Nightly Hair Habits
Did you know that certain things you do while sleeping can cause damage to your hair? Yes, there are seemingly harmless habits you are up to that unmindfully may be harmful to your hair. Consider the following.
You are using pillowcases made up of materials other than silk. Be a silk or satin sleeper. Preserve your hair while sleeping. Tossing and turning on a smooth surface allows hair to glide – not get roughed up. You can place the hair in a loose bun, wrap it with a silk/satin scarf, or sleep with a silk/satin pillowcase. It might seem over-cautious to switch up your bedding, but regardless of your hair texture, breakage can happen to anyone.
If you feel better going to bed after brushing your teeth, then brushing your hair before sleeping applies, too. Brushing the hair before bed distributes the natural oils of the hair and conditions it while you sleep. Keep brushing to a minimum, certainly not the 100 strokes beauty myth. Too much of anything can ruin hair.
Wash, dry, and style your hair before going to bed. It’s not only refreshing but it conditions your hair as well. If your hair is smooth and sleek hair, wrap it at the nape and around the head; secure with bobby pins. For curly or wavy hair, twist your hair nice and tight into a topknot, securing on the highest point of the head. Use a fabric hair tie to secure it instead of elastics. The next morning, simply unravel and apply a little serum to style.
Do you go to bed with wet hair? Experts say it’s ultimately a bad idea. When the hair is wet, its elasticity is loosened, which makes it easier to snap and break. It also causes friction and can create tangles in the hair.
Hair regenerates while we sleep, just like our skin. Use those sleeping hours with your hair in an overnight masque. Comb it through the hair, pulling longer pieces into a loose bun. To protect your sheets, toss a towel or old clothing over the pillowcase. Do choose a masque designed for periodic overnight treatment only, not a regular conditioner which may have ingredients not suitable for prolonged application.
Learning Good Hair Habits in Bellevue
Learn more about caring for your locks while you sleep. Certain good habits can be relearned. You won’t forget our easy, helpful tips when you come visit us at Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue.