How to tame frizzy hair overnight may sound like a nightmare but it’s actually a dream come true. Did you know that you can actually do certain things to tame frizzy hair overnight as you sleep and wake up with ready-to-go hair? It’s true.
Taming frizzy hair implies getting it under control, getting it to do what you want, not letting it run amok and doing what it wants to do. Let’s face it, when our hair is in disarray it makes us feel like we’re out of control, and indeed we are since we can’t even control our own hair. But fret no more. Here are some ideas (some that your grandmother probably knew about) to help you tame your mane overnight.
How to tame frizzy hair overnight
When you wash your hair, make sure it is at least 60 to 70 percent dry. Now you’re ready to set your hair and retire for the night. Here we go.
Put your hair up in a bun
Putting your hair up in a top knot will ensure that your hair dries in place and that minimal frizz occurs. Make sure that you use a hair tie that will not tug or break the hair since damp or humid hair is more vulnerable to breakage since it is more elastic when wet than when it’s dry.
In the morning, untie the bun and let your hair cascade down. If your hair has a weird shape you can always pick it up in a voluminous pony tail and head out the door. Spritz a little hair spray to keep your locks in place and off you go.
Braid your hair
Braiding your hair will ensure that you have beautifully scalloped beach waves, and depending on the size of the braid, your can have smaller waves or larger waves. You should do the braids all the way from the scalp like a French braid for the best effect.
Use a t-shirt to plop your hair
What is plopping the hair? It’s an ingenious way to tame frizzy hair overnight and wake up with fabulous curls. Again, make sure your hair is mostly dry, not sopping wet since it may not be dry in the morning. Apply light frizz-taming products mostly on the ends, not on the scalp. Now take a t-shirt and put it down on the bed. Bend over the t-shirt and plop your hair over it. Gather your hair inside the t-shirt and roll up the sides of the shirt until you have tucked all your hair underneath it. Tuck those ends in like you would a towel on your head.
Go to sleep and watch the beautiful curls sans frizz.
Use a t-shirt to create strip rollers
Get an old t-shirt and cut it in half. Take the bottom portion and cut it up into strips. Use those strips to roll up your hair and tie the hair in place. Again, remember that your hair should be mostly dry, but spray your usual styling spray or moisturizer ensuring that you do not apply at the roots. Once you tie the t-shirt strips all over your hair, you can sleep on them. They’re actually quite comfortable and in the morning you’ll have gorgeous frizz-free hair.
Sleep in Rollers or Curlers
How to tame frizzy hair overnight? Yes, here’s another tried and true way. Now go ask your grandma since this was a common practice in her day and age. Again, make sure your hair is mostly dry since you’ll risk waking up with humid hair and thus defeating the purpose of sleeping with your hair full of curlers. You can use the old-fashioned velcro rollers, the foam rollers, or the twisty rods. Now, I have to be honest, this takes some getting used to, so if you have a sensitive scalp this may not be for you, but believe me when I tell you that you’ll have beautiful frizz free curls in the morning.
Straighten Your Hair Overnight
Yes, it sounds almost impossible, too good to be true. But you can actually go to bed and do this to wake up with perfectly straight hair and no frizz. This time your hair should be pretty damp. Make sure you have a fine tooth comb to comb through your hair and take out all the knots. Be careful you don’t tug or pull at your wet hair since you can cause breakage and damage. Now start by grabbing thin strands of hair from the back of the head and bring them toward your face. Wrap the hair around the head and secure in place with bobby pins. Do this until all the hair has been wrapped around the head. You may wear a hair net or sleeping cap while you sleep. In the morning you’ll have incredibly smooth and straight hair. And you did this all without heat! Amazing.