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Do you have a haircare routine before you go to sleep?

Do you think only women have to think about a haircare routine before hitting the day? Men equally have to make an effort to take care of their hair right before bed. But alas only a handful of men are even aware of what a night time hair care routine contains.

Let us look at the different tips for haircare that men need to do before bed to ensure the luscious locks are never gone.

A. Things to Avoid After Dark

Let’s take a closer look at some particular activities that men should avoid doing at night in order to sleep soundly and prevent frizzy, tangled hair.

1. Avoid going to bed with wet hair

man after shower with wet hair

In addition to causing hair breakage, sleeping with wet hair raises your risk of developing a fungus infection.

After finishing our work, we immediately turn to cleanliness and take a nighttime shower. You are aware that getting sick carries some danger, but that risk is rather small. In accordance, there are additional dangers you may experience if you sleep with wet hair.

Hair is also at its most fragile stage when damp while sleeping unintentionally. We run a serious risk of tangling and breaking our hair since we toss and turn so much as we sleep.

Another problem that men with wet hair could experience is the potential for developing fungal infections like Malassezia, which is one of the potential causes of dandruff and itchy redness.

2.Avoid tight buns and ponytails.

men’s nighttime hairstyles that are tight

Men who wear their hair in tight buns, braids, or ponytails may develop traction alopecia as a result of constant pulling.

When the hair is damp, pulling it taut and knotting it might result in serious hair disorders that can be damaging. The keratin protein produces a weaker link when it becomes wet, which makes it potential for hair breaking while you’re sleeping, according to thorough research on damp hair protection.

If we frequently wear tight ponytails and buns with wet hair at night, our hair condition is at its most vulnerable. Furthermore, hair damage and traction alopecia are ultimately caused by weakened elasticity.

In traction alopecia, we may experience bald patches where the hair cuticles have been pulled more frequently than in other places. Always dry your hair before bed so that you can have healthy hair and a nice night’s sleep.

3. If any product has been applied, wash.

Numerous hair style products are oil-based, as we are already aware, and this can lead to issues with the cuticles of the hair, such as greasy and oily texture. Oily hair might become non-fluffy with very little volume and no bounce as all.

In contrast, poisonous and dangerous substances like sulphates, denatured alcohol, formaldehyde, coal tar, and phthalates are included in hair care products. Always wash your hands completely before bed and try to avoid using chemical products before bed.

Because hair styling products can dehydrate hair, the more often you use them, the greater the risk of hair damage and brittleness.

B. Evening Activities to Enjoy

We’ve talked about how to protect your hair while you sleep by avoiding the aforementioned methods. Let’s now get further into the routines that are essentially required at night.

1. Swap out cotton pillows for satin ones for better hair care.

Hair rubs against satin less frequently compared to real silk because satin is more flexible and glossy.

Stop using cotton pillows since there are nighttime safety precautions to take. By absorbing your hair’s moisture while you sleep, cotton pillows can leave your hair dry, brittle, and tangled in the morning.

Replace your pillowcases to ensure that you’re making an investment in your hair care. However, make sure you’re using a satin pillow cover because satin pillows can help prevent hair from losing moisture at night.

Guys should be aware that satin pillows are silkier, softer, and easier to clean than other types of pillows. Your hair may experience less resistance from satin pillows than from cotton pillows because of their softer texture.

The same as utilising satin pillows, you can wear a satin or silk scarf cap to cover your hair while you sleep if you’re on a tight budget or don’t have any satin or silk pillows at home.

2. Before going to bed, massage and use a hair mask.

Any hair type—from short to long, curly men’s hair—is greatly emphasised in American culture when it comes to hair protection while sleeping. The important and calming activity before bed is massaging your hair and scalp.

A head massage can improve hair growth and ease tension and stress, among other benefits. Additionally, a massage at night can put you to sleep right away by increasing the synthesis of mood-enhancing hormones like serotonin. Therefore, less hair loss is the result of no despair.

To gain nutrients and deep conditioning within the roots, arrange twice-weekly appointments for Ayurvedic hair masks and warm oil treatments. The advantages of utilising neem oil for men’s hair and its amazing benefits for overnight use were also covered in our most recent article.

Warm oil therapy will help your hair follicles and strands receive an abundance of moisture throughout the entire night so that you can protect your hair while you sleep. However, the vitamins and fatty acids found in oils can help reduce frizz, treat dandruff, and prevent split ends.

3. Brush your hair before bed to remove tangles.

You can enjoy your hairstyle from dawn till dark by brushing your hair in the morning to ensure that it won’t become tangled. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle hair, working gently from the tips to the roots without exerting too much pressure.

Your hair will readily disentangle as a result of this technique, and natural hair oil may now pass freely from roots to tips. As we previously explained, avoid using a comb on wet hair because it is more likely to break.

After brushing your hair, it can be simple to prevent knots by covering it with a silk cap or scarf. Additionally, brushing your hair in the morning and evening helps improve the health and lustre of your hair.

Additionally, gently brushing your hair will stimulate the scalp, boosting hair growth and eliminating hair that has already come free. Detangling hair can therefore aid in protecting hair as you sleep.


The bottom line of all routines is consistency. If you aren’t consistent with the tips that we have mentioned then it’s futile. You cannot do it just once and expect your hair to grow magically into soft luscious locks. We have given you the methods, it is now upto you to purchase the tools and apply the methods!

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