Why your hair needs beauty sleep, too
While there’s no denying that sleep does wonders for our skin, did you know it also benefits your hair? Just like we apply moisturiser to plump and hydrate, zap zits with spot treatment and banish the bags with eye creams, we should be taking similar measures for our strands.
Prep your hair before your head hits the pillow and wake up to a good hair day, everyday.
APPLY AN OVERNIGHT MASK
These treatments are brilliant for nourishing your locks and giving them some serious shine. If you’re after a total game-changer that’s going to fight everyday damage and protect your hair between washes, then go for the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. Wash out the next morning for a simply soft, moisturised mane. #iwokeuplikedis
INVEST IN A SILK PILLOWCASE
Say it with me, “silk”. As someone who recently transitioned from cotton, let me tell you: silk pillowcases are amazing. I recommend you get one, stat. Their soft, silky texture means they won’t cause friction in your hair, so there’s less risk of damage. As a bonus, they’re also great for your skin - especially if you’re concerned about ageing.
SLEEP IN PLAITS
Remember Pippy Longstockings? She had the right idea. If you tend to toss and turn throughout the night, you probably find you wake up with what resembles a bird’s nest at the back of your head. Sleep with your hair in plaits or braids and say goodbye to those tangled tresses once and for all! The best part? Wake up the next morning to wavy locks that don’t need styling, so you can hit the snooze button again. Happy Days.
Brushing was one of our beauty ‘rules’ to break, so makes sense that it’s on this list, too. Excessive brushing can lead to breakage, especially in fragile hair, so remember to keep the strokes to a minimum. Brush enough to rid your mane of any tangles, and steer clear of metal! Try something like the VS Sassoon Eco Boar Bristle All Purpose Brush, which is made from bamboo.
Do you get enough beauty sleep? How do you care for your hair overnight?