Monday, June 6, 2011

Your Sleep Regimen for Beautiful Hair

 Image by © John-Francis Bourke/Corbis

Beautiful Hair Overnight

Studies have shown that healthy beautiful hair and skin is directly linked to getting a good night’s sleep on a consistent basis.  There are a lot of other great benefits to getting a good night’s sleep including increased energy, an enhanced ability to focus and an improved metabolism.
The amount of sleep needed each night varies widely with each person. Every person needs a set amount of sleep in order to be fully rested and alert during the day. Research has shown when healthy adults are allowed to sleep unrestricted, the average time slept is 8 to 8.5 hours. Some people need more while others need less.
Unfortunately not everyone can easily fall asleep and sleep for a full night.  Studies have shown women in their 30s often struggle to fall asleep and sleep soundly all night because of hormonal swings.  Hormones can and do interfere with traditional sleep patterns.

Your hair enjoys all the attention during the day. You shampoo it, condition it and even smear a generous amount of leave-in conditioner so you can enjoy soft, silky hair through the day. But hair experts say that this is not enough when it comes to haircare. What you need is a night time ritual that is important for healthy tresses. We give you 

some simple dos and don'ts to remember before you hit the sacks.

Don't: Sleep with product in your hair.
Do: Wash your hair.
When we talk about skincare, removal of make-up is foremost on the list of to-dos. Ditto with hair! A must-do for those who indulge in hair products is its removal before you call it a day. It is essential that your hair and scalp are clean, so they can breathe through the night. If your hair is exposed to any kind of products such as mousse, gel or wax, make sure you wash it thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

Don't: Leave them parched.

Do: Moisturise! Moisturise! Moisturise! 
It is important to nourish your hair before you go to bed. For those with dry and fragile hair, this is a must-do. Take a small amount of leave-in conditioner in your palm and run it through your hair gently. You can skip this step if you have already applied leave-in conditioner during the day. follow by a good penetrating oil like DAILYCURLZ oil mix.

Don't: Expose your hair to rough fabrics.
Do: Sleep on silk pillow cases.
If your hair is extremely sensitive, opt for soft pillows and pillowcases that are made out of satin silk or soft cotton. When you sleep, your hair rubs against the pillow and against itself, which can lead to breakage. Softer materials are kinder to the hair shaft.

Don't :sleep on your curl
Do:protect at night..
A god way to protect your curls pattern at night is with pineapple method