If you have wavy or curly hair, then you can probably sympathize with the fact that we spend way too much of our lives straightening our hair. Losing an hour of sleep in the morning is not something I'm down with, so I'm going to hook you up with a few ways to straighten your hair overnight. Get ready for your world to be totally changed.
Straightening your hair is time consuming. It's not like trying to make your hair wavy, where you can just braid it or put it in a bun and have instant curls in an hour. I mean, it doesn't seem like there's much else you can do for straight hair, other than becoming attached at the hip with your flat iron. Don't worry, we all share in that struggle.
While you might not be able to get perfectly pin-straight and glossy hair overnight (you'll still need your iron for that), there are definitely some hacks that'll help you wake up with straighter hair and save you a whole bunch of time in the morning. And that is definitely something I'm never going to turn down.
Try these five ways to straighten your hair overnight and breakup with your flat iron. It'll not only save you time, but it's way healthier for your hair.
1. Sleep With A Silk Scarf
Wrap your hair in a silk scarf before you go to bed. This won't straighten your hair, but it will reduce frizz, which is half the reason I turn on my flatiron, anyway.
2. Use Rollers
I know what you're thinking — rollers = curls, but don't freak out. It all depends on the size of the roller you use, so wrap wet hair in the largest rollers you can find (like, the size of soda cans), and secure them tightly against your head while you sleep. It'll help lengthen out your curls, and you'll have more volume.
3. Sleep With Ponytails
Wash your hair before bed and divide your hair into two low ponytails. Secure them with a soft elastic, and then continue to place elastics every inch down each ponytail, but just make sure they are loose enough not to create dents.
4. Hair Wrapping
This tutorial will walk you through how to wrap your hair to help straighten it overnight. It will also work if your hair is straightened and you want to maintain it while you sleep.
If you just want to lose the tight curl, but still want some volume in your hair, then wrap it in a low bun. It will keep your hair smooth, and the wave/curl will definitely be looser.
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