From detoxifying masks to heat-protecting serums, plenty of steps can be taken to shield the hair from damage during the day. However, when the sun sets and it’s time to settle into bed, all of these efforts seem to get discarded. Many are yet to realise that it is equally important to protect the hair overnight. Why? A deep slumber full of tosses and turns can lead to those delicate strands rubbing against one another or the pillow. The friction caused by these unconscious movements results in breakage and frizz upon awakening. What’s more, arising to the tangles and knots often known as ‘bed-head’ is a universally experienced haircare woe. Luckily, all of this can be easily avoided by simply learning how to protect your hair overnight.
Here’s Christophe Robin’s advice to do exactly that.
How to protect your hair while you sleep
To protect your hair while you sleep, there are a few simple adjustments that can go a long way. For example, there is some speculation over the safest and least-damaging hairstyle to wear to bed. While some argue that hair left down and untouched is best to prevent the strain of pulled-back hair, others claim that it is a recipe for tangles and friction. Christophe Robin’s advice to protect the hair while you sleep is to opt for neither of these styles. To avoid the tension from a ponytail and the knots from free-flowing strands, tie the hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck, and secure it into place with a silk scrunchie rather than a hair-tie.
Another tip for those who shower in the evenings is to ensure the hair is dry before bed. It’s common to be told as children that going to sleep with a head of wet hair will inevitably lead to a head cold the following morning. Whether this is true or not is uncertain, however, in the world of haircare, this is not the concern. Instead, going to bed with wet hair will cause it to be more susceptible to breakage. So to protect your hair while you sleep, make sure to leave ample time to dry the hair before resting the head down.
Is it bad to leave products in your hair overnight?
Another trick to protect your hair overnight is to apply a leave-in product to nourish it from the root to the tip as you sleep. However, while it is not bad to leave products in the hair overnight, it is important to apply them correctly. As mentioned, hair that is wet is more vulnerable to damage and breakage. Therefore, it is important to leave any products you opt to use in hair that is brushed and dry, allowing them to work their magic as you sleep.
What are the best overnight hair products to replenish hair?
It has been established that with the right technique, it is not bad to leave products in your hair overnight. However, not all will necessarily be beneficial to the hair’s health. With various types and thickness to deal with, the best overnight hair products to replenish and renourish will not take a one-size-fits-all approach. For example, Christophe Robin’s overnight range contains two luxurious formulas.
- The first, Christophe Robin Night Recovery Cream with White Lotus Flower has been crafted for fine to medium hair with a light, cream formula.