This post is in collaboration with Casper for their 'Own Your Bedhead Project'. Casper is a new start-up with easily delivered latex & memory foam mattresses. If you are in NYC, you might have seen their ads in the subway. Definitely check out their website if you are looking for a new mattress-they also have a really interesting design & manufacturing story. They can't promise their mattress won't give you bed head, but it will give you a better night's beauty sleep.
Before BedWhen tackling on my morning do, I have two rough strategies. One-start before bedtime. I use a couple of products after my nightly shower to keep my hair moisturized and a little less tangled. I love the Beauty Protector Protect & Oil . It smells amazing and makes my hair more manageable. I am also a big fan of detanglers/leave-ins-like the Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner. After applying those products to damp hair, I will brush through it with the Tangle Teaser.
Now usually, I don't have much time in the mornings. I'm lucky if I am able to actually brush my hair. I do always have to straighten my bangs though-they can get pretty crazy. For that I use a mini flat iron by Sedu. It's the perfect size. If I do have time for a style sesh, I do a bit of heat styling. Today, I decided to straighten my hair, more for the shine than being pin straight. I start by spraying a heat protectant all over, making sure to get all the layers of hair. My favourite is Ogx Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray. Then, I go through my hair in layers with my Chi (it's the original one, I have had for years.) Finishing touches include some hairspray, currently I'm using Oribe Super Fine Hairspray, and the Macadamia Healing Oil Spray-it gives the perfect amount of shine. If my hair is looking a bit flat or if I'm working with second-day hair, I'll spray some dry shampoo, like this adorable Perk Up Dry Shampoo by Amika.
What are your key tips & tricks for combating bed head?
Is it all about the before bed prep or morning styling?