The early bird may catch the worm, but we value our sleep too much, soz. So instead of losing precious snoozing time, we’ve been experimenting with a bunch of overnight hairstyles, which enable you to get the bulk of the work done the night before. Then, come morning, you only need to shake it out and head out the door, feeling well-rested and with a well-managed mane to boot.
Ready to win back your mornings? Discover 5 of our most used overnight hairstyles, today…
5 overnight hairstyles that’ll help you win back your mornings
1. Spiral curls
Remember, the smaller the rod, the tighter the curl, so you can tailor your curls to your preference by playing around with different sizes.
Editor’s tip: Curly hair is more prone to dryness, so before you put your hair into the flexi rods add hydration by applying a leave-in conditioner to damp tresses.
The TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist is a great one, as it’s comes in an easy, lightweight spray-on formula so you don’t have to worry about it weighing down your curls.
2. Lazy waves
Crimped hair has been making a comeback as of late, so for a kinkier look, divide your hair into smaller sections to create more defined kinks.
Editor’s tip: Before you begin braiding, we recommend spraying a sea salt spray, like the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray, through your lengths. This will add a beachy texture to your waves, as well as a light hold to keep your waves in all day.
3. Retro pin curls
On damp hair, start at the bottom of the hair and roll up towards the roots, creating a loop. Secure in place with a bobby pin, making sure to maintain the looped shape, as this is what will give you that bombshell result.
Tip: Covering your pin curls with a silk wrap or scarf while you sleep will help to reduce friction, making your curls less prone to frizz and giving them a glossier finish.
4. DIY blow-out
We all love a salon blowdry, but the chances of us waking up before work to do it ourselves are slim. This is why sock curls are one of our all-time favourite overnight hairstyles.
5. Naturally straight
Love how your hair looks straight but want to find a heat-free way to achieve it to limit damage? Give the wrap method a try. Starting with damp hair, create a centre part and work all of your hair over to one side in sections, using a brush or comb to smooth the strands.
As you wrap the hair around your head, use bobby pins to secure the hair flat against you head. Then wrap your hair in a silk scarf before you hit the sack and come morning, you’ll be left with straight and sleek strands.
Editor’s tip: Finish off this style by running a few drops of a serum or oil (the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Beautifying Oil is perfect for this) through your mid-lengths and ends. This will tame any stray flyaways for a salon-sleek finish and give you masses of shine.
Loving these useful overnight hairstyles? For more heat-free styling inspiration, check out our 7 days of heatless hairstyles ideas, with 7 creative celebrity-inspired styles for you to try.