7 Ways to Protect Your Hair While You Sleep
Sometimes, we can spend so much time trying to find ways to have healthier hair, that we overlook the fact that our hair can also get damaged while we’re sleeping.
Here are 5 things you can do to protect your hair while you get your beauty rest:
- Brush your hair before going to sleep
This will help minimize knots and tangles in the morning.
Your hair is its weakest when it’s wet, so by sleeping on wet hair, it makes it even more susceptible to breakage. Make sure your hair is dry before you fall asleep.
- Braid your hair loosely
This will help contain your hair when you are turning and tossing at night. Options are endless: side braid, two pig-tail braids, rope braid, dutch braid…Pick your favorite! (Hint: do a tight braid to wake up with mermaid waves).
You might think you’re protecting your hair by not rolling around with it down, but tension from a hair tie and too high of a ponytail/bun left in for several hours can definitely damage and break your hair. Instead, sleep with it down, or if you have to tie it back, go low with a ponytail or loose braid at the nape of your neck.
- Use a silk or satin pillow case
This material is a lot less rough on the hair than regular pillowcases, reducing the damage to your hair.
- Avoid using elastic bands
They can cause hair breakage and put stress on your roots. Instead, use a soft scrunchie and tie your ponytail/bun very lightly at the top of your head.
- Apply A Treatment
Apply an oil treatment to the ends of your hair to help condition and hydrate while you sleep. Though since your hair is weak when it’s wet, apply it to dry hair, then wash and go in the morning.
- Use A Silk Scarf
If you want your hair off your face, you can wrap it in a silk scarf. It’s like sleeping on a silk pillowcase, but it will keep your hair back without having to tie it up in an elastic. This tutorial will teach you how.
- Sleep With Dry Hair
We highly recommend sleeping with dry hair – wet hair is very delicate and is much more prone to frizzing and breaking.
Following these easy steps is so important, because it will ensure that you are keeping your hair as healthy as possible, even while you sleep.
Do you have any tips and tricks on how to maintain healthy and tangle-free hair while you sleep? How do you keep your hair at night?