A lot of rejuvenation happens over night, which is why it's important to get a good night's rest. However, a lot of issues can be caused for curls that aren't taken care of correctly during the night. Loss of moisture, being crushed, and the wrong techniques can result in fallen, squashed or frizzy curls. Here are some curly hairstyles for sleeping. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!
Curly Hairstyles For Sleeping
This isn't exactly a style, but rather a tool to utilize. A satin bonnet sounds old fashioned, but it's a great resource for curly girls. The satin bonnet keeps curls tucked close to the head and therefore at less risk of being crushed or dragged across the pillowcase all night. The smooth material allows curls to slide without becoming tangled on each other or in the fabric.
A bun provides great protection during sleep, especially when used with a silk or satin pillowcase. Regular cotton wicks away moisture, which can leave curls feeling dry in the morning (and also cause wrinkles!). Flip your head upside down and gather curls into a bun at the very top of the head. The negative to this is that you might experience some loosening of your curl pattern, so don't tie off the bun too tightly. A ribbon, cloth hair tie, or soft scrunchie can help hold curls without creasing your strands.
Tons of curly girls use this method to preserve their curl pattern overnight, so consider giving it a try. However, there are also curly girls who don't like the results it gives them. I have loose, wavy curls and find it doesn't work particularly well for me, as my hair slips out during the night. However, curlies with more kinky coils might find better luck with this method. By gathering your curls on top of your head and tying them loosely, you're protecting the inner parts of curls from exposure to air and your pillowcase overnight. This is another method that's best utilized with a satin pillowcase.