How to Sleep With Bangs and Protecting Your Hair as You Snooze

After a restful night’s sleep, waking up is already hard enough. Of course, we all want to spend a little bit of extra time in bed in the mornings! What can make your morning even harder, however, is when you wake up to crazy bangs that require a lot of maintenance. That bed head is even worse when you have bangs to deal with!

Now, most people don’t want to wake up even earlier in the morning to deal with their hair. Bangs can take a while to style too. So what should you do when you wake up with a bed head? You should learn how to sleep properly with bangs. Here’s everything that you need to know about how to sleep with bangs, in addition to a couple of tips and tricks to help you to maintain your style as you sleep.

how to sleep with bangs, girl with bangs on bed

How Do I Sleep With Bangs?

It’s all about the preparation when it comes to sleeping with bangs. With bangs, you can’t just go to sleep without doing everything and expect to wake up in the morning with an almost perfect main. Instead, you need to do a couple of things to maintain your bangs when you go to bed. This will help to ensure that your bangs are still in good shape the next morning.

The first thing that you need to do is grab your brush. With your brush, you should then comb through the bangs, going straight from the root of the hair to the tip. This will help to get rid of any product that may still be in your hair. This product can alter how your hair looks overnight and will keep your hair in a messy style in the morning, so it’s best to remove it.

Once you have done this, you should get a little bit of dry shampoo. Put the dry shampoo on the roots of your bangs as this will provide a little bit of extra volume. The shampoo will also absorb the oil that your hair creates during sleep. If your hair is a lighter color then you should use a normal dry shampoo. If your hair is dark then you may need a clear dry shampoo instead.

Then, get a large to medium hair roller, depending on your hair length. Put this in your hair, securing it using duck clips. You can remove the roller and the clip in the morning when you wake up, and proceed to brush the bangs with a paddle brush and a comb. This will help them to settle down to where they need to go. If they still look a little wild then you can put some water onto them - you only need a little bit. Finally, puff the bangs using a blow dry. You can use a small round brush to do this too.

Finally, set your hair with a little bit of hairspray to ensure that the bangs keep their shape throughout the day, then you’re good to go!

Protecting Your Hair As You Sleep

It’s not just your bangs that need to be protected while you sleep! Your hair can sustain some damage while you sleep, and your whole hair may end up being a mess when you wake up. You can help to avoid needing to grab the hair straighteners in the morning by doing just a few simple things.

Detangle The Hair Before Sleeping

This one really is a no brainer. If you want to wake up without a lion’s mane in the morning, the best thing to do is thoroughly detangle your hair before you go to sleep. This can help to ensure that you aren’t brushing out any nasty knots that can hurt your head in the morning. It also distributes your hair’s natural oils throughout your whole head of hair, which is important for keeping it healthy.

What about if you have natural hair? Well, in this case you should grab a wide tooth comb in order to get rid of the knots when your hair is wet. If you do it when it’s wet your natural hair is less likely to break. Don’t brush it too much either. Your hair doesn’t need to be brushed too much, and it can even make your hair more brittle.

When you have finished detangling your hair, you should then put a protective style in your hair to keep it in place through the night. Your hair is less likely to tangle through the night like this.

Put A Hair Treatment In Your Hair

Before you go to bed, it can also be helpful to put a hair treatment in your hair that will nourish it. It’s a good way to protect your hair as you sleep. Put a decent amount of it on the hair before you go to sleep to avoid tangled hair in the morning.

Use Braids Instead of Heat

You don’t need to have pin straight hair anymore. Beachy waves are all the rage at the moment. You can wear your hair in braids to sleep instead, and wake up with gorgeous wavy hair in the morning. Put a leave-in conditioner in your hair and then braid your hair to protect it during the night. You can put it in a silk scarf to avoid friction from a cotton pillow too.

Speaking of which, switch to a silk pillowcase. You’ll avoid friction, making your hair less likely to frizz in the morning.


Sleeping with bangs is simple as long as you prepare your hair in advance. With the right preparation, you can wake up with a fabulous style without extra heat. Who ever said that bed head wasn’t gorgeous?