After years of trials and errors, you’ve finally found the products that work for your skin and have set a nighttime skincare routine. But what do you do for your hair except maybe oiling them once a week? Let me guess, nothing.

Your hair requires as much attention and love as your skin in order to look healthy and shiny. In fact, you need to take your night time hair care routine a lot seriously because it goes through styling tools, gels, sprays and whatnot. We are going to help you form a night time hair care routine that works. Follow this every day and your hair will thank you!

 

Apply oil at night

Apply oil at night

Just like your skin needs a moisturiser to stay hydrated and healthy, your scalp, too, needs oil for nourishment and shine. Applying warm coconut or olive oil to your strands at night will help smooth the cuticle and act as a protective coat to prevent damage. You can apply non-greasy oil such as the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil to add shine and strengthen your strands.

 

Shampoo at night

Shampoo at night

Other than giving you extra time in the morning to sleep or just laze around in bed, washing your hair at night is essential for healthy strands. Post shampooing your hair, the scalp becomes dry and trying any hairstyle on it will further dry it out. Instead, wash your hair at night to allow the natural oils of your scalp to work their magic, so you can wake up to healthy and shiny hair in the morning.

 

Do not sleep with wet hair

Do not sleep with wet hair

Washing your hair at night does not mean going to bed with wet hair. No matter how lazy you are, do not make this mistake if you love your hair. Wash your hair a little early so that it has enough time to dry naturally. But if you don’t have time, use a hairdryer.

 

Choose braid over a bun

Choose braid over a bun

Tying your hair into a bun or ponytail before bed will create a lot of stress on your hair. When your body is at rest as you sleep, the cells of your body go into repair mode to correct all the damage that your skin and hair have undergone through the day. Tight elastic will cause tension on the roots and prevent your scalp from spreading its natural oils. If you don’t want to keep your hair open, create a loose braid.

 

Opt for a silk pillowcase

Opt for a silk pillowcase

Sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase will not only give you major princess feels but will also be helpful for your strands. If you don’t want to splurge on a silk pillowcase, wrap your hair in a silk scarf while sleeping. The fabric is gentler, does not cause friction and keeps your strands shiny.