You had a wonderful curly hair day. All of your products did what they were supposed to do. No frizz with lots of curl definition. Oh, what a dream! Now the big question is, how do you make it last till tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after?
Going to sleep with curly hair isn’t as easy as hopping into bed. A nighttime routine is essential for avoiding frizz, dents, and flattened curls. Follow these 5 steps on sleeping with curly hair to give your curls the love and attention they need.
Going to bed with wet curls can lead to breakage, frizz and a tangled mess. When hair is wet it is generally prone to more breakage due to our hair cuticle becoming more stretched and brittle while wet. Combinding this with our natural movemenets while we sleep, leads to unhealthy curls.
For the best styling results, always go to bed with dried and styled curls.
Bedtime is the perfect opportunity to receive the healing benefits of a product. Adding a small amount of your favorite leave in will allow your hair to replenish while you sleep. By the time you wake, this product will be fully absorbed.
Pro Advice – Choose a product based on your hair needs. This is your opportunity to receive a little extra moisture for dry ends or a little extra protein to strengthen. Work product throughout your ends using a gentle motion and do not separate or disturb your curls. Lightly scrunching the product on your ends is an easy approach. Chat with us here for product recommendations.
Okay, you will have to let go of any grandma assocation and focus on how great your curls will look in the morning. Wearing a satin bonnet is totally worth all of your partners funny comments about your new bedtime look.
A satin hair bonnet will preserve your style by reducing friction on your curls while you sleep, reducing frizz and damage. Skip the pineapple twist, buns and braids. These techniques manipulate your curl pattern and will change your style. Simply place your hair in a satin bonnet and wake up with the same style you fell asleep with.
Pro Advice – Extra long hair may require two hair bonnets. Simply place one on your head and the other on your ends. Shop our satin bonnets here!
Choose a pillowcase as silky as you would like your curls to be. Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture and will soak up your natural hair oils. Combining this with curls will leave your morning style full of frizz.
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You have added a nighttime product to your ends, secured your hair bonnet and are ready to enjoy your silky smooth pillowcase! Waking up with hydrated and bouncy curls will be a great way to start your day.
Pro Advice – To refresh your style in the morning, mist your hair with our beloved product, Tonik. Organic banana juice hydrates while tea tree oil leave you feeling refreshed. Shop here!
I wish you healthy, bouncy curls!