How to Prevent Hair From Flattening Overnight

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Limit knotting by spraying a leave-in conditioner into your hair before you go to bed. (Image: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

When you slipped off to dreamland, you had perfectly styled hair; however, when you woke up, those treasured tresses went flat or became a frizzy mess. You can extend the wear of a wavy or curly hairstyle by preparing your head before you lay it on a pillow. Skip the morning hair drama and stop wasting time redoing your do by maintaining the hairstyle overnight.

Step 1

Slide satin pillowcases on your pillows. The satin fabric does not rub your hair as much as cotton fabric.

Step 2

Bend over at the waist, gathering your curls in a loose ponytail on top of your head. Use your hands to pull up the hair.

Step 3

Tie the hair up on top of your head with a fabric-covered ponytail elastic. This kind of hair accessory will not leave creases in your hair when you take it down.

Step 4

Remove the fabric-covered ponytail elastic when you wake up and shake your hair loose. You may need to freshen the ends of the curls with a styling spray, a leave-in conditioner or water.

Things You'll Need

  • Satin pillowcases

  • Fabric-covered ponytail elastic

  • Styling spray

  • Leave-in conditioner

  • Water

Tip

If you want to maintain a complicated updo, sleep wearing a shower cap or wrap your head with a scarf.

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