Why You Should Protect Your Hair Before You Sleep
Do you often get bad hair days? If so, it’s time to pay attention to your nightly hair care regime. Proper care not only encourages healthy hair growth but also protects your hair from physical damage and tangling.
A night hair care regime is particularly important if you have long hair because long hair generally requires more maintenance to prevent it from becoming dry and frizzy.
Read on to see what steps you can take to enhance your nightly hair routine. If you’re already facing hair issues, you might need a hair restoration treatment, which we also share about below.
Use a Silk Pillowcase
You are bound to toss and turn while you sleep. This means your hair rubs against your pillowcase. If your pillowcase has rough threads, your movement can cause stress and damage to your hair, leading to frizz and breakage. To prevent such damage, consider investing in a silk pillowcase.
The smooth surface of this fabric reduces friction on your hair, preventing it from getting tangled or damaged while you sleep. However, a silk pillowcase will probably not solve the root cause of your hair issue. It’s something you can try to increase your comfort during sleep and may be particularly useful for people with sensitive skin or allergies.
Dry Your Hair Before Bed
Once you reach home after a long day at work, you probably want to shower, unwind and sleep as quickly as you can. However, you shouldn’t skip drying your hair. Sleeping with your hair wet makes it more susceptible to damage and breakage.
You are also at a greater risk of developing a fungal infection on your scalp when your hair is wet. The fungus Malassezia can lead to dandruff and dermatitis, which can cause your hair to itch.
Set aside some time to gently towel dry your hair or blow dry it with a heat protectant before hitting your pillow, silk or otherwise.
Apply a Hair Serum or Mask Before Bed
Applying a nourishing serum to your scalp before bedtime can help stimulate hair follicles and boost hair growth. You can also apply a hair mask to repair and hydrate your hair. Let these treatments work their magic overnight, and you’ll wake up with healthier hair!
Use a Humidifier and Fan
A humidifier can also help by adding moisture to the air and preventing your hair from drying. If you worry about sweating from the humidifier, install a fan too.
Tie Your Hair with a Scrunchie
Elastic hair bands are the go-to tool for many to tie their hair. However, scrunchies are better for your hair, as they’re soft and less likely to damage your hair. Scrunchies also have a looser hold, reducing tension on the scalp and preventing creases on your hair.
Massage Your Scalp Before Bed
Massaging your scalp helps hydrate your hair and protects your hair from damage caused by dryness. We recommend massaging your scalp before bed with essential oils. Peppermint oil, for instance, increases blood flow to the hair follicles, allowing them to absorb essential nutrients for healthy growth and preventing hair thinning.
TrichoLab: Your Scalp Treatment Specialist in Singapore
If you’ve tried various remedies at home but found that your hair is still dry, damaged or shedding excessively, it may be time to see a scalp specialist. At Tricholab, our specialists have years of experience in treating different hair conditions and can advise you accordingly.
Here are the four general stages of hair restoration treatments at our clinic.
Scalp analysis: A pre-treatment in-depth scan of your scalp to assess its condition and requirements.
Anti-hair loss mask & shampoo: Our series of specialised hair care solutions designed for boosting scalp circulation.
Microneedling with hair growth formula: Our secret patented formula, consisting of herbal and peptide complex and growth factors, is delivered into your hair follicles to boost growth.
Add-ons: From a multivitamin serum to an LED light therapy, we will give your treatment a boost where necessary for better results.
To know more, contact us today and schedule a consultation.