As a girl with basically straight hair, I'm always thankful for little tricks that will give my hair some body without much trouble. I've been doing this to my hair since I can remember. At least since I knew how to french braid. I HATED my straight hair at one point of my life (this was waaay before straightening your hair was a thing.) One time I french braided my hair (for style) and after a whole day of wearing it like that, I pulled it out and my hair looked amazing. And the rest is history.
This is my hair before bed. Make sure your hair is a little damp before you braid it or mist it after you've braided it. I part my hair right down the middle when braiding and then part my hair to the side when styling it. It helps add body on the top of my head. I think it works best if you french braid your hair in two braids rather than just one. If your hair is super thin, maybe you would only need one braid. My hair is pretty thick and one braid makes the waves a little too loose.
This was my hair as soon as I woke up.
And my hair after I pulled the braids out! No make up on face = no front views.
By time we took these pictures, the waves had fallen a little bit. We were running late and didn't catch a picture before we left the house. If you use some hair spray it should stay pretty well- I don't prefer to use hairspray.
We plan on making "Sleep On It" a series so check back for more overnight tricks!