Sleep your way to beautiful and healthy hair

Sleep your way to beautiful and healthy hair

We all know how important sleep is to our body. It helps to replenish our cells, it restores brain chemicals and allows the body to rest and it improves our bodily functioning and hormone balance. But did you know that not catching enough sleep can affect your hair?

Getting enough good quality sleep is vital for hair growth and by good quality, we mean the kind of sleep where you actually wake up feeling rested and recharged. This kind of sleep is important as it allows our hair, skin and nails to look better and get stronger.

Get some sleep

Sleep deprivation can also affect the body’s ability to repair and regenerate, which can have a significant influence on hair growth. Lack of sleep can also affect the immune system which might cause stress and hair loss. Stress which is also brought on by lack of sleep can cause your hair to get super oily faster than usual. This is not only bad for your scalp, but will leave your hair looking dull, flat and lifeless.

Wake up with curls

If you’re having a heat detox (curlers, irons and hairdryers) then try sleeping with your hair in braids. After washing, let your hair air dry as much as possible and when it's still slightly damp, divide your hair up into 2 or 4 braids. In the morning, gently separate the braids and show off your bouncy and very Parisian hair-do.

Invest in silk

Naturally, there are a few things that you can do to help your hair look its best after a few hours of vital rest and the first, is to invest in a silk pillowcase. Sleeping on silk not only decreases the number of knots and creases in your hair and skin, but they eliminate frizz, let your blowout last longer and protects your hair from damage. This is due to the fact that silk, unlike cotton or polyester, allows hair to easily glide on the pillowcase without breaking.

Use an over-night treatment 

Using overnight hair serum or masque is the quickest and easiest way to achieve soft and beautiful hair with minimal effort. The Balmain Overnight Repair Serum (R995.00) is a must-have to reduce visible signs of damaged hair and dry strands. It is made up of a rich formula of both Argan Oil and Silk Protein and is easily absorbed by the hair. We love that it can be used as an overnight treatment for soft, silky and beautifully smelling hair. Simply apply 2 to 3 drops (depending on the length and thickness of your hair) to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and apply gently to towel-dried or dry hair. A weekly treatment will result in deeply conditioned, shiny and healthy hair.

Make it wavy

If beautifully soft and bouncy waves are what you’re after, then take advantage of sleep to achieve it. The night before, wash your hair as usual and allow it to dry slightly. Gather your damp hair up into a high but slightly loose bun. In the morning, gently undo the up-do and enjoy your beautiful waves.


Beat the frizz

If you find that your hair is super frizzy just after you wake up, then you should reach for the leave-in-conditioner. Before bed and after drying your hair, apply a small amount of the CHI Keratin Leave-in-Conditioner (R345.00)  from the mid-length of your hair till your tips. It not only injects your hair with moisture and hydration but restores softness and prevents breakage. Plus, it smells amazing!


So there you have it, the top ways to make the most of your sleep!