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How to protect your red hair overnight

How to protect your red hair overnight

Having the best hair colour in the world brings with it a certain level of responsibility. Sure, that multi-tonal ginger shade does a lot of the legwork, but there are also some things you can do to keep your red hairstyle looking great for several days – not just on wash day.

Your bedtime routine could likely be affecting the longevity of your hairstyle, whether you have curly or straight hair. But thankfully, there are things you can do to help prolong the style, condition and shine of your red hair.

Apply a protective oil/serum before bed

If you suffer from dry hair, smooth a small amount of hair oil or serum just to keep your ends hydrated overnight. We love L’Oreal Elvive’s Extraordinary Oil.

Pineapple it up

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Picture a pineapple. Now, make that pineapple base your head, and the spiky part on top is your hair. Boom.

This works best for longer hair lengths, but always worth a try! Essentially, this oh-so attractive (and rather 80s) look is achieved by turning your head upside down, gathering your hair at the crown of your head, and securing in place with a scrunchie. Don’t use a regular hairband though, as this can grip and leave kinks in your hair. Something a bit looser like a scrunchie will be gentler on your strands.

The idea is that when your head is on your pillow the lengths are up and out of the way so you don’t lie on them in the night.

Silk or satin pillowcases

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Speaking of pillows, could yours be damaging your red hair or affecting your hairstyle? By switching to a silk/satin pillowcase you should find that you wake up with less frizz/static and with your hairstyle in a closer state to when you went to bed.

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A bonnet or buff/hair wrap

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A bonnet is like a shower cap that gathers all of your hair on top of your head so you can sleep without disturbing those well-styled strands.

Or perhaps try a hair wrap, which is best in a satin/silk material. To wear one of these, fold the square/rectangular piece of material in half into a large triangle. Next, turn your head upside down, and use the triangle to wrap around your head, tie at the back or front, tucking in any loose ends of material so it’s all secure.

By Emma

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