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How to Keep Your Hair Straight Overnight

Leave your hair nightmares behind and wake up with beautifully straight tresses!

Keeping your hair smooth and sleek during the day is hard enough, let alone while you sleep. But there are some clever and simple ways to keep your straightened mane looking on point when you rise in the morning. So, don’t lose any more beauty sleep, you can now learn how to keep your hair straight overnight! Simply try some of our favorite tried-and-tested tips, so you can wake up with beautifully fresh, kink-free hair!

How to Keep Your Hair Straight Overnight

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How to keep your hair straight overnight: Ditch your hair ties. Photo credit:

Tip 1: Avoid hair ties

As tempting as it might be to tie your hair up into a ponytail or bun—don’t. We suggest avoiding hair ties or tying your hair up at night because it’ll leave dents in your poker-straight hair—not to mention it’ll add extra prep time to your morning routine. So, ditch your bedtime updos if you want to master how to keep your hair straight overnight and ready for the morning!

Tip 2: Use dry shampoo

This tip is great for ladies who suffer from greasy hair. Before going to bed, try spritzing your hair with some dry shampoo. Sounds crazy, right? But we’re serious, this miracle hair product will help absorb any excess oil and sweat overnight. And not only that: It also helps make your straight hairstyle last longer, plus you’ll wake up with beautiful, clean-feeling hair!

Why not try Dove Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo? Just concentrate the dry shampoo application towards your roots to instantly refresh your locks! And don’t panic, with this dry shampoo, there’s no annoying white residue—so you won’t have to spend time brushing it out in the morning.

Psst! Don’t forget to see how to use dry shampoo for the most effective results.

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How to keep your hair straight overnight: For black hair, apply a little hair oil. Credit:

Tip 3: Try a hair oil

Ok, we know this sounds like the opposite of the tip above, but stay with us. Try applying a couple of pumps of a lightweight hair oil, like The Good Stuff Frizz Control Oil, to help keep your hair feeling supple and nourished. Plus, it’ll help fight frizz, too. But do try and avoid any water-based hair products, like spray leave-ins, as this will instantly kink up your straight tresses!

Tip 4: Wrap your hair around your head

If you’re trying to boycott hair ties, you’re probably wondering what hairstyle is safe for keeping your hair straight overnight. Don’t worry, we have an easy solution. Just carefully comb your tresses to one side, then sweep it all the way around, wrapping it around your head and using bobby pins to secure your hair in place. Unlike hair ties, pins will ensure that your hair doesn’t get any kinks during the night!

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Keep your hair straight and frizz-free by sleeping with a silk scarf. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Tip 5: Use a silk scarf

Now you’ve wrapped your hair around your head, it’s time to finish getting ready for bed. The best way to protect your hair while you sleep is to cover it using a silk scarf. Why? Because this will not only help keep your hair neatly wrapped around your head all night but because silk is super smooth, it helps cause less frizz-inducing friction to your tresses than your cotton pillowcase!

Now you can wake up with gorgeously straight hair without having to re-do your ‘do. You’re welcome!

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