Hairstylists Reveal the Best Foolproof Ways to Keep Hair Straight Overnight

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There’s nothing more annoying than straightening your hair and it gets all frizzy again in a few hours or overnight. Whether it’s the weather outside or your comfy bed, lots of things can stand in the way when it comes to achieving that super smooth look. Here are a few tips from professional hairstylists that will help you maintain your hair straight for longer, even overnight.

Brush Hair Right Before Bed

The number one tip for silky smooth hair is brushing it thoroughly before bed. Brush from the scalp toward the ends, as it will help distribute the oil that would lay at your roots. The process will improve the overall health of your hair and will make your roots less greasy.

Another thing you can do is spray some dry shampoo on your scalp before sleep. It will absorb excess oil that forms overnight, and you’ll wake up with your hair feeling smoother, as well as cleaner.

Use a Smoothing Hair Accessory

Letting your hair loose and going to bed comfortably sounds great. However, using a silk or satin accessory will keep your hair in good condition overnight, discouraging frizz. If your hair is shorter, you can opt for a silky headband around the hairline. It will keep your hairline flat while you sleep.

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For everyone with longer locks, experts recommend putting your hair in a bun and securing it with a silk scrunchie. You can find them anywhere, both online and in stores. Another option is to wrap a silky scarf over your bun, which will prevent loose pieces.

Sleep on a Silk or Satin Pillowcase

Sleeping on cotton pillowcases will damage your hair, especially if it’s fine or thin. The best solution is to switch to a silk or satin pillowcase with a smooth weave. Yes, they are on the pricier side, but they’re worth the investment as they have little friction when sliding against your hair.

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Silk and satin are gentler on the scalp than regular materials. They are known for reducing frizziness and moisture accumulation at the roots. It is extremely important for keeping your hair straight during the night. You won’t experience as much breakage and your head will stay cooler while you sleep.