Overnight hair care: tips for smooth and fluffy hair

by The First Refresh


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If you have an upcoming event, you may be thinking about indulging in a professional makeup & hair service to be looking your best on the day. But on a normal day, there’s barely any time to indulge in extensive morning routines, let alone unpredictable frizzy hair. Why does my hair get dry overnight? And what can I do to stop this before my big event? 

Frizzy hair means a lack of the correct moisture levels. Frizzy hair is primarily caused by an open hair cuticle, which allows humidity (especially in tropical Singapore) into the hair. This ultimately causes the entire hair shaft to swell. Frizz can also be caused by damaged hair, usually occurring if you don’t protect your hair while you sleep. 

If you’re looking for how to keep your hair smooth overnight, or how to wake up with fluffy hair everyday – keep reading for our guide to overnight hair care. 

Don’t go to bed with wet hair 

Going to sleep with wet hair can be extremely damaging to your hair - causing breakage and knots. Take your showers earlier if you can, and let your hair air dry thoroughly before going to sleep. 

Overnight braids 

Further preventing any breakage or rush brushing in the morning, overnight braids are a quick solution to keeping your hair smooth when you wake up. Plus, they give you that extra wave that lasts all day. 

Read more here: Want healthier hair? Break these bad habits that damage your hair

Silk pillowcase 

Yes - your pillowcase is probably contributing to your hair health too. Opt for a silk pillowcase to prevent any trauma to the hair during your sleep. Bonus: silk pillowcases are better for your skin too! 

Hair masks 

At the root of it all, frizzy hair is caused by dryness. Setting the time aside to do a hair mask once weekly will go a long way in getting that moisture level back into your hair. You’ll thank yourself later. 

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Reduce heat usage 

If you’re one for late night showers, or frequent stylings, find ways to switch up your styling routine that doesn’t use heat. Consistent heat on the hair can be extremely drying and further damaging in the long run. 

If you can’t reduce your heat usage on the hair - make sure you invest in a good heat protectant. 

Wide-tooth comb on hair instead of small ones - especially if it’s wet! 

Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t be brushing your hair when it’s wet. But if you have to, use a wide-tooth comb to sort out any knots and tangles, gently brushing them out. 

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