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There are plenty of helpful articles on getting perfectly rumpled bedhead if you have long hair (check out my co-blogger Michelle’s recommendations here but if you have short hair there’s less guidance and more chance of disaster. The weight of long hair helps prevent wild cowlicks and flicks, but on short styles bedhead often equals looking like you stuck your finger in a light socket. Worst of all, when above-the-shoulder cuts get smashed between head and pillow they tend to form a stubborn flip. But don’t worry, with a few smart tips you can sleep your way to temptingly tousled locks. Click the notes to learn the secrets. –– Laura Martin 

Before Bed…

For short curls: Twist into thick coils using fingers and a bit of your favorite hair oil. If longer that 3”, pin each coil into a pincurl at the scalp. If 3” or shorter, love coils loose. Fold a large, square, silk scarf in half, forming a triangle and tie over the curls, tucking the tip of the triangle into the knot to completely enclose style.

For short waves: Scrunch in a handful of Cream Whip to activate texture. Divide hair just below the crown, creating two sections, smooth the lower section flat and lie down on a silk pillow, fanning top section across the top edge of the pillow,

For straight short hair: Brush gently to remove tangles. Mist ends lightly with healing oil and wrap hair away from the natural part, around the head, securing with bobby pins as needed. Cover with a silk scarf ties around the hairline.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle

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