These days, it seems as though getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep is next to impossible. When you do finally get a chance to crash, you don’t want to wake up with flattened, lifeless curls. We don’t know about you, but we don’t have time to start from scratch with styling our curls every day. These are our suggestions for achieving your best hair after a good’s night rest.
Bonneting: Before going to sleep, wrap your curls in a satin bonnet to protect them from the wear and tear of a pillowcase. Curls rubbing against fabrics creates friction which can lead to breakage and frizz.
Pineapple: Gather your curls onto the top of your head and loosely secure them into a ponytail. Use a cloth hair tie, head band or silk scrunchy to keep your curls together without tugging on them. This method keeps curls from being crushed while you sleep.
Satin Pillowcase: Throw out your cotton pillow case and invest in a couple of satin pillow cases instead. Satin will allow your curls to move across the surface without pulling and won’t absorb the essential moisture your curls need to stay healthily hydrated.
Twists: This method can also be achieved with a loose braid. Section hair and twist into two loose twists, tying the ends together with a cloth band. If you have thick, coily curls, this method is great for you.
Braids: If you want to sleep without disrupting your curl pattern, a French braid is a great way to do it! Tying your curls back into a loose braid can help maintain their pattern and protects them while you sleep.