How To Keep My Hair Looking Good Overnight


Keeping your hair looking good overnight is no easy feat, especially if you don’t know where to start. Luckily, you’ve found this article. If you choose the right overnight hair protection method(s), you won’t have to worry about waking up to a bad hair situation. In this article, we’ll share several ways to keep your hair looking good overnight. Let’s get right into it! 

Cover Your Hair with a Silk Scarf

Silk scarves will be your hair’s savior if you want to keep your hair looking sleek and silky. They work best when you’re wearing your hair in a straight style where your hair is hanging downward. To get the best results, you’ll wrap your hair in a beehive flat against your head, fold the scarf into a triangle, and tie it around your head. 

Cover Your Hair with a Bonnet 

Bonnets come in handy for voluminous hairstyles; they ensure your hairdo won’t be misshapen by morning. To use a bonnet, you’ll simply slip it over your head and go to bed. If you’re having trouble fitting your hair under the bonnet, you can always pin the hair up with a few small bobby pins before putting the bonnet on. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll take the pins out, fluff, and move on with your morning. 

Choose a Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases are widely loved for their convenience and widespread usability. If you’ve ever seen one, it looks like nothing special, but it’s 10 times better for your hair. Its material won’t snag or dehydrate your tresses. So, your chances of waking up with gorgeous hair by morning are really good if you switch our your normal pillow for a silk pillowcase. 

Put Your Hair in a Ponytail

If you don’t have access to a silk pillowcase, silk scarf, or bonnet, don’t worry. In a pinch, all you need is a scrunchie (preferably a silk one). You can simply throw your hair up into a loose high ponytail and catch your Zs. Your hair won’t be as flawless in the morning as it would if you used a different overnight hair protection method, but it’s better than doing nothing at all. Be prepared to do a little bit of primping in the morning, at least to the hair along your hairline. 

What Not to Do with Your Hair Overnight

Up until this point, we’ve told you what you should do to keep your hair looking great overnight, but we didn’t tell you what not to do. Here are a few no-nos to keep in mind: 

  1. Don’t go to sleep with dripping wet hair. It invites mold and mildew to the party. 

  2. Try to avoid using large metal clips if possible. They can snag and break your hair.

  3. Don’t sleep under your covers. They can dry out your hair and make it look messy. 

 So, there you have it - how to make your hair look great overnight. We hope you found all the information you’re looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair!




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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