Overnight Beachy Waves

As I have stated in previous posts, I am the kind of person who takes fifteen minutes to get ready, including making coffee and breakfast. I hate wasting the beginning of my day putting on makeup and I always wake up so eager to start the day that I struggle to find the patience to properly get put together. That is why I am a huge fan of overnight hairstyles that allow you to wake up looking like an angel and also because I run in the evenings so that is typically when I wash my hair and as you know, most overnight hair styles require damp hair. This style is the one I use most since it is a super simple way to give yourself beachy, loose waves, without a curling iron!

Step 1: Once your hair is squeaky clean, gently dry it with either a micro fiber towel or an old t-shirt (the absorbent fibers keep your hair from getting too frizzy!)
Step 2: Center part your hair and spritz some thickening tonic into your hair to keep your hair from losing body overnight. I don’t spray my roots, but if you have thicker hair I would recommend it.
Step 3: Then separate each side of your head of hair into two sections and twist those sections around each other until they are tight. You can secure this with a hair elastic and a few bobby pins up and down the twist. Now you are ready for bed.
Step 4: Good morning! All you do now is wake up and apply some dry shampoo to your roots if need be and then gently take out your twists. You can add a little bit of defining whip to help them hold their shape if you want and gently brush them out a bit with a wide toothed comb!

*This post was sponsored by Aveda. All opinions are and will always be my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Something Swell going.*


  1. April 13, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    I love this! I'm the same way about saving time in the morning. I always shower at night and put product in my hair hoping that I like the way it looks when I wake up! haha So I'm definitely going to try this!

    A Sentimental Adventure

  2. April 14, 2016 / 2:04 am

    Thanks so much Rena! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April 14, 2016 / 2:05 am

    Thanks so much Amber, and yes Aveda is the best!

  4. April 14, 2016 / 2:06 am

    Thanks so much Christina! I am so glad you found this helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

  5. April 15, 2016 / 6:27 am

    I love your hair ๐Ÿ™‚ great tip ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. April 15, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Haha right there with ya girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. April 15, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Thanks so much Tatiana ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

  8. April 18, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Thank you so much Clarissa ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely day!

  9. April 18, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know what you think!

  10. April 18, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Seems simple enough ๐Ÿ™‚ Ver pretty.

  11. April 19, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Thank you Lorena! Have a great day!

  12. April 27, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Thanks so much! That is so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. May 5, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Super simple and it looks great on you!

    Charlie x

  14. May 6, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Glad to hear it Lynne ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know what you think!

  15. May 6, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Haha I swear it doesn't take as long as it looks ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. May 8, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Thank you so much! That is so kind of you to say ๐Ÿ™‚

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