Our hair is extremely sensitive and neglecting it can lead to various issues.
While we all have a morning routine we follow with regard to our tresses, most of us are guilty of not caring as much about our hair by the time we hit the bed.
This neglect impacts our hair over time and we start to notice issues such as damage.
Caring for our hair before going to bed
In the long run, neglecting your hair health before going to bed will only lead to damage and breakage.
So, if you want to avoid such issues and keep your hair healthy, make sure you follow these 3 tips:
1. Don’t go to bed with wet hair
When you’ve just washed your hair and it is still wet, it is vulnerable to breakage and damage. It is for this exact reason that experts often advise that you avoid combing or brushing your hair immediately after washing it.
The same principle is applicable to going to bed with wet hair. Tossing and turning in bed when your hair is still wet might lead to breakage and damage. Hence, schedule your hair wash in a way that you don’t end up going to bed with wet hair.
2. Tying up your hair before bed must be avoided
So many of us are guilty of hitting the bed when our hair is still tied up in a bun or a ponytail. This puts our hair roots under constant pressure overnight. Not only can it lead to damage and hair fall due to weak roots, in the long run, it can also cause pain and discomfort when you wake up in the morning.
So, make sure to either leave your hair open or tie it in a loose plait when you’re about to go to bed. This will ensure that your hair isn’t under any pressure and stress, preventing breakage and discomfort.
3. Massage your hair
You may not always find time to pamper your hair right in the morning when you’re in a hurry but at night, you have more time and should use it to provide your tresses with some care.
Massaging your scalp for 15 to 20 minutes in the night can ensure your hair and scalp stay healthy, thanks to enhanced blood circulate. Research in the journal ePlasty concluded that massaging the scalp daily can improve hair growth.
4. Invest in a silk pillow
When it comes to your hair, you should never compromise! Get yourself a silk pillow to reduce the risk of damage and breakage. Cotton can prove to be rough on the hair. The constant contact between the cotton fabric of your pillow and your hair while you sleep can lead to deterioration in hair health.
Silk, on the other hand, is soft and hence, gentle on your tresses. It will ensure that in spite of you tossing and turning in bed., your hair stays healthy.