General Hair Info

5 Steps to Prevent Bed Head

Last week I shared how bed head prevents you from retaining length. Great. But how do we prevent bed head from happening in the first place?

Here are 5 simple steps to prevent bed head:

tips to prevent bed head

1- Moisturize (apply water or aloe vera juice and optionally apply a little leave in conditioner) to your hair before bed and seal in the moisture with a light oil. This is especially important if your hair is prone to drying out. Dry hair is a friend to bed head.

2- Sleep on a satin or silk pillow case. This will protect your hair from losing moisture which can lead to bed head.

3- Secure your hair at night. Don’t allow the hair to roam free while you sleep. Pull it all into a ponytail, bun or put it in a few twists or braids

4- Double protect the moisture in your hair by covering it with a satin or silk bonnet, scarf or other protective hair tool like a LocSoc.

5- Consider using a humidifier while you sleep. It will help impart moisture to the air which will eventually settle into your hair. This is helpful in the event your scarf or bonnet comes off or if you’re like me, rip it off because you’re too hot!

Bed head is totally preventable. We have enough concerns when it comes to caring for our hair and protecting our length. Bed head shouldn’t be one of them.

Are you a former bed head addict? How has giving your hair TLC before bed transformed your hair?


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

2 Comment

  1. I use satin pillowcases now and boy I can tell a big difference! I usually tie my hair up at night, but somehow my scarf always comes off before morning lol. I might need to grab a humidifier too, just because. My son has one in his room and it helps his breathing.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: