You take good care of your skin by religiously following your nighttime skincare routine before hitting the sheets. You also apply hand cream, foot cream and a lip balm to nourish each part of your body. However, your hair gets little to no attention. The least most women do is comb their hair before sleeping. But is that all the care it deserves?
If you wish to have less bad hair days and wake up to gorgeous hair every morning, there are a few habits you need to adopt. Following these nighttime hair habits will not only improve the health of your hair but will also keep other hair issues at bay.
- Tie your hair loosely
- Be gentle with wet and damp hair
- Try sleeping on a silk pillowcase
- Spray dry shampoo at night
Tie your hair loosely
Honestly, the best way to sleep at night is with your hair open. This gives your hair follicles rest. However, if you have long hair or don’t like sleeping with your hair open, you can secure it in a loose braid or a low ponytail. Believe it or not, the relation between tight ponytails and receding hairline is very much real.
Be gentle with wet and damp hair
While washing your hair in the evening may be convenient for some, don’t go to bed with wet or damp hair, because you’ll wake up to matted and tangled hair in the morning. Also, don’t try to brush wet hair as that will break your hair too. Allow it to air dry naturally and when it is 70% dry, use a hairdryer.
Try sleeping on a silk pillowcase
Fabrics such as cotton absorb moisture from the hair and leave it dry and more prone to breakage. Switching your current pillowcase with a silk one can transform the health of your hair and how. Here’s a hack: If you don't want to splurge on a silk pillowcase, simply wrap a silk scarf around your hair before going to bed. It’s cost-effective, and your tresses will thank you.
Spray dry shampoo at night
Everyone knows what a dry shampoo can do for greasy, second-day hair. But did you know that using dry shampoo the night before is far more beneficial? Yes, that’s right. It gives the dry shampoo enough time to soak up excess oil from the scalp and also add volume to your flat tresses.