What steps your nighttime beauty regimen includes? Most of you will say it’s a 7 to 8 hours of good night’s sleep. But what’s more? Does it include cleansing, toning, moisturising or applying multi-beneficial serums? But what’s your hair care routine at night? Just a few rounds of brushing and a top knot? Do you even know, you are doing it wrong?
Protect Hair While Asleep
When we talk about nighttime beauty regimen it typically refers to skincare. What stays unnoticed is our ‘crown’ – the beautiful tresses.
We think you need to reconsider your bedtime hair routine. But just a few steps of simple hair care can do wonder to your hairs. We highly recommend you to keep reading this blog to discover the 10 must follow nighttime hair routine to get strong beautiful hair.
1. Avoid Tight Hair Do
Do you sleep with a messy bun or high ponytail? Though it may seem harmless, it is not. The strain from having hair tied up for several hours eventually damage the hair and even may lead to traction alopecia. But, you can easily ditch the tight hair do and go with braids. A simple 3 strand braid, 4 strand braid, fishtail braid, or Dutch braid may solve your problem. These braided hairstyles not only save your hair from friction against pillowcase, but it helps you wake up with soft, gorgeous waves (without heat!).
2. Never Sleep with Wet Hair
Most of the working women prefer washing hair at night. Though it is good in several ways, you must dry your hair root to tip to avoid tugging and severe breakage while asleep. Allow your hair to air dry before bed, or else invest in a high-quality hair dryer. In case, heat protectant stuffs are must to fight any kind of heat damage.
3. Get a Silk/ Satin Pillowcase
Stop thinking, and get a silk or satin pillowcase. Silk is softer, smoother, and more gentle than cotton fibres, thus prevents the hair ends from excessive friction and propulsion.
4. If not Pillowcase, then a Head Scarf
If you are not buying a pillowcase soon, you can choose to wrap your hair with a stylish satin headscarf. The scarf not only helps you protect the hair tips, but prevents frizzy hair and maintains hairstyle like curls, waves or braids.
5. Wear Right Hair Accessory
Just like good make-up products for your skin, get some quality hair accessories as well. Improper elastic bands, hair ties and hair clips may cause damage to your hair and scalp. Instead of using small elastic bands, use soft fabric scrunchies; or avoid low quality plastic or metal hair clips, and invest in smooth-end, soft clips and other hair accessories.
6. Comb before Bed
Include combing in your nighttime hair routine. Probably you are aware of the age old practice of brushing your hair 100 times a day to stimulate oxygen supply to the scalp and hair a strong, lustrous look. Though it may not be exact 100 times, but combing several times helps get a healthy scalp and a happy hair. Frequent combing helps distribute the natural oils from the scalp down to the tips. We suggest you to try combing hair over brushing it. A wide toothed comb (preferably a wooden comb) works to arrange the hair in one specific direction, whereas brushes put stress on the hair strands in multiple directions at a time and create more tension.
7. Massage Your Scalp
Scalp? Yes! A healthy scalp is synonymous to a healthy hair growth. We suggest, add a 5 to 10 minutes scalp massage session every night, before bed. Massaging your scalp accelerate blood circulation and relieve stress. You can also oil your hair lightly before massaging as well as combing. Oil acts as sealant which protects while combing, and also makes your fingers as well as the comb glide through smoothly.
8. Apply Dry Shampoo
Hairs are at most vulnerable state when wet. Thus, daily shampooing may cause loss of natural oil from scalp, which may lead to dry, frizzy and brittle ends. So, shampoo hair once or twice a week and leave the rest up on dry shampoo. Apply dry shampoo at night, before bed. It will absorb sweat, excess oils from the scalp while you are sleeping.
9. Overnight Hair Mask/ Treatment
As one of the leading hair experts in your city, we know well how incorporating hair masks and treatments into weekly hair care routine help you get the free flying hair. Depending on your hair type, practice this routine of overnight treatment once or twice a month.
Take advantage of the downtime while you sleep and apply a suitable hair mask before bed, leave it all-night for intensive treatment to repair & hydrate your tresses. You can have some DIY hair mask, or else simple hot oil massage with coconut oil to get best results.
By following these few bedtime hair care tips every night, you can make sure that your hair is shielded overnight and ready to look strong, beautiful and lustrous!