The big question for every curly girl is – how can you make this last after long night without having to shampoo and style all over again?
Here’re some ways which you’ll finding a way to wear your hair to sleep that won’t leave you with dents, frizz or flattened curls the next morning. Depending on the length of your hair, how loose or tight your curls are, and whether you wear your hair wet or dry to sleep, you just have to find the way that works best for you. Here are ways to sleep with curls, but you can mix and modify these for your unique situation.
Many curlies opt to sleep in a loose bun in order to cut down on frizz. Apply a leave-in conditioner and scrunch gel into hair before flipping it over and securing it into a bun. Make sure to keep your bun fairly loose so curls are not stretched out too much. Avoid a dent by twisting and tucking your bun very loosely and securing with a scrunchie.
A popular curl drying method that helps you avoid hair being weighed down by gravity is “plopping.” Apply styling product, then lay a jersey t-shirt on a flat surface and flip hair over into the center of the shirt. Tie the sleeves of the shirt in a knot behind your head to secure the t- shirt to your head
Many curly girls like to “pineapple” their dry hair as they sleep. Flip your dry hair all the way over, and secure into a very high and loose ponytail. Use a scrunchie or fabric covered hair tie in order to avoid breaking or denting the hair. Stand back up, and separate the ponytail so that half is on each side of your head. In the morning, a quick spritz of water or curl refresher will do the trick!
Sleep on a satin pillowcase
In order to prevent friction on hair while sleeping, use a silk or satin pillowcase. Hair will glide smoothly over it without creating frizz. You can use this method in combination with any of the other techniques on this list, many women pineapple or braid and sleep on a satin pillowcase. Some women even double up by both wearing a satin bonnet and sleeping on a satin pillowcase, to protect the hair that slips out of their bonnet as they sleep. Find the combination that works for you.