Sleeping Without Ruining Your Hair: A Guide for Men

As a guy, it can be tough to maintain your hairstyle when it comes to sleeping. You don’t want to wake up with bedhead or flattened hair that takes you hours to style in the morning. Thankfully, there are some easy tips and tricks that you can follow, so you can sleep without messing up your hair.

Choose The Right Pillowcase

One of the most important things you should consider is the type of pillowcase you use. Cotton pillowcases might feel comfortable on your skin but they tend to cause friction which results in breakage and frizzing of the hair because cotton has absorbent properties that soak up oil from both your face and scalp as well as moisture from your hair making them dry.

Instead, opt for a silk or satin pillowcase as they have less friction than cotton due to their ultra- smooth texture thus reducing chances of waking up with messed-up hair strands caused by pulling and rubbing moments during the night.

Benefits Of Silk Or Satin Pillowcases

Silk & Satin pillows cases offer numerous benefits including:

  • Reduced tangles.
  • Cuticle protection thereby minimizing frizz.
  • Absorb less oils from face/skin/hair leaving natural hydration intact resulting in healthier-looking locks.

Avoid Sleeping With Wet Hair

Sleeping while wetting head will definitely give rise not only much more pronounced bedhead but also potentially lead to fungal infections due dampness created over time within fibers which may even damage sensitive areas like ears if left unattended long enough– A good way around this problem would be blow-drying before getting into bed (on low heat) or simply towel drying thoroughly.

Not only does it minimize bad smells including fungus growths but also helps distribute natural oils evenly throughout all strands promoting healthy hair growth as opposed to limp and dull-looking hair.

Blow-Drying Tips

Here are some tips on how to blow-dry your hair before going to bed:

  • Use low heat settings so that you don’t damage your hair.
  • Bend over and dry the underside of your hair for volume.
  • Flip back up and finish drying from roots down while scrunching with fingers for a natural look.

Tie Your Hair Up

Tying your locks up can also be a great way to prevent them from getting messed up in the night. This helps keep all loose strands secure within one area reducing chances of waking up with knots or tangles.

It’s best to use soft, non-abrasive materials such as silk scrunchies rather than tight rubber bands since they may cause stress on individual hairs resulting in breakage overtime.

Mid – length cuts like buzz-cuts or short hairstyles do not require this step but if you have longer locks, one should consider gently braiding it into two sections after tying at root level thereby minimizing friction when sleeping.

Braiding Tips

If you decide to braid your long mane instead, here are some helpful tips:

  • Avoid using metal combs during detangling process since they will tear through fibers causing excess frizz & breakage.
  • Apply leave-in conditioner before braiding which smoothens cuticles keeping every strand hydrated thus promoting healthier-looking haitr even when left undone overnight. 


    Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to staying healthy and balanced. But, we don’t want our hair to suffer in the process. Follow these simple tips and tricks while you snooze and rest easy knowing that your hair will look just as amazing in the morning as it did when you went to bed!