I woke up like this… I woke up like thisssssssssssssss!
Kidding… I actually woke up like this:
The folks behind the Casper mattress reached out to me for advice on how to deal with an issue everyone (even Beyonce) faces in the morning – bedhead! They’ve spent many sleepless nights (get it?! joke!) developing the perfect mattress – a blend of premium latex foam for cooling + bounce (important when playing “indoor sports”) and memory foam for supportive comfort – made 100% in the USA & backed by a 10-year FULL warranty!
They also offer free same-day delivery in NYC (free shipping under 5 days within the US), and it ships in a BOX! You can try out the mattress for 100 nights (you do have to buy it first), but can return it hassle-free if you don’t like it enough to keep. No word on if the return is contingent on whether or not you can actually get it back in the box though…
Sadly, even the perfectly engineered mattress can’t completely protect against bedhead, so here are my tips for protecting your ‘do!
- First (and MOST IMPORTANTLY), proper air flow & temperature is your very best friend. I have a ceiling fan in my apartment that stays on literally 24/7, even in winter! In previous apartments that didn’t have ceiling fans, I have a floor fan that I kept angled towards the bed – my favorite are the Vornado Mid-Size Fans, these babies REALLY move air! I also keep the air conditioner on 68-70 (I’d go even lower, but it makes my boyfriend sick) to help combat night sweats. I HATE sweating in general, but especially at night! Finally, I keep the windows closed if it’s raining/hot/muggy outside. The humidity gets sucked right into my room & kills any body my hair has.
- Keep your hair out of your face with a soft scrunchie, the softer the better! You can find these in the hair aisle of your grocery store, or in your local beauty supply store, and they generally don’t cost very much. Most nights I throw my hair up into a high, loose ponytail on top of my head – keeps my hair out of my face in case I drool (wha?! I would never…) or sweat. The combo of having a loose ponytail & using a soft scrunchie means less dents to deal with in the morning – I can usually just shake out my hair and go!
- I don’t wrap my hair – we never learned how to as kids, and I don’t think it will help much at this point. I prefer not to oil my hair/add products to my hair on a nightly basis, so my hair wouldn’t “stay” even if I did try to wrap it. Also, I sweat more if my head is covered, so wrapping is completely counter-intuitive for me.
- If I did all I could do & my hair just didn’t make it through the night, I’ll just do a pretty braid instead of leaving it down! I’ve shown a couple of them here on the blog, links below!