Some of us love experimenting with our hair, others, on the other hand, get annoyed when it’s time to style it. But we all have one thing in common: we take care of it. We use conditioners, heat protection products and organic ones like coconut oil. But did you know that your hair can get damaged when you sleep?
Here are 7 things you are probably doing when you go to bed that might be damaging your hair, compiled by Diply.
1. You go to sleep with wet hair
There is an advantage to having wet hair when you need to reshape it with curlers or hair straighteners, but if you go to bed with wet hair the chances that it ends up damaged are much higher. So next time, make sure you dry it even if it’s for a few minutes.
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2. You skip out on brushing your hair
When you are brushing your hair, you are distributing its natural oils and preventing it from getting tangled up while you are sleeping.
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3. You skimp on adding extra moisture to your hair
If you usually shower in the morning, never forget to apply oil treatment before going to bed. Let it stay overnight and the result will be healthier and shinier hair.
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4. You sleep with hairspray in your hair
After a long night out, you might be tired to wash your hair. But, the hairspray you used to shape it, will certainly dry it out.
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5. You leave your hair up
If you’re pulling your hair back into a tight ponytail every night before going to sleep, it will result in breakage. The smart thing to do is to vary up the location of the ponytail or braid your hair.
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6. You use an elastic or hair tie
Next time you go to bed, use a scrunchie. The soft scrunchie is one of the best inventions of our time. Not only are they decorative and pretty, but also very practical.
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7. You sleep on cotton pillowcases
Replace your cotton pillowcases with some silk ones. Your hair won’t get fuzzy and it won’t be dry because silk doesn’t absorb oil like cotton does.
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Also, wearing a satin scarf will help your hair retain its moisture.