Night time hair care is so important if you want to wake up with beautiful, lush locks every morning. Healthy, hydrated hair rarely dries down to become frizzy and unmanageable. Since your hair goes through so much damage throughout the day, it’s important to let it heal and repair at night.
While many people are obsessed with their skincare routine, most of us tend to ignore our hair care, letting our locks become frizzy and unmanageable. Before we get into the solution, let’s take a look at what may be causing your hair to become so dry.
Why is your hair so dry?
Your hair may have gone dry or brittle due to a variety of reasons.
- You over wash your hair - Every time you wash your hair, it loses the natural oils protecting it from damage. Don’t wash your hair every day, especially if you have dry hair. Instead, shampoo only when necessary.
- You shower in very hot water - Washing your hair in hot water can make it more dry and rough. Instead, switching to lukewarm (or even cold) water can keep your hair from getting dehydrated.
- You brush your hair too frequently - If you comb your hair too often, it can cause your hair to look dry and distressed. Brush your hair as less frequently as possible to keep them from getting unmanageable.
- You style your hair too much - Using too much heat on your hair through blow driers, straighteners or curlers can damage your locks and make them very dry and frizzy. Always avoid heat styling as much as possible or use a heat protecting serum beforehand if you must do it.
- Your scalp is dry - Since your hair doesn’t naturally have lubrication, it depends on your scalp to keep it hydrated through the oils it produces. Thus, having a dry scalp automatically leads to dry hair.
- You live in a dry climate - If the climate around you is very hot and dry and you expose your hair very frequently to the sun or wind, your hair is bound to end up feeling dry.
What’s the best night care routine for dry hair?
Maintaining a good night care routine is everything when it comes to tackling dry hair.
- Start by brushing with the right comb - Using plastic combs can add to the fizziness of your hair as it generates a lot of static. Try combs made of soft, nylon or boar bristles to keep your hair from generating static and becoming frizzy.
- Oil your hair at night - Use hydrating oils like jojoba oil, coconut oil or argan oil to hydrate your locks before going to sleep. These oils aren’t too greasy and can make your hair feel soft and silky after waking up.
- Try an overnight hair mask - Either try a DIY hair mask or purchase a leave-in mask and go to sleep with hydrated hair at least once or twice a week. This will seal in the moisture and leave your hair feeling soft and nourished.
- Sleep with a leave-in conditioner - A leave-in conditioner or even a serum or treatment will hydrate and smoothen your hair and you don’t need to worry about rinsing it. Invest a good leave-in conditioner and apply it on damp hair after shampooing at night and let your hair soak in all the goodness overnight.
- Tie your hair - A light braid is your best bet when dealing with dry hair. It’s better than leaving your hair open because this reduces friction. In the process, you can also wake up the next day with cute beach waves!
- Switch to a silk pillowcase - Silk is the best fabric when it comes to keeping your hair hydrated. The fabric keeps hydration locked to your hair, unlike cotton, which absorbs all the moisture, leaving your hair feeling dry and frizzy.