To achieve the hair length we all desire, having a hair care is super important. But still it doesn't stop with having a hair care routine, you need to ensure that you are consistent with your routine to achieve better results in the long run.
Besides daytime routines like washing, conditioning, and pre-pooing, having a nighttime hair routines are also important. Why? Caring for your hair during the day is just as important as when you sleep..
Let's take a look at some things you can do to take care of your hair before bedtime.
5 Things You Need For Your Night Time Routine
- Hair oil of your choice
- A wide-tooth comb
- Leave-in moisturizer
- Water in a spray bottle
5 Things You Can Incorporate Into Your Natural Hair Night Routine
1. Moisturize your natural hair
If you find it hard to retain moisture in your hair during the day, moisturizing your hair at night might just be what you need. All you need to do is spritz water over your hair, or spray a leave-in and water mix and then seal with light oil. After you are done, wear your silk cap and get your beauty sleep. Remember, for this step, you only need to spritz lightly with a spray bottle so you don't go to bed with soaking wet hair.
How to moisturize your hair at night
In this video below, Jenn will show you her process for moisturizing her hair at night.
2. Massage your scalp
One of the easiest ways to achieve healthy hair is doing a scalp massage often before you sleep. This is because it promotes hair growth by circulating blood flow to your hair follicles. All you need to achieve this is to mix together some natural oils, coconut, olive, jojoba, lavender, or rosemary oil are good suggestions. Then apply some of the mixture to your hands and massage into your scalp in a circular manner. After that you can also rub the mixture from roots to ends of your hair for some minutes.
How to do the scalp massage
Follow this step by step tutorial by Curlelia to see how to do a scalp massage by yourself.
3. Do The Pineapple Style
The pineapple hairstyle is simply means gathering your hair into a loose high ponytail, and then securing it with a hairband. This style keeps your curls intact overnight and ready for styling the next day. It also reduces the friction on your hair while you sleep.
How to do the pineapple hairstyle
Here is a video of Alyssa Marie explaining how you can achieve the perfect pineapple hairstyle.
4. Do a Twist or Braid
Aside from the pineapple style, a twist or braid is another way to keep your hair moisturized overnight. A simple braid or twist also helps to prevent tangles and decrease frizz. The best part is when you take them down the next day, you have a twist-out or braid-out look. Your hair will become stretched out and easier to manipulate too.
How to twist your natural hair
Want to twist your own hair? In this tutorial, StyleHairven will show you how to do that in easy steps.
5. Wear a Satin Bonnet
After you've moisturized, massaged, and wrapped up your hair in a twist or pineapple, the next ideal thing to do is wear a satin bonnet. Satin is made of materials that do not dry out the hair or snag at your strands. They also preserve the moisture in your hair and protect your strands while you sleep. Another added benefit of sleeping with a satin pillow is that it will help smoothen frizzy hair and eliminates any friction your natural hair could experience if it is rubbed against a harsh fabric like cotton.
Need more tips on how to achieve a perfect nighttime routine? Here is a video of Alisha Williams sharing her nighttime routine.