Taking care of your hair should not stop the moment you get ready for bed or even when you sleep. It is vital that you give enough effort into your nighttime hair care routine to ensure that you can facilitate the natural process of hair growth, retain moisture level and protect hair from damage caused by tangles and/or split ends. But regardless of your hair care routine, the number one factor to consider is consistency. You need to be consistent in your nighttime hair care routine to ensure long lasting results.
1. Start by combing or brushing your hair before going to bed. This routine will help minimize or prevent any breakage resulting from tangled hair. This will also ensure better hair when you wake up the next morning. Make it a habit!
2. Use a moisturiser on your hair. Make it a habit to moisturise twice daily – once in the morning and another during nighttime. This will ensure that the moisture is sealed into your hair cuticles for healthier, more vibrant looking locks.
3. Use a hair care treatment designed especially for nighttime use. There are several products that are made to protect your hair while you sleep, so make sure to pick one that works for your hair type and use it on a regular basis. These products are designed to nourish your hair while you sleep.
4. Secure or tie your hair. There are several ways you can do this. One technique is to tie your hair with a cotton-covered elastic band in a low ponytail. This will ensure that your strands won’t get tangled up while you sleep.
5. You can also take advantage of tying your hair at night to achieve your desired hairstyle. For instance, if you want a casual beach wave for the morning after, you can braid your hair and when you remove the braids the next day, it will be effortlessly styled with the curves you want. In fact, some won’t even require washing anymore!
6. Keep your hair covered – literally! Go for soft fabrics such as cotton or silk for wrapping your hair at night so it would not stick or get tangled up on each other. Be extra careful when buying scarves to wrap your hair with at night because there are those that are not made of pure silk but rather of polyester, which won’t bring the same results.
7. If you are not comfortable with wrapping your hair in silk or cotton scarf, then opt for a satin or silk pillowcase instead. It is very mild on your hair so it won’t get damaged as you sleep.
Do you have a nighttime hair care routine?