November 24, 2014 Angela Melero Spotlight

The Right Way to Sleep on Wet Hair (So It Actually Looks Good in the Morning!)

Sleeping with wet hair can sometimes feel like a twisted game of beauty Russian roulette. While there are those fluke mornings where you awake with vibrant, lovely locks that don’t require touching up, for the most part you wake up with one of two problems: Medusa-like strands or lifeless, limp locks. Because of this, many of us have written off the idea of a wet-headed snooze sesh and either get up a little earlier in the morning or style and primp our hair the night before. Well, feel free to put your alarm on snooze, because we cracked the code on sleeping with wet hair! Get ready for a beautiful morning!

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Luscious Curls/Waves
Wake up to pretty, effortless curls by applying light mousse to your wet hair prior to hitting the hay. Work the mousse evenly into the hair by starting at the roots and moving it down to the tips. Don’t overdo it with the mousse or you run the risk of waking up with stiff, crunchy curls — yikes! Split your hair into two sections and braid each side, securing the ends with metal-free elastic bands. (Make sure the braids are not too tight.)

When you wake up, unravel the braids and gently loosen them with your fingers. Spritz your hair with a bit of sea salt spray to give it a beachy, slightly undone look.

Product Recommendations: L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Curl Mousse, Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Beach Chic

Rise-and-Shine Volume
If you’re a fine-haired lady constantly battling the flat-hair blues, we’ve got a great bedtime solution for ya! Apply a volumizing spray to your wet hair and comb it evenly through. Pull the hair into a high, loose pony. Twist the pony into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins. (Do you see a “loose” trend here? If your hair is set too tight you risk it not drying all the way as well as breakage.)

When you wake up, undo the bun and pony and finger comb the hair (using a brush can cause frizz).

Product Recommendation: Matrix Biolage VolumeBloom Full-Lift Volumizer Spray, L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Volume Root Lifting Spray

Frizz-Free Locks
If your hair is prone to frizz, this nighttime ritual might become your new addiction. Simply spritz your wet locks with a leave-in conditioner or apply some argan oil. Comb the solution evenly throughout your hair. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf and leave it on overnight.

When you wake up, remove the scarf and finger comb your hair.

Product Recommendation: Redken Argan-6 Hair Oil for Dry Hair,  Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Condition

Which of these wet hairstyles will you try first? Tell us in the comments below!

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