For all those who’ve been questioning how effective night time routines are for your hair, well we’re here to tell you that they’re super effective. While you are snoozing your way for 8 hours, that good routine is working its way into your hair. Not only does it help you protect your delicate hair from breakage but also makes styling a hell lot easier! That said, let’s get real, you can’t expect results overnight. You will have to be diligent and regular.
1. Establishing A Hairstyle
What do you want to look like when you wake up tomorrow? A hair Goddess or a rockstar? Determine your hairstyle to prep accordingly the night before, so as to save time the morning after. So, if you are opting for a sleek bun at work, this means you’ll have to detangle and slick your hair down before wearing your hair scarf and hitting the sheets. For curls and volume, simply twist or wear your hair into a braid and do the same.
2. Magical Fingers Do Detangle
Using fine combs can only do more damage. While most people use wide combs, we suggest you detangle your hair gently using your fingers. This will help you to preserve that curl definition of your coily hair and prevent frizz.
3. Hydrate And Condition
It goes without saying that if you go to bed with dry hair, expect to wake up to even drier hair. Spritz your scalp and ends with water to hydrate your hair. Water also helps other moisturising products (like shea butter, hair oils etc.) to penetrate better. We recommend you use your favourite conditioning products after spritzing water for amazing results.
4. Don’t Sleep With Your Hair Out
Sleeping with your hair open equals messier and more tangled hair. This means spending an extra 30 mins on detangling and crazy frizziness the next day. Now you don’t want that, do you? We suggest you sleep in a good protective style; a ponytail or Bantu knots; at night, requiring only a mere touch up in the morning.
5. Satin Scarf Girl Over A Cotton Head
Of all the tips, skipping this one is not an option! Cotton fibres on your pillowcase absorb natural oils found in your hair, which may result in dryness or breakage. Keep your strands protected by tying your hair up with a satin scarf or sleeping on a satin pillowcase.