The 6 best overnight treatments for curly hair
Your locks will love them
By Sukriti Wahi
November 25 2020
Almost every woman with curly hair can attest to the struggle that is looking after it. While curls are undoubtedly beautiful and come in many types, they do have a tendency to become unruly, bowing to weather conditions, often drying out and befriending frizz.
And although many of us opt to 'tame' our curls via blow dries or other styling techniques to avoid these problems, the desire to wear them naturally (sans a lot of time spent in the bathroom to maintain them) is real. Cue: overnight hair treatments.
So, if your curls are in need of a little extra care (and you'd rather sleep than style), keep scrolling to discover the six best overnight hair products on the market right now.
Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair
A long-time favourite in the beauty world, this gel-based product gently and deeply treats the hair to restore elasticity and strengthen strands while you sleep. It also features the highest concentration of their signature Ocean Silk Technology and numerous natural actives to provide the hair with trace elements of important minerals.
Bouclème Intensive Moisture Treatment
An international cult-favourite, Bouclème's intensive moisture treatment is specially designed to strengthen and nourish curly hair. This powerful product features a rejuvenating active formula of marula oil, mafura butter, softening prickly pear seed oil, camellia oil, wheat bran and amino and fatty acids. It should be noted that it is quite heavy, so a little bit goes a long way.
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum
Inspired by treatments used by Japanese geishas, this nighttime hair serum utilises your eight hours of sleep to do serious repair work on frizzy hair. Ultra-nourishing, its hero ingredient is camellia oil, a centuries-beloved essence packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that work to revive and protect the hair.
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque
Although it's not strictly for curly hair, this Internet-famous hair mask has gained a significant following amongst those with tendril tresses. A complete five-in-one treatment, it works to restore the texture of dry and damaged hair, all while treating split ends and taming frizz.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
While it's not technically an overnight treatment, many fans of this cult-product report excellent results after overnight use. Especially ideal for curly hair that is coloured or faces frequent styling, this powerful product rebuilds the hair from its core, locating broken protein bonds and repairing them from the inside out.
Slip Silk Pillowcase
Again, although it's not really a 'treatment', it is a bedtime product that your curls will thank you for in the morning. Besides also offering numerous skin benefits, silk pillowcases protect the hair by preventing the moisture loss that typically occurs with their cotton counterparts, making them a non-negotiable for those who want to wake up with smooth, luscious locks.