Beauty & Fashion
Overnight Tips For Long & Healthy Hair
I recently came across these great hair care tips from online retailer hairtrade.com on how to keep your hair at it’s best whilst sleeping.
Most of us don’t really pay attention to how our hair is affected whilst we’re sleeping but it does make a difference – especially now that it’s winter. So here are some quick and easy tips for all hair types on keeping your hair healthy and looking great when you’re not under the covers!
- Leave in conditioner
Nourish your hair overnight by applying a leave-in conditioner to hair. The longer you leave in treatments the better so your locks can soak in the extra moisture they need. If it looks greasy in the morning, just rinse with lukewarm water to seal follicles.
- Silk pillowcases
Cotton cases can cause hair to break and frizz. Silk pillowcases reduce split ends and can also reduce annoying lines on your face in the morning, that can lead to wrinkles.
- French braid wet hair
An oldie but a goodie, to wake up to mermaid style waves simply plait wet hair the night before. Remember the tighter the plait, the tighter the curl will be.
- Apply hand cream then light cotton gloves
Your hands go through a lot through the course of the day but can also get ignored in your nightly beauty regime. Apply a generous layer of hand cream and don some gloves to wake up to silky soft hands. You can do the same for your feet and pop on some socks.
- Tea tree oil to make spots disappear overnight
Pesky pimple threatening to raise its ugly head? Nip it in the bud by dabbing on some tea tree oil. The natural disinfecting properties will reduce redness without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
- Sleep on back to minimise bags under eyes
If you like to sleep on your side or tummy it’s time to switch things up. Try to sleep on your back to reduce facial lines and bags under eyes.
- Exfoliate lips then lip balm
Applying nourishing lip balm during the day is fairly redundant because you lick your lips and touch your mouth more when you are awake. Exfoliate your lips using an old toothbrush then apply your favourite lip balm to wake up to a kissable pout.
- Store eye cream in fridge
Applying eye cream before bed is no secret but try keeping your product in the fridge. The cooling effect will reduce puffiness and sooth eyes.
- Sleep with a humidifier
For softer, hydrated skin, sleep with a humidifier on. It will help add moisture and freshen your skin while you sleep.
10. Get full eight hours
Beauty sleep, the clue is in the name. Make sure to get at least eight hours every night, and stop looking at screens an hour before you go to bed for a stress-free slumber.
11. Remove every tiny bit of your make up
After a night out it’s the last thing you want to do before crashing into bed but be strict with yourself. Make up left on can attract blemish-causing bacteria.
12. Use two pillows
Having your head slightly more raised can reduce puffiness in the morning. If two pillows is too much. just sleep with one plump one.
13. Keep hair off your face when you sleep to avoid breakouts
Time to get the high bun out. Keep hair off your face while you sleep to prevent breakouts.
- Whiten teeth with baking powder
Try putting some baking soda on your teeth before bed to wake up to pearly whites. Leave it on for five minutes then rinse. It’s perfect to do at night, as you don’t need to eat anything for a few hours. Make sure to do this once a week though to avoid enamel damage.
- Apply castor oil to eyelashes to encourage growth
For fluttery lashes without any mascara, try this DIY treatment. Dab some castor oil onto a cotton bud and run across your lashes. This natural oil is rich in hydrating fatty acids, which help moisturise your lashes and prevent breakage.