We all have our bedtime routines and this includes prepping our hair for bed. For some of us this just means taking an elastic, wrapping it up and crawling into bed, for others, they brush their hair 100 times and then place their delicate tresses down on the pillow.
We spend a lot of time during the day protecting our hair with serums and other products but it’s important to remember that damage is occurring, even while we’re dreaming. These tips will help you perfect your bedtime hair routine so that you wake up with healthy, luscious locks.
Give Yourself a Scalp Massage
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a fancy head massage. While you are laying on the couch before bed, give yourself (or have your significant other) give yourself a nice scalp massage. This will stimulate hair growth and spread the natural oils from your hair around your scalp.
Brush Your Hair Before Bed
Before you turn in for the night, use a wide-tooth comb or a natural bristles brush to brush your hair – 100 stroke minimum – well, not really, but you should brush your hair thoroughly from scalp to ends to help detangle knots from the day and also spread the natural oils from your scalp through your hair.
Use a Silk or Satin Pillow
Your hair is high maintenance! To guarantee your hairs best possible health, experts recommend that you skip out on polyester and cotton pillow cases and invest on some silk or satin. Regular pillow cases tend to pull and tear your hair while you move around. You can also wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf to save money.
Wear Your Hair in a Secure Hairstyle
Rather you are tying your hair up in a messy bun or securing it in loose braids, it is always better for hair’s health to sleep with your hair secured. This will prevent tangling, knots, breakage and pillowcase damage. Keep your hair secure loosely to prevent weakness or breakage where you have the hair secured.
That brings us to our next point – try to avoid using an elastic while you sleep. Elastics are tight and can put stress on your roots and hair shaft. Opt for a soft scrunchie or similar style of hair-tie.
Use a scrunchie instead of an elastic
Don’t Sleep with Wet Hair
We know a lot of ladies prefer showering before bed, and while this might work for your schedule, it’s not the best for your hair. Hair that is wet or freshly dried is more prone to breakage, split-ends, frizz and more. It’s better to allow for some time for your hair to dry before hopping into bed. If you must shower at night, use a braid or twist to keep your hair secure.