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Protect Your Curls Overnight With These Hairstyles

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Nothing is more annoying than going to bed with a poppin' head of curls and waking up to flat strands. It's happened to us all, and it's not secret that it's seriously annoying. However, you don't have to take this indignity lying down! Instead, protect your curls overnight with these hairstyles. Take control of your next day curls by making sure your curls are protected while you sleep. You won't regret it!

Protect Your Curls Overnight With These Hairstyle

Satin bonnet:

Before starting, you'll need to procure a satin bonnet. This will protect your curls from being crushed and keep moisture from being sapped from your strands. To get the best use out of your bonnet, flip your head upside down and use a soft cloth hair tie to secure your curls on the top of your head. You can also pile your curls on top of your head and put on your bonnet, or twist your strands. Cover with the bonnet, and enjoy a happier next day!


This sounds pretty easy, doesn't it? If so, you're right! However, instead of being at the nape of your neck, this bun should be on the top of your head. This will keep your curls out of the way while you're tossing and turning in your sleep. Securing your curls in a bun will make sure your strands don't leech moisture into the air or your pillowcase. Additionally, it will also help prevent knots from forming when curls rub together. Try to keep your bun somewhat loose, but still secured.


Some curly girls love this style, and others not so much. In theory, it's very similar to the bun. Curls are piled on top of the head loosely, and secured. However, this style does leave ends exposed. So if you struggle with breakage, or dryness, you might want to skip this style. If this isn't an issue for you, pineapple away. This method works particularly well because it holds the natural curl pattern in place and still keeps the middle curls secured.


If you can rock a braid, consider using it for an overnight protective style. A loose French braid works really well to keep curls secured and protected. However, this method can flatten out the back of your curls, so you might need to be prepared to do some refreshing in the morning.

Which of these overnight protective styles is your favorite? If you have one, or one that isn't listed here, make sure to let us know!

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