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Are You Making These Mistakes in Your Bedtime Hair Routine? 5 Simple Steps for Healthier, More Manageable Hair.

Updated: 5 days ago

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Women sleeping

Your bedtime hair routine is important because not only does it prep your hair for the next day but it also protects it while you sleep. Without proper care your hair can get damaged over time. Follow these 5 simple steps every night to wake up with healthier, more manageable hair every morning.

Hair brush

Step 1 - Brush Your Hair

It is important to detangle and distribute the natural oils produced by your scalp throughout your hair. Start by detangling at the ends of your hair and work your way up to prevent to much pulling. If you have curly hair use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to remove any knots. Detangling before bed ensures that when you wake up, you'll have minimal knots.

Amika Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment

Step 2 - Apply A Hydrating Cream or Oil

Apply a hydrating cream or oil to mid-lengths and end. Then brush through to evenly distribute. Keeping you hair hydrated helps prevent frizz and breakage. For a hydrating overnight product I recommend Amika Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment. This ultra hydrating overnight treatment works while you sleep. It is clinically proven to make hair 3 times more hydrated. Infused with hyaluronic acid, coconut water, blue algae and sea buckthorn. This no rinse, silicone-free formula is pillow safe, won't stain your pillow and perfect for all hair types. Wake up with happy, hydrated hair! Click here to buy Amika Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment.


Step 3 - Put You Hair Up

Loose braids, heat-less curl set or a high twist bun with a scrunchie is recommended. They keep your hair off your back and pillow so less rubbing and tangling takes place through out the night. They also set or protect your hairstyle from the day before. Making the morning of hair routine go a lot quicker.

Silk or Satin pillowcases

Step 4 - Sleep On A Silk Or Satin Pillowcases

Invest in silk/satin pillowcases. Sleeping on a rough pillow case can cause damage over time. A silk/satin pillow case allows hair to glide across instead of tangling the hair. The fabric will help reduce friction and keep your hair healthy and smooth. Also wash your pillowcases regularly to get rid of oil and product residue build up.

Amika Shampoo and Conditioner

Step 5 - Wash Your Hair In The Morning

Washing your hair in the morning will give your hair the best styling results. However if your are only able to wash your hair at night keep this in mind. You never want to go to bed with wet hair. Your hair is the most fragile when it is wet and breakage is more prone to happen. Dry your hair before bed and follow steps 1 through 4.

Hairstylist Jessalyn sitting in her salon Bold Hearts Studio

Taking care of your hair at night is a must when it comes to maintaining its health and appearance. With these 5 simple steps you will wake up with healthier, more manageable hair every morning. Remember consistency is key and small changes to your routine will make all the difference. Until next month.



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Portsmouth NH Hairstylist/Owner Of Bold Hearts Studio.

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