Anytime I can get an extra day out of my hair without rewashing is a win for me. And I know a lot of you feel the same way! When dry shampoo became popular again a few years ago, that enabled so many more women to get an extra day or so out of their style which was a massive victory in the time department.
And the tricep department if your arms hurt from blow drying.
Dry shampoo is great but there are two things that will drastically help you restyle your hair the following day, or even potentially give you the option to do NOTHING more to it.
2 essentials for getting an extra day or two out of your hairstyle:
I’ve been sleeping on a Slip silk pillow case for a few years. Not only does it feel like a dream against my skin, but it keeps my hair ultra smooth and frizz-free. Have you ever woken up with a crimped section of your hair and wondered how in the world it got there? OR had a very strange bend around the root area causing your hair to flip a weird direction? That almost never happens with a silk pillowcase. Honestly, it’s NEVER happened with a silk pillowcase for me.
If you are looking for a more budget friendly pillowcase, this one got great reviews on Amazon.
Beyond that, sleeping with your hair up in a very loose ponytail will aid in waking up with smooth locks as well. I recently started using the Slip scrunchies and love them. They are a tiny bit loose when I wrap them around my hair twice, but thats enough to keep my hair up without slipping out of the scrunchie altogether. The fabric of the scrunchy should be soft, and it should not be tight around your hair to cause a crease. After I put my hair in a ponytail and lay down, I slide the scrunchie a little closer to my ends so it doesn’t crease around my crown. But even if I wake up with a crease, it’s much easier to smooth it out with a flat iron instead of restyling altogether.
My haircare routine for bedtime is simple. I brush through it with my wet brush and usually flip it to the opposite side that it was parted on. Then right before I crawl into bed, I flip over and pull it into the highest ponytail possible. I lay down on the pillow, slide the scrunchie down an inch or so, and go to sleep! In the morning, I take it out and my hair usually looks exactly the same as the night before. If I need to recurl, I’ll touch up the top and front of my hair, but if I’ve flat ironed it it typically doesn’t need any more heat styling!
I don’t use dry shampoo, but if you use it I’d suggest spraying it on the night before! That can help absorb oil or dirt while you sleep, then you can just brush through it in the morning!
Anything I can do to save time is helpful for this season of my life, and I hope these tips help you too!
p.s. if you’re feeling the silk thing, this is a pretty silk robe!