We are always on the lookout for the best hair care products, the hottest hair styles, and the best ways to keep our hair healthy and luxurious but did you realize that you might be doing tons of damage to your beautiful head of hair while you sleep?
On average, people spend anywhere from 4-10 hours each night in their bed. That’s a lot of time everyday where your hair can be getting knotted, split, or broken. There are some super easy tips that you can use starting tonight to make sure that when you wake up in the morning you are not only rested but have hair that isn’t damaged or destroyed.
TIP #1: SATIN PILLOWCASES ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND.
Instead of sleeping on cotton, microfiber, flannel, etc., try switching out your pillowcases for ones made from satin. Satin allows the hair to slip and slide freely as you move in your sleep versus other pillowcases that catch hair and create friction. Trying to preserve your latest blowout? Satin is the way to do it! Satin will let your hairdo stay looking fresher longer and you will wake up looking like you didn’t just spend 8 hours crushing your hair.
TIP #2: NEVER SLEEP WITH WET HAIR.
It’s tempting to shower at night and then go to bed before drying your hair but don’t do it! When your hair is wet, it’s in a super fragile, delicate state and when you sleep with wet hair, it’s much more susceptible to breakage and frizz. Take the extra few minutes to dry your hair and you’ll be happy you did.
TIP #3: BRUSH BEFORE BED.
We all brush our teeth before going to bed so why is it only a small fraction of us brush our hair before hitting the sack? Running the brush through your hair before going to bed will help reduce the amount of knots and tangles you’ll wake up to in the morning.
TIP #4: SLEEP WITH BRAIDS.
Having to do your hair before going to bed might seem like a waste of time, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your hair. Taking a moment to loosely braid your hair will help to keep is from knotting up while you sleep. If you want to have wavy hair the next day, simply do a tighter braid.
TIP #5: BRING BACK THE SCRUNCHY.
Stop using those tight elastic hair bands. They do nothing but damage your hair. They put tension and stress on your roots, cause breakage, and can even remove strands of hair when you take it out. Instead of using the tight bands, try replacing them with a looser, soft scrunchy. Scrunchies will not damage your hair or leave that unsightly crease like other options do.
The steps we mentioned are all very simple to do and only add a few minutes onto your nighttime beauty routine. Doing the things we mentioned is an easy way to keep your hair healthy, even while you sleep. Do you have any special things you do to protect your hair while you catch some Zzz’s? Leave us a comment and let us know!