Tired of wasting those precious morning moments doing your hair in the morning? Mario Russo, the owner of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, shows us that a great hair day starts with the right nighttime prep. Here are seven ways you can get ahead of your morning hair routine.
Go To Bed With Dry Hair
Water in your hair cuticle makes it more susceptible to splits and breakage as you toss and turn during the night. If you shower before bed and don’t have time to dry it, use a cotton t-shirt (which is less abrasive than a towel), wrap hair and keep it tucked in a turban-like creation until morning.
Apply A Leave-In Treatment
Utilizing a leave-in conditioning treatment before bed allows the moisture to seep into hair for a longer, uninterrupted time, which in turn, leaves your hair super hydrated and smooth the next day! For an added moisturizing benefit, wrap conditioned hair in a shower cap or silk scarf before hitting the hay.
Brush Out Hair Before Bed
Using a brush with natural bristles, brush hair out before bed starting at the roots and moving down to the ends of your hair. This will help to transfer the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair shaft, giving hair an added dose of hydration. Additionally, if you’ve used a lot of products on your locks during the day, this will help to break them up on your scalp as well as on your strands to prevent buildup.
Keep Hair Straight By Wrapping It
If you just spent money on a salon blow-dry or time in the bathroom straightening your curly locks, don’t let bedtime ruin your sleek style. Use the wrapping technique with bobby pins to keep hair smooth and straight. Starting at the top of your head, use a brush to begin arranging hair around the head and pinning it down, wrapping hair in a circle pattern around the head to keep it in its straight condition.
Top Knot It
Bring out your scrunchies and topknot your freshly washed and dried hair. As you blow-dry hair before bed, use a volumizing product on the root and once it’s almost dry, apply a texturizing spray throughout. Loosely pull dried hair upward and into a soft topknot. The height will give you an extra boost of volume as you sleep as well as ensure that your locks will maintain tangle-free for your early wake-up call.
Lights Off, Humidifier On
Whether you are cranking up your house’s heat in the winter or you live in a dry climate, adding extra moisture to the air using a humidifier can help to keep both your skin and locks hydrated. Moisturized hair sees less frizz and breakage.
Switch To A Silk Pillowcase
In order to extend the life of your hairstyle or blow-dry as well as keep damage and breakage at bay, opt for a silk or Egyptian cotton pillowcase. Flannel or cotton sheets cause more friction on hair and over time and will create damage.