5 Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Straight Overnight

5 Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Straight Overnight

5 Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Straight Overnight


Have you ever straightened your hair the night before a meeting or event in the morning, only to wake up the next day with frizzy hair? If so, you're not the only one. 

There's nothing worse than waking up with your straight hair that has turned curly or wavy, especially if you're in a rush. However, there are ways to stop your hair from curling. Continue reading to learn how to maintain straight hair overnight.


How to Keep Hair Straight Overnight


The below tips will help you keep your hair straight overnight:


1) Use a Thermal Protector and a Straightening Serum


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Heat and moisture destroy straightened hair, but if you use the best thermal protectors, you should be fine. Although these products exist in a variety of forms, the spray is the most common. If you want to keep your hair looking nice and healthy, you must choose a trustworthy silicone-based spray.

Additionally, if a thermal protectant is not something you wish to use, a straightening serum will work. Before going to bed, apply enough to keep your hair in good condition. If you have extremely dry hair or naturally straight hair, you can also try a lightweight hair oil.


2) Use a Dry Shampoo


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Dry shampoo is a powder that absorbs natural oils from your scalp and hair follicles, keeping you from looking greasy the following day. If you have very thin or flat hair, this step is particularly important. With dry shampoo, you can maintain your appearance of volume without having to wash and style your hair again in the morning. 


3) Pin Your Hair Up Before Going to Bed


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Before going to bed, secure your hair with a pin to prevent it from kinking. Unless you have extremely thick, curly hair, this shouldn't take long. For a similar effect, you can also pull your hair back with a hair tie. To do this, segment your hair into two to four sections, and then use a Burlyband elastic hair tie to knot each piece together at the top. Then, on each bunch, tie a new hair tie a few inches below the previous one.


4) Wrap Your Hair in a Silk Scarf


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After your hair has been styled and secured into place, you'll need a silk or satin scarf to wrap around it. These fabrics are delicate and reduce friction, so you won't wake up with flyaways or frizz. If you don't want to wrap your hair, you can also use silk or satin pillowcases.


5) Cool Your Room


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Last but not least, make sure that your bedroom is cool before you go to bed. Heat in your bedroom can cause you to sweat, adding moisture to your hair which will result in frizz. To prevent this, reduce the temperature on your thermostat.



Essential Tips to Follow Before Straightening Your Hair


If you want the straightening effect to last as long as possible, you must follow a hair care regimen that stresses maintenance. Use the tips below before straightening your hair:


1) Use a Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner


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Your shampoo and conditioner serve as the foundation for sleek hairstyles. Although these products aren't designed to make hair straight, they do make your hair simpler to maintain and straighten with a flatiron. Additionally, they also have moisturizing, detangling, and smoothing properties, which are necessary for your hair when it is being straightened.


2) Make Sure That Your Hair Is Dry Before Straightening It


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Another tip to ensure that your straight hair lasts for days is to completely dry it before using a straightener. If you straighten wet hair, you run the risk of harming it and waking up with a frizzy mane. As a result, make sure to give your hair enough time to completely dry if you wash it before straightening.


3) Brush Your Hair Before Straightening It


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Hair that is tangled will frizz and curl right away and never look good. Before straightening your hair, make sure it is completely frizz-free and tangle-free. With this technique, you can easily straighten your hair, and it will stay straight for a longer period of time.


4) Use the Lowest Heat Setting


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High heat settings won't make your hair more straight. In fact, greater temperatures might cause your hair to become more frizzy by dehydrating it. Not to mention, it could damage your hair.

For the best results, use low or medium heat instead. Additionally, whenever you heat style your hair, always remember to use a thermal protectant product.


5) Use a High-Quality Straightener


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If you want hair that will stay poker straight, you need to invest in a high-quality straightener with ceramic or tourmaline plates. By doing this, you can quickly and evenly straighten your hair. A low-budget straightener will never give you the same results.




The tips above are guaranteed to keep your straightened hair in place while you sleep so that you don't wake up to a frizzy mane. If you're considering replacing your current hair tie to protect your straightened hair at night, check out Burlyband's hair ties.

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