How to Protect Hair During Sleep

Did you know that there are four hair types? No matter what kind of hair type you have, we all suffer from the dreaded bedhead sometimes. You go to sleep with smooth hair and wake up to a frizzy, disheveled mess you’re not sure what to do with. 

It happens to the best of us! Luckily, there are ways to protect hair while you sleep so you can wake up with hair you recognize and cut your morning routine in half.

When it comes to hair care, there are plenty of easy fixes to help bring out the best and most beautiful sides of your hair. You may only have to adjust your maintenance routine a little or make a few, small adjustments.

Read on to learn what you can do to protect your hair while you sleep and wake up to smoother, sleeker hair

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

This is one of the easiest hair care tips! The simple act of swapping out your traditional pillowcase for a silk one will do wonders for your hair while you sleep. 

The best part of it all is that this requires no work on your part. Just rest your head on your new pillowcase and you’ll see a noticeable difference in your hair when you wake up.

Silk naturally regulates temperature and doesn’t absorb moisture. This means that it will help your hair retain moisture from its natural oils or from products you use.

Silk will also reduce friction between your hair and the pillowcase. That means there’s less chance of breakage or tangles happening no matter how much you toss and turn during the night.  

Try a New Bedtime Routine

You have your bedtime beauty routine when it comes to caring for your hair. Switching up some of your nighttime habits for more beneficial ones might make a positive impact on your hair health!

If you like to shower before bedtime, make sure that you are never going to sleep with wet hair! Sleeping on wet hair can cause damage and breakage, even more so if you move a lot during sleep. 

If you prefer to air dry your hair, move your shower time a few hours earlier so it has time to fully dry before you get in bed. 

You should also get in the habit of brushing your hair before bed. Brushing your hair will help distribute your hair’s natural oils for a boost of conditioning during sleep so you can wake up to more beautiful hair.

You don’t have to brush your hair 100 times like the age-old rumor suggests, but grab a wide-tooth comb and brush your hair from root to tip before bed. If you notice tangles towards the bottom of your hair, start at the bottom first. 

If you like to go to sleep with your hair tied up now is the time to stop this habit! Rubber and elastic bands cause damage and breakage.

If you still want to sleep with your hair out of your face, try other options. You can put your hair in a topknot and secure it with a gentle scrunchie. 

If you like waking up to wavy hair, try styling your hair in braids and securing the ends with a scrunchie. You can also twist your hair (create two sections of hair and wrap each section around the other) for a more natural wavy look. 

Reach for a Scarf

In vintage photos of women in the 50s and 60s eras, there are plenty of head scarfs seen on women’s heads. You’ll also notice they all had amazing hairstyles, even after a windy car ride. That’s because they knew the benefits of wearing a scarf! 

Securing your hair in a scarf will help tame your hair during the night and keep moisture in, reducing the chance of frizz. Reach for a silk scarf for maximum protection and silkiness

Make sure you buy a scarf that is big enough to fit over your head and contain all your hair, particularly if you have thick or long hair. 

Take Some Collagen

Supplements can help your hair maximize its natural beauty. For example, probiotics are a great way to combat dandruff and a dry scalp. If you have never heard of collagen, it’s about time that you learned about the benefits of this supplement.

Our bodies naturally produce collagen, which is a protein. Collagen helps produce healthy, supple skin, hair, and nails. Our bodies naturally begin to produce less collagen as we age, so you should start taking this supplement in your late 20s. 

You can find collagen in almost any form! This protein is sold in powders, drinks, and supplements like gummies or vitamins. 

Incorporate collagen into your vitamin or supplement routine if you have one. You can also find collagen powder and blend it into your daily smoothie, coffee, or other liquids. 

Try the Magic Sleek Treatment

Hair treatments leave us feeling relaxed, beautiful, and happy about our hydrated hair. So trying this method is not only fun, but your hair will love it as well. 

Daily styling means your hair is sometimes subjected to the harshness of heat from blow dryers or flat irons, both of which can cause damage over time. Combine that with UV rays from the sun or harsh winds and it’s likely your hair needs some TLC. 

An occasional hair mask can help breathe life back into your hair if you have noticed dryness, split ends, and less shine lately.

The Magic Sleek Treatment emergency repair kit is hydrating, nutrient-rich, and anti-frizz to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. 

This deep conditioning treatment penetrates your hair’s cuticle to deliver ultimate hydration.  It contains mineral oil, which forms a film around your hair strands and creates that silky smooth feel we all want. 

Best of all, this hair protection treatment works on every type of hair and is a good fit for damaged or lackluster hair. 

Protect Hair With Hydrating Hair Care Today

We all want to wake up to silky smooth hair we love, and now you know that with a few changes to your routine you can make that happen. 

If you want to start seeing results and wake up to better hair soon, try the Magic Sleek product line. Our products are designed to bring out the best in everyone’s hair, no matter what hair type you have. 

Check out our products page today to start seeing shiner, smoother hair every day after waking up.

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  3. Great article! These tips are so practical and easy to incorporate into a nightly routine. I never realized how much damage could be done to hair during sleep, but now I feel armed with the knowledge to protect my locks. The suggestion to use a silk pillowcase is a game-changer – I had no idea it could make such a difference in preventing breakage and reducing frizz. Thanks for sharing these valuable insights to help us wake up with healthier, more beautiful hair!

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