9 Ways To Minimize The Hair Fall That Occurs While You Sleep

Written by Niharika Nayak

It is possible that you take care of your hair very well and still discover strands of hair doing their rounds around the house and on your bed repeatedly. No matter how incredible your hair care routine is, there are ways in which you could be losing excessive hair while you sleep. When you sleep, you sleep for around 6 to 8 hours daily, and during this time, it is very much possible that you will lose a lot more hair than you can imagine. While you might already have a certain nighttime skincare regimen set into place, it’s also important to establish a hair care regimen that fits you well. If you find yourself staring longingly at the hair on your pillowcase and want to figure out a way in which you can minimize the damage caused, then we have a few tips in store for you:

1. Avoid Sleeping With Loose Hair

Avoid Sleeping With Loose Hair


Hair that is left loose can get tangled up and become super messy quite often. It’s a good idea to tie your hair in a loose bun and sleep. You can tie your hair in a variety of ways to prevent it from getting in your face or sticking to your pillowcase. Establishing a solid hair care regimen for your hair is crucial to make sure that you wake up with softer hair that is more manageable.

2. Switch To A Silk Pillowcase

Switch To A Silk Pillowcase


A silk pillowcase is one of the best changes you can make for your hair care routine. Yes, a silk pillowcase may be more pricey than many others, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider buying one. The benefits of using a silk pillowcase are immense, and your hair will no longer get tugged, pulled, and tangled while you sleep. Silk can also prevent your hair from getting super frizzy and can even help your hair retain its moisture.

3. Switch From Elastic/Rubber Bands To A Scrunchie

Switch From ElasticRubber Bands To A Scrunchie


Rubber bands and elastic bands are the worst things you can wear to bed because these items literally pull and tug at your hair and leave it feeling miserable. It’s simply a better idea to use a scrunchie and bunch your hair up in a loose bun to keep it from getting in your face. Scrunchies have a lighter hold and give breathing room to the roots of your scalp.

4. Switch To Using A Hair Wrap

Switch To Using A Hair Wrap


If you are someone who might be suffering from an excessive amount of hair fall, fret not! You can wrap your hair up in a silk wrap and a loosely tied bun to keep it protected. Hair wraps are also good to keep your hair bundled up and in the same place. This will keep your hair looking and feeling long and strong as well.

5. Massage Or Oil Your Hair A Few Times A Week

Massage Or Oil Your Hair A Few Times A Week


While you may think that oiling your hair isn’t as necessary as it seems, we can guarantee that oiling your hair at least twice a week will definitely improve its quality. If you’re not already oiling your hair, you should start. Oiling your hair is essential to keep it moisturized, and it also helps with reducing hair fall and keeping your hair looking healthy and thick. Also bear in mind that leaving hair oil for days together is not going to fare well with your dandruff situation. It is a myth that the longer you keep the oil in your head, the healthier it becomes. In fact, it will lead to more breakage and particle accumulation. Remember to leave it on for a few hours and rinse it off the same day.

6. Don’t Sleep With Wet Hair

Don’t Sleep With Wet Hair


If you’re someone who prefers taking a shower at night and washing your hair, we’d advise you to avoid doing so. Do not go to sleep if your hair is wet and soaking, as this can lead to it getting damaged and make it more vulnerable to damage. It’s a good idea to use a towel to gently dry off your hair instead of using heat like a hairdryer. Even if you decide to use a hairdryer, make sure that you use a heat protectant serum along with it.

7. Detangle Any Knots Before You Hit The Sack

Detangle Any Knots Before You Hit The Sack


It is important that you detangle your hair and get rid of any knots that may be present well before you decide to lay your head on that pillow and pass out. If you hit the bed without taking that step, your hair will get scrunched up more and lead to more breakage. The friction of hair knots is the real cause. All it really takes is a few minutes of brushing and detangling through your hair to spread out all the natural hair oils that are present in it. It’s also a smart idea to use a wide-toothed comb to avoid any hair fall-related issues.

8. Don’t Tie Your Hair Too Tightly

Dont Tie Your Hair Too Tightly


Tying your hair too tightly can result in your hair pulling at your scalp, and that can cause hair fall as well. If you tie your hair too tightly, it can cause severe damage and can negatively impact your scalp, and even lead to severe hair loss, because it is literally yanking your hair from the scalp.

9. Plait Your Hair Or Add A Bun

Plait Your Hair Or Add A Bun


Braid your hair in a french plait or tie it in a loose bun if you want to keep it in place and ensure that it is super healthy and free of any frizz. You can look up youtube tutorials on how to tie a loose pineapple bun at the top of your head.

While following a nighttime skincare routine is important, you must also follow a special hair care routine before bed as well. All you need to do is brush it, nourish it with cream, and on special days, treat yourself to a hair mask. If you want your hair to look as shiny and healthy as your skin does, make sure to follow these important tips! Do let us know all of your thoughts in the comment section below!

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