Ever go to bed with your hair perfectly styled only to wake up with something that resembles a crazy bird’s nest? Constant tossing and turning can wreak havoc on your locks, leading to frizz, breakage and odd dents. Luckily, with the right techniques, you can rest peacefully knowing that your strands will look great in the A.M. Read on to learn how to say goodbye to bedhead and hello to dream-worthy hair.
Step 1: Start with the right foundation
A quality shampoo and conditioner are imperative to creating a seamless style. By cleansing hair of dirt and oil and hydrating strands, you'll be giving your strands a helping hand toward a beautiful style.
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Step 2: Change your pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases can cause static, tangles and breakage. A silk pillowcase allows your hair to move freely without getting caught on the fabric and also helps hair retain moisture, meaning you’ll wake up to soft, tangle-free locks in the morning. Bonus: It will also help keep your skin soft, and, in turn, slow down the appearance of wrinkles.
Step 3: Embrace protective styling
Though it may be tempting to plop down on your bed after a long day, it’s important to wrap your hair up before you go to sleep. When you sleep with your hair down, you leave it vulnerable to breakage and tangles as hair rubs against the pillow. Instead, opt for a heat-free style that will help you achieve your desired look. For example, if you want curls in the A.M., create two French braids. Or, to achieve voluminous waves, gently twist your hair into a super-high bun at the top of your head and secure it with one or two alligator clips. Another way to ensure strands look and feel soft in the morning? Apply a couple of drops of nourishing oil to your ends before bed to lock in moisture as you sleep. In the morning, take out your style, gently brush through strands and you’ll be ready to head out the door.