You set the alarm clock waaay too early and your hair hits the pillow. It’s time for your beauty sleep. It’s not just your skin, your hair also needs its beauty sleep to stay healthy.
Help your hair stay healthy while you sleepwith these 3 easy tips to ensure that your hair gets its beauty sleep.
Damp hair strands are particularly vulnerable to breakage. If your evening routine consists of showering right before bed, make sure your hair is completely dry before you lay your head on your pillow. It reduces the strain on your hair and keeps those silly, split ends at bay.
If washing your hair before hitting the hay is necessary because you have greasy hair and you haven’t got the energy to dry your hair that late in the day, consider using a dry shampoo to skip a hair wash once in a while. That way, the dry shampoo can absorb excess oils from your scalp while you’re sleeping.
A loose braid is one of the best hairstyles to protect your hair while you are sleeping. Tossing and turning at night can damage your hair, causing split ends. However, braiding your hair in a loose braid keeps your strands in check and minimises wear. Don’t pull your braid tight at the roots as those hour-long, tight styles will strain your hair and may even lead to hair loss!
You shouldn’t sleep with wet braided hair either – that tip still applies. An added bonus of sleeping with a braid made in slightly damp hair is that your hair will have the most wonderfully soft waves when you wake up in the morning! If you’re a sucker for waves, you may also want to try those permanent curls.
If braids aren’t for you, satin might be. Treat your hair to a satin pillowcase to protect your hair from damage and reduce the risk of dry and tousled hair. Satin absorbs moisture in the same way as cotton.
If you really don’t care what you look like when you sleep, you might even want to try wearing a satin sleep cap as rumour has it that it’s great for hair. Are you brave enough to give it a try?
With this 3 easy tips for healthy hair while you sleep, we wish you sweet dreams and healthy hair.
Have a nice hair day!