Waking up to unmanageable hair or an itchy scalp can be a total nightmare. We all want to have beautiful and healthy hair that requires little time to brush and detangle in the morning. It boils down to the quality of your sleep and the hair products you use. Styling products and heat styling can lead to a damaged scalp and hair fall. Here are a few tricks that can help you achieve perfect hair when you wake up.
Condition hair with coconut oil
Coconut oil can treat a number of scalp and hair problems. It easily penetrates the hair shaft. Take a good amount and massage it from the ends all the way to the roots. Now, wrap the hair in a cotton T-shirt before going to bed. Adding honey or avocado can increase its nutritional value. Wash off in the morning. You can use coconut oil while doing hair spa as well.
Braid hair before sleeping
This is a healthy alternative for curlers and other heating tools. Sleeping with braided hair is proven to give you luscious and bouncy curls in the morning. For women with frizzy hair, French braids can help bring smoothness and waviness to hair.
Avoid going to bed with wet hair
Wet hair is prone to split ends and breakage. In the long term, it can even cause bigger health problems. If you need to sleep with wet hair, wrap it in a bun using a scrunchie. If sleeping with dry hair has given your split ends, try using a moisturizing product, like the ADV Hydration Cream.
Go for silk over cotton
Using pillow covers made of silk instead of cotton ones. Cotton is harsh on hair and lead to frizz and breakage. Smooth surfaces of silk pillowcase on the other hand, will help keep the cuticle soft. Silk scarves can help keep curly hair out of your face, apart from not disturbing the pattern of your curls. This technique is known as pineappling.
Waking up with perfect curls
The idea is to keep your curls smooth and soft when you’re asleep. Pineappling as mentioned above can prevent knots and provide more volume. Use a clip at the crown of the head.
To wake up with perfect curls, get a steamy shower in the morning or frequent maintenance therapies. This provides hydration to keep the frizz away. To smoothen your curls, apply a good oil or serum.
Brush out any tangles before sleeping
To prevent your hair from breaking as you sleep, it is important to detangle them carefully. For women with fine and long hair, detangling using a conditioning spray at night is necessary. You can use the ADV Detangling Spray infused with sunflower oil and rose oil, which has also been awarded the Best Heat Protectant at the 2015 Cosmo Hair Awards! Do not forget to use a wide toothed comb.
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