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Protecting your curls while you sleep

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Do you ever go to bed and wake up in the morning with smushed, frizzy curls? IF so, you're not alone! Curls usually look great after wash day, but by the next morning have fallen flat. Fortunately, there's something you can do to prevent this. Here's how you can try protecting your curls while you sleep. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know if it works for you. Don't forget to write in with your suggestions, as well.

Protecting your curls while you sleep

Pineappling:

One of the best techniques for protecting your curls overnight is the pineappling method. Simply start by gathering your curls on the very top of your head, and tying them loosely with a cloth-covered hair tie. Fortunately scrunchies are having a moment, so this is a great time to try this method.

Buns:

This is another tried-and-true method that works really well for curly hair. You can create one or two buns, based upon your preference and how much hair you have. Gather your strands into a loose ponytail on the top of your head, but instead of tying it off, wrap it around and create a bun. Secure with a hair stick, or with a soft hair tie. Remember not to tie your hair too tightly, or you could create stress at your follicles or create creases in your curls.

Overnight plop:

If you're going to be short on time to wash your curls the next morning, start by doing it the night before. After you get out of the shower, gently squeeze excess water from your strands. Plop your curls over onto a t-shirt, and then wrap your strands. Allow your hair to sit in the t-shirt overnight. This will give the shirt the chance to dry your strands, and to give your curls the opportunity to hold their natural shape. Additionally, your hair will be less frizzy in the morning.

Bonnet:

This doesn;t sound very glam, but it;s a great way to prevent your curls from becoming crushed or frizzy while you dream. Opt for a bonnet or cap lined with silk or satin. This provides the chance for your curls to avoid being pulled across a cotton pillowcase, which creases curls and wicks away moisture. Additionally, keeping your curls tucked close to your head helps prevent moisture loss.

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