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7 Ways To Wake Up With Great Hair

Wake up with flawless, healthy hair by avoiding these common overnight hair mistakes and discover some tips for your best hair yet.

1. Make sure your hair is completely dry before bed

Your hair is more vulnerable when it’s wet and therefore more prone to tangles and breakage. If you prefer to shower before bed, either dry your hair completely or dry it halfway before braiding it to wake up to beachy waves!* If you braid your hair immediately after your shower, it will not dry completely by the time you wake up.

*see #7

2. Invest in a silk pillowcase

Trading in your cotton pillowcase for a silk one will reduce frizz and the soft fabric will help prevent breakage and pulling.

3. Avoid wearing your hair up

Wearing your hair in a ponytail or a bun while you sleep may seem like a good way to keep your hair out of your face, but it can lead to hair damage later on. The tension from wearing your hair pulled back tightly while you toss and turn can lead to breakage, frizz and damaged tresses.*

*See #7

4. Bring back the scrunchie

If you do need to tie your hair up overnight, opt for a fabric scrunchie instead of a traditional elastic hair tie. Scrunchies are less harmful to your strands, won’t leave creases, and won’t pull.

5. Try dry shampoo

If you apply some dry shampoo to your roots before bed, it will work to absorb any oils and sweat produced while you sleep so you can wake up to effortless, oil-free hair.

6. Wrap your curls in a silk scarf

Sleeping on your curls can cause ringlets to go flat and frizzy. Just like using a silk pillowcase, tying your hair up in a scarf will help prevent frizz and breakage while preserving your curls until morning.

7. No heat curls and waves

Braiding your hair overnight can help prevent breakage and comes with the added bonus of waking up to gorgeous waves. You can also try soft rollers, pin curls, or twists! Again, make sure to dry your hair a little bit before bed so you don’t wake up to still-wet hair.

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