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How To Sleep Your Way To Great Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Have you ever gone to bed with a head full of gorgeous curls only to wake up in the morning and find your hair has gone flat? A lot can happen to your curls overnight, but here are a few techniques you can use to help maintain your curls overnight.

Pineapple:

This technique helps protect curls from going flat. To achieve the pineapple, gather your curls up. Tie them into a loose ponytail on the crown of your head. Tie it with a scrunchy or cloth hair tie. This keeps your curls from flattening out during the night. 

Satin bonnet or cap:

Curls on cotton is no good. Tuck your strands up into a satin cap or bonnet before you hit the hay. The smooth satin (or silk if you’re extra fancy) will protect your strands from the friction caused by your pillowcase or pajamas.

Silk pillowcase:

Did you know that cotton isn’t the best choice for your curls or even your skin? Cotton pillowcases wick moisture away from your hair and skin, which can lead to dry, frizzy curls and even wrinkles down the road. Invest in a silk or satin pillowcase to promote slip, keep your curls hydrated, and your skin smooth.

Protective styling:

While we don’t always recommend protective styling when it comes to curls, there are times a good protective style can definitely be useful. There are a couple of styles that can work to help protect your curls from overnight moisture loss as well as help them maintain their shape. Consider using two strand twists to keep your curls in shape. Section your curls into two larger sections, divide into smaller strands and then twist, securing the ends. Another great style is a French braid. This keeps your curls pulled back from your face and prevents them from getting squashed.

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