Sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body! Let's face it, life is busy. Whether you are a student, a professional, a mom, or all of the above, we all need to practice a little bit of self care from time to time. There are countless benefits to getting enough sleep. There are also ways that you can achieve your hair goals on top of doing amazing things for your body while you catch some much needed regeneration time. We're going to highlight our top 5.
1. Use an Overnight Hair Mask
We've all heard this one before, but we stand by it. Whatever your goals are, we think it's important to create and maintain a nightly before bed ritual. One way to do that is to use an overnight hair mask to make your locks feel amazing when you wake up. Depending on your hair needs and budget, there are some great hair masks on the market. The benefits will vary depending on the mask, but what we know for sure is that you will awaken the day with revived hair.
For damaged hair: Bumble & Bumble's Overnight Damage Repair mask is a miracle worker. It's like waking up after a wild night out without the hangover, but for your hair. Plus it's low maintenance, recommended use is only once a week!
For every type of hair: Coco & Eve's Like a Virgin hair mask is INCREDIBLE. This relatively new product smells like a dream and works amazingly well. This mask works for every hair problem we can think of and is great for those who don't have extreme damage but want to give their hair an extra bit of love.
2. Satin or Silk Pillow Cases
You spend 6-8 hours in your bed every single night. That's over 2,100 hours in one place consistently. Why wouldn't you make it the most glamorous hours of your life by sleeping on luxury? Satin or Silk pillowcases are smooth, while cotton pillowcases have course fibres that suck up your hair's natural oils and create friction with your hair causing those wild bed head styles. Satin or Silk pillowcases let your hair glide on top of keeping your styles intact and leaving the moisture in. This sounds like a win-win-win for healthy, happy hair.
These pillowcases come for budgets of all types, but the most important thing is to pay attention to the amount of satin in the product, so you don't get a blends that doesn't live up to your expectations! For the most simple, Amazon has a great selection, for those not a fan of synthetic fibres Silk pillowcases are for you, Slip has our favorites.
3. Minimize Heat by Air-drying Overnight
We have a love-hate relationship with all of our hot tools. We know they're damaging our hair but can't quite live without them. Finding ways to cut down on heat is never a bad idea. Towel drying your hair and using a protective hair style, like braiding will not only limit the amount of heat you'll need in the morning, but you might walk away with some effortless waves.
4. Use a DIY Oil Treatment
Health and wellness are all the rage right now, but really, we like to think of these oil treatments as the most efficient and natural ways to help with your hair goals. A lot of these can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen and have so many lasting benefits. Since their oils, it's important to use in moderation and play with your blends to find the one that works for your hair.
For Hair Growth: Olive Oil & Aloe Vera
- 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 4 Tablespoons of aloe vera
- 1 egg yolk
For Moisture: Castor Oil & Coconut Oil
- 4 tablespoons of castor oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- a few drops of your favorite essential oil (we like peppermint and cinnamon)
5. Sleep With a Scrunchie
Last, but certainly not least: use a scrunchie. If you're not in the mood to come up with your own DIY mask, or you've run out of your favorite, or you just want to go to sleep, a hair scrunchie is the easiest way to keep your hair healthy. Toss up your locks in a loose bun paired with a satin scrunchie and rejuvenate your hair while you sleep. It'll keep your locks in tact and be restorative on your hair. Plus you'll look adorable. Check out our Satin Collection.