5 Tips for Keeping Your Hair Straight Overnight

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

We know that 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 favourite tried-and-tested tips, so you can wake up with beautifully fresh, smooth hair!


Tip 1: Avoid hairbands

As tempting as it might be to tie your hair up into a ponytail or bun – don’t. We suggest avoiding hairbands 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 oily 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’ll also help make your straight hairstyle last longer, plus you’ll wake up with beautiful, clean-feeling hair!

Why not try the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent 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.

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Tip 3: Try a hair oil

Ok, we know this sounds like the opposite of the tip above, but this one is for ladies whose locks need a bit more moisture. Try applying a couple of pumps of a lightweight hair oil, to help keep your hair feeling healthy and nourished. Plus, it’ll help smooth your locks and give the hair a lustrous shine.

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Try and avoid any water-based hair products, like spray leave-ins, as this will instantly add bends to your straight tresses! We love the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil for this job.


Tip 4: Wrap your hair around your head

If you’re trying to boycott hairbands, you’re probably wondering what hairstyle is safe for keeping your hair straight overnight. Don’t worry, we have an easy solution to the matter. 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 hairbands, your hair won’t get any bends during the night with hairpins.


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 will cause less friction to your tresses than your cotton pillowcase!

If you don’t have a silk scarf, try using a wig cap – they’re a super affordable alternative that you can get at most drugstores.


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Now you can wake up with gorgeously straight hair without having to re-do your ‘do. You’re welcome! Here are 3 hairstyles that work best with straight hair, you know, so you can make the most of your new-found knowledge.



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