5 Essential Nighttime Hair Care Tips for Healthy Natural Hair

To achieve the desired hair length, a proper hair care routine is essential. However, it's not enough to just have a hair care routine; you need to be consistent with it to see long-term results.

In addition to morning and daytime routines like washing, conditioning, and pre-pooing, having a nighttime hair care routine is also important. This is because caring for your hair during the day is just as important as taking care of it while you sleep.

Here are some things you can do to take care of your hair before bedtime.

5 Things You Need For Your Nighttime Hair Routine

  1. Hair oil of your choice
  2. A wide-tooth comb
  3. Leave-in moisturizer
  4. Water in a spray bottle
  5. Scarf/bonnet

Natural Hair Regimen For Night Time

1. Moisturize your natural hair

If you're having trouble keeping your hair moisturized throughout the day, moisturizing your hair at night might be the solution you need.

Simply spritz water over your hair or apply a mixture of leave-in conditioner and water, then seal with a light oil. Afterward, wear a silk cap to bed and get your beauty sleep.

Remember to only spritz lightly with a spray bottle so you don't go to bed with soaking wet hair.

How to Moisturize your Hair at Night

In this video below, Jenn will show you her process for moisturizing her hair at night.

2. Massage your scalp

One of the easiest ways to achieve healthy hair is to do a scalp massage before you sleep. This is because it promotes hair growth by increasing blood flow to your hair follicles.

To do this, mix some natural oils together. Good options include coconut, olive, jojoba, lavender, or rosemary oil.

Apply some of the mixture to your hands and massage it into your scalp in a circular motion. You can also rub the mixture from the roots to the ends of your hair for a few minutes.

How to Massage your Scalp

Follow this step-by-step tutorial by Curlelia to learn how to give yourself a scalp massage.

3. Do the Pineapple style

pineapple hairstyle

The pineapple hairstyle simply involves gathering your hair into a loose high ponytail and securing it with a hairband.

This style keeps your curls intact overnight and prepares them for styling the next day. It also reduces the friction on your hair while you sleep.

How to do the Pineapple Hairstyle

Here is a video of Alyssa Marie explaining how to achieve the perfect pineapple hairstyle.

4. Do a twist or braid


In addition to the pineapple method, braiding or twisting your hair is another way to keep it moisturized overnight. This simple technique also helps prevent tangles and reduce frizz.

The best part is that when you take out the braids or twists the next day, you will have a twist-out or braid-out look. Your hair will be stretched out and easier to style as well.

How to Twist your Natural Hair

Do you want to twist your own hair? In this tutorial, StyleHairven will guide you through easy steps to achieve this style.

5. Wear a satin bonnet

After moisturizing, massaging, and wrapping your hair in a twist or pineapple, the next best thing to do is wear a satin bonnet.

Satin is made of materials that won't dry out or snag your hair. It also helps preserve moisture in your hair and protects your strands while you sleep.

Another added benefit of sleeping with a satin bonnet is that it helps smooth frizzy hair and eliminates any friction your natural hair could experience if it rubbed against a harsh fabric like cotton.


 Looking for more tips on how to perfect your nighttime routine? Check out this video of Alisha Williams sharing her own nighttime routine.