I love getting my hair blown out, I feel light and fresh and pretty — for the first day. Once it comes time to sleep on my fancy hair, all bets are off. I’ve tried to find ways to make a blowout last, but none of them have ever worked for me. I have a sort of strange hair type, I have a lot of it, but it’s very fine. Ever since having babies I also have a tendency to get oily near my scalp, add in the fact that I have a bit of a natural curl and all bets of good hair in the morning are off.
I tried braiding it overnight, that just left it flat, so I had to find a way to get lift at the roots but still be able to sleep comfortably (no one wants to put in foam rollers every night.) The no-heat curls with a headband seem like a good idea in theory, but for some reason I could never get them to work with my hair. Finally I found an solution that works for me. I can sleep with my hair like this and come morning all I have to do is take out the elastic and I’m good to go. It doesn’t matter if my hair the day before was curled, waved or straight — I swear to you it has come out looking just as good as the day before every time I’ve done this.
The only downfall? You’ll look like a fool, but looking like a fool overnight is worth it for good hair in the morning, amen.
The mask I’m wearing in the start of the video? GlamGlow Supermud Mask. THE BEST.
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