Have you ever gone to sleep nice and relaxed, but woken up with a tangled mop of hair the next day? Over time, it can occur to hair breakage and other damage. Luckily, it is not hard to learn how to sleep with long hair safely and comfortably.
#1 Sleep With A Silk Or Satin Pillowcase
You've heard it before, silk is your hair's best friend. Hair friction while sleeping is one of the most common causes of split ends, and dry and brittle hair.
Silk pillowcases are softer and a lot silkier to touch than cotton pillowcases, which means your hair will encounter less friction overnight and will slide off the pillowcase with ease without causing unnecessary tension and roughness to the hair follicle.
#2 Wear Your Hair Up
Many people may have the same doubts: should I wear my hair up or down? Is it better to sleep with my hair down or up?
you can try to gather your hair up in a loose bun with french hairpins, which is a demarcation-free method of keeping hair up in place.
Of course, the key is to make the bun high enough on top of your head to not feel it when laying down. At the same time, do not pull your hair so tightly against your head that it puts pressure on the scalp while you sleep.
#3 Never Sleep With Wet Or Damp Hair
As we all know, the keratin bonds in your hair become weak when they are wet, hence making them more susceptible to breakage. Even the soundest sleeper will move their head a bit during the course of a night’s slumber, and that movement is more likely to contribute to hair breakage or matted hair the next morning.
#4 Comb Hair Before Going To Bed
If you want to wake up tangle-free, always make sure to brush your long hair gently with a wide-toothed before going to bed, which helps get rid of any tangles and knots in your hair.
#5 Secure Hair With Scrunchies
tie hair into a top knot using a fabric scrunchie made with silk or satin, which will give your hair a break from the friction and save valuable styling time in the morning. You’ll also be less likely to wake up with a visible “dent” in your hair where you pulled it back.
#6 Sleep In A Cool Environment
Any form of heat can zap the moisture out of the air, taking a toll on your hair. It can include the heating unit in your bedroom.
While sleeping in cooler temperatures is not only good for quality sleep but prevents excess sweating that can exacerbate hair tangling.
#7 Protect Ends With An Essential Oil
Even if you sleep on your back, you might end up crushing longer hair without even knowing it. Naturally, the ends of your hair can bear the brunt of damage that happens while you sleep.
In order to keep your strands hydrated overnight and minimize breakage and split ends, you can apply some essential oils to your ends before you head to bed, such as Argan oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or even coconut oil.
These essential oils will also penetrate the hair shaft and repair hair from within, leaving your hair feeling soft and more manageable.
Of these above tips, there should be at least one way that works for you! Now start taking good care of your hair to give you a head start on keeping your hair healthy. In the end, happy sleeping!