Are You Tying Your Hair The Wrong Way at Night?


After a tiring day, the only thing visible is your bed. It becomes challenging to manage a night skincare regime; a hair care routine is out of the question. You may not realise, but the way you tie or prep your locks can affect your hair health. If you want beautiful and healthy hair, keep reading to know how tying your hair the right way can prevent it from getting damaged. 

1. Avoid Tying Your Hair Too Tight

Tying your hair tightly in the form of a bun or ponytail can be harmful to your hair. It can lead to receding hairline as well as weak hair roots. Instead, opt for a loose braid or ponytail that doesn’t pull your hair a lot.

2. Never Sleep With Hair

Wet hair can easily break due to tossing and turning at night as it is fragile. It can cause hair fall and make your hair unruly the following day.

3. Indulge in a Good Scalp Massage

Massaging your scalp stimulates blood circulation and helps you relax. If you can spare some time, do try scalp massage. Use your fingertips to massage your hair roots gently. The icing on the cake, it’s great for your hair and induces deep sleep too.

4. Always Brush Your Hair at Night

Before you go to bed, brush your hair from root to tips. It helps distribute the natural oils evenly throughout your hair and scalp. Use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with natural bristles. As per a report, regular scalp massage keeps the scalp healthy and aids in making hair strands thicker (1).

5. Use a Fabric Scrunchie to Tie Your Hair

Instead of tying your hair with hair elastics, metal or rubber hair tie, opt for a fabric scrunchie. It causes less friction and doesn’t pull your hair. The best is to look for a silk scrunchie.

6. Switch to a Silk Pillowcase

Cotton pillowcases cause dryness by absorbing moisture from your hair. They can damage your hair and make them brittle too. Use a satin pillowcase that leads to less friction as they are smoother as compared to other fabrics. Also, remember to keep changing your pillowcases every two to three days. 

7. Do Not Sleep in a Dry Room

Similar to your skin, sleeping in a dry room can harm your hair as well. If you are using a heater or the air in your room seems dry, it can affect your hair. Invest in a humidifier to keep your hair and skin healthy as well as hydrated.

8. Try a Hair Serum

Apply a hydrating serum before tying your hair to add nourishment. It makes your hair appear softer, shinier and frizz-free. Avoid applying it on your scalp; you may use a small amount on the hair ends to help tame frizz and dryness.

It’s a Wrap

You may have not even realised how simple things can damage your hair. By not paying attention, you can easily ruin the health of your hair. When you are in a deep sleep at night, your hair is at work. It nourishes and repairs itself to give you healthy and beautiful hair. Apart from the tips mentioned in the blog, eat healthy food, stay stress–free, and lead an active life to achieve the hair of your dreams.


  1. Should you leave your hair open or tie it?

Many people leave their hair open while sleeping, but it can cause hair breakage and dryness. You can opt for a loose ponytail or braid to help your hair stay at its place without becoming messy.

  1. Can wrapping your hair at night make it grow faster?

There is no medical evidence to prove that wrapping your hair makes it grow faster. Instead, it would be best to focus on eating fruits and green leafy vegetables, exercise, water intake, and being gentle with your hair to improve hair growth.

  1. Is it bad to comb hair at night?

You may have been advised by your grandmothers or mothers not to comb your hair at night because it can attract evil spirits. It is a superstitious belief that has been existing for years. There is no scientific evidence or reports to prove that combing hair can have such an impact.



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Chaitali Nayak

A writer and a skincare fanatic, Chaitali believes that words and kindness can transform the world. She has a master’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations and has worked for various advertising agencies and digital marketing firms. With the help of expert dermatologists at CureSkin, she works towards creating content that helps eliminate misinformation related to skincare. The aim is to educate yet bring something exciting and new every time for the readers. When not busy writing, you can find her talking to her plants, eating, drawing or watching movies.