Due to the fact that I'll be turning 40 in a few short months, I'm fighting tooth and nail to hold on to my youth somehow. So, I've grown my hair down past my shoulders and I wear it all smoothed out and straight like I think I'm some chic young hipster Jennifer Anniston wanna-be. Only problem is I really don't possess anywhere near the colossal chunk of daylight it takes to wash, goop up, dry, straighten and otherwise preen such labor-intensive locks (and frankly, my arms get tuckered out from being stuck up in the air so long), so I'm always looking for a way to cut down on the drudgery of maintaining my age-inappropriate do. The Ultimate Destroyer of The Do is SLEEP (which happens to be a vital ingredient in my survival and that of my family). After a night's shuteye, I generally awake with my hair alternatingly plastered down to my head and lumped up like a haystack. And the haystacks are never where they'd look like funky features of a really hip style - they're thrown in at random and make me look as if I have some little rodents nesting up there. The contrasting smooshed-down parts are just as attractive. Since I will never be caught dead in a HAIRNET (but I'll still love you if you would like to wear one!) I've found a simple way to avoid all this chaos and preserve smoothness and a little body overnight... I just pull all of my hair, except my new bangs, up to nearly the top of my head, and I secure it up there in a ponytail using one of my 1990's-style soft fabric scrunchies. Up to prevent flattening, secure to prevent bumps, and in a loose, hair-friendly hair doo-dad so I don't have breakage, ripples, snarls or a massive headache when I wake up. In the morning, I can usually just pull out the scrunchy, brush and go. Keeps me from having to wash my hair every day, which my hairdresser (and my hair!) loves. Also, according to my husband, makes me look like a cute little co-ed just in time for bedtime. Everyone's happy... Works for me! And if you have hair that's long enough to stick up on the top of your head, it'll work for you, too.