8 Nightitme Hair Tips to Save Time in the Morning

When your alarm goes off, you immediately run through your morning to-do's: Brush teeth, breakfast, clothes, do something with your hair — but it's the last one that causes the biggest eye roll, right? For me, it's worth a little pre-planning before bed to save morning minutes. While sleeping in day clothes might be overkill, having better morning hair from styling before bed is way better than taming those tangles in the early hours.

If you want freshly washed hair, for example, guarantee yourself a more restful morning by doing it pre-bed — with a volumizing mousse — so you can wake up to already-styled hair. And if you've decided your hair doesn't need to be washed quite yet, revitalize it with some leave-in conditioner, so you can have hydrated, shiny hair that's less prone to looking dry or dull. And of course, you can also wake up with beach waves when you use some sea salt spray and add a braid. There's no reason you shouldn't let yourself get all the beauty sleep you want. With a few of these helpful before-bed hair hacks, you can keep your mornings as painless and easy as possible — without having to sacrifice your hair style to do it.

Apply Nourishing Overnight Treatment to Seal Hair Cuticles

Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Perfector, $23, Amazon

Instead of using a bunch of shine enhancing products when you wake up, nourish your hair with an amino acid overnight treatment. This one uses arginine to stimulating circulation at your hair roots, which encourages healthy growth. Light refracting agents in the formula boost shine and seal the cuticle. Plus, its effects last through five shampoos, so you don't have to use it every day. The mix absorbs quickly, as well, so it doesn't transfer onto your pillow or look greasy when you wake up.

Soak Up Next-Day Oils With Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo, $14, Amazon

You don't have to shower every morning, even if your roots are showing signs of oil. Prep hair that's prone to oiliness with hydrolyzed soy protein dry shampoo, which is known for strengthening hair and adding body with defined texture. Your hair will feel fresher, and the formula helps fight chemical damage, too — all while protecting your color's vibrancy from the fading effects of UV rays. Just shake near your scalp before you get in bed, and let it soak up any oils overnight, so you wake up to hair that feels freshly washed.

Wake Up To Softer & Smoother Hair Using Six-Oil Blend

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, $26, Amazon

When you wake up with soft hair, it's more manageable — meaning you don't have to play around with it all morning. This multipurpose dry oil has six precious oils: borage, St. John's wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, and macadamia. Each adds shine and softness without leaving your hair oily and weighed down. You can also use it all over your body before bed, so your skin soaks in the moisture. It's the one-stop shop for feeling a little glam before bed, and reviewers appreciate its light and fresh fragrance, too.

Get Beachy Waves With Salt From The Dead Sea

KMS California Hairplay Sea Salt Hair Spray, $10, Amazon

Trick your hair into thinking you've been at the beach all day, while avoiding all that UV damage. After you shower, spray this Dead Sea salt formula onto your damp hair and let the time-tested salt do its magic. This salt gives your hair flexible, tousled texture, while the grape and peppermint ingredients protect your hair from frizz-causing humidity. Blow it dry with low heat or braid it while it's still damp, and wake up with voluminous, pretty waves.

Give Your Hair Blowout-Level Lift With Rich Starch

Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening & Strengthening Mousse, $11, Amazon

There's no need to shower in the morning, and then spend forever blowing your hair out — especially when a full morning of sleep's at stake. Get a pumped-up blowout that lasts throughout the night by applying this special thickening rice starch blend to your roots when your hair is damp. The rice starch soaks up oil to make your blowout last longer, and the brown and red algae ingredients add luminous shine. Using a round brush, blow your hair out from underneath each layer for a long-lasting style that lets you wake up and head out the door.

Spray A Brushable Finishing Spray Over Your Style for All-Night Hold

Kenra Platinum Working Spray, $15, Amazon

When you style your hair before bed, you want it to last — but crunchy hair from heavy hairsprays can look wonky when you wake up. This nourishing finishing spray is designed to give hair a brushable, flexible hold, so you can apply it at night and run your brush through it in the morning to loosen things up. It has pro-vitamin B5, which plumps up the hair shaft to add volume and texture, in addition to holding in moisture. That way, you can wake up with hair that looks like you blew it out all morning.

Cut Down On Morning Styling With Tourmaline Wand At Night

xtava Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curler, $39, Amazon

You don't have 20 minutes to curl your hair when you wake up, so do it before bed. Turns out, waking up to natural-looking, lived-in curls is actually pretty easy with the right tool. This versatile curling wand comes with five different tourmaline ceramic barrels, so you can get loose or tight curls depending on the size you're feeling that day. The tourmaline emits negative ions, which help to seal in moisture, so your hair doesn't get dried out or frizzy. Try using two or three different sized barrels for super beachy hair, or just one for a more polished look.

Condition Hair Easily With Coconut Oil & Honey Extract Mist

Nexxus Humectress Lightweight Conditioning Mist, $14, Amazon

If your hair becomes dull and dry in a matter of hours, spritz this hydrating conditioning mist on your hair, starting at the mid-lengths of your hair down to the ends before bed — letting it have all night to become absorbed. It moisturizes and revives your style with vitamin E, coconut oil, and honey extract, so you wake up with healthier, softer hair. This mist is light enough that it doesn't weigh your hair down like most overnight conditioners, so you wake up with plenty of volume.

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