7. Wearing Tight Hairstyles
If you have a habit of sleeping with your hair tied in a tight ponytail, again you are making a big mistake. Keep tight hairstyles like ponytails, knots, and buns for the daytime.
Putting your hair up in a tight ponytail and going to bed can cause great damage to your hair. Tight hairstyles put excessive tension on the hair follicles, which can lead to hair breakage and even hair loss.
If you cannot leave your hair down while sleeping, try sleeping in braids. Braids will even create pretty waves in your hair the next morning.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reports that damaging hairstyles like tight ponytails, braids, knots, and buns can cause damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension on the hair root. This can lead to the development of traction alopecia and gradual hair loss .
8. Leaving Your Long Hair Down
Similar to wearing tight hairstyles while you sleep, leaving long hair down is bad for your hair’s health. The oil and styling products in your hair can have damaging effects on your skin.
It is recommended to tie long hair up before bedtime. Pull your tresses back into a loose ponytail or a light braid.
Moreover, leaving long hair loose when you sleep can make your pillowcase dirty quickly and you will have to change it on a daily basis.