While many of us don’t give much thought to our hair care before we go to sleep, prepping your hair before bedtime could actually improve the overall health of your hair and scalp. And who doesn’t want stronger, longer hair? Here at New Image Labs, we love dreaming up new ways to enhance the vitality of your hair and scalp, which is why in today’s blog post, we’ll discuss some amazing tips you can use to improve the health of your hair while you sleep. Please read on to learn more.
Use Silk or Satin Pillowcases
It may seem as though silk or satin sheets are simply a luxury item that spruces up your bedroom decor, but in fact, these fabrics are great for your hair! While cotton pillowcases are comfortable, these pillowcases cause pulling on your hair, as your individual hairs can easily get caught in the cotton fibers. This is especially true if you toss and turn frequently throughout the night. Yes, silk and satin sheets are a bit more costly, but worth the investment to avoid having frizzy hair each morning. Try picking up a set of pillowcases if you’d rather not purchase an entire silk sheet set.
Don’t Go to Sleep with Wet Hair
Most people live busy lives which means showering in the evenings before bedtime is sometimes the easier option. As a result, many then go to sleep with wet hair, which can actually harm the hair. Because hair is much more delicate when it is wet, it becomes more prone to breakage and frizz. It’s best to towel dry or blow dry your hair before you hit the hay to reduce the risk of breakage that causes split ends. Additionally, try our Pro|Gen® Comfort line to shampoo and condition your hair at night, which reduces the skin’s sensitivity while moisturizing and softening the scalp.
Start the Next Day’s Style Before Bed
As mentioned above, time is precious when leading a busy life. Why not try starting the next day’s hair style ahead of time to help save time, while also improving the health of your hair? For both men and women, we recommend using our Pro|Gen® Active Hair Volumizing Booster in the evenings to energize and hydrate your hair for an easy morning style. For the ladies, use this volumizing serum before setting your freshly-washed hair in curlers before bed to wake up with full, bouncy curls.
Protect Your Hair While You Sleep
We mentioned that silk pillowcases help protect your hair from breakage, but silk scarfs also do the trick. If you’re looking for a smooth, sleek look, simply gather your hair as you would for a ponytail, and wrap your hair around in bun, twisting as you go. Secure your hair wrap with large bobby pins to keep it in place all night. You can even wrap a silk scarf around your head for added protection. Loose braids are also great for keeping your hair in place all night, which reduces frizz and breakage. Most importantly, you’ll want to avoid using elastic ties in your hair at night, as these bands pull and tug on individual hair strands causing tangles and breakage.
We at New Image Labs hope you’ve found this hair and scalp tips helpful! Please contact us with any questions you may have or to place your order for our effective hair treatment products.