Hair Care While Sleeping: Here’s How To Protect Your Hair During Sleep

Hair damage can occur even when you are sleeping. Yes! But we have got you covered to reduce the damage with these tips.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Sep 23, 2021 09:00 IST
Hair Care While Sleeping: Here’s How To Protect Your Hair During Sleep

Are you experiencing hair fall lately? Do you wake up with hair strands on your pillowcase? This shows hair damage that is happening even when you are asleep. Most people do not know that how you sleep or sleep habits can impact hair health. Just like how night skin care routine is important so is a night hair care routine. This includes pampering your hair as well ensuring that they are provided the best nourishment even when sleeping. In this article, we have laid out some points on why maintaining hair care while sleeping, check them out.

Use A Silk Pillowcase

This is something that you must have heard from someone but never exercised, right? Silk pillowcases are certainly not affordable but they provide long-lasting benefits to your hair. If you have long tresses, you must use a silk pillowcase as long hair are prone to breakage which is caused by friction. Silk pillowcase would reduce the friction thereby reducing the damage. You must try this and see if your hair get benefited with this step.

Avoid Sleeping with Damp Hair

A lot of people have this habit of washing hair at night after a long tiring day. While this might be relaxing, it is not a good habit for your hair. When your hair is wet, they are more fragile. Sleeping with wet hair increases friction that would lead to breakage. The hair protein bonds are weaker in wet hair and this is why if you comb your hair when they are wet, you experience massive hair fall. Thus, never sleep with damp hair. Dry them before going to bed to make them healthy.

Sleeping with Damp Hair

Comb Your Hair Before Sleep

Do you comb your hair before going to sleep? If not, start now. Just like how you clean your face at night before going to sleep to allow the skin breathe, you must help your scalp breathe by combing them. This step also untangle your hair that reduces hair fragility. It is recommended by experts that you brush your hair before going to bed to increase blood circulation and promote hair rejuvenation.

Use A Hair Oil

We cannot emphasize on the importance of hair oiling. Most people underestimate oiling and think that this doesn’t put any impact whereas, in reality, oiling provides your hair with the necessary nourishment they need. Oiling your hair before sleep allows all-night scalp nourishment. This makes your hair less fragile and dry(which increases the chances of breakage and hair fall due to friction). If you oil your hair before sleeping, you can see the difference in your hair health.

Silk Hair Cap

Just like how silk pillowcase protects your hair, silk cap does the same. Wearing a silk cap before sleeping allows the hair to heal overnight. You can even oil your hair and wear this cap to keep the nourishment intact as you sleep. If you are experiencing extreme hair fall or dryness, wear this cap daily. It would keep your hair safe and protected. Silk hair cap is a one-time investment that is going to save your hair from all harmful factors.

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Tie Your Hair While Sleeping

hair tie

If you sleep with your hair open, there are high chances that your hair would suffer damage during sleep. Many people do not know whether they should keep their hair open or tie at night. If you are one of them, let us tell you that tying your hair while sleeping is the best solution. This not only prevents them from tangling but also reduces the risk of hair fall. The reason is that when your hair get tangled, they are prone to damage. Thus, tie them in loose braids to secure them as you sleep.

Also Read: 5 Kinds Of Hair Ties That Can Prevent Hair Breakage

Avoid rubber hair ties

Women most commonly use rubber hair ties to tie their hair but do you know this is a dangerous practice. Especially if you tie your hair with rubber or metal ties during night. These material cause friction in hair causing hair breakage.

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