Have you ever gone to bed with wet hair and woke up to frizzy tresses the next morning? Me too (frankly, who hasn’t?). But several experts advice against sleeping on wet hair simply because your hair is weaker when wet and add to that all the friction caused by tossing and turning and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. So does that mean you only wash your hair during the day or blow-dry your wet hair before hitting the sheets after a tiring day? Pfft, of course not.
We’ve got some sneaky tips that will help you get away with sleeping on wet hair without damaging them or waking up to a frizzy mess. PS Thank us later.
Apply a little conditioning product
Whether it is an anti-frizz serum or a leave-in conditioner, it is important to apply some conditioning treatment on your tresses if you’re planning to sleep on wet hair. This will form a protective barrier on your strands and help minimise breakage and ensure that your hair looks less frizzy and more manageable the next morning.
Tie a loose bun
Wait for about 20 minutes after towel drying your hair. After this, tie your hair in a very loose bun at the top of your head using a cloth scrunchie (this will prevent that annoying dent). Psst… this neat trick will help you rock an effortlessly sexy bed-head look in the morning.
Braid your hair
If you want to wake up to some gorgeous waves in the morning then ditch the bun and braid your hair while it is still wet. Simply create a loose or tight braid depending on the type of curls you want, and secure it using a cloth scrunchie and you’re good to go (to bed).
Use a silk pillowcase
A cotton pillowcase will cause a lot of friction and absorb all those conditioning products you just applied, thereby nullifying their effect completely. A silk pillowcase, on the other hand, will not only minimise friction but also make your mane look shiny and healthy the next morning.