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How To Prevent Bed Head and Wake Up With Gorgeous Hair
How To Prevent Bed Head and Wake Up With Gorgeous Hair

Key takeaways:

  • Bedhead causes hair damage, split ends and slowed growth.

  • Sleeping with wet hair causes breakage and frizz. 

  • Silk pillowcases and bonnets reduce the friction that causes bedhead and frizz.

  • Silk pillowcases keep hair hydrated by not absorbing natural oils like cotton does.


If you find that you're waking up with unruly tresses or every non-wash day seems like a bad hair dayyou may just have a bad case of bed head.

In this blog post, we'll jump into a few different methods of how to fix bed head and keep your hair looking amazing—even on days you don't wash your hair.

Keep reading to learn what bed head is, why it's more than just an aesthetic problem, and how to take back control of your luscious locks.

What Is Bed Head and Why Should I Be Worried?

Bedhead is caused by several things, but the main culprit is friction.

When your strands rub against a rough surface like cotton or linen as you sleep, they can become tangled and matted. This can lead to breakage, split ends, and frizz. Not only does this make your hair look janky, but it also impedes the growth of healthy hair.

But don't worry, there are things you can do before you go to bed to make sure you wake up with better hair every morning. Read on to learn these tips!

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You spend too much time styling to deal with bed head

"I love blow-drying my hair!" Said no one ever.

If you've just blow-dried your hair or even styled it with a curling iron, no doubt you want to maintain that perfect hairstyle as long as possible! Especially if you've shelled out the additional cost of going to get a blowout at the salon.

If you have curly hair and you blow-dry your locks to make those curls straight or wavy, you're even more invested in maintaining that hairstyle because achieving it was not easy!

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Why bed head is your mortal enemy

As you sleep, you move around on your pillow, which causes pull and strain on your hair. Unfortunately, going to sleep usually means we're going to say hello to messy hair, tangles, frizz, and dents in the morning. In other words: bedhead.

This can happen even if you've put your tresses up in a top knot or a bun on top of your head before going to sleep. That means spending a bunch of extra time each morning restyling your hair. Boo.

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Why silk is the #1 tool in your anti-bedhead arsenal

Silk is known for its ability to help prevent bedhead. It does this by providing a smooth surface for your to rest your tresses on each night. Wrapping your hair before bed in a silk bonnet or sleeping on a silk pillowcase means you're cutting way back on all the friction that causes all that frizz and tangle.

If you're looking for hair care products that battle frizz and bedhead, Blissy Silk Pillowcases and Blissy Bonnets are made from the finest 100% mulberry silk. Not only will they keep your locks looking gorgeous every morning, but they'll also help keep them healthy and hydrated.

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How Can Blissy Help?

Blissy sells 100% mulberry silk pillowcases, bonnets, and other silk hair accessories that fight bed head and nourish your hair. Let's take a deeper look into why Blissy's products are so good for your hair.

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Blissy reduces friction that causes messy hair and frizz

Blissy silk is much smoother than other fabrics, so it cuts down on friction caused by a cotton pillowcase and lets you live your best hair life.

A Blissy pillowcase is your best friend if you want to prevent bed head and wake up with a perfect coif every morning. See what real Blissy customers are saying about the Blissy pillowcase.

If you have wavy, thick, curly, or coarse hair (or just want an extra level of protection for your hair), Blissy Bonnets provide extra protection from bedhead. Brush and wrap hair before bed with this silk hair turban to protect it all night long. Unwrap in the morning, brush again, and it's like you didn't even sleep on your hair at all!

Blissy keeps your hair hydrated

Blissy silk pillowcases also help keep your tresses hydrated and smooth by being less absorbent than cotton pillowcases, which strip away natural oils.

Blissy 100% mulberry silk pillowcases and bonnets are made from the finest quality silk. These pillowcases help you achieve better hair in the mornings and avoid bed head completely.

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Blissy works for all hair types

A Blissy pillowcase or bonnet can help all hair types, including long hair, short hair, straight hair, and curly hair. You'll wake up with hair that's just about as coifed as it was when you went to sleep. Get your mornings back and save time on styling.

Can I Go to Bed With Wet Hair?

Some people prefer to shower and wash their hair before bed or in the evening. A steamy rinse is the perfect way to relax after a long day.

But the hot noisy buzz of a blow dryer in your ears while you hold a brush at the most challenging angles is far from relaxing. So you may end up going to sleep with wet hair.

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One way to avoid this is by using a shower cap and saving washing your hair for the daytime. That way you can air-dry hair or heat dry it when you're feeling more amped.

Why sleeping with wet hair is not recommended

Going to bed with wet hair is not recommended for several reasons—not just because you wake up with wonky-looking tresses.

Moisture on the top of your head can give you a chill at night, causing you to be uncomfortable—especially if the air conditioner kicks on.

Another reason going to bed with wet hair is a bad idea is because your strands are weaker when they're wet. Your scalp and head make contact with your pillow and you move around as you sleep through the night. This will pull at your strands, causing breakage and damage to your hair.

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Okay, it's not recommended. But I'm going to do it anyway so...how to avoid bedhead? 

If you're not ready to give up your going-to-bed-with-wet-hair habit just yet, then we recommend that you sleep on a silk pillowcase and/or wear a silk bonnet. That's the best way to prevent bed head caused by sleeping on wet hair.

How to avoid bedhead when sleeping with wet hair:

  • Blot your strands with a microfiber towel or hair turban after you get out of the shower.

  • Wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt for 10-20 minutes to remove extra moisture without causing frizz.

  • Never vigorously rub your hair with a towel, especially longer hair. This is a surefire way to cause frizz.

  • Comb but do not brush your still-damp hair. Brushing wet hair can lead to breakage since your strands are still weak.

  • Depending on your hair type, you may want to apply a leave-in conditioner or other leave-in product midway through your strands and comb through to the ends. Do not apply to your roots.

  • Braid your hair, then wrap the ends with a skinny silk scrunchie.

  • Sleep on a silk pillowcase to ensure a frizz-free experience. Avoid satin pillowcases, as these are not the same.

  • In the morning, unbraid your locks—your hair should be wavy and perhaps a little damp still.

  • Let your hair dry naturally or spray with styling products and hit it with the blow dryer to style your hair as desired!

Long Hair Don't Care...About Bed Head

If you want to know how to prevent bed head, using a Blissy 100% mulberry silk pillowcase or bonnet is the best way to go. Not only will these items help your locks look better, but your hair will also feel softer and smoother.

Check out more of our latest posts for more hair and beauty tips. Give Blissy a try tonight and see for yourself how much of a difference it makes!

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