Girl sleeping on the bed

Satin Head Scarves For Sleeping

Why You Should wear a Satin HAIR scarf when you go to bed

There are many reasons why women with long hair (and some men perhaps) should consider wearing a scarf, cap or something, just to protect their hair when they sleep – if they want to keep their long hair in really great condition.

If you have really long hair, you’ll totally get what I mean! The twisting, turning, and rubbing against the pillows leaves your hair in less-than-perfect shape. I’ve woken up more than a few times with crazy hair! I think they call it “bed head?” 🙂

But it’s a pretty easy problem to solve. And there are very good reasons why you should try to wear something like a satin head scarf at night to protect your hair.

Caring for your hair at night is super important in the process of growing out your hair. A good hair routine can make all the difference between success and failure.

There many different styles and different materials to choose from. You can either choose a silk headscarf or a satin headscarf. As a vegan, I think going for a satin headscarf would be better, but it’s entirely up to you.

So why should you wear Satin scarf to bed?

Below are five different reasons and benefits you’ll get by using either a head scarf, cap or hair bonnet at night.

1. You Save Time (in the morning)

Some days I wake up and my hair is great, it’s kind of wavy, and doesn’t need much brushing. And then there are some days I wake up when my hair really tangled and just a mess. The worst is when I’m late for something and I’m trying to brush my hair, but at the same time not destroy it in the process!

Well, with something to protect the hair at night and stop it from getting all tangled in the first place, this would save a lot of time than what would otherwise be spent meticulously trying to detangle hair before heading off to work in the morning!

2. Your Hair is Better Hydrated

If you’re sleeping on cotton pillows, this can cause moisture loss from your hair and cause it to become dry and brittle, which can ultimately lead to split ends. You’ll also notice a lot less frizz going on as well!

People with naturally curly hair will definitely benefit most from using a head scarf at night because curly hair tend to be a lot more dry and prone to breaking.

3. Less hair pulling, Less hair loss

Most people use cotton pillows to sleep on, and if you do too, then you also risk pulling and breaking your hair because of the friction that the cotton creates. Wearing a head scarf will stop this from happening, so you’ll experience less hair hair breakage and thus faster hair growth.

4. No Soreness

Have you ever woken up with a part of your scalp feeling sore? Well, I have. It’s because the hair is being pulled into a position that is not normal. For people who wear hair bands and put their hair in a pony tail, this can also cause the problem. This problem can also be solved by using a hair scarf.

5. Good for skin!

If you’re using products in your hair, or heavy conditioners, then this product ultimately ends up on the pillow, which can of course cause breakouts. The natural oils from your hair also get absorbed by the pillows too. By wearing a scarf at night, you will not just being doing your hair a favor, but your skin will thank you as well. Using a satin pillow case would also be a great idea!

And to finish…

Before I leave you with a little video, I hope you now understand why caring for your hair at night is really important. I think a night routine is one of the things people most neglect when it comes to their skin and hair.

In the long tun, by taking those extra steps to care for your hair, it’ll help the growing process, make the hair just more healthier looking, and it’ll simply save time!

Check out all the nice scarfs over at amazon.

Enjoy the video! 🙂

Protecting your hair at night – three ways to sleep with long curly hair by ItsRimi.

I hope this has been helpful! If you have any questions, please comment below! 🙂

Is Biotin Good For Hair Growth?

Are Biotin Supplements Good For Hair Growth?

Should you take a biotin supplement for FASTER hair growth?

Anyone who has long hair has probably heard of the popular vitamin known by the name of “Biotin”. It’s claimed by many that taking extremely high doses of biotin speeds up hair growth significantly.

Over at the long hair forum community many women are making biotin a staple of their hair growth regimen. Some say it helps improve the quality of their hair, making it less likely to break and growth of thicker and stronger hairs. Others claims that it also actually speeds up the rate at which their hair grows.

In a poll taken on the forum, the results from taking biotin were mixed.

42% said that biotin did make their hair grow faster

40% said that biotin didn’t make any difference to hair growth

Are Biotin Supplements Good For Hair Growth?

My hair! 🙂

I’ve personally tried biotin and I can say that for me it did seem to make a difference in my hair. It simply looked healthier and grew faster. Although this is anecdotal, take it for what it’s worth! You can see my personal hair growth journey.

Throughout my hair growth I had supplemented Biotin, and my hair grew approximately 1 inch per month! Which is quite fast because the average hair growth is typically around 1/2 an inch per month.

I can’t say for certain it was the biotin that did it, but it may have contributed to the speed of my hair growth.

What are the best sources of biotin?

Biotin comes mainly from our diet and it’s very rare for someone in a developed country to actually be deficient in this important vitamin. The recommended daily intake for Biotin is 30 mcg for a man and 25 mcg for a woman.

The best sources of biotin include the following:

  • Tomatoes – 1 cup of tomatoes will provide you with 7 mcg of biotin.
  • Almonds – 1/4 of a cup of almonds will give you 14 mcg biotin.
  • Eggs – 1 egg will provide around 8 mcg of biotin.
  • Sweet Potato – 1 cup of sweet potatoes will give you 8 mcg of biotin.
  • Oats – 1/4 of a cup of oats will provide almost 8 mcg of biotin.
  • Walnuts – 1/4 of a cup of walnuts provides almost 6 mcg of biotin.
  • Avocado – One cup of avocado provides 5.4 mcg of biotin.

What are the symptoms of Biotin Deficiency?

As mentioned, a deficiency in biotin is incredibly rare in developed countries, but the symptoms to look for include some of the following:

  • Dermatitis
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Central nervous system abnormalities
  • Conjunctivitis (eye inflammation)
  • Brittle nails
  • Diabetes

Most people easily meet the daily requirements of biotin, so you’re probably fine

If you’re worried whether or not you’re getting all the nutrients in your diet, you can easily do a nutritional analysis of your diet using software called CRON-O-METER.

Note: Anticonvulsants can reduce serum levels of biotin by inhibiting intestinal absorption.

What are the benefits of biotin?

The benefits of increasing biotin in our diets is not fully understood, but some of the purported benefits include:

  • Stronger, thicker, and faster hair growth
  • Improved skin health
  • Less chance of hair shedding, especially when under stress

The evidence behind the effectiveness for biotin and hair growth is lacking and more peer-reviewed scientific research needs to be done. That being said, myself and many others have experienced benefits of taking biotin.

One caveat: When taking a biotin supplement, it can increase skin oiliness and maybe cause breakouts and acne. It’s recommended that you drink lots of water and give your body time to adjust if you’re taking high doses of biotin as a supplement.

Should you supplement biotin to grow your hair faster?

Based on the mixed anecdotal evidence, it might be worth giving biotin a shot. Since we’re all different, nothing is going to work the same for everyone. We all have different needs and our lifestyles, diet, stress levels are different.

There is obviously not magic pill to make hair grow super fast, but there are things that can make some difference, however small.

In one recent study published in 2017, the researches found that in 18 reported cases of people taking biotin, all patients who received a biotin supplement reported improvements after taking the supplement

Biotin supplements can provide you with far more than what you are able to obtain with the diet. One of the supplements that I used when growing out my hair was a biotin supplement containing 5000 mcg of biotin and cold-pressed in organic coconut oil.

You can check out the reviews over at amazon

Closing thoughts…

Since so many people swear by this supplement, if you’ve never tried it before, then give it a try. If there is any further evidence to support the use of biotin, I will share in future updates to this post.

Remember, supplementing in never a substitute for a healthy and balanced diet. Supplements are simply ways to enhance our nutrition for optimal health.

I’d love to hear your experiences with biotin. Do you think it helped you grow your hair faster? Or did it improve your hair in any other way?