Do I want to save time in the morning? YES! Do I want great looking hair everyday? DOUBLE YES! This tip ensures both – and it only takes a minute. Let me show you have to have perfect morning hair.

If a good hair day can become a good hair two days – I am so in. I am going explain how to  prep your hair the night before so that you wake up with a tame mane, ready to start your day!

Step One: Brush It Out

Brush through your hair before bed with a good brush. I use a paddle brush with boar bristles. They are great for distributing oils throughout your hair. That’s the goal here. At night when sleeping (and sweating) your hair becomes oilier and it all settles at the top. We want to distribute this so it isn’t so concentrated, and your hair will have a lot more lift in the morning.

Step Two: Scalp Massage

I learned this trick from a hairdresser. Not only does it feel great, but it pumps up your hair and gives it a little more volume. Once again, this will help prevent flat morning hair. Just use your fingers and massage your scalp in a circular motion, almost like shampooing. Do it for a minute (honestly it feels so good you’ll want to keep going) and I promise it will make a difference.

Step Three: Twist into Bun

Take your hair at the nape of your neck and start to twist it. Keep twisting all the way in a low bun (actually, mine looks more like a bagel, but who’s counting?). Now, you might be nervous about this step if you have straight hair. Don’t worry, it won’t come out wavy and wonky. In the morning the hair will straighten back out in a few minutes, and will look fresh as ever.

Step Four: Clip into Place

Clip the bun into place using alligator clips. I got these off Amazon, but you can get them from any beauty supply store. Honestly I swear by them. They are so strong but flexible that they hold my hair securely and comfortably. Just clip one at the top, and one at the bottom. You’ll sleep with this bun in! If you are worried about comfort it’s never been a problem for me. I stop noticing the clips after a few minutes, though it takes a little getting used to.

Those are the basics! In the morning you can unclip your hair, shake it out, maybe give it another little scalp massage and it will look fresh and pretty. If it’s a little greasy you can use dry shampoo to compensate (this will also help add volume).

Doing this saves me so much time in the morning. It also helps me wash my hair less, which helps it to retain it’s natural oils and stay healthier overall. Give it a try and see if it works for you!

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