Unless you’re blessed with magic hair, getting your strands to look incredible takes major time and effort.
Fortunately, there’s a workaround for mornings when you’d prefer to snooze instead of style: Some crafty chicks are able to work major mane magic before they hit the sack, waking up with amazing hair. Yep, they do their thing pre-Zzzs and jump out of bed refreshed, well rested, and with gorgeous locks. Talk about having your cake and eating it, too.
We’re a pretty diverse bunch when it comes to the hair on our heads, so these styles run the gamut, from natural texture to pixie cuts. No matter what your ‘do looks like, we’ve got an overnight hair tip for you
The Goal: Add life to flat, dry hair.
How to do it: The easiest way for most women to make their hair look pretty the next day is to put it in a ponytail and wrap it into a twist,
Then, wrap the hair as close to the top of the head as possible. In the morning, when you remove the hair elastic, you’ll have a nice wave and lots of lift. For even wavier hair, do this a few times into mini buns all over your head. Brush out the ringlets with your fingers in the morning.
However, if you wake up with a huge crease in your hair from the hair tie, it’s way too tight. Use a softer wrap or one less loop, to avoid any unsightly bends that require extra time to get out. Fix any indentations with hair spray or a spritz of water.
In the morning, set the look with some dry shampoo (which will also add volume), and you’re good to go.
The Goal: Create perfect waves using wet hair.
How to do it: If you prefer to shower at night, use that wet hair to your advantage. But first things first: Once you step out of the shower, how are you drying? If you’re using the same towel as your body, you could be doing some serious damage to your hair. Not only can rough towels cause breakage, but towels are full of something your hair does not want — static electricity.
Instead, dry your hair with a T-shirt. After you’ve removed most of the moisture from your hair, then you can start prepping for your beauty sleep.
To start, think of your head as a big roller, and use that to your advantage. If you have curly hair, wrap it all around your head and use large clips to keep it in place. In the morning you’ll wake up with straighter locks, no heat required.
If you want to add a wave to straight hair, nothing will add texture better than a braid (or a few braids). Set hair in a lose plait and wrap it around your head as much as you can. To prevent even more frizz, you can also wrap your head in a silk head wrap and gently dry when you wake up. In the morning, remove your braid and comb through your hair with your fingers. Set with your favorite hairspray.