Tips For Better Hair While You Sleep

May 8, 2015

SPLURGE ON A SATIN PILLOW CASE

This is one investment that will make a huge difference in your hair health. Smooth satin doesn’t catch and pull your hair as much when you toss and turn at night, eliminating bed head and split ends.

DON’T SLEEP WITH WET HAIR

Going to bed with wet or just-dried hair is a hair care no-no. It ruins any chance of having a good hair day in the morning. Dry your hair well before you hit the rack. If you like to let your hair air dry, consider showering earlier in the day.

BRAIDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

This is a hair trick that has been around for decades. If you want bouncy, heatless, beach waves the next day, add braiding your hair to your nightly routine. Experiment with the number and size of braids to get your perfect beach babe look.

SAY YES TO A SCALP MASSAGE

Gently massaging your scalp can stimulate hair growth. Don’t worry, there’s no need to empty your wallet on a fancy spa, you can do it yourself!

APPLY OIL

If you have dry hair, especially near the ends, don’t panic. Oil to the rescue! Apply a nickel size amount of good quality hair oil, usually something with argan, to your ends before you get your beauty sleep. Give the oil plenty of time to work its magic in order to wake up flawless. Even Beyonce will be jealous.

BED BUN

Styling your hair in a high bun is another way to get beautiful waves with minimal effort. Use a scrunchy to secure your topknot, instead of an elastic, to avoid awkward hair creases.

COCONUT OIL TREATMENT

Your hair deserves a little pampering every now and then. Once a week give it a coconut oil treatment. Saturate your hair, from roots to end, with coconut oil and tie up in a topknot. The next morning, wash your hair two to three times to rinse out all the oil. If you’ve never used coconut oil before you will be so amazed at how soft and silky your hair feels.

DRY SHAMPOO

Most people use dry shampoo in the morning when showering is not high on their priority list. However, if you use dry shampoo at night it looks way more natural the next day. Spray a generous amount to your roots and go to bed. When you wake up you will have greaseless, voluminous hair. It’s really that easy!

KEEP IT UP

Don’t let your hair down just yet. It’s actually better if you sleep with your hair up, rather than down. Whether it’s in a braid, a loose bun, or wrapped with bobby pins, you will experience less breakage with your hair secure.

BRUSH IT

You don’t have to do 100 strokes every night, sorry Grandma, but it is very beneficial to brush your hair before bed. Use a wide tooth comb to brush from the roots to the ends, gently working through knots. This helps distribute the natural oil from your scalp throughout the rest of your hair.

GET ENOUGH BEAUTY SLEEP

Sleep is the miracle beauty drug. It helps everything from your skin to your mood, including your hair health! Give your hair plenty of time to recover from a day of wear and tear. Shoot for at least 7 hours each night.


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