4 Tips For Creating A Nighttime Hair Routine

I have a question for you. Does your hair regimen include nighttime hair care? No? Then you need to keep reading.

When it comes to our hair regimens whether we have relaxed hair or natural hair we tend to focus on the actions that we do during the day. Things like moisturizing and sealing, finger detangling, deep conditioning, protective styling. We put so much emphasis on those things that we either forget or ignore our hair at night when we go to bed.

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Taking care of our hair doesn’t end or pause when we go to bed. Instead, it’s a continuous, almost 24/7, process. That’s something I’ve learned over the years so much so that I won’t even take a nap without making sure I’ve got my relaxed hair taken care of.

Keep reading to see four tips that you can add to your hair regimen at night to help you stay on your healthy hair journey and make it easier to style your hair in the morning.

1. Keep your head covered

This tip is one of the most important ones because it can help protect your hair from damage that may happen overnight.

When you cover your head you don’t just want to use anything. It’s important that you use a satin or silk covering. These two types of materials are so much better for our hair because they don’t cause friction or pull out moisture like cotton does. And that friction and dryness can lead to hair breakage.

Another bonus of using a satin or silk covering on your hair at night is it helps to keep your hair in place so you don’t wake up with tangled hair in the morning.

You can get satin or silk hair coverings in the form of a cap like the SLAP cap or a scarf that you wrap around your head.

2. Use a satin pillowcase

This can be used in conjunction with tip one or by itself. If covering your head at night isn’t an option because you don’t like to wear things on your head, you don’t feel cute at night, or you get overheated you can go the alternative route of just using a satin or silk pillowcase.

You can find these types of pillowcases at your local beauty store or Bed Bath & Beyond.

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3. Moisturize and seal your hair

This may not be something that you need to do every single night. It just depends on what your hair is telling you it needs. There are some weeks where I need to moisturize and seal every night. There are some weeks where every two or three nights are sufficient.

When you moisturize and seal you want to make sure you use a good leave-in conditioner. A few of my current faves are True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner, TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-in Conditioner, Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner. Then follow up the moisturizer with a natural oil or good hair serum to seal in the moisture you just applied.

4. Put your hair up

Now you might be confused as to why I’m saying put your hair up when my first tip was to cover your hair. Essentially this tip goes with tip number two - use a satin pillowcase.

If you opt to just use a satin pillowcase at night instead of a cap your hair will be loose so it will move around at night while you’re sleeping. This could cause your hair to tangle and you have to detangle your hair every morning wasting precious snooze time.

Instead of letting your hair fly loose put it in a loose bun using a satin scrunchie or doing a traditional or cross-wrap.

Now that I’ve shared my four tips you can see some of them in action in the video below

What do you do to care for your hair at night?