Still sleeping with your hair left loose or in a ponytail? You need to start tying those locks up real nice, like, now. Turns out, mom was right. You should sleep with your hair tied up so it doesn’t tangle and knot while you sleep. Sleeping with loose hair can cause your tresses to break and also hampers the overall strength. And, that’s not all. It damages your hair cuticles and makes your hair frizzy and unmanageable in the morning.

We trust you follow a nighttime hair care routine, but you will undo it all if you then proceed to sleep with your hair left loose. So, if you have a habit of sleeping with your hair down and free, break it and try out these cute bedtime hairstyles that will protect your hair and keep it healthy and strong.     

Top knot
 

Top knot

A top knot is your best bet if you have super long hair. It protects your hair from rubbing against the pillow and creating static as your hair is piled on top of your head while you sleep. Wrap your hair in a loosely tied top knot to keep your hair up and tangle-free. Instead of your regular hair elastics, use a fabric-covered scrunchie to secure as it doesn’t harm or break your hair.

A fishtail braid
 

A fishtail braid

Braids are your hair’s best friends, even when you sleep. It keeps your hair from damage and tangles while you toss and turn in bed. Sleep with loosely braided hair and wake up with a manageable mane. Make a fishtail braid and tie it at the very end to make sure it doesn’t knot.

Scarf wrap
 

Scarf wrap

If you have short or shoulder-length hair and find your hair really messed up every morning, here is what you can do. To avoid your hair being roughed up or pulled by the pillow, wrap your head in a silk scarf and sleep on it. It will not only save your mane from friction and frizz, but will also make it soft and smooth. 

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