Doing your hair about 3 times a week is PLENTY in my opinion. And you can get away with it and still look put together all 7. You just need to use some tricks to make it really last, even during the sleeping hours. Here’s how I do it.
1. Start small
One of my favorite tricks is to use a smaller curling iron than I normally prefer (like a 1″ instead of a 1 1/4″) when curling my hair. That way by day two the curls are loosened to perfection and by day 3 I can rock loose waves.
2. Scrunchie up
If your hair is curly this is the #1 way to keep it through the night. Just put it up in a loose high bun on the top of your head and start snoozing.
While piling on the product might really help to preserve your hair for the day, it generally wreaks havoc on the style at night, especially if you have fine tresses. Try to keep the oil or shine products light and only on the bottom half of your hair shaft (so it doesn’t look oily by morning) and avoid any sticky or heavy products at all.
4. Pillow decisions
Some people say to use a silky pillow case and I think that could be helpful if you don’t mind them (They drive me crazy cause my head constantly slips off!) The main thing I try to avoid is flannel. It will rats nest my hair in a hot minute!
5. The damage
Last year when I damaged the living tar out of my hair with bleach I learned that no matter what I did at night, I woke up with a a snarled mess on my head! It took a lot of TLC to get it back in sleeping shape. So keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to over process it!
6. Pin em’ or twirl em’
It’s also super important how you got your style in the first place. When I want my curls to last and especially since I won’t be using a lot of product I’ve got to use a technique that freezes them into place. My two go to options are the Twirl Curl & Pinned Curls, because your hair cools in the curl formation it will last much longer!
I hope you all had a great weekend! We took the baby to Lake Tahoe for the week (Christian stayed with his grandparents so he could go to school and mostly so he didn’t have to weather two 10 hour drives!) Nick is playing a gold tournament nearby and I’m enjoying the cozy fall up next to the fireplace:)