Expert Tips for Sleeping Comfortably with Long Hair

As someone with really long hair, I can attest that getting a good night’s sleep is not always easy. But fear not! In this blog post, we’ll cover some tips and tricks for how to sleep comfortably with long hair.

Pre-Bedtime Prep

Before you hit the hay, it’s important to take some steps to prep your hair for sleeping. Here are a few things you can do:

Brush Your Hair Before Bed

Gently brushing your hair before bed helps prevent tangles and knots while you’re sleeping. Use a soft-bristled brush or wide-tooth comb to avoid damaging your locks.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Tight hairstyles like ponytails or buns can put pressure on your scalp, leading to discomfort or even headaches. Letting your hair down (literally) before bed is the best option.

Tie It Up Loosely

If you prefer to tie up your hair while you sleep, opt for a loose scrunchie instead of an elastic band. This will help prevent any creases in your hair and reduce breakage.

Sleeping Arrangements

Now that your pre-bedtime routine is set, let’s talk about how to position yourself when actually sleeping with long locks.

Choose the Right Pillowcase

Satin pillowcases are gentler on delicate strands than cotton ones since they create less friction between the fabric and the surface of the hair. Plus, they feel luxurious against skin!

Lay On Your Back Or Side With A Low Bun

Sleeping on your stomach can cause unnecessary stress on both scalp and tresses so try lying either flat on back or side.
Create low bun at nape of neck; preferably using satin scrunchies as it would be gentler on the hair than using a regular elastic.

Try A Protective Style

Consider wrapping your hair in a silk scarf or bonnet before bed to protect it from rubbing against harsh fabrics like cotton sheets. This will also help lock in moisture and reduce frizz.

Morning After Care

You made it through the night with minimal tangles, now what?

Use Detangler Spray

Spritz some detangler spray on your locks to make them more manageable; gently brush/comb out any knots that may have formed while sleeping.

Avoid Heat Tools

It can be tempting to reach for heat tools like straighteners or curling irons after waking up with unruly hair,but skip this step if possible. Instead allow your natural texture shine through by opting for braids,buns or ponytails which require minimum manipulation

With these tips and tricks, you’ll wake up each morning feeling refreshed instead of reaching for a hat to cover up messy hair! So go ahead and get that beauty rest you deserve – long locks and all.