| Darcey Croft

3 Ways To Get Great Looking Hair While You Sleep

Ever get the feeling that your hair went out for a wild night of partying and left you behind? If you've had the displeasure of waking up with a hairstyle that looks like it's been on a crazy adventure, you've been the unfortunate victim of bed head. 

Banish your bad hair day with these 3 top tips & wakeup fabulous each morning!

The key to surviving the condition of bedhead, is to prevent it before it starts. Waking up with perfectly styled strands that don't require fuss, making you appear only ever so cutely tousled, is the dream and, the secret many glamourous celebrities have been quietly sleeping on!

The mere act of sleeping on your locks causes friction, snagging, tangles and a buildup of grease from imbedded dirt and sweat on your pillows.

So how can you ensure you wake up with a good hair day and start your day off without the hassle of restyling? The answer, it turns out, is not simple.

However, there's one piece of advice that benefits all types of hair... 

The Way You Sleep Matters To Your Hair 

Having fabulous morning hair depends on many variables. The kind of hair you have, how much you move in the night, the type of fabric you sleep on, the moisture content, the temperature around the strands. These and many other variables matter to hair.

3 top tips for fabulous morning hair

1. Don't Go To Sleep With Damp Hair

If you enjoy night showers and candlelit baths for getting you into a relaxed, sleepy state. A surefire way to catch bed head, is sleeping with damp hair.

Since you're putting pressure on different areas of your scalp while you sleep, those wet locks will dry at all kinds of quirky angles. It can also lead to all sorts of icky stuff like mould and mildew on your pillowcase. Nobody enjoys sleeping on those biohazards, least of all your hair and skin! Instead, make sure to dry your tresses before you go to sleep.

2. Brush Your Hair Before Bed

If you have kinky hair and want to minimize tangling as you sleep, you'll have a far different routine than if you have straight hair attempting to get waves.

One thing you can do to prevent unruly tresses in the morning is brushing it the night before. Brushing helps detangle, it distributes moisture, removes excess product, and sets you up for a successful morning. Think about it: if you go to bed with messy hair, the chances of waking up with it looking unkempt are about 100%

3. Invest in a Silk Pillowcase
One of the best things you can do to improve your hair's health as you sleep is silk. Silk allows your hair to glide throughout the night as you move. Silk prevents friction, which leads to hair pulling, tugging, stretching, breaking, and tangling. Silk has important natural qualities that help retain and regulate the hair's natural oils and protects against bacteria, mould and mildew.

Sleeping in silk is better for your hair because all other materials, like cotton or linen, are porous and rougher. For hair, this means the material can snag and pull at hairs, cause physical damage, lift up the cuticle, and cause frizz. This is especially problematic for those with curly hair, which is already prone to these issues.

Cotton or manmade pillowcases are not great for skin, either. The porosity of these fabrics readily absorbs sebum, promoting bacteria, and even your precious skincare products. On the other hand, a silk pillowcase encourages your hair and skincare products to take maximum effect.

Remember, not all silk pillowcases are created equal

The quality of silk is vital – the better the silk, the more effective it will be. Barenaturals silk pillowcases are specially commissioned and made to our exacting standards, developed and refined to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. We use the highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk, with a thickness of 25 momme and enforce the strictest quality guidelines, including non-toxic dyes.

Extra benefits of a silk pillowcase

It's not just your hair that will improve from using a silk pillowcase. The benefits of a silk pillowcase keep on giving. Anyone with skin conditions, allergies, asthma, eczema and fibromyalgia will benefit from the hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and breathable properties of a silk pillowcase.

Don't just take my word for it!

Some of the world's most beautiful women all use this same top tip to protect their hair and skin from damage. Trendsetters like Ariana Grande, Hailey Beiber, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashians, Kylie Jenna, Victoria Beckham, Lena Headey and countless others swear by a silk pillowcase as an essential element of their beauty regime.  

Silk pillowcases are the travel essential for supermodel and stars alike. Gisele Bündchen and Katy Perry have been pictured at various airports carrying theirs and judging how they look on arrival the investment certainly pays off.

The equally gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whitely agrees – when quizzed byVogue for their 73 questions series, and asked for the supermodel beauty secret she'd be willing share, she said – you guessed it – "sleep with a silk pillowcase".

 The Takeaway

Sleeping on silk is beneficial for your hair. Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair to pull and tangle throughout the night, leading to bed head in the morning and potentially damaging hair, whereas silk can help to reduce friction. The world's most renowned stylists and beauty experts have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair-friendly silk to help preserve your blowdry. Everyone will be different regarding how they should style hair as they sleep. But there's one tip that could help anyone literally: sleeping on a silk pillowcase. It will help your hair's health, keep it looking and feeling soft, smooth and increasing the chances of waking up feeling and looking with fabulous!

 

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