After spending time and effort into straightening your hair, the least you would want to happen overnight is to mess up your hard work by having crazy hair the next morning. There are 33% of women who own a hair straightener, and most use it regularly. 40% of these women are under the age of 25 years. Surprisingly, 20% of men claim to own hair straighteners. It suggests that a wide range of both men and women adore straight hair.
Using a hair straightener, you can have straight fizzy hair in 10 to 45 minutes. The time required to straighten your hair depends on hair length, curl in hair, and locks’ thickness.
However, for some people, it can take even more than that. Regardless of how much time it takes to straighten your hair at night, you would want to wake up with straight hair, so you don’t need to run straightener in your hair in the morning.
Wondering how to keep your beautiful hair straight overnight? Here are a few tips that might be helpful to you.
How do you keep your hair straight while sleeping?
- Use a silk or satin scarf
The first thing you can do to keep hair even overnight is wrapping them in a silk or satin scarf. These scarves work the best to preserve the straightness of your hair while sleeping. Both silk and satin reduce friction between hair & bedding, which prevents the forming of frizzy ends. These scarves come in various styles, including turban, bandana, and neck scarf.
- Apply an overnight protecting serum
If you don’t feel comfortable sleeping with a scarf wrapped around your hair, your next best option is to apply an overnight protecting serum. The ideal serum to use is the one low in alcohol and high in keratin. Apply the serum with your fingertips by stroking downwards. The serum will preserve the straightness of your hair.
- Part your hair down the middle in the back
When you sleep with flat hair, they tend to rub with the bedding, making them tangled. If you want to keep straightened hair while sleeping, part them into two sections. All you need is to use a comb and make a partition in the center back of your head.
You can make a center partition in the front as well, but it’s not mandatory. However, by doing so, both sides of the partition will have an equal amount of hair.
- Use a satin or silk pillowcase
If sleeping with a silk or satin scarf wrapped around your head doesn’t sound appealing, you can use a satin or silk pillowcase. It will reduce the friction between your hair and pillow, minimizing tangles in your hair. For better results, you can wrap your hair to reduce the tangles significantly. Wrapping your hair is very easy. All you need to do is comb your manes to one side, sweep all the way around your head, and use pins to keep hair in place. It will prevent kinks in your hair while sleeping.
- Use a dry shampoo
If you have greasy hair, keeping your hair straight overnight after straightening them is difficult. Apply dry shampoo to your hair before going to bed. Dry shampoo absorbs any excess oil and sweat overnight. It will keep your hair straight for a longer time, and you’ll wake up with a smooth and straightened look.
Spray the dry shampoo by keeping it at the recommended distance from your hair. Allow the shampoo to sit on your hair for a minute. Then, use your finger to rub the shampoo in your hair.
How can I sleep without messing up my straight hair?
- Prep your hair the right way
Before you straighten your hair, it’s important to prepare it the right way. First of all, wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner having smoothening properties. Blow-dry your hair to dry them properly. When your hair is still damp, apply a thermal protectant to your hair. After drying your hair, brush your hair with a boar bristles brush.
Adjust the temperature of the iron according to your hair. After straightening, apply a finishing product or use dry shampoo.
- Brush your hair before sleep
Before you sleep, brush your hair to ensure you wake up with fewer tangles in your hair. It is preferable to use a boar bristles brush because it offers perfect brushing. But, if you use a comb, use a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair with it until there are no more tangles in your hair. Avoid overbrushing your hair.
- Make the right hairstyle
It’s recommended to avoid sleeping with braids and buns because they make dents. It will hamper your hair straightening efforts. The best thing you can do is to wrap hair in a silk scarf.
- Apply protectants
A great way to avoid messing up your straight hair overnight is to apply a protecting product to your hair. The ideal protecting serum contains high protein levels and a low amount of alcohol. You can apply a thermal protectant as well for long-standing results.
- Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase
One of the most popular ways to avoid messing up straight hair overnight is to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.
How do you keep your hair straight after a flat iron?
How to keep your long hair straight overnight after flat iron? Here are a few tips to ensure straight, beautiful hair overnight after straightening with a flat iron.
- Make sure your hair is dry before applying a flat iron
If you want to keep your curly hair straight after straightening with a flat iron, then dry your hair before doing anything to it. Either dry naturally or blow-dry. It will help a lot to ensure your hair remains fully plain for a long time.
- Treat your hair with hair care products
Even before you use a flat iron for hair straightening, it’s recommended to treat your hair. There are several hair care products like anti-frizz sprays, serums, etc. to protect your hair from heat damage. Besides, these products keep your straightened for a long time.
- Keep moisture away from your hair
One of the most important things to keep your hair even for a long time is keeping them safe from moisture. Once you have finished straightening your hair, don’t use any water-based products or potentially moisture carrying products.
- Apply dry shampoo
After straightening your hair, there might be some moisture left in your hair. You can use dry shampoo to reduce moisture buildup and keep your straightened hair.
How can I keep my hairstyle overnight?
We all suffer from bad hair days. Most of these days come because of our negligence because we don’t ensure proper steps to keep them looking good until the next morning. But don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are some tips to keep your hairstyle looking good overnight.
- Don’t rely on hairspray
The real secret to keep your curly hair looking good until the next morning is preparing your hair the right way. When styling your hair, apply everything in the right proportion to ensure that they remain there for long enough. Hairspray is something that’s often used in styling. Make sure not to apply it too much.
- Apply cornstarch or baby powder around the hairline
When you sleep, moisture in your hair causes the short hairs at the hairline to curl. Before you go to bed, apply baby powder or cornstarch around the hairline at the scalp. It will help make your hairstyle looking good till dawn.
- Keep it simple
Another simple tip is to use a velvet scrunchie and make a ponytail on top of your head. Keeping your hair tightened up in a soft scrunchie will make your hairstyle looking good until the next morning.
- Use a silk pillowcase
Using a silk or satin pillowcase, you can make your hairstyle looking good overnight.
We hope that the information presented here helps you learn how to keep your hair straight. So follow these hair care tips to have beautiful straight hair and get rid of curly hair!
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