Hair Care Before Bedtime – A Few Useful Tips

October 15, 2018
Did you know that hair, just like  skin, needs to be exfoliated to remove the dead cells? To avoid damage it’s best to only do the process once a week.

Most of us do hair care during the day when it’s more exposed to things that can weaken and damage it. But it’s actually best to do hair care before bedtime. It counters damaging effects at the same time as provides nutrients and gives it time to repair itself.

Luckily, there are many different treatments and tips to help you do nighttime hair care. That way, you can take advantage of all the hours you spend asleep to let your hair regenerate.

Why do hair care before bedtime?

A nighttime beauty routine usually includes relaxation techniques for body and skin. But it’s rare for us to give our hair any attention. There’s this belief that hair care should happen some other time of the day.

But the truth is that if you pamper your hair before bedtime, there are some great benefits worth remembering:

  • Nighttime hair treatments have more time to act once they’ve been applied.
  • They’re a great option for people who don’t have a lot of time during the day to care for their hair. Plus, it will look amazing the next morning.
  • They remove impurities absorbed during the day, leaving your hair clean and silky.
  • They help repair damage and avoid problems like hair loss, dryness, and split ends.

You might like:

How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

What nighttime treatments can you apply to your hair?

Hair follicles are much better able to absorb nutrients at night, so this is an excellent time to pamper them.

Hydrating hair mask

mask for hair care before bedtime
After exposure to dust and pollutants, there’s nothing better than a good moisturizing mask to nourish and repair your hair.


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (25 g)
  • 1 ripe avocado


  • Mash the avocado and mix in a tablespoon of coconut oil until it forms a paste.
  • Moisten your hair and apply this treatment. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and wait about two hours before going to bed.

A natural exfoliant

Like your skin, your hair and scalp also need a good exfoliation to remove dead cells and all the impurities that build up over time.

Although you shouldn’t do this treatment every day, it’s a good idea to have it on hand and do it around once a week.


  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (28 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (25 g)
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract


  • Mix all ingredients together and apply it to your hair with a gentle massage to make sure the nutrients sink in.
  • Rinse your hair and let it dry before going to bed.

Read more:

8 Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

Serums and sprays

serums and sprays for hair
These are usually available in stores. There are a variety of brands in all different price ranges, with all kinds of mixtures.

At home, however, you can make your own hair serum with the incredible benefits of apple cider vinegar.


  • 6 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar (60 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)
  • 1 spray bottle


  • Dilute the apple cider vinegar in water and pour it into the spray bottle.
  • Spray this mixture all over your hair before going to bed and leave it on throughout the night.

Additional tips to consider

drying hair

  • Before applying any hair treatment product, be sure to thoroughly untangle your hair so that the cells can oxygenate.
  • If you’re using oily products, it’s best to avoid applying them to your scalp because it could cause discomfort in the morning.
  • Avoid going to sleep with very damp hair. This can cause it to tangle and become more fragile.
  • A good way to avoid tangled hair at night is to put it into a loose bun.
  • To keep your pillow from getting wet from whatever treatment you’ve chosen, you can cover it with a towel. Avoid wrapping your hair because not only can that be uncomfortable, it can also make your hair smell bad.

So, are you going to make the switch and start doing your hair care before bedtime? It’s more than worth it, and your hair will thank you!

  • Leach, E. R. (1997). Cabello mágico*. Alteridades.

  • Carreño. (2017). La higiene personal. Scielo.

  • Barrientos Priego, A. (2010). El aguacate. Biodiversitas.

  • Sola-Ortigosa, J., Sánchez-Regaña, M., & Umbert-Millet, P. (2009). Psoriasis del cuero cabelludo. Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas.