Nobody wants to wake up with a bird’s nest on their heads. So if you want to know how to prevent tangled hair when you’re asleep, this post might be of help.
Those with long hair in particular could do with some information on keeping frizz at bay, so we made sure to include a section on fixing static hair even when you’re snoozing.
Keep your hair up
When you sleep on one side or your back, you might want to know some handy flat hair fixes. We have one, and that’s to keep your hair up while you sleep.
Doing this not only protects your nape hair from getting tangled and sweaty. It can also act as a hair loss prevention so the fine hairs on your nape will be protected.
However, take care not to tie up your hair too tightly, or you’ll end up with more hair fall. The secret is in making a loose topknot that will keep most of your hair away from your face and nape when you’re asleep.
Don’t sleep with wet hair
If your mom always told you not to sleep with wet hair, her advice stems from a practical place. It’s a hair health care basic to keep it protected from breakage and hair fall.
Moist hair is fragile hair and can be prone to damage and even fungal growth. So keep your hair dryer handy if you prefer washing your hair just before you sleep at night.
Also, wet hair makes you catch a cold faster especially if you prefer sleeping with the air conditioning on (more on this in a bit). Besides, who wants to wake up to yucky wet pillowcases and sheets?
Try silk pillowcases
The best bed sheets and pillowcases are those with enough thread count to prevent too much friction on your hair and skin. So while it might sound too luxurious, sleeping on silk pillowcases and bedding can help protect your long hair.
For starters, silk has the ability to maintain cooler temperatures to keep your nape and neck from sweating too much. And it’s a smooth enough material that won’t cause abrasion and breakage on the most delicate baby hairs.
So even if you toss and turn as you sleep, a silk pillowcase won’t rough up your hair with friction, resulting in smoother, sleeker “woke up like this” hair.
Switch on the air conditioner
Since we live in a place with high humidity, hair tangles might be part and parcel of slumbering. Excessive sweating can really mess up any hairstyle, especially long ones that go past the shoulders.
So if you have an aircon unit in your bedroom, switch it on when it’s time for bed. It can help keep your hair sleeker and less prone to tangles and knots.
For an added layer of protection, use a good hair tonic to smoothen out frizz and static. Then put your hair up in a loose bun so you won’t wake up with flat-looking tresses.