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Overnight Success

Kate Moss photographed by Juergen Teller

Do you ever sleep so hard that your duvet is half off the bed, your top sheet is wrapped around you like a chrysalis and your hair looks like it's weathered a catastrophic storm? If you have wakeful kids or sleep so lightly that your neighbour getting up in the middle of the night wakes you up then maybe you can't relate, but I'm sure your morning hairdo has its own account of recent events.

Beauty sleep isn't all about your skin, or waking up looking like you're ready to walk straight out the door without a glimpse in the mirror. We're here to shine the spotlight and let your hair take centre stage for a minute. With the amount of time it can take to tame bed hair into a look worthy enough of a 9 am meeting you're leading, it requires some forethought.

Sleep is one of our body's greatest allies. During the night, the release of the sleep hormone melatonin allows our skin and hair to regenerate, the hair is in ideal condition to receive a stronger dose of nutrition than during the day. This is where Christophe Robin's Night Regimen steps up.

The Ultimate Overnight Regimen

Get to know Christophe Robin's Night Recovery regimen; two overnight hair products made with two unique formulas for specific hair types:

Night Recovery Cream for fine to medium hair with a light, cream formula to nourish without weighing down thin strands. The second, Night Recovery Monoï Oil is designed for medium to thick hair types and made with Monoi de Tahiti oil to intensely condition coarse strands.

Both contain the white lotus flower, an ingredient traditionally used for its sensorial soothing properties while helping split ends to look smoothed and hair to be protected from breakage, as well as African hibiscus flower to enhance sleekness and shine, leaving hair with a visible vitality. Featuring French Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils to help relax and calm the senses.

Beauty Sleep by Irving Penn, US Vogue January 1991

How to protect your hair while you sleep

If you're reading this then you have damaged hair needing an intensive treatment, you'll do anything to get 5 minutes sleep more sleep and 5 minutes less in the bathroom, or maybe this is your last resort in an attempt to wake up without a matted dread where a topknot once was.

Here are a couple of tips to improve the manageability of bed hair before, during and after the main event:

Brush or comb your hair:
While you're in the bathroom brushing your teeth and applying your serum and night cream, gently brush or comb your hair! Remove any tangles and knots to help prevent breakage and minimize the chances of waking up in a complete tangle.

Use a silk or satin pillowcase:
Cotton pillowcases can cause friction and lead to hair breakage and frizz. Silk and satin pillowcases create less friction, allowing your hair to glide smoothly while you sleep.

Tie your hair loosely:
If you have long hair, tying it up loosely in a low ponytail or braid can help prevent tangling and minimize friction. Secure it with a beautiful silk scrunchie rather than a hair tie.

Apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil:
If you have super dry or frazzled ends, apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner or hair oil to your hair, specifically focusing on the ends. This will keep your hair nourished while you sleep as well as prevent complete dehydration or breakage.

Ensure your hair is dry before bed:
Going to bed with wet hair will cause it to be more susceptible to breakage. So to protect your hair while you sleep and make sure to leave ample time to dry the hair before those sweet, sweet dreams.

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