Sleep on It
One of the coolest things about straight hair? It can actually look better on day two.
To add some body overnight, shower in the PM, and put your dry or damp hair into any one of these configurations before bed:
- Loose, messy bun
- Loose braid
- Pulled up in lots of evenly spaced bobby pins
- Twisted and bobby-pinned into coils (giant ones for big, soft waves, tiny ones for curls)
- Done up in rollers, '50s style
The added bonus here is that straight hair (and often curly hair, too) often just looks better on the second day, when some of the washed-away essential oils have returned to the hair.
If you decide to brush your hair when you wake up, to soften the look, be sure to start at the end and work your way carefully upward. Otherwise, you risk breakage.
The next tip will take you into your kitchen.