We all have a beauty routine at night. We remove our makeup, cleanse our face, tone, and moisturize. Night creams and lotions are even part of it, too. This TLC is great, but are you giving the same TLC to your hair? Do you have a night time hair care routine? Our tresses need some pampering, too, especially after their daily battle with dirt, smoke, heat, and pollution. It’s time to cultivate an evening hair care routine. Don’t worry, these tips are easy and simple.
- PROTECT YOUR HAIR WHILE YOU SLEEP WITH DEEP CONDITIONER
You’ve probably heard it before, but conditioning your hair is one of the best ways to repair damaged hair and keep your locks looking shiny and feeling silky. Our Moroccan Oil conditioners don’t have to only be used after washing your hair. You can find our range of Moroccan Oil leave-in conditioners and overnight masks that protect your hair while you sleep. We advice popping in some Moroccan Oil Repair conditioner in your hair overnight, then we would highly recommend that you do this the night before hair wash day, and then wash your hair out with cold or lukewarm water. By rinsing with cool water, you can lock in the moisture and close hair follicles, minimising the risk of damage or causing your hair to become weak.
There are a whole host of hair masks for you to use, and again, the mask you use will depend on the hair type you have and the results you are looking for. You can find a range of our hair masks designed for softening the hair and maintaining healthy locks, or you can come up with your own hair mask recipes.
- DRY HAIR BEFORE SLEEPING
If you shower at night, don’t hit the sack right after you get out of the bathroom. Let your hair dry first. It’s not because you will go blind when you sleep with wet hair, as the popular old wives’ tale suggest. Hair is weakest when it’s wet, and when you lie down and sleep right after showering, the friction between your hair and your pillow may lead to hair breakage.
- BRUSH YOUR HAIR
Make sure you brush your hair from root to tip before going to bed, this will release tangles and help distribute your natural oils, helping you wake up with shiny, healthy hair.
- KEEP YOUR HAIR IN PLACE
One of the most damaging things that can affect your hair is leaving it to toss and turn throughout the night. The main reason this creates damage is because it causes the ends to break. Not only this, but it can also cause the moisture and oils in your hair to dry out, or even worse, can make your scalp produce excess oil, making a perfectly fresh set of locks look greasy. Luckily, there is an easy solution to this, which can be used for all hair types, whether you have Rapunzel locks or a bouncy bob. All you will need to do is make sure that you pop your hair up before bed. Now, while that may sound like an easy task, it is important to make sure that you put up your hair to make morning styling easy and to ensure that you are not further damaging your hair.
While high and messy buns may be our favourite hair trends that will never go out of fashion, keeping your hair in a messy bun at nighttime can seriously damage your hair. Instead, try out some of the following methods for putting your hair up for bed:
Methods For Long Hair
- Loose Plait – create either a single braid at the back of your head or two braids on the side and then gently pull to loosen from the scalp. This is a very easy technique, it doesn’t hurt your scalp and can give you cute beach babe waves the next day.
- One Fold High Bun – you might look like you have a croissant on top of your head, but if you’re someone that loves to have your hair completely off your face or neck at night time, then this is the perfect hairstyle. Simply tilt your head upside down and bring all of your hair to the crown of your head, wrap the hair band once around the hair into a ponytail and then the next time, only pull the ponytail halfway through to create a bun.
- Scrunchies – perfect for so many hairstyles, particularly your nighttime do’s. Whatever hairstyle you decided to create for bedtime, always try to use a scrunchie, as it’s soft on your hair and is less likely to leave a kink.
Methods For Short Hair
- Silk Caps – shorter hair is harder to put up, so wrapping it allows you to maintain your hairstyle, reduce split ends and hair friction. This is particularly a good method to use if you are trying to grow your hair.
- Loose Twists – braiding hair may be a little difficult the shorter your hair becomes, so twisting and incorporating hair as you go is a good way of getting hair off your face while also giving you cute curls in the morning.
- Bandana – much like the twisting method, a bandana can provide you with even bigger curls for a more wavey look. You can choose to either wrap your hair like a silk cap or twist your hair into the bandana.