Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wake Up Beautiful Without Doing Your Hair

My sister-in-law has naturally curly hair that she washes at night, piles on top of her head, and wakes up beautiful every morning. I've always been pretty envious of that. My hair is really thick (therefore, lots of layers) and stick straight so I didn't think it would work for me.

But in the April issue of InStyle, they claim you can go to bed with wet hair, no matter the type, you'll wake up beautiful.

They recommend finding your inner ballerina by piling your hair into a twist on the top of your head and to use a scrunchie to avoid crimping.

Well, I don't own a scrunchie (didn't they go out of style in the 80s?). So I asked Angela what she uses and she said, "A cheap barrette I bought at Walgreens."

I have to use a cheat barrette and lots of bobby pins, but this is how the experiment has worked:

1. Monday morning I woke up with waves, but had to rewash my bangs and run a curling iron through my hair. I think it's because I did a deep condition on Sunday night.

2. Tuesday morning I woke up in all sorts of disarray and had to pull it back. I did not wash it (only wet it down under the faucet) and I did not use product.

3. Wednesday morning I was fed up and just did it normally.

4. Last night I took a shower before bed, but I did not wash my hair. I just made sure it was super soaked through. Then I added some product and piled it all on top of my head, including my bangs.

This morning I woke up and my hair was still a bit damp. But I ran the hair dryer through it quickly and used a comb instead of a brush. I had one little spot that was sticking up that I couldn't control so I just pulled pieces of my hair at the crown back into bobby pins. I even have a nice little wave in my bangs. It took my 20 minutes to get ready this morning.

I think I'm sold.


  1. WOW. I'm going to have to try this one. I have naturally wavy hair, so this might actually work for me. What product did you use? Mousse?

  2. I have really kinky curly hair. I wonder if this would work for me?!?!

  3. I can't believe I'm mentioned in your blog!!! I'm famous!!!!
    This makes me think of Monsters Inc. and Mike Wazowskii being on tv!

  4. I think the more wave you have in your hair, the better it will work!

  5. I also put tons of product in it and hairspray so it will have plenty of texture. I have been blowdrying the roots before the barette as well. Sometimes if I am super lazy I will curl it the night before and the next day I will have the fantastic body!

  6. On a side note, I was watching LOST the other night, and as Kate stepped out of the car, guess what she was wearing...A SCRUNCHIE! It looked SO out of place.