Why You Should Be Wearing A Silk Scarf To Bed
Many fellow hair enthusiasts spend a lot of money on expensive hair car products such as protectants, moisture sprays, hair masks and even special combs as a means to protect and promote healthier hair. However, most people do not realise that you can literally help protect your hair and help your hair grow and flourish in your sleep. How can you care for your hair at night? The answer is one purchase away; a silk scarf. Here's why you should be wearing a silk scarf to bed. By wrapping you hair in a silk scarf at night you can prevent breakage in the hair and frizz. Silk does not absorb moisture like other fabrics such as cotton, it helps keep it in and in turn, is better for your hair. Wrapping your hair at night is great for those who are working hard to increase the healthiness of their hair ie. those who experience hair loss, who have been on chemo treatments or who experience problems with hair quality and are looking for extra solutions into improving the health of their hair. It is also known to be great for those who are just looking for an additional way to control frizz, who have curly hair or who are looking to keep their hair neat for work the next day and who love to try anything beauty related!
Are silk scarves good for your hair?
Here are 5 benefits to wrapping your hair in a silk scarves at night:
Protects the health of your hair
Silk is an incredibly soft and smooth fabric and will not cause any damage to your hair, it is breathable and helps to keep moisture in your hair. Dry hair can break easily and create opportunities for damage. Silk scarves can help prevent friction between you hair and your pillow. Another tip for keeping hair healthy and protected at night is investing in a silk pillow. You will notice a few beauty obsessed celebs raving about the benefits of silk pillows!
Hairstyle longevity & preservation
If you have spent time and effort into styling you hair and want it to last for one more day, consider wrapping it neatly in a silk scarf for when you are sleeping. Silk scarves are gentle on the hair and will keep your perfect curls or sleek straight hair in tact so that when you wake up the next day, that time you put into making your hair look stylish and beautiful did not go to waste. Try it out, we dare you!
Since you are keeping your hair encased in a silk scarf at night, you are preventing further tangles and knots from occurring. When you are asleep and are tossing and turning, you hair can get tangled from your pillow and bedding, especially if you have long curly hair. You hair grabs hold of fabrics like cotton can drag the hair while you are moving in. your sleep. Silk scarves will keep your hair nice during the night so that when you are getting ready for the day the next morning, theres less work involved in getting your hair presentable!
We have all been the victim of a humid day creating frizz for our hair, some people wake up with frizz and some cannot ever control the frizz! Frizzy hair is super common and our ideals of beauty over time have been influenced by standards put on us by the marketing world - and that is that frizz is 'not cute'. While we think frizz CAN be cute and that no one should be made to feel bad about the way their beautiful hair is naturally, we do realise that a lot of you do want to tame the mane. Silk scarves help control frizz as it regulates temperature and prevents moisture from escaping your hair.
Have you ever tried leaving a conditioner, treatment or hair mask in your hair during your sleep? Well you should! By using a silk scarf you can keep things tidy and aid in increasing the health of you hair. Hair masks and treatments work well when moistures are contained and a silk scarf can do just that. You can try masking your hair in your favourite conditioner and wrapping it up in a silk scarf to leave overnight, you hair will thank you for it!
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How to wrap your hair in a silk scarf for sleeping
- Brush your hair so that it is free of any tangles.
- Fold your square silk scarf into a triangle.
- Place the longest flat edge of your scarf triangle to the back of your neck, just underneath your head.
- Tip your head forward and and bring the 3 points of the scarf together at the front of your hair.
- Tie the ends together tight to hold your scarf together on your head encasing your hair.
- Tuck up and loose strands of hair into your scarf.
There are many other techniques to tying your silk scarf around your head at night. These techniques vary and can be specific to the style, texture and length of your hair. For example if you have long curly hair you may need to use a larger scarf for your head wrap and twist your hair beforehand to prevent any hair escaping your wrap. You also may need to tie the scarf around your hair more than once to ensure it is secure and will not budge during the night! It is very important to always brush out any knots and tangles from your hair before placing it in a hair wrap with a silk scarf.
Tips for your silk scarf hair wrap nightly routine
Comb your hair
Comb your hair thoroughly before using your silk scarf at night, this will help with keeping knots away when its wrapped up in your sleep!
Keep your silk scarf clean and wash regularly
It is important to keep your silk scarf clean when you wrap your hair up for sleeping at night. This is to keep your material clean of any bacteria and nasties. This will assist in the healthiness of your hair at night. If you want to know how you can keep it clean, here is how to hand wash a silk scarf.
Use a hair mask weekly/fortnightly
If you have become a master at the scarf hair wrap, you might want t incorporate a weekly or fortnightly hair treatment in your routine. Take the opportunity to use a hydrating hair mask in your hair before wrapping it up for the night. In the morning wash your mask out and indulge in those beautiful locks!