Finding the time to get ready during busy mornings when time is limited can be impossible. After waking up early ahead of a long work day and preparing for the day ahead, styling your hair is likely the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re headed to a shift at your local coffee shop or headed to the office for HSI training before meeting with clients, looking put together during the workday is important, and having messy hair can ruin your entire look (and your entire day).
One way to save time while ensuring you still look great in the morning is by trying a method of overnight styling that will style and set your hair in place while you sleep. If you’re looking to cut down on styling time in the morning, here are a few styles to try out.
One of the easiest and most popular waves to create overnight curls or waves is by putting wet hair in braids before bed. Start with some leave-in conditioner or curl cream after a shower, to eliminate frizz and ensure that your style will hold the next day. For tighter curls, do a few small, tight braids on each side of your head. For loose waves, do one braid on each side, and don’t pull the braids as tight. Secure your braids with a larger scrunchie to ensure that your style will be free of any creases the next day, and you’re good to go!
Satin Curling Rods
If your hair is too frizzy for some methods of overnight curling, one of the newest inventions in hair styling is a satin curling rod. Satin is known for its anti-frizz properties when it comes to hairstyling. This rod is secured to the top of your head with a clip while hair is wrapped around it on each side. The device is soft and stays secured once wrapped with hair, so it will be comfortable to sleep in and will stay in place all night. This is one of the best ways to get smooth, soft, heatless waves while you sleep.
Made famous by YouTube beauty gurus, sock curls are one of the most innovative and unique ways to style hair while you sleep. All you need for this style is a sock. Simply split your hair into two sections before wrapping small sections of hair around the sock to form curls. For tighter curls use smaller sections, and bigger sections for loose waves. This style works best on dry hair. For extra volume or shine in the morning, add some dry shampoo or styling cream to your curls, and you’ll look like you just walked out of the salon.