It’s time to update your nightly self-care routine to include your lovely locks. Taking your hair into consideration at night can have some really rewarding results — it isn’t called “beauty sleep” for nothing! Overall, taking a few steps to care for your hair at night can help keep it healthy, prevent damage, and promote growth.
We’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks to implement into your nightly hair care routine, which will help you achieve your healthiest hair, (literally) overnight!
7 nighttime hair routine steps
1. Avoid sleeping with wet hair
If you want to keep your hair healthy, there's one crucial rule to follow: never go to sleep with wet hair. Turns out, your locks are at their weakest when they're wet. This is because the hydrogen bonds in our hair are more flexible when they’re wet, which makes it more prone to stretching and breaking.
One solution is to blast your hair with a hair dryer (after using the Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray - of course) before hitting the hay, but let's be real, who wants to do that every time they wash their hair? If you don’t have the time for that, there's a better option to avoid pillow-induced hair damage. Microfiber hair towels are your new best friend, especially if you have curly or thick hair. Wrap your hair up in one of these towels, and voila, you’re ready for bed without having to worry about potentially damaging your hair.
2. Detangle your hair before bed
Tossing and turning in your sleep, can leave your hair tangled and knotted, leading to breakage and damage. By taking a few minutes to gently detangle and smooth your hair before bed, you can help prevent this damage. In addition, brushing can help evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils, helping to keep your hair moisturized and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle. Try using a natural bristle brush and being extra gentle with your brushing for the best results! This is a must for any nighttime haircare routine.
3. Try these 3 overnight hair treatments
Overnight treatments are a great way to give your hair a little hydration boost overnight, and an easy step to implement into your nightly hair care routine.
What better way to give your hair some much-needed TLC than with a honey-infused leave-in treatment? Enter the Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner - a lightweight formula that's packed with nature's best ingredients, including the Mirsalehi Honey, argan oil and nourishing baobab extract.
This formula not only moisturizes your hair but also gives it a silky, smooth finish, while keeping split ends at bay. Simply spritz the honey-infused goodness through your hair and comb it through to make sure every strand is coated.
Honey Infused Hair Oil
If you have thicker or drier hair, the Honey Infused Hair Oil may be a better option for you. It's infused with Mirsalehi Honey which will work wonders on your locks while you sleep. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it will help to lock in moisture and keep your hair feeling soft and silky.
In addition, it will also help to reduce frizz. Frizz can actually be aggravated while we sleep due to friction against our pillowcases. But with this hair oil, you can say goodbye to frizz and hello to gorgeous, luscious locks.
Deep Honey Infused Hair Mask treatment
If you really want to go the extra mile, mix together 2 to 3 drops of the honey-infused hair oil with the honey-infused hair mask. Apply this creamy mixture from root to tip, and then braid your hair or put on a silk bonnet. Leave this overnight and rinse in the morning to reveal restored healthy hair. Sweet dreams, indeed!
4. Try a nighttime hairstyle
If your locks are on the shorter side, let them loose while you snooze. Long-haired beauties, you'll want to opt for a braid. Braiding your hair during your nighttime haircare routine keeps it contained and organized, reducing the chances of tangles and knots forming. Secondly, braiding your hair can help to reduce breakage and split ends.
If you're someone who tosses and turns at night, your hair is likely to rub against your pillowcase, causing damage to the strands. By braiding your hair, you can protect it from friction and reduce the likelihood of breakage and split ends.
5. Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Speaking of pillowcases - If you're still sleeping on a pillowcase made of cotton, it's time to make the switch. Cotton pillowcases are like sandpaper for your hair, causing breakage and tangles as you toss and turn throughout the night. Switch it out for a satin or silk pillowcase. These smooth fabrics are gentle on your hair, preventing tangles and breakage while you sleep. Plus, sleeping on silk adds a little luxury to your nighttime routine.
6. Take care of your scalp before bed
Give your scalp some extra TLC while you sleep using the Honey Infused Scalp Treatment. This product is formulated to hydrate, nourish and balance the scalp - helping to reduce any signs of irritation (itching, flakiness, oiliness) and maintain a healthy scalp.
We always recommend using this overnight to allow it time to absorb and work its magic. Simply apply a small amount in 3-inch sections around your scalp, taking time to massage it in. Not only does a quick scalp massage feel amazing and help you relax, but it also has some major hair benefits. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, stimulating blood flow to your hair follicles through a scalp massage can help keep your scalp healthy and produce thicker strands. Next time you're getting ready for bed, take a few minutes to give your scalp some love. Your fingers make the perfect massaging tools, and it's an excellent way to unwind before you hit the hay.
In conclusion, establishing a nightly hair care routine can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your hair. Whether you're trying to prevent breakage, maintain moisture, or reduce frizz, there are many techniques and products that can help you achieve your hair goals while you sleep.
From silk pillowcases to hair masks and microfiber towels, there are many options available that can help you wake up with gorgeous, healthy hair. So, take some time to experiment and find the nighttime hair routine that works best for you, and enjoy the benefits of beautiful, healthy hair!