Beauty Sleep For Your Hair: Stylist Shares Tips On How To Keep Hair Healthy

The saying, "get your beauty sleep" is no joke, says Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston. The industry veteran of over 30 years, shares that some of the best beauty tricks can be done while you're sleeping.

Sure, getting the suggested 8 hours of sleep can help with unwanted dark circles and baggy eyelids, but your coif can also benefit from overnight styling and tips.

Mario has shared with us his favorite advice for clients who are looking for an easy way to get ahead of their morning routine, while also catching a few zzz's!

Go to bed with dry hair! "Water in your hair cuticle makes it more susceptible to splits and breakage as you toss and turn during the night," Russo explained.

"Wet hair equals fragile hair! If you shower before bed and don't have time to dry it, use a cotton T-shirt (which is less abrasive than a towel), wrap hair and keep it tucked in a turban-like creation until morning."

Repair hair and apply a leave-in treatment. Utilizing a leave-in conditioning treatment before bed, either a salon-professional product or natural coconut oil, allows the moisture to seep into hair for a longer, uninterrupted time, which in turn, leaves your hair super hydrated and smooth the next day!

"For an added moisturizing benefit, wrap conditioned hair in a shower cap or silk scarf before hitting the hay. This will also help to save your pillowcases/sheets from getting damaged by the hair treatment," the expert dished.

Brush it out before bed. "Using a brush with natural bristles or my favorite, the Mason Pearson Brush ($200), brush hair out before bed. Yes, Marsha Brady-style!"

Using your brush, Russo says start at the roots and move down to the ends of your hair. "This will help to transfer the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair shaft, giving hair an added dose of hydration," he said.

"Additionally, if you've used a lot of products on your locks during the day, this will help to break them up on your scalp as well as on your strands, so that build up won't occur."

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