Pop quiz! What do Justin Bieber, Macklemore, and these dreamy waves have in common? They’re all overnight sensations. Yes, dear reader, you read that correctly: with minimal effort and maximum shuteye, you can score movie vixen-level tresses. So grab a few trusty tools, channel your inner Yoncé, and sing, “I woke up like dis,” with aplomb.
Step One: Start with clean, freshly-washed hair. Towel dry and look insanely cute—just like Birchbox staffer Madelyne, pictured here.
Step Two: Next, work out pesky knots with a hydrating leave-in conditioner. We’re partial to Number 4’s Super Comb Prep & Protect, which is packed with natural conditioners and proteins that work to repair damage and hold down frizz. Angling the spray bottle upright, spritz product evenly; using a wide-toothed comb gently work the product through hair from root to tip.
Step Three: The key to making sure your late-night styling session comes into fruition in the morning? Adding lots of grit and texture to still-damp locks. To tackle this task, we turn to TONI&GUY’s Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Spray a generous amount from root to tip and work through with fingers to add even more texture.
Step Four: Gather your hair into a loose pony-tail at the crown of your head and secure with a soft twistband™ Hair Tie. Don’t worry about making your pony sleek and perfect’—for this laissez-faire style, the messier the better.
Step Five: Now, the pièce de résistance. Grab SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF-UP™ and slide the tip of pony through the opening. Next, roll it up to the base of the ponytail.
Step Six: Fold the flexible ends into a round bun.
Step Seven: Make yourself a glass of calming and caffeine-free herbal tea, cozy up to a good novel, and drift off into sweet, sweet slumber.
Step Eight: Give your alarm clock the death stare. Go about your typical morning routine and remove The HALF-UP™ to unleash your bouncy, full waves.
Step Nine: To set this glamorous look, spritz on a healthy dose of hairspray. We like Ojon damage reverse™ Restorative Finishing Spray, which offers a lightweight, malleable hold for touchable waves that will last all day.
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Globetrotter and pink lipstick enthusiast, Ally-Marie is an admitted product hoarder and a diehard advocate for heat-free hairstyle.