Protect Your Crown
Ok, let’s face it, keeping your hair healthy and protected can be a real challenge. Our crown is constantly exposed to the elements in need of proper care and nutrition for growth. A strong routine can help free you from the burdens of damaged hair. Here are some tips on how to care, and protect your crown!
Avoid using hair products with harsh and unfriendly chemicals and ingredients.
Always ensure that your hair is kept clean and moisturized.
Fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods.
Check with a doctor or Trichologist to ensure you are taking the correct vitamins.
Develop a nightly hair routine.
Night Time Routine To Protect Your Crown
Whether or not you are trying to maintain your natural hair or some artificial and processed hair, the bottom line remains that night time can be the best time to show some love to your hair and crown.
So, in case you may be wondering what could be those night routines you should adopt before hugging your pillow, here are a few of them you can easily align with.
1. Keep all your hair products together
Surprised to see this here? Well, you shouldn’t be, because this is the very first step to a successful night routine that will help you maintain and protect your crown.
Having all your hair products in a single place won't only make the whole process a breeze, but it will also save you the time and stress of going from pillar to post picking one hair product or the other.
Sure, you wouldn’t want to go through all of that after a hectic day at work.
2. Avoid going to bed with wet hair
Though sleeping with wet hair won’t give you a cold, Dr. Shah says that it does increase your risk of developing a fungal infection of the scalp.
Fungi, such as Malassezia, can lead to conditions like dandruff or dermatitis, according to Shah, who recommends going to sleep with dry hair when possible.
Along with the fungus naturally present on your scalp, pillows are also a hotbed for fungus. It thrives in a warm environment and a wet pillowcase and pillow provide the ideal breeding ground. #healthline
3. Prepping your hair at night is best
If your goal is to save time in the morning on your hair, prepping at night is the best way to achieve that.
Besides saving time, prepping your hair at night is also very important when you need to change the natural state of your beloved hair.
For natural hair to come out well, you should try braids, Bantu knots, or twist out before the next morning.
4. Moisturize your hair
If you feel that your hair seems dryer than usual or maybe you naturally have dry hair, try moisturizing with products that draw moisture from the air and increase your water intake.
Alternatively, a hair steamer can be the perfect way to hydrate your hair through steam. This will allow the cuticles to open up for penetration.
Frankly speaking, this is a great way to restore dry damaged hair.
5. Use Anti-frizz Products
If you want to wake every morning to sleek and beautiful hair, anti-frizz products should be your favorite night companion.
Most importantly, anti-frizz products can also help you to maintain both voluminous hairs as well as curls.
6. Practice regular scalp massage
For healthy hair, a regular scalp massage should be your favorite nighttime routine. With this, you can enhance blood flow and circulation throughout your hair follicle, and this is a good way to boost hair growth.
With your fingertip and oil, you can massage deep into your scalp in a circular motion as a way of preventing dandruff or even dry scalp.
Using wigs as a protective style
Yes, a wig is a good way to change your look and give your natural hair a break. It also serves as a quick instrument for protecting your crown.
However, while using a wig, it is very important to take it off, especially at night, when it isn’t sewn or attached.
As mentioned earlier, you need to adopt some night routines, such as massaging or brushing your hair to stimulate natural oils, before slicking it into a style such as a ponytail or even before wearing your wig.
If you remember to adopt these nightly tips, the upkeep of your hair will be a breeze. Protecting the crown can be simple and you can enjoy wearing your natural and beautiful hair year-round.