Here is a great overnight leave-in formula - Bumble and Bumble While You Sleep Hair Masque.

Give Yourself a Scalp Massage

This is best for thick hair. If you've got thin hair, this will probably just make your hair look oilier.
Not only is this excellent for self-care, it also boosts hair health.
Gently rub your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes before bed. This will distribute natural oils, leaving you with shinier strands in the morning.

Sleep with Braids

Besides having pretty beach waves in the morning, braiding your hair before bed will keep the hair away from your face preventing oil from causing breakouts along your hairline.

Put your hair in two loose French or dutch braids before you go to sleep at night. You can start with damp hair, which will hold a wave best, but if your hair is dry, braid the hair and spritz with water.
French braids will make a tighter wave where a dutch braid will make loose waves.

Use Dry Shampoo

If you tend to have oily hair, applying some dry shampoo before bed will help absorb oil and dirt while you sleep, then you can just brush through it in the morning.
Hopefully with these tips, all you’ll need to do in the morning, is touch 
up the top and front of the hair.

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