We wash, condition and style our hair to make it look the best during day time and just throw the hair on the pillow or tie a top knot while sleeping during night time. We forget that night is the best time for treating your hair since we have 5-7 hours which can be utilized for beauty treatments- both skin and hair! This is not necessary though, but we all follow some habits that are not healthy for the hair and can ruin or cause severe damage to your hair in a long run. Here are some night time habits that ruin your hair:
TYING A TIGHT BUN OR PONY
By tying up your hair into a bum, you are doing more bad than good. You think by doing so, you are preventing hair knots and breakage but you are wrong here. Tying hair into a tight bun can cause your hair to have serious breakage, and in some extreme cases, you can encourage a receding hairline over time. Plus, you will experience more hair fall.
Solution: You may tie a very loose bun or tie a loose high pony if your hair is not very long. Also, try investing in a satin pillowcase, it does not cause hair breakage.
USING COTTON PILLOW CASE
We all usually use cotton pillow cases that have the tendency to cause hair fall because of the pressure it creates on hair follicles. We toss and turn in sleep causing tension on the hair, which can either cause hair breakage or loosen the hair follicles. Cotton pillow cases with lint can cause even more damage, so stay away from cotton pillow cases especially if they are old.
Solution: Use a satin pillow case or wrap your hair in a silk scarf before bed to protect it from rubbing and keep your hair firmly in place while you sleep.
SLEEPING WITH WET HAIR
We all know that wet hair is prone to breakage. Hair is the weakest when it wet the strands stick to each other and when one hair gets tension, all the hair around it too gets the tension and ultimately all break off together. Sleeping with wet hair can leave it prone to breakage, so make sure your hair is not dripping wet before you hit the bed.
Solution: Give your hair plenty of air to dry. You may also blow dry using a hair drier on cold setting before sleeping. To avoid this all together, skip washing hair before bedtime, you may do it in the evening or morning so that your hair is all dry when you go to sleep.
NOT BRUSHING THE HAIR BEFORE SLEEPING
Hair develops many knots due to frizziness, splits all over and rough hair which encourages tangling, windy surrounding etc. Sleeping on tangled hair can only add on it and de-tangling it can get difficult leading to hair breakage and damage.
Solution: Try to always brush your hair using a wide toothed comb from root to tip before sleeping. It not only de-tangles your hair but also distributes natural hair oil so that you have healthy and shiny hair in the morning.