How to Wake up Without Bed Head

Bed head, we’ve all woken up and looked in the mirror to see strange looking flicks of hair that just won’t flatten, tangled knots, stray strands, and all sorts of hair disasters.

If you want to know how to wake up without bed head, fear not – there are some things you can do to avoid these hair disasters.

If you struggle to wake up and you’re always cutting it fine getting ready to leave the house in the morning this article is for you.

I’m in the same boat. I wake up at the latest possible minute to grab every minute of sleep. I hit snooze several times, and the older I get, the less time I want to spend messing with my hair!

Here are some tips to help you get even the most stubborn heads of hair under control in a hurry for all types of hair:

How to Fix Bed Head for Short Hair

It’s actually more common to have bed head with shorter hair as it can be harder to work with what you have and pressing on your hair all night can cause those annoying cowlicks.

Here are some things you can do to stop bed head if you have short hair:

Wear a Nightcap

Sounds a little crazy for short hair but wearing a nightcap, or a bandana can make a huge difference.

Just keep one under your pillow. Cotton caps stretch on and you will not even notice you’re wearing it when you get used to it. Just remember to take it off before you leave the house!

Use Hair Products

If you don’t use hair products then you should definitely at least own some mousse or styling gel to deal with the issue of bed head when it arises.

Massaging some mousse in is probably the quickest way to fix bad hair. It’s especially effective for curly hair.

This video demonstrates how to fix bedhead hair with dry shampoo:

Use a Wet Comb and Heat

If you’ve tried a wet comb, or a hair dryer, and found neither worked, you should try a combination of both.

Run your comb under the tap to get it wet, then as you comb through your hair use a hairdryer to redirect that bed head into a more sensible style.

How to Fix Bed Head for Medium to Long Hair

There are pros and cons to having longer hair. You have more hair to manage of course, but it’s actually easier to style and you can do more the night before to avoid bed head.

Here are some things you can do to stop bed head if you have medium or long hair:

Put Your Hair in a Bun the Night Before

I’m not just talking to the girls here either, guys can rock the man bun while they are sleeping. Who’s going to see you anyway, right?

Buns are quick and easy. You can use them if you’re hair is wet too as they protect your hair, and in the morning a quick brush and you’re good to go.

Use Straighteners or Curlers

Straighteners and curlers are designed to straighten or give your hair volume. Either way, they are quick and easy to use and help you sort out your hair.

Straighteners are pretty useful if you have a few stray strands or a cowlick somewhere that needs taming. Borrow a pair and give it a try if you’re not convinced enough to buy some.

Spray with Water or Use Hair Styling Products

The same principle as short hair. Using water or a hair styling products allows you to style your hair the next day and reverse whatever bed head has inflicted on you.

If you combine this with putting your hair in a cap or bun overnight bed head worries should be a thing of the past.

Final Thoughts

Cowlicks, bed head, bad hair days, we all get them. It’s really not that hard to sort out. Most of the frustration comes when you’re in a hurry to leave the house.

A little planning, a little prepping, some hair styling products and you’re good to go. There are more than enough tips here how to wake up without bed head, here’s to good hair days!

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