By now, most of us know it’s not necessary—or even advised—to wash your hair each day. But that supposed time-saver can make it almost more annoying to style and tame your slept-on hair. From frizzy roots to self-inflicted hair-tie kinks, this writer was in search of an easy way to wake up looking good without some crazy, expensive salon processing.
Enter the high bun. At the advice of a good friend with similarly loved-on hair, I incorporated an updo into my nightly ritual and it left me freaking out with happiness. Here’s what to do: Pull completely dry hair into a high ponytail. (Wet hair is delicate and can easily get damaged if pulled tight when you sleep.) In one piece, gently twirl the hair to the length of your ponytail. Now wrap the ponytail around itself in a spiral motion creating a bun shape. Using a snag-free elastic, like Sweaty Betty Spiral Hair Toggles ($5), secure the hair in place. Gently release hair out from the base with a shimmy motion to allow some give and avoid the dreaded crease. Voila! You’ll wake up with beach waves, sans the typical pin-straight top portion.
Do you have a nighttime beauty secret we all should know? Share what you swear by below!