6 Ways You Might Be Damaging Your Hair While You Sleep

Not caring for your hair while you go to sleep can lead to disastrous hair damage. Read on to know them all.

Overnight, even the most excellent hair quality can be ruined if you sleep with your hair open. However, there’s no reason to stare at a bedhead disaster every time you look in the mirror in the morning. Depending on your hair’s type and length, various practical methods for wearing it to bed are available. This article will show you six tried-and-true methods for keeping your hair healthy while you rest.

Never use an elastic band

Hair damage is possible even while you sleep. When individuals go to bed, many tie their hair up in a ponytail with an elastic band, despite spending a lot of money on a new haircut, dye job, and hair care products. Your hair’s shaft and roots will suffer from the tension of that elastic band. So an elastic band is a big no no.

Try an Overnight Cure

Use an overnight treatment if you’ve been experiencing very dry or damaged ends. To make the hair mask, pour a tiny bottle of essential oils in a hot cup of water, then apply it to your roots (or all of the ways out to your scalp, if necessary), and then put your hair up in a bun or a braided. Cover your pillowcases and sheets with a silk tie or soft fabric to prevent the oil from damaging them, and let the therapy work its magic while you snooze.

Twist for curls

Put your hair in a knot at the crown of your head and tie it with a fabric scrunchie. The covered elastic and soft fabric of the scrunchie makes it the ideal hair accessory. Mia Moore, a stylist at the Pierre Michel salon, says that if you wrap your hair at night in a towel, you can wake up to ripples (depending on your hair’s natural texture) when you take the towel out in the morning.


To achieve smooth, straight hair, use the wrapping method. First, with a brush, start arranging the hair in a circular motion around the crown of the head, pinning it in place as you go with big bobby pins.

Switch to a silk pillowcase

The cotton of your pillowcase may tangle your hair. Silk or satin pillowcases are ideal for protecting your hair. Cover your hair with a silk cover or silky scarf instead of silk or satin pillowcases if you are on budget.

Give your hair a good brushing

Brushing or combing your hair before bedtime is one of the most excellent things we can do for it. Try a natural bristle brush or a comb with broad teeth. Put in a few minutes of extra effort and sweep your hair from the scalp to the ends. The strokes help distribute the oils produced by the scalp throughout the hair.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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