Why sleeping with a scarf in your hair IS A GOOD IDEA

By: | Last Updated: August 13, 2019

Struggling to keep your luscious locks while still getting a good night’s sleep?

It’s time to wrap it up – literally. Wrapping your hair up in a scarf before bedtime will not only help your hairstyle last longer but also keep your hair healthy and happy!

There’s nothing more important than getting a good night’s sleep, but 8 or more hours of tossing and turning in bed will undoubtedly leave you with somewhat dry, tangled strands.

Combing through and trying to detangle your hair in the morning is not only time-consuming when you’re in a rush but can also lead to breakage. If you want to wake up with healthy, frizz-free hair, you should start sleeping with a silk scarf in your hair. ASAP.

Taking some time to properly protect your hair by wrapping it up in a scarf before climbing under the sheets is essential. Curious about the all benefits of sleeping with a scarf around your head? Keep reading.


tangled black hair

Guilty of tying your hair in a top knot and calling it a night?

You’re not the only one. While it may be doing a solid job of keeping the hair away from your face at night, tight top knots are not the best thing for the health of your hair long term. And, well, more often than not you end up looking at a whole lotta mess in the mirror in the morning once you undo your knot. If you must tie it, make sure it’s a loose bun.

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Now, no matter how grateful and not prone to tangling your hair may be in normal conditions shifting around throughout the night inevitably ends up with hair that’s at least somewhat tangled up. Wrapping a scarf around your hair before going to bed will prevent tangling, preserve your hairstyle and help avoid the most dreaded thing to anyone who wants to keep the hair healthy-looking: breakage.

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Not only does combing out your tangled hair in the morning cause breakage but so does your pillowcase, usually made out of cotton. Fine hairs get caught on the fabric and tend to break easily, something you definitely want to avoid at all costs. Using a hair scarf will reduce the friction between your hair and the sheets and prevent your hair from breaking. Less breakage means healthier, shinier hair without frequent visits to your hairdresser.


tangled dry hair

Did you know that pillowcases and sheets can pull essential oils from your hair?

Sleeping with a wrap around your head to protect your hair will help moisture retention, keeping it from drying out. Wrapped up in a scarf, hair is encouraged to distribute its essential oils evenly from the roots to the ends. Not only will you soon be saying goodbye to waking up with dry, brittle ends but also notice that you no longer have to wash your hair as often.

Overnight treatments

There’s nothing better than waking up with glossy, silky hair. Show your hair some much needed love and nourishment with an overnight treatment. Leaving a mask or oil in your hair overnight help repair it and prevent it from breakage. In order to keep all the good things on your hair and not all over your sheets and your face, wrapping hair in a headscarf is much needed when doing an overnight hair treatment.


Frizz occurs due to lack of moisture and that’s why keeping your hair properly protected is the key to fighting it. While there are some factors you cannot control, as for example the humidity in the air which makes your hair frizzy, you can do a lot to prevent or minimize the effect. Lengthy conditioning sessions with products that are right for your hair type can help a lot. To make sure all those nourishing ingredients don’t get soaked up by your pillowcase, wrap your hair in a scarf.


Hair growth depends on a lot of factors. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that will make your hair grow faster, but if you want to aid your hair growth, taking proper care of your hair is essential. Regular conditioning will keep your hair well-nourished and healthy and help breakage. If you want your hair to grow faster, start sleeping with a scarf in your hair. A scarf will not only keep your hair from drying out but also prevent the breakage caused by the friction against your pillow.


Keeping the hair away from your face is the no.1 thing you should be doing, especially if your skin is prone to breakouts and blemishes. Even if your hair is not that long and always in your way, some tossing and turning will eventually lead to at least one part of your face being covered with your hair. Now, just as bed sheets tend to soak up the essential oils from your hair, so does your skin which may lead to clogged pores and cause breakouts. Wearing your hair in a scarf while sleeping will lock in the moisture and the essential oils and keep them securely tucked away from your face.

How to choose a hair scarf?

When choosing a scarf you will wrap your hair in at night, there are few things you should be careful about. The most important thing is to choose the scarf from the right material. A hair scarf should be made out of fabric that will not cause breakage, but still protect your hair and keep the moisture in.

Wrapping your hair in a silk scarf before bed will help do the trick and keep your hair healthy and frizz-free in the morning. Silk is a strong, natural fiber made from silkworms and far less absorbent than most fabrics. When wrapped up in a silk scarf during the night, your hair cuticles glide smoothly against the fabric that eliminates the friction against your pillow and the sheets.

Want happier, healthier and stronger hair?

Protect your precious locks by wrapping them in a hair scarf while sleeping and wake up with a perfect hairstyle every morning.

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1 thought on “Why sleeping with a scarf in your hair IS A GOOD IDEA”

  1. Could not agree more. Sleeping in a silk scarf keeps my hair in place, helps avoid unnecessary frizz and dry hair. I also like that silk regulates temperature which avoids overheating and sweating under the scarf.


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