One hair expert has claimed that the way you sleep could be damaging your hair without you even knowing it — and it’s likely the cause of your frizz and breakage
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Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked in the mirror and noticed that your hair looks like it was pulled through a hedge in the middle of the night?
It’s not uncommon to wake up after a night’s sleep wild and frizzy hair – but did you know you can avoid it altogether by simply changing one thing in your bedtime routine?
according to a Hair care expert at Instagramtake care of your hair while you sleep is just as important as daytime—and leaving it to your own devices can introduce breakage and frizz to your otherwise luxuriously smooth locks.
And how are you Stop frizz overnight? Put your hair up before you go to bed.
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The hair care guru who posts under the username on Instagram @_yourbesthairclaimed that sleeping with your hair loose should be a no-go because all that tossing and turning during sleep creates friction between your head and pillow.
Unfortunately for your hair, friction is your worst enemy – as it causes cuticles to stand up and break, resulting in split ends.
As a result, the hair expert says that you should always sleep with your hair pinned up whenever possible, as this will minimize your tresses’ contact with the pillow and hopefully lessen the friction that leads to hair breakage.
She suggests that a loose braid is the best style for sleeping to prevent your hair from breaking, but you could also try a loose topknot to keep your hair up and out of your face at night.
Just make sure your styles aren’t too tight as this could have the opposite effect and cause more breakage.
She captioned her clip: “It’s better if you sleep with your hair up than down. Whether it’s in a braid, loose ponytail or bun, you’ll experience less breakage and frizz.”
If you’re interested in keeping your hair as healthy as possible, there are some other steps you can take to ensure all your back and forth isn’t ruining your tresses.
Investing in a silk or satin pillowcase can make a world of difference to your hair in the long run, as the smooth surface of the cover allows your head to move with less friction.
And if that’s not your thing, you can opt for a silk bonnet instead to keep your hair covered while you snooze.
Many commenters on the hair guru’s Instagram post were grateful for the advice, while others agreed her tips were definitely worth trying.
One person wrote, “A silk hat really helped me!”
“Wow that was me 5 years ago sleeping with cotton pillows,” added another.
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