Between trying to keep it colorful and living an active lifestyle, you may feel like you don’t have time in the morning to style or care for your hair. If that’s the case, it’s time to create a nightly hair care regimen to protect and style your hair while you sleep. With these tricks, you’ll be on your way to better-looking hair before you even step foot out of bed.
1. Protect Your Hair from Heat and Braid Away with an Air Dry Cream
Laying off the heat and saving significant time styling your hair in the morning is always a win, especially when it’s done using braids. After washing your hair, towel dry it and while it’s damp apply Smooth Perfection Smoothing Lotion throughout your hair from ends to the roots. Separate your hair into two sections on each side of your head and create three strand braids. In the morning, let down the braids and shake out your hair for instant waves without having to pick up a single hot tool.
Give Roots A Boost
Alternatively, if va-va voom volume is what you’re craving, you can use a root booster to pump up your hair. Start by spraying your roots with a volumizing spray such as Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist and using your fingers to distribute the product evenly. Then, gather your hair into a loose top knot on top of your head. When you let it down in the morning, your hair will be full of bounce thanks to this overnight volume fix.
3. Use An Overnight Hair Care Treatment
If you’re a fan of rocking color-treated hair but are struggling to maintain your hair’s moisture level, a deep-conditioning treatment might be what your hair needs. To get the most out of it overnight, try applying a moisturizing hair mask such as Colour Fanatic Instant-Deep Conditioning Mask on freshly washed damp hair. You can either loosely tie up your hair in a ponytail or wrap it in a warm towel. The heat this creates can help the mask work as you sleep. When you wake up, rinse the treatment out and style hair as you would normally for softer strands.
4. Apply Dry Shampoo Before Bed
Instead of using an oil-absorbing dry shampoo right before you style your hair in the morning, apply it before hitting the sheets. Spray the dry shampoo a few inches away from your roots and sleep with it in your hair. When you wake up, gently shake out your roots to distribute any product remaining and voila – instantly plumped up hair that feels clean and is ready to take on the day.
5. Tame Hair with Serum
When you aren’t into the feeling of having serum in your hair throughout the day, you can apply it before bed to wake up with better looking hair the next morning. If waking up with frizzy hair in the morning is your hair’s issue, apply an anti-frizz serum such as Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum on damp hair after washing it and use it wherever frizz tends to pop up.
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