How To Protect Your Hair While You Sleep

31 May 2014

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If you have quite long hair like me, you will understand what I am about to say. When we toss and turn, dragging or rubbing our heads and hair across the fabric of our pillows we can snag the cuticle layer of the hair against the fibers on the pillow. Yes, you can hurt your hair by sleeping on it. You may not believe it, but this is a lot of wear and tear! With protective overnight styles, we can both protect our hair, and encourage it to act right when we wake up in the morning! So I began searching the internet for 'protective hairstyle' while I sleep. So here is all I could gather :
- you can braid it or put it in a nice, comfortable loose bun (my personal favorite!).
- you can do a low ponytail or high ponytail aka the pineapple.
OR the ultimate solution to night breakage : a nightcap !

MY TIP : Using a twistband or a scrunchie instead of an elastic when you tie up your hair help a lot - in my experience at least. Tie up your hair to minimise friction. It did also help me sleep better, weirdly enough!
I find this website helpful :)
What do you do with your hair when you sleep?

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