What Can I Do With My Hair So it Looks Good in the Morning?

By Cassandra Cochrun

It may be hard to make your hair look good in the morning. Whether your hair is curly or straight, you probably wake up with messy, tossled hair. However, there are ways to make your hair neater in the morning. You can change your hair-care routine, you can set your hair at night, and you can even change your pillowcase to make your hair look neater in the morning.


Many people sleep on a cotton pillowcase. While cotton is inexpensive and comfortable, it soaks up the oils from your hair, which can leave it dry in the morning. Loosely woven cotton can even grab strands of hair, causing it to break. Using a satin or silk pillowcase may be worth the investment if you find that your hair is dry or frizzy in the morning--silk and satin won't soak up your hair's natural oils.

Setting Hair

Many women set their hair at night, wrapping material such as gauze or hair wraps around their hair so that every strand stays in place overnight.

If you like waves, you can pull your hair into a ponytail, then twist the ends around into a bun and secure them with bobby pins before you go to sleep. This will keep your hair neat overnight, and when you wake up in the morning, you will have gentle waves.

If you like curly hair, you can separate your hair into small sections, curling each one into a small circle and securing it with a bobby pin before you go to bed. The tighter you twist your hair, the tighter the ringlet will be in the morning.

Dry Shampoo

If you had a late night and don't have time to wash your hair in the morning, you could try a dry shampoo. Dry shampoos soak up product that's been left in your hair, loosening it so that it comes out, which leaves your hair fresh. You don't need to use water with dry shampoos, so you won't have to spend extra time on your hair in the morning. You can even buy dry shampoos in colors that match your hair, but you should be aware that these colors could stain your hands and clothes.