Split ends, damaged and brittle hair, and in between all of this, you have to style your hair every morning before heading out. We all have bad hair days, but when it becomes recurrent, something is wrong. The mistake may not necessarily be in improper hair care but also your sleeping posture and behavior.
At night, your hair is constantly exposed to friction with the pillow, which has two disadvantages. First, the oils, impurities, and bacteria on your hair get into the cover and then back into your skin when you roll it up. Therefore, covers and pillows need to be washed at least once a week. Secondly, friction with the pillow can disrupt the hair cuticle, significantly affecting your mane’s overall condition and appearance.
So what? That said, it would be a shame to throw away all your pillows, and it certainly wouldn’t eliminate the friction. That’s why one of the best options is to spend the night with a silk hat or turban covering your hair. Night hats are often thought of as something that grandmothers wore or as a centuries-old custom, but today more and more people know that they positively affect hair quality and are used for nighttime beauty.
In addition to protecting your hair, turbans can be a great help in keeping your hair in good condition until the next day. The silk or satin turbans also moisturizes the hair and prevents it from getting damaged. The turban envelops the hair and seals in naturally occurring oils instead of transferring them to the pillow. This allows the redistribution of oils from the scalp to the hair shaft, and this acts as a natural nourishing conditioner while you sleep. Besides, since your natural oils are no longer concentrated at the roots, your hair is less greasy and therefore reducing the need to wash it.
Turbans are not only effective in keeping the mane in shape, but they are also a stylish accessory that can be worn discreetly instead of a hat. This year, the stores are mainly selling turbans in pleasant pastel colors, inspired by African motifs (because turban-wearing has the richest history for women on the African continent). You can find other excellent color combinations in various shops as well.
However, if you don’t feel comfortable wrapping your hair in a cap at night, you can start by getting a silk pillowcase that won’t rub your hair against the fabric. You can also use an elastic band made of the same high-quality material, which will not leave any marks and will not disrupt the structure of your hair.
Once you get used to it, you can move to wearing a turban. Besides, experts and dermatologists recommend sleeping with silk pillowcases, which offer a variety of benefits to the skin and hair. Here are some of them:
Silk is hypoallergenic (say goodbye to dust mites!) and antibacterial, plus it regulates sebum production in the face and hair. It automatically reduces the secretion of sebum because it causes less friction on the skin.
This is very good for people who suffer from oily skin and oily hair. Because of the softness of silk, sleeping on silk pillowcases and silk sheets is often recommended for people with sensitive skin, acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
The softness of silk bedding is especially beneficial for people suffering from rheumatism and Parkinson’s disease. For instance, those sleeping on silk pillowcases started experiencing less friction and less pain when turning over in bed.
Have you ever tried sleeping in a silk turban? Share your thoughts about it with us in the comments below!