Sure, you’re investing in hair care treatments. You’re eating healthy, hair-boosting foods. Maybe you’re taking a supplement or two to help slow thinning and keep your hair looking bountiful. But you could still be sabotaging your hair health through some often-overlooked factors. For example, did you know that your pillowcase influences your hair health? Keep reading for several surprising lifehacks to give you thicker, healthier hair right now.
1. Change Your Pillowcases
Getting enough sleep is essential for rejuvenating your scalp health and your hair health. However, what you sleep on could also be playing a role in keeping your hair healthy.
While most people use standard cotton sheets, even the softest, high quality cotton can create micro-abrasions in your hair through friction all night. You might not notice it right away, but over days, weeks, months, and years, that friction can lead to open hair cuticles, tangles, and breakage.
Instead of standard cotton pillowcases, try sleeping on something like satin or silk. Not only is it better for your hair, but some people think sleeping on ultra-silky sheets can also help reduce your risks of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Change Your Towels
In a similar vein, reconsider your cotton towels. The natural fibers in the towel catches on every strand of hair, especially if you like to let your hair dry by wrapping your head in a towel. If you want faster-growing hair and a reduced risk of breakage, split ends, and thinning, try a softer towel like one made out of microfiber.
3. Change Your Brush
Whether you’re combing your hair or brushing it, what you use matters. The wrong tool can promote tangles and breakage. Try a natural bristle brush, such as a boar brush. These natural fibers soak up the natural oils in your scalp and help to spread them throughout your hair so your entire head of hair looks healthier.