When it comes to your hair, there is a lot that you can accomplish without even being awake for it. Whether you have care or styling concerns, sleeping over them might just be the best option. Here are a few select tips for waking up in the morning with near-perfect hair.
Don’t forget to brush
Your teeth aren’t the only things you should be brushing before hitting the sack. Detangling your hair before going to sleep is an excellent idea—the fewer tangles in your hair, the less prone to breaking they will be. However, it isn’t necessary to brush your hair every night. How often you brush your hair depends upon various factors. For those with a healthy head of hair, brushing every night before going to sleep should not be a problem. However, if you have fine hair or have hair follicles prone to breakage, brushing your hair every second or third day is perfectly acceptable. The same applies for how many strokes of the brush are needed. Forget old wives’ tales about 100 strokes of the brush for healthy hair; brush only as much or as little as needed.
Oil’s well that ends well
Massaging your scalp with oil is known to stimulate hair growth, but giving yourself a champi every night before sleeping is hardly practical. As it turns out, you don’t have to. Even the tiniest bit of oil massaged gently into the scalp is good enough. You should also rub a little oil into the follicle ends to prevent them from splitting. When you wake up the next morning, you’ll barely even feel the oil in your hair or scalp. Using fragrant oils also guarantees a good night’s sleep.
One big complaint people have about using hair masks is that they don’t have the time for it. They spend most of the day outside their homes, and very little time indoors to effectively make use of a hair mask. Of course, these people are only thinking about time spent awake inside the house; the time you use to sleep is the perfect duration for an overnight hair treatment. From anti-dandruff treatments and follicle-strengthening masks to home-made
oil blends and leave-in conditioners, let them do their magic overnight while you get your beauty sleep.
Switch to a silk pillowcase
Get rid of your cotton pillowcase and swap it for a silk one. The texture of silk isn’t to everyone’s liking, but the benefits a silk pillowcase offers is well worth your while. Since they offer a naturally smoother surface than other materials, silk pillowcases drastically reduce hair breakage. No more waking up to having strands of your hair spread all over the pillow! By comparison, a cotton pillowcase not only causes hair to break more often but is also the main culprit for when you wake up with knots and tangles in your hair. Silk pillowcases, on the other hand, are also amazing for your skin.
Secure your hair
Leaving your hair untied overnight isn’t the best idea, especially if you have long hair. Moreover, you are depriving yourself of some very handy styling techniques. For example, if you want loose, bouncy curls in the morning, simply French braid damp hair (loosely) before going to sleep. For those with naturally curly hair, keep the curls in place by pineappling your hair on the top. If your hair isn’t long-enough to be tied, consider tucking it under a sleep cap or silk/nylon scarf.