Protecting curls while you sleep is important. If you style your hair and then go to bed, odds are you'll wake up with a head of smashed, flat curls. Instead of washing and styling daily, learn how to protect your curls overnight. Here's how you can go about protecting curls while you sleep shown by YouTuber Lapiz Lazulli.
Before hitting the hay, invest in a good quality silk or satin pillowcase. There are many on the market for not a long of money. Bring it with you when you travel so you can always have great curls on the go. Satin will keep curls from sticking and tearing the way cotton will. Curls glide across the surface, meaning curls will not be damaged by friction. You'll wake up to much less frizz or damage in the morning.
Lapiz recommends utilizing a bonnet to protect curls when sleeping. A bonnet is easy to travel with, and has the added bonus of hugging curls close to the scalp. This means curls are less likely to pull or tangle in on themselves. Additionally, there is less risk of curls losing moisture, as the hair is tucked inside the bonnet. You can pineapple your curls then cover, gently tuck strands inside, or wear hair in a protective style with the bonnet covering.
A bun is a fantastic, tried and true way to help maintain a curl pattern overnight. For curlies with long hair, it can be difficult to get comfortable when being strangled by your own strands. Avoid this issue by putting curls up in a bun before hitting the hay. However, you'll still need to use some caution in how you go about doing it. Twisting your locks up into an overly tight bun can result in the curls getting bent out of shape, or falling. Consider investing in some cloth hair ties or scrunchies to keep curls tied back without causing damage.
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