We’ve all suffered the trials and tribulations of a bad hair day (I for one, have suffered many), but did you ever stop to think that the cause behind these BHDs stems from messing up your hair while you sleep?
It all comes down to sleeping smart. In an effort to ward off all BHDs for good, here are five tips on how to keep your hairstyle while you sleep, so you can wake up with a magnificent mane (after catching a few extra zzzs).
Upgrade your pillow
Do yourself and your hair a favour, and stop using cotton pillows STAT. The fabric is said to dry out your hair and create static, bed hair, knots and frizz. Can’t have that. Test-drive a silk pillowcase, and you’ll notice a welcome change to the texture of your locks: less kinks, fly aways and a cooler temperature, which stops your locks from sweating (and then knotting, horribly). All in all, if good hair’s your thing, it’s a no-brainer.
bh recommends: Lilysilk 22 Momme Terse Silk Pillowcase
Don’t resort to hairspray
We’ll let you in on a little secret: good hair ALWAYS starts with the right prep. Get it wrong, and your style will likely fall apart or flatten out in just a few meagre hours. While hairspray is great (and boy does it help), get busy with a volume-inducing product like a styling cream or mousse before taking to the tools to create your style.
bh recommends: Fudge Big Hair Bodifying Style Whip, De Lorenzo Elements Motion Styling Mousse, Natura Siberica Oblepikha Styling Mousse for Maximum Volume, KEVIN.MURPHY DOO.OVER
Create some curls
Plaits and braids are a great way to achieve natural-looking curls. Simply braid your damp hair the night before (dampness = less frizz) and in the morning, brush them out with a soft paddle brush, and finish with a spritz of glossing spray. Remember: the tighter the braid, the tighter the curl!
bh recommends: Charles Worthington Shine Booster All Over Gloss Spray, Mason Pearson Handy Pure Bristle