When it comes to your hair, what you do before you go to sleep can majorly affect your ‘do the next morning (and over time). So, to keep your mane looking its best every day, we’re sharing our five favorite pre-bedtime tips. You know those women who always have perfect-looking locks? You’ll soon be one of them.
Better Hair Days Ahead
Apply A Hair Mask
Unless you're rocking the wet look during the day, when else will you be able to wear a hair mask for seven hours straight? Apply a mask to your dry hair before you go to bed, and wash it out in the morning for softer, shinier strands—the best part is that you get to sleep through the entire process.
A pillowcase with the slightest roughness to its texture could be the secret reason for every bad hair day you've ever had. If your hair can't slip when you move around in your sleep, it will undoubtedly cause frizz and flyaways. And it gets worse: Non-silk cases can also tug at your hair and cause breakage and split ends, and since cotton is absorbent, it can strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and dull looking.
Create A Hairstyle While You Sleep
If you don't have time to style your hair every morning, sleeping in a strategic hairstyle can ensure that you wake up with just the right amount of bounce. Sleep in a French braid for effortless beach waves or a ballerina bun for loose waves in the morning.
Apply Dry Shampoo
It's instinctual to spritz on dry shampoo right before running out the door in the morning, but the longer you leave it on your roots, the more oils it will absorb. Next time you skip a wash, apply dry shampoo before bed and don't rub it in. The next morning, massage the roots and apply another spritz if needed. But chances are, you'll already have all of the volume and none of the oil.
Going to bed with wet hair can lead to a frizzy morning, not to mention a stuffy nose during the colder months. If you shower at night, quickly run a detangling brush and a blow-dryer through your strands. Trust us, you'll be glad you did.