7 Sleep Hairstyles to Wake Up With Better Hair

Pigtail Braids

an excellent technique to preserve your hair if you already have waves and help keep the hair from being messy.

Twisted Topknots

Choose twisted topknots for a lived-in look and a smooth, ruffled beach wave.

Soft Bun

To keep the texture of curly or wavy hair intact while you sleep, wear a loose bun or braid.

French Braid

As an alternative to twisting your hair, consider braiding it for a more rock 'n' roll style.

Heatless Curls

This popular (but not especially new) method is probably already recognisable to you if you use social media (cough, TikTok).

Pin Curls

The pin-curl method is as tried-and-true as they come, having been a mainstay of our grandmothers' beauty regimens and even older.


If you have naturally coily hair, use a scrunchie to loosely gather your hair at the top of your head, creating a pineapple effect that will prevent your curls from getting smashed as you sleep.