3 Styles to Sleep In That Won't Damage Your Hair
When it comes to sleep, most of us know the basics: get at least seven hours per night, avoid looking at screens before bed, etc. But what about your hair? Did you know that sleeping with your hair down can cause tangles, knots, and hair breakage?
Hair damage can happen due to friction between your hair and your cotton pillowcase when you toss and turn while sleeping. It’s a good idea to switch to a silk pillowcase to prevent your hair from getting damaged.
But for considerable control over hair damage during sleep, we recommend using certain hairstyles to protect your strands.
Let's look at some styles to sleep in that won't harm your locks.
Hairstyles to Prevent Hair Damage While Sleeping
We have picked these hairstyles carefully so your hair won't experience breakage or split ends. The best part is that by preventing hair damage, you’ll expedite the process of long hair growth. Plus, any measure that prevents hair damage helps improve your hair's overall health, thickness, and volume.
Pull your hair into these styles and wake up with soft and tangle-free hair every morning.
The Loose Plait
Are you used to sleeping on your back most of the time? Consider creating a side plait! Or you may want to try a double plat. The choice is all yours!
This is the best and easiest style to keep your locks healthy and lovely while sleeping.
Before creating the loose plait, be sure to brush your hair thoroughly and remove any tangles or knots. And use a soft hair tie or scrunchie to tie the plait.
While this style works perfectly for everyone, it’s best for women with wavy hair. When you wake up in the morning, your hair will still be in excellent condition, so much so that it will only take you a minute or two to perfect it and head out to work.
Twisted Top Bun
A twisted top bun is an excellent option for straight hair. It helps keep your hair silky and straight while you sleep.
The best part: the style is pretty straightforward.
First, make sure to brush your hair silky, smooth, and straight. This will also help remove any knots or tangles.
Second, take all of your hair in your hands and gather it at the crown of your head. Next, twist the hair and clip it in place with a claw clip. Apply the clip at the front of the twisted hair so your head doesn't press against it while sleeping.
When you wake up and let loose the twisted top bun, you'll be amazed to see your tangle-free, smooth, straight hair.
The bonus: your hair will look more voluminous and fuller because when you sleep with your hair in a top knot, it gets a major volume lift in the morning.
Twisted Rope Braid
Want to retain your textured, smooth waves even in your sleep? The twisted rope braid has you covered. This is the perfect style for women with long hair to sleep in without causing damage to their beautiful, luscious tresses.
First, thoroughly brush your hair. Then divide your hair into two portions. Next, take one hair portion and twist it. Do the same with the second hair portion.
After you’ve twisted the two separate portions, twist both portions together so that the outcome looks like a rope.
And finally, use a soft hair tie to hold the twisted rope braid in place.
What if You're Wearing Extensions?
Extensions are more prone to damage during sleep. As such, they require extra care. The good news is that you can sleep in these styles with confidence, even if you're wearing hair extensions.
There are many different hair extensions out there; these tips are for semi-permanent extensions, such as tape-ins or keratin extensions. By sleeping in these styles, rest assured your extensions will stay in tip-top condition.
But suppose you have temporary extensions like clip-ins, Halos, or ponytail wefts. You can simply take them off before sleeping and then reinstall them in the morning. Doing so will prevent them from experiencing damage and help to extend their lifespan as long as possible.
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