There’s nothing worse than meticulously straightening your hair at night and waking up to a frizzy, reverting mess. If you’re struggling to maintain your sleek, straight hair overnight, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are simple, effective things you can do to keep your hair straight while you get your beauty rest. In this article, we’ll share them with you. By the end, you’ll have some actionable steps you can take to banish bad hair mornings for good.
Use a Straightening Serum
If you’ve never heard of a straightening serum, it’s time to get educated. Straightening serums are specifically formulated to keep your hair straight, sleek, and fabulous for days. They form a protective barrier around your strands and work against humidity to keep your hair from reverting to its wavy or curly state overnight.
To use a straightening serum, you’ll apply a small amount of it to your hands and apply it to your already-straightened hair. You’ll focus the product on your mid-lengths and ends, but if your roots are a problem area, you can apply it there as well.
Wrap Your Hair at Night
Nightly hair wrapping protects against reversion and frizz while you catch your Zs. It’s something that many do to keep their hair straight. To wrap your hair, you’ll follow the below steps:
Comb your hair out to ensure that it’s tangle-free.
With a paddle brush, comb your hair down and away from your crown. You should have hair hanging down all around the perimeter of your head.
Use that same paddle brush to begin brushing your hair in a circular motion around the perimeter of your head. The hair should be flat to your scalp, and there shouldn’t be any flyaways or hanging strands when you’re done. This is the part that takes the most practice and effort.
To help your hair hold its shape, you can insert a few bobby pins into your hair wherever it might be falling. Then, put on a silk or satin scarf and knot it in the front or back of your head.
When you wake up, your hair will be straight and flat to your head. All that’s left for you to do is comb it down and style it according to your preferences.
Stay Cool and Dry
Moisture is your #1 enemy after straightening your hair. Any moisture coming from your scalp or the surrounding environment can result in reversion. So, while you’re sleeping, ensure that you’re staying cool and dry. That way, there’ll be no moisture to mess up your straightened hair. If necessary, take the following measures:
Sleep with the air conditioner on or turn on a fan.
Don’t use heavy blankets at night.
Avoid spritzing your hair with water-based products at any time.
So, there you have it - three tips to follow to keep your hair straight at night. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.