How To Keep Hair Straight Overnight

Straightening your hair is a damaging, time-consuming, yet ultra-rewarding process. So naturally, you want to make sure your straightened hairdos last! If you want to learn how to keep your strands sleek while you sleep, read on! In this article, we’ll take a look at a few ways you can keep your hair straight overnight. 

Wrap Your Hair 

Wrapping your hair at night is one of the best ways to keep your hair bone straight while you sleep. It essentially freezes it in a stretched state, which can help your straightened style last for days. It’s also incredibly easy once you get the hang of it.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Smooth a small amount of serum onto your hair. 
  2. Use a wide tooth comb or boar bristle brush to gently wrap your hair around your head in a circular motion.
  3. Cover your wrapped hair with a satin scarf and firmly secure it.
  4. In the morning, gently comb down your wrap.

Follow these instructions, and your hair will be bone straight, with plenty of shine and bounce. 

Use A High-Quality Straightening Serum or Spray

A high-quality straightening serum creates a protective layer around your hair that blocks out humidity and frizz and helps keep your strands perfectly straight. Keep in mind that most straightening serums contain silicones. Although they’ve gotten somewhat of a bad reputation, silicones are incredibly effective at blocking out humidity. To reap all of the rewards with none of the risk, opt for water-soluble silicones, or do a monthly clarifying shampoo to eliminate silicone buildup. 

Avoid Moisture

When your hair is exposed to water, it’ll revert to its natural, textured state. If you want to keep your hair straight overnight, make sure you protect your hair from humidity, sweat, and other sources of water. Ensure you don’t overheat while you sleep, and wear a shower cap to block out any moist air that builds up from your shower. You’ll also have to watch out for products that contain a large percentage of water, as they’ll shorten the lifespan of your straightened ‘do. 

Straighten Your Hair Correctly 

If you don’t straighten your hair correctly, it’s not going to last long. Taking the time to straighten your hair correctly will give you more beautiful results and make it easier to preserve your style. Want to learn how you can straighten your hair the right way? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Flat iron one small section of hair at a time.
  • Make sure your hot tool is set to a high enough temperature.
  • Use a high-quality hair straightener. 
  • Twist your flat iron at a 45-degree angle to create tension while you pull it down your strands. 
  • Don’t overload your hair with product before you straighten it.  

So, there you have it! Keeping your hair straight overnight takes work, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be glad you did. It’ll help cut down on styling time and stretch your hairstyle out for longer. Soon, you’ll find that you don’t need to straighten your hair as often. We hope you found this article helpful, and we wish you the best with your straight hair escapades!



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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