Do you always look like the queen of bedhead when you wake up?
Don’t worry; I’ve had those days too.
That’s why I want to share with you my top 11 tips on how to stop frizzy hair overnight.
So without further ado, here they are:
1. Switch to a Mulberry Pure Silk Pillowcase
Are you going to bed with silky locks and waking up with voluminous frizz?
Wondering what’s going wrong?
It turns out that you could literally be sleeping on the problem!
Cotton pillowcases are bad for your hair and skin.
According to research from the University of Bologna, the rough fibers from cotton cause irritation, friction, and abrasion to your skin and hair.
- Cotton draws out moisture from your hair
- It causes wrinkles and creases
- It creates friction
- It gives your hair kinks and tangles
- It does not regulate heat
My simple alternative solution: Use a silk pillowcase instead.
Let me explain why …
By its very nature, silk is a friction-free material. It allows your hair to glide and does deplete moisture from your hair and skin.
Which means your strands will stay shiny and straight when you wake up.
Imagine how effortless and time-saving that can be in the morning rush!
Here are some of the benefits of using a silk pillowcase:
- Silk is a good temperature regulator
- It is hypoallergenic
- It contains essential Amino acids (Proteins)
- It won’t crease or tangle your hair
- It helps your hair retain moisture
- It does not make creases or tangles in your hair
I’ve been using the Mulberry silk pillowcases, and I can’t see myself going back to cotton ever. Even when I travel, I make sure I carry one in my luggage.
Mulberry silk is the best you can get. It’s made using silkworms that feed on leaves from Mulberry trees for refined, pure white silk.
I love the SLIP Silk Pillowcase. It’s award-winning, available in several colors, and it feels lovely. Most importantly, it’s much better for my hair, helping me to wake up frizz-free.
2. Brush, Brush, Brush
Brush your hair with a boar bristle brush before going to bed.
- It helps stimulate your scalp
- It loosens up your hair (fewer chances for tangles)
- It removes dust, lint, and dirt from your hair
- And it distributes your hair’s natural oils
Award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford says it’s excellent for your roots too.
Remember that you still only need to brush your hair as often as you feel it needs it.
If you have particularly fine or fragile hair, too much brushing could backfire. You don’t have to brush every single night. Every other night is okay to help protect your hair.
3. Keep Your Hair Well-Oiled (Without Greasiness)
I love Argan oil, coconut oil, and similar products that moisturize my hair.
But a complete oil treatment every night before bed doesn’t make any sense.
You don’t want to hit your silky pillowcase with a greasy head, would you?
Luckily, you can use a luxurious hair oil that doesn’t leave your hair greasy.
Argain oil is super absorbent, and it keeps your ends feeling smooth and pampered while you sleep.
Add it to your nighttime hair care routine and enjoy its fresh and seductive scent.
4. Treat As You Sleep
Soothe as you snooze with an overnight hair treatment.
Hair masks have worked wonders for me, but I don’t have time to sit and wait for them to do their magic.
If I put a treatment on overnight and wrap up my hair, there’s no mess or hassle. I wake up in the morning with a smooth head of hair, and you can too.
Treat your hair with this luxurious Argan oil sulfate-free keratin hair mask from Arvazallia. It’s pure goodness!
5. Tie Up Your Tresses
Flyaway follicles aren’t what you want when you wake up in the morning.
You might worry about breakages if you tie up your hair, but putting it up could be better for you.
Put your hair up neatly and keep it under control. Instead of it getting rubbed in all the wrong directions, you can hold it in place. From loose buns to practical plaits, you can help to prevent breakage by using these colorful satin scrunchies to keep your hair under wraps.
6. Choose a Night to Morning Style
Don’t have time to make waves or curls in the morning?
How about making your hair style itself while you sleep!
Yes, the new colorful retro hair curlers are back in fashion. Spoolies curlers can make your hair wavy or curly overnight without using any heat at all.
You can now sleep your way to curly voluminous, sexy hair.
7. Hold Your Style with a Texturizing Spray
If you do choose to style your hair overnight, a texturizing spray is an excellent idea.
A leave-in spray holds your style to make sure you wake up with not a single hair strand out of place.
You can choose finishing sprays that help to thicken your hair while smoothing it down.
Get the volume you want without the humid frizziness, and you could keep your hair in place for the next 24 hours.
8. Dry Your Locks Before You Drop Off
Drying your hair with a microfiber towel minimizes the chances of working frizz back into your hair.
Compared to your ordinary cotton towels, Microfibers:
- Absorbs water rapidly (less time drying your hair)
- You don’t need rubbing (less friction)
- Do not add lint and dust back into your hair
- Reduce frizz and tangles
- Do not snag on strands of hair
- And they last much longer
Marie Claire Magazine: Showers will never be the same again after trying Microfiber Hair Towels.
Trust me, you’ll love the smoother drying surface of these towels.
9. Dry Curls with a Diffuser
If you have curly hair, I recommend using a diffuser with your hair dryer.
A diffuser makes your hair dryer gentler so your hair won’t get tangled.
You don’t have to have curly hair to use this trick, but it’s especially helpful if you do!
Plus it emits less noise which means you won’t be irritating your partner.
10. Give Your Colored Hair a Special Treat
Have you recently colored your hair?
You’re probably worrying about treating it right, so it stays in good condition to keep its color.
If you want to fight off any potential frizz without ruining your new color, you need the right product. Use a hair mask designed just for colored hair so you can treat your locks to the attention they need. Your hair will be moisturized and calm, and the color will still look vibrant and fantastic.
11. Reduce the Humidity in Your Bedroom
Humidity is your hair’s worst enemy.
And it’s everywhere. Even in your bedroom. You simply can’t escape it.
But don’t worry – you can control the humidity in your bedroom.
One of the best things you can have is a dehumidifier. It removes moisture from the air to retain perfect humidity levels.
You can set it at your desired humidity for less frizz in your barnet when you wake up.
It’s also great for your skin, and it’s a healthy choice for people with asthma or allergies.
So there you have it.
11 useful that will help you sleep your way to beautiful frizz-free hair.
You’ll always wake up with a spring in your step and your hair ready for minimal fuss styling.
Now that you know how to tame frizzy hair overnight, it will never ruin your mornings again.
Camelia loves all things creative and glamtastic.
She can color hair, perform keratin treatments, bleach hair, and even cut curly hair. She is our go-to person whenever we have hair treatments and styling questions.
She's also currently training as a freelance makeup artist and is passionate about helping others feel beautiful in their skin. When she's not writing or doing hair, she's usually spending time watching British period dramas.