As stylists, we love styling our hair; but some mornings we need a lot more sleep and a little less time spent on our morning hair routine.
Luckily, there are simple hacks that help to make our hair healthier, more manageable, and just all around better for when morning time comes around.
Be sure to share these hair hacks with a friend - and if you have a hair hack of your own, please share it with us in the comments!
1. Dry your hair before hitting the hay
Many people go to bed with wet hair in hopes of saving some time at night and having dry hair in the morning. But did you know that falling asleep with wet hair might not only make your hair more difficult to style in the morning, but can also cause major damage?
The frizz and kinks that you'll probably wake up with are annoying... But what's worse is that hair is at its weakest when wet, so tossing and turning on top of your wet hair can create tangles, snarls, and breakage.
Make sure you dry your luscious locks before going to bed. If you're a person who prefers to let their hair air dry, give yourself a few hours after washing your hair before you turn in for the night.
2. Overnight hair treatments are a MUST
Using an overnight hair treatment that you love is an amazing and simple way to benefit your hair. Many of these overnight treatments and masks can be applied to dry hair and do not have to be rinsed or washed out in the morning - making your morning hair routine shorter and simpler!
The majority of overnight hair treatments focus on major hydration. Having a layer of nutrients on your hair all night long allows for plenty of time for your hair to absorb these nutrients and receive some intense moisturization. Using an overnight treatment also improves your general hair health, fights frizz, and prevents tangles while you sleep.
Amika has an awesome product called the Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment. This is one of those great products that you can apply to dry hair before bed and doesn't need to be washed when you wake up in the morning. It uses hyaluronic acid to boost moisture for over 72 hours for 3 times more hydrated hair. The reviews we have heard on this product are fantastic. It's great for those with dry or damaged hair... and oh yeah, it's also vegan!
3. Get yourself a silk pillowcase
You've probably heard a thing or two about silk pillowcases and maybe you're wondering if they're actually worth making the switch... We're here to tell you that they are so worth it.
If you're using a basic cotton pillowcase, your hair strands could be getting caught in the tiny fibers. This causes your morning hair to have a rough and frizzy look. Silk pillowcases, however, allow each and every beautiful strand of yours to glide easily on top of your pillowcase as you sleep. I noticed that when I started using a silk pillowcase, I woke up with noticeably smoother hair (and I'm a natural frizzhead).
Also, don't think you need to purchase an expensive, high end silk pillowcase. Any silk pillowcase will do the trick. There are plenty of options on Amazon!
4. High bun = high volume
If you struggle with flat roots, try putting your hair in a loose high bun before bed! When I say high bun, I mean secure that bun as high as possible, the very top of your forehead if you can.
Wearing a high bun to bed helps to lift your roots so they are more voluminous and bouncy in the morning.
It's important to keep the bun LOOSE. Securing the bun too tightly can create an opposite effect and result in flat roots.
Also, instead of using a hair tie, try securing the bun with a claw clip! This will help to make sure you don't get marks from your tie, and also helps to minimize hair breakage!
5. Dry shampoo BEFORE bed
Most of us love dry shampoo, including myself. But most of us don't know that dry shampoo can be more beneficial when used before bed rather than in the morning.
Using dry shampoo at night allows for the product to fully absorb all of the oil, grease, and sweat in your hair. Dry shampoo also works best when you're proactive in using it - applying the dry shampoo at night before oil and sweat sets in is better than trying to mask it once it has already built up in your hair and on your scalp.
Looking for dry shampoo recommendations that actually work?? Try the Amika Perk Up Plus or the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo.