Sleep is an essential part of maintaining hair health since it is a time when important restorative processes occur in the body. On the flip side, sleeping can mess up a hairstyle overnight since it involves laying down, tossing and turning throughout the night. Waking up to hair that’s flat and frizzy can get you started on the wrong foot. To avoid the effects of bed head, here is a list of things that you can do to help prevent getting bed head, as well as fix it if you already have it.

Methods to prevent bed head:

  1. Use a silk or satin pillowcase: Silk and satin are both slippery fabrics that are less likely to cause friction for hair, so they are a better choice for a pillowcase to lay your head on when you sleep. Because of the fabric’s texture, it can help reduce the risk for frizz and matting that often happens when you sleep on fabrics that are not as smooth.
  2. Use satin or silk hair scrunchies: Tying your hair into a loose bun at the top of your head with a scrunchie can help you to gently move your hair into a position with less risk of becoming messy over the course of the night. Silk or satin fabric scrunchies are the best choice for hair to avoid bed head from forming since these fabrics are soft and smooth which makes them pull less on the hair. 
  3. Use a hair bonnet: Hair bonnets can help to keep your hair in place and prevent it from being pulled by your bedding when you move in your sleep. Hair bonnets that are made of silk or satin are the best choice because these materials are more slippery and less prone to pulling on the hair when you move while asleep.
  4. Avoid using tight elastic hair ties: Tight elastic hair ties can pull and apply pressure on the hair especially during the night when you move while sleeping. Avoid using tight and restrictive elastic hair ties while sleeping to help prevent pulling on the hair throughout the night.
  5. Prep hair before sleeping: Prepping your hair before bedtime to make sure that it is in its best condition can help reduce the risk of potential hair messiness in the morning after a night’s sleep. To help prepare your hair for bedtime, you can wash it and dry it with gentle products to remove any excess oil and product buildup to make it more free flowing and less weighed down during the night.
  6. Use a conditioning treatment: To treat bed head if you already have it, you can apply a conditioning treatment to help reduce frizz. This also can help to make the hair more malleable and as a result likely much easier to detangle.
  7. Detangle: Since bed head can cause matting to form in the hair, a way to help combat this is to gently detangle it. It is best to detangle hair when it is already wet and lathered with conditioner since the brush will be able to glide more easily through the strands without as much risk of pulling too hard and having a potential for breakage as a result of this. Keranique offers a great Anti-Breakage Brush and Detangling Comb set that can help you detangle hair while still being gentle and reducing the potential risk for breakage.

Did you know about these different methods to prevent and fix bedhead? Do you plan on adding these tips to your hair care routine? Keranique offers a wide selection of hair care products that can help you to achieve your hair goals. Check out our products page to see a list of the products that we offer to help tend to each of your hair care needs. 

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This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.

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