Bed hair, limp hair, stringy hair – however you want to refer to it, we all dislike hair that refuses to co-operate and hold any sort of style. While sometimes a bad case of bed hair is out of our control, your limp and lifeless locks might be trying to tell you something. With a few changes to your hair care routine and some easy adjustments, you can inject some life back into your hair and nail those *hair goals* in no time!
Keep that wet hair off the pillow
If you wash your hair before you go to bed at night, you might be guilty of hitting the pillow with wet locks. This can lead to some major stringy, limp hair the following morning that absolutely refuses to do what you want it to do. This is especially a problem for those with thinner or finer hair. All sorts of damage can happen when you sleep on damp follicles and the result is generally not nice!
If you’re not up to switching to morning hair washes, try to make sure that your locks are completely dry before you hit the pillow – this ensures your hair is less likely to do its own *thing*.
Change the way you blow-dry your hair
Does the way I blow-dry my hair really affect it? If you’re experiencing stringy hair, you might want to change up the way you dry it. Using your fingers instead of a hairbrush while you blow-dry your hair is much better for avoiding stringy locks, and by flipping your head upside down while you do so, you can lift the roots and maximise volume. Adding volume to your hair will definitely add some life!
Keep your conditioner on the ends of your hair
Conditioner is great – it’s essential for keeping your hair smooth and hydrated. However, by putting conditioner on the roots of your hair, it gives the appearance of greasy, limp and stringy strands. Focus it on the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair.
Ditch the cotton
We’re sorry to tell you this, but it’s possible that every time you lay your head down on your pillow, your cotton pillowcase is declaring all-out war on your hair. Cotton is known for absorbing all of the natural oils out of your hair, leaving it parched and dehydrated. Not only does this lead to the dreaded stringy bed hair look, but cotton pillowcases will also cause major tangles as you toss and turn during the night. The result? Not a great time in the morning.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase does wonders for your locks, helping your hair to move more freely during the night and keeping all those natural oils where they should be!