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Photographed by Super A-OK; Styled by Stephanie Singer; Hair by Linh Nguyen at Kate Ryan; Makeup by Brit Cochran At Art Department; Nails by Holly Falcone at Kate Ryan; Modeled by Jordy Murray at Elite Model Management
You Shouldn't Sleep On Wet Hair
We're total proponents of getting a full eight hours of shut-eye (#goals). It's good for your health, it makes your skin glow, and — as it turns out — it's a prime time to style your hair. While some stylists balk at the idea of showering at night and going to bed with wet hair (it can cause breakage and split ends), there are hair-healthy ways to do it and wake up with loose, tousled waves. Here's how.
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After showering, towel dry your hair and scrunch in a curl-enhancing mousse or gel. Put it up into a ponytail. (It's best to use a creaseless hair tie versus an elastic, because it creates less tension.) Split your ponytail into two sections, and twist each section individually. Then, twist the two together into one thick ponytail. Finally, wrap it into a bun and pin to the base of your scalp to sleep. Set your alarm, and catch some ZZZs.
In the morning, undo your twisted style and shape your waves with your fingers. (If your hair's still sopping wet, blowdry with a diffuser attachment.)
Think of your finished product as a more zhuzhed-up version of woke-up-like-this hair. You can add more definition by loosely curling face-framing layers. Just make sure to tousle, tousle, tousle, so your style appears loose and natural.
Shampoo First, Then Condition Big hair don't care? We're into it. If you've tried everything from dry shampoos to root-boosting sprays to no avail, we may have finally discovered a foolproof method for salon-blowout volume. The trick: switching up your shower routine by conditioning, then shampooing. Stick with us here.
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