Easy 5-step Night Time Hair Routine for Hair Growth

by A N G I E B E E
3 Materials
10 Minutes

If you have very dry hair that’s prone to breakage, in this tutorial I’m sharing with you my quick, night time hair routine for hydrated long hair.

I’m doing this natural hair care routine in twists, but the steps stay the same whether my hair is out, in twists, or in braids.

Tools and materials:

  • Spray bottle
  • Leave-in cream
  • Hair oils
Dampening hair

1. Dampen your hair

Always start by wetting your hair. When I say wetting your hair, I mean making it mildly damp.

I do this because I have very low porosity hair and if I put products directly on my hair, they don’t sink in properly.

If you find your products aren’t working as well for you, try wetting your hair with a spray bottle. It shouldn’t feel wet or damp, but as if you just moisturized it.

This routine is focused more on the ends than the rest of your hair because this is more like a touch-up than a full moisturizing routine.

Applying leave-in cream

2. Apply leave-in cream to our ends and your hairline

Once the water is perfectly incorporated evenly into the rest of your hair, go in with a leave-in cream.

Focus most of it on the ends and slightly up the shaft. Whatever is leftover on your hands, take towards the rest of the hair and the hairline. 

Applying leave-in cream

The hairline and the ends tend to be the driest parts of hair and have the most breakage, so if you want to retain length, the best thing you can do is care for your ends and your hairline.

We wash our faces every day, so it’s more prone to dryness because you’re washing off whatever moisturizer you usually put there.

Applying oil

3. Apply oil to your ends

When your leave-in is no longer white and it’s fully absorbed, begin using hair oil.

I advise using a different oil on your ends than what you use on your scalp. Any hair oil with nourishing ingredients like argan oil and olive oil can work.

I usually use about 3 drops of oil per side. You don’t want the hair to be drenched, you just want enough to seal that moisture into your ends.

Like you did with the conditioner, work the rest of the oil up to the mid-shaft.

Applying oil

4. Apply oil to your scalp

The oil mix I’m using on my scalp has a bit of clove, rosemary, tea tree, and peppermint in it and I use about one dropper for each side.

I do this process 1-2 times a week, and if I feel like my scalp needs more oil over the week, I’ll only put a little bit on my fingertips.

Massaging scalp

5. Massage your scalp

Once your scalp has enough oil, do a deep scalp massage. I try to do this every single night.

To do this, move your scalp around in tiny circular motions with your fingertips. The skin on your forehead will look like it’s wrinkling.

You don’t want it to feel like you’re rubbing your scalp or moving the product.

Go all around your head until you feel a warmth coming over you or like you’re going to break into a sweat. This is usually around 5-6 minutes but can take up to 10 minutes.

If you do this correctly, you will not have any tiny hairs on the ends of your hands and the oil should absorb completely.

Massaging scalp

Also, do this really well on your hairline.

Massaging scalp

Night time hair routine

Once I’m done, I usually just tie it up so it’s off my shoulders and clothes. Here is the current length of my hair.

Let me know what you think about this night time hair routine down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Spray bottle
  • Leave-in cream
  • Hair oils

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