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4 Overnight & Heatless Hairstyles to Sleep In For an Easy, Gorgeous Morning

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UW Stout chapter.

Everyone knows that heat is extremely bad for your hair. It can be so damaging and after awhile it definitely takes its toll. These hairstyles can be done to wear overnight or a few hours to air dry and in the morning all you need to do is take out the hairdo and you’re done! Read on to find out how you can wake up to fabulous morning hair!



1.French Braid(s)



This hairstyle is great if you shower at night when you already have already damp (not wet) hair. Or you can simply apply some water onto your hair .You can either have one big French braid or, for tighter waves, you can make multiple braids. No matter what look you’re trying to achieve, this hairstyle works for all hair types and lengths. To begin a French braid grab a section where you would like to start, and divide it into 3 equal sections. Start adding sections of hair into the original three pieces (note: smaller sections will create tighter braids and bigger sections will create looser waves). Get your beauty rest and take out the braid and voila: beautiful beachy-like waves!


2.Headband Trick


Start by adding water to your hair or if you shower at night dry your hair enough so that it’s barely damp. Then, grab your headband of your choice and put it on top of your head (hippie style). If you have any weird bunches of hair or bumps, try to pull it out to straighten the hair. Then taking either smaller or bigger chunks of hair (usually ½ or 1 inch sections) and begin to wrap it around the headband. This whole “hairstyle” can vary in so many ways from the thickness of the headband to how tightly you wrap the hair around the headband. Remember, a thicker headband will create bigger curls and a smaller one will make tighter ones.  Continue to wrap the hair around the headband until there isn’t any hair left. If you like to toss and turn at night like myself, I suggest securing some looser places with bobby pins. When you wake up, simple unravel your now beautiful, bouncy curls and hairspray to lock them in! 





This hairstyle will give you beautiful, tussled, beachy-like waves. To start this hairstyle, begin with lightly damp hair and divide the hair into two equal-as-possible sections. Starting on one side, divide the hair in half again and begin to twist one of the sections of hair. Once all the hair is twisted, begin to wrap it in a tight bun (keeping the twist in the hair tight). Then, secure the bun with either bobby pins or ponytails (you can place a bun by the back of your neck, but it might hurt or be uncomfortable when you sleep). Be sure to secure with as many ponytails and bobby pins as needed otherwise the buns could fall out as you sleep. Repeat on the opposite side and in the morning, take out the buns and the twists and spray with your favorite hairspray to lock the curls in all day long.  


4.Top Bun



This hairstyle tends to be the most comfortable to sleep at night and can create beautiful waves in the morning. To start, have lightly damp hair (make sure that your hair is barely wet because it will take longer for this hairstyle to dry at night) and create a high ponytail on the top of your head or somewhere high enough that is still comfortable for you. After securing the ponytail, twist the hair in the ponytail and wrap it into a tight bun and again, secure it with a ponytail. For extra hold throughout the night, add a few bobby pins. If you feel the need to do so, you can apply some hairspray. When you wake up, you can simply take out the bobby pins and ponytail, and show off that awesome hairdo!



All these hairstyles can give different looks, especially depending on how tight or loose you make it. Feel free to experiment and have fun with it! Not having to constantly use heat will be beneficial to the health of your hair. Also, these methods will  save you tons of time when you’re trying to run out the door!

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Jacobson, but most people call me Liz for short. I am a sophomore this year at UW-Stout to get my Bachelors degree in Business Administration. I plan to have an emphasis in entrepreneurship so that after college I can pursue my dreams of owning my own store. I have a passion for writing. I love new ideas, meeting new people, and exploring different things in life. 
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