9. Wrapping Your Wet Hair in a Towel
Wrapping wet hair in a towel after a shower or bath is something that most of us do. However, going to bed with your hair wrapped in a towel can be extremely harmful to the health of your hair.
When wet, your hair is more susceptible to stretching and breakage. Moreover, if the towel is wrapped tightly, it causes tension on the hair follicles, which can cause unnecessary hair breakage and hair loss.
Sleeping with wet hair can also increase the risk of fungal infections or dandruff.
After washing your hair, pat it dry with a soft towel and allow it to air-dry before heading to bed.
10. Not Oiling Your Dry Hair
Many people who have dry hair do not take advantage of overnight hair treatments. If you have dry, brittle hair, try an oil massage before going to bed. This is an easy way to add some much-needed moisture to your dry strands. In fact, oiling your hair regularly can help you to get thicker hair naturally.
Take some lukewarm oil and saturate your whole head, right from the root to the ends. Also, massage your scalp to improve blood circulation.
Then, sleep with a shower cap on to let the product seep in and to keep it from getting all over your pillow. Go morning, shampoo your hair as usual.
As a bonus, oiling your hair at night is very relaxing and can help you sleep better.
A 2015 study published in the International Journal of Trichology reports that applying oil on a regular basis can enhance lubrication of the shaft and help prevent hair breakage .
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