How to Create the Perfect Nightly Hair Routine

by Brianna Thompson

We all want beautiful, luscious, healthy hair that shines and feels soft to the touch. However, achieving gorgeous hair requires more than just good genes; it requires a proper hair care routine. One of the most critical times to care for your hair is at night when you can take advantage of the resting hours to provide essential nourishment and protection. Let's get into it! 

Step 1: Jojoba Oil or Night Treatment

Jojoba oil is a natural oil that mimics the sebum produced by our scalp, making it an excellent choice for hair care. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that nourish the hair follicles, promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Jojoba oil is also known for its moisturizing properties, helping to lock in moisture, tame frizz, and add shine to your hair. Check out Verb's Jojoba oil treatment here

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To use jojoba oil in your nightly hair routine, start by warming a few drops of the oil in your palms and then gently massaging it into your scalp using circular motions. Be sure to distribute the oil evenly throughout your scalp and hair, focusing on the ends. Leave in oil for at least 30 minutes to penetrate and get into those strands, make sure to not exceed into leaving oils on overnight as it can cause buildup and clogging of your hair follicles, which prevents growth and can lead to hair loss! If you are looking for other amazing night treatment suggestions, read my blog Beauty Sleep: Magics of Using Night Treatments for Your Hair

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Step 2: Scalp Treatment 

Nourishing Your Scalp, A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. A scalp treatment can help to exfoliate the scalp, unclog hair follicles, and remove any buildup of dirt, oil, or product residue. This promotes a clean, healthy environment for hair growth and prevents scalp issues like dandruff and itching.

You can create a simple yet effective scalp treatment at home using natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, or aloe vera. Mix your chosen ingredient with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil and gently massage it into your scalp for a few minutes. This will stimulate blood circulation, promote hair growth, and nourish your scalp. Scalp treatments should be done at least once to twice a week, not every day. If you are not sure how to make your own, or prefer a premade scalp treatment here are some awesome recommendations: 

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Surface Awaken Therapeutic Treatment

Healthy scalp, rejuvenate hair. Natural extracts including Saw Palmetto combine with mineral ferments and antioxidants to help detoxify and rejuvenate the scalp and follicle. Nutrients are maximized with vegan protein and essential amino acids.

Twice per day, apply to scalp and massage in.

Keune So Pure Exfoliating Treatment

Keune's So Pure Exfoliating Treatment is a luxurious and effective scalp solution designed to deliver a healthy and revitalized scalp. This product exfoliates gently, removing dandruff and soothing any irritation, while its nourishing ingredients provide a deep cleanse to remove impurities and buildup. The gentle exfoliating action unclogs hair follicles for healthier hair growth, and its natural ingredients nourish and soothe for a refreshed and revitalized feel. Suitable for all hair types, this treatment provides gentle yet effective results for those suffering from dry, itchy, or flaky scalps.

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Step 3: Scalp Massage 

 A scalp massage is not only relaxing, but it also has numerous benefits for your hair. Massaging your scalp helps to increase blood circulation, which in turn nourishes the hair follicles and promotes healthy hair growth. It also helps to distribute the natural oils produced by your scalp, keeping your hair moisturized and preventing dryness. It is best to do this while your scalp treatment is in your scalp to give you the best benefits of the treatment, but you can still add this to your nightly routine even when you are not treating the scalp with a treatment. 

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To give yourself a scalp massage, use your fingertips to apply gentle pressure to your scalp in circular motions. Start from the front of your head and work your way to the back, covering the entire scalp. Spend a few minutes massaging your scalp to relax your muscles and promote a healthy scalp environment.

Step 4: Hair Brushing 

 Brushing your hair before bed is a crucial step in your nightly hair routine. It helps to detangle your hair and distribute the natural oils from your scalp along the hair shaft, keeping your hair moisturized and preventing breakage. It also helps to remove any loose hairs or debris from your hair, keeping it clean and healthy.

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Choose a brush with soft bristles or a wide-toothed comb to gently brush your hair from roots to ends. Start at the ends and work your way up, using slow, smooth strokes to prevent pulling or tugging on your hair. Be sure to be gentle especially when your hair is wet! 

Check out this TikTok showing this night routine in action on this beautiful blondie! Find 'hairtok' on TikTok | TikTok Search 

Leave a comment below on what your favorite things to do for your hair routine! For any questions or suggestions feel free to comment below or message me @themanebri on Instagram. 

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