Ever got out from bed with unruly morning hair, lots of frizz or random bits of hair sticking out in crazy directions? I don't know about you, but I sure have! I have naturally wavy (sometimes bordering messy) hair, so avoiding looking like my hair got struck by lightning is quite important to me. Casper, a new sleep startup which launched with comfortable mattresses asked me to share my tips and tricks to prevent bed head hair. I thought that was a cool idea, so here's what I do to fight bed head hair!
1. Shower in the morning
This is honestly the best way to get rid or avoid bed head hair. Washing my hair in the morning means that I can then dry it however I want and style it however I want, and the crazy tangles and mess will be washed away in the shower.
2. Always blow-dry your hair before you slumber
Unfortunately, I don't always have time to shower in the morning, but a shower at night is a must for me. I always make sure I blow my hair at least 85% dry before heading to bed, and I focus on drying the roots so that I do not wake up with one side of my hair completely flat and moulded to the shape of my head. Sometimes, I also have random strands of hair sticking out in crazy angles whenever I do not dry my hair thoroughly, so this step is super important!
3. Comb/Brush your hair before you sleep
My hair tangles easily, and this is made worse when I sleep because I tend to toss and turn a lot. So I always make sure I brush my hair pre-bedtime. I especially like using my Tangle Teezer for this as it really helps get rid of any tangles but does not tug and snap my hair.
4. Apply a lightweight hair oil pre-bedtime
Tangles are my hair's enemy, so hair oil is a must to help keep my hair smooth and to keep tangles at bay. Before I sleep, I use two to three drops of the Moroccanoil Treatment, warm up the oil in my palms and apply it to the ends of my hair. It smells really good and helps keep my hair frizz-free and pretty much tangle-free throughout the night till the next morning. As an alternative to Moroccanoil, I find that olive oil also does the trick.
5. Tie your hair in a loose high bun
When I am feeling especially lazy and don't want to apply hair oil to the ends of my hair, I pile my hair up on to the top of my head and tie it very loosely into a high bun. I make sure the bun is high enough on my head so that I don't feel the bun when I lie down because the pressure from lying on the bun can give me a headache.
6. Change your pillowcases
I have tried sleeping on satin and silk pillowcases which do help to prevent the frizz and tangles which results in bed head hair. But if you're like me and you do not have any satin/silk pillowcases, it is best to have those pillowcases changed and washed often. Dirty pillowcases contain traces of hair products, dirt and bacteria, and all these are very likely to ensure that your hair is left looking not fresh and unkempt in the morning.
If I have done all that but my hair refuses to cooperate, I then...
7. Apply a smoothing hair cream or leave-in spray
I sometimes do this anyway if I feel like it but when I do have a crazy bout of bed head hair, I find that a conditioning leave-in spray or hair cream really does help fight it. My leave-in spray of choice is Schwarzkopf Extra Care Anti-Damage Ultimate Repair + Gloss Treatment because it is very lightweight and non-greasy yet really helps to tame stray hairs and make my hair look more sleek. If I need something more 'heavy', I turn to Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream. It smells amazing and the cream helps to slightly weigh down my hair, keeping it in place but without leaving it feeling and looking greasy. As always, I only make sure to apply this to the ends of my hair.
8. Style your hair
If my bed head hair just will not go away, I normally have no choice but to embrace it for the day and work with it! I like to do that by styling my hair. I flip my hair upside down, shake it out, scrunch my roots, comb my hair through and then proceed to either curling my hair or tying it up into a ponytail and finishing up the look with a spritz of hairspray to keep the hairstyle in place.
So those are the things I do to prevent bed head hair! I hope you enjoyed reading it!
What do you do to combat bed head hair? I'd love to know your tips and tricks! =D
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