Going to Bed with Wet Hair: How to Tackle Bedhead in the A.M.

If you go to bed with wet hair and wake up with damp bedhead, we've got the tips and tricks for you.

If you are a nighttime shower person or sometimes find yourself procrastinating your shower until late at night, then you know the struggle of going to bed with wet hair and the pursuing bedhead you wake up with in the morning. Whether this is your way of life or an occasional switch up in routine, trying to make your hair look freshly styled before you head out for the day can be tricky. Sometimes you wake up with weird bends in your hair or extremely flat and lifeless strands. Other times your hair is still a little damp or too lumpy and bumpy to will away with just a hairbrush. Here are a couple of ways you can style your hair in the morning after going to bed with wet hair, together with some products that will help out along the way.

First thing’s first, if your hair is still a little damp when you wake up and you feel like your hair is giving off an “oily” appearance, you should go in with a little bit of dry shampoo. Dove Refresh+Care Fresh Coconut & Hydration Dry Shampoo will revive your hair and remove that fake oily appearance, plus it smells like coconut and sweet lime! Remember, you don’t need to spray too much dry shampoo onto your hair since it’s not actually removing oils, it’s just drying up your hair to give it that full body you would’ve had, had you blown your hair dry that morning.

It’s time to start styling

Now that your hair is looking fresh, it’s time to say goodbye to those unwanted bed head lumps and bumps. For this, you’re ultimately going to need a straightener or some sort of hot tool to get the pesky bends to move the way you want. Spray Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist all around your hair to make sure you don’t damage it with your hot tool of choice. To save time and further protect your hair, only straighten out the bed head areas that are too far gone to pass as volume or purposeful texture.

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Try to only straighten out your unwanted bed head and keep the rest natural for added texture!

If you decided to only straighten out your bedhead, then go in with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 to emphasize the rest of your tousled tresses and give them volume and bounce. If you decided your hair was too far gone and straightened every strand for a cohesive look, add S Factor by TIGI Silky Smooth Serum. The serum will add extra shine and give your hair some nourishment after being styled with heat.

If nothing seems to be going right, consider a quick and easy updo as you’re likely running out of time! Now that you have the tips and products to style your way out of bedhead from going to bed with wet hair, consider washing your hair at night. It will save you time in the morning and you might get a few extra minutes of sleep. Win-win!