3 Ways Your Sleep Is Ruining Your Hair

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 07/01/2015 | 05:08 PM EDT

Your zzz's could be wrecking your 'do

Ah, the joys of beauty rest. There’s nothing like getting ample sleep so that you wake up refreshed, glowing and energized. Getting the right amount of sleep not only revitalizes your body, but your skin too. But what happens when you forget about your hair?

 

So many women do. Contrary to what you may think, you could be damaging your hair while getting your beauty rest. Here’s how:

 

You’re sleeping on cotton pillows

Maybe you’ve heard this one before, but sleeping on cotton pillows with your hair out (or somehow touching them) is a no-no. Why? The cotton dries out your skin and hair, absorbing so much moisture from your skin and hair. The solution is to sleep on a satin pillowcase instead.

 

You’re wrapping your hair in a cotton hair tie

Here we go again with cotton. Great for your body, not so great for your hair and face. You should, again, be wrapping your hair in a satin or silk scarf, or a satin cap.

 

You’re sleeping in a too-tight ponytail or bun

Yes, pulling your hair up in a pineapple can be a great way to prevent tangled tresses and dryness. But, a tight ponytail and/or bun does your edges no good. Also, pulling your hair too tight will eventually cause breakage. Let go of this habit, quickly.

(Photo: Puzant Apkarian/Masterfile/Corbis)

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