Short Curly Hairstyles You Can Create in Your Sleep

Time-saving hairstyles for short-haired gals.

Looking for short curly hairstyles that don’t involve spending hours on end in the mirror to create? We don’t know about you, but the snooze button is our BFF and anything that can get us to squeeze in some extra sleeping time in the morning is totally worth it (eye bags aren’t chic). Those with short hair know the struggle of quickly getting bored with your haircut, and spending over an hour trying to refresh your look right before it’s time to be at your desk. Yes, #thestruggleisreal. We’re answering your prayers with these easy short curly hairstyles that you can literally create while you’re counting sheep.

Who doesn’t love a hairstyle that needs minimal styling before heading out the door in the morning? Whether you have super short pixie haircut, highly textured natural hair, or short dreadlocks, here are three short curly hairstyles you can try before you head to bed.

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Plush, pillow soft curls.

1. Pillow Soft Curls

Step 1: Add moisture or refresh.

Before styling, moisturize your hair with some leave-in conditioner if dry, or refresh with some Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo if your hair is weighed down with grease.

Step 2: Apply sponge rollers.

Remember those sponge hair rollers your grandma used to use that you laughed at in the past? Well, the joke’s on you now. Grandma knows best, and you should have been taking note of her beauty tips. To create this curly ‘do overnight with comfort and ease, sponge rollers are the key! Roll small sections of your hair with sponge hair rollers and cover your hair with a satin bonnet. In the morning, remove your rollers and separate your curls. Magic, right?

short curly hairstyles twistout
Spend less time on your hair in the morning with a cute twistout hairstyle.

2. Twist and Go

Step 1: Detangle your hair.

Begin with soft and detangled hair. Use a spray bottle filled with water to dampen hair to make it more pliable before detangling.

Step 2: Apply some hair oil.

Add a drop or two of hair oil to seal in moisture and add sheen before styling.

Step 3: Create two-strand twists.

Twist medium-sized sections of hair, using a pea-sized amount of the TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel on each section for hold. Don’t cover your hair while you sleep. Instead, sleep on a silk pillowcase to allow the hair to dry if it’s damp after styling.

Step 4: Undo your twists.

In the morning, undo your twist, pluck your roots for volume and you’re ready to head out!

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Turn your straight locs into a curly ‘do overnight.

3. Curly Dreadlocks

Step 1: Section your locks.

Section your dreadlocks with clips to make the styling process easier.

Step 2: Use Flexi rods.

Wind each dreadlock (or two at a time) onto a Flexi rod in a spiral motion. Bend the end of the Flexi rod over the end of your dreads to secure in place.

Step 3: Undo and go.

Before you’re ready to head out the door, remove the rods and add some shine to your hair by using some of the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil.