Your ‘I-woke-up-like-this selfie’ with bed-head hair says a lot about how you treat your tresses. If it has soft and gorgeous locks, you know you are doing right by your mane. However, if you wake up with unkempt, knotted and fuzzy hair, girl, let’s have a chat. When it comes to hair care, your hair wash routine and timely haircuts are not enough. You need to give your hair some TLC before you hit the sack. Yes, your night time hair care habits make a huge difference to your hair; the women who take it seriously can tell you.

We’ve rounded up five things all women who have long and luscious hair do at night so they wake up looking like that every morning. Here goes. 

5 things to do before bed to wake up to gorgeous hair

Brush hair

Sleeping with tangled hair not only makes it prone to breakage but can also undermine the strength of your tresses. Before going to bed, it is important that you detangle your hair and brush off the dirt of the day from your mane. 

5 things to do before bed to wake up to gorgeous hair

Apply serum

Pamper your mane with a nourishing serum. It tames the cuticles and keeps them from sticking up as you toss and turn in bed. Pick a non-greasy hair serum or oil that moisturises your hair and keeps those unruly cuticles in check. 

5 things to do before bed to wake up to gorgeous hair

Blow-dry

If you have a habit of washing your hair at night (because who’s got time in the morning, right?), never got to bed with damp hair. Since you won’t have the time to air-dry your hair at night, blow-dry your hair on a low heat setting, unless you want to end up with damaged and brittle hair.

5 things to do before bed to wake up to gorgeous hair

Tie hair

Women who sleep with their hair left loose experience more hair loss and breakage that those who tie their hair. The reason is that your hair pulls and breaks as you move around in your sleep. Tie your hair up in a bun or weave it in a braid to protect your hair from unnecessary hair loss.

5 things to do before bed to wake up to gorgeous hair

Sleep on silk

Still sleeping on coarse cotton pillows? Switch to a silk pillowcase for smoother and softer hair. The smooth finish of silk reduces friction which means less frizz, split ends and basically less damage.