How to Keep Your Hair Curly Overnight

How to Keep Your Hair Curly OvernightCurly hair, whether natural or not, can be quite hard to manage. You go to sleep with bouncy curls or luxurious waves hoping that your hair will be okay in the morning, only to wake up to a tangled mess of tresses and style your hair all over again instead of getting some more beauty sleep. Luckily, there are ways to prevent your curls from getting tangled. Here are a few tips for keeping your hair curly overnight.

Tip No. 1: Apply Some Leave-In Conditioner

Applying a small amount of leave-in conditioner to your curls will help prevent frizz. Naturally, you should opt for products that are specifically designed for curly and frizzy hair. Leave-in product will moisturize and protect your hair while you’re sleeping, as well as preserve its texture.

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Tip No. 2: Try Different Hairstyles

If you want to keep your curls intact overnight, you should never go to bed with your hair loose. There are many different hairstyles that will help protect your curls at night such as a loose bun, two-strand twists, a high ponytail on top of your had (pineapple style), a loose basic braid or a French braid, mini braids, pin curls or bantu knots. Experiment with different hairstyles to figure out which one is the most comfortable and best suits your hair texture.

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Tip No. 3: Protect Your Hair with a T-Shirt Turban

There’s a method of drying curly hair called plopping or plunking. It involves using a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt to wrap your hair and let it air dry. You can use a similar wrapping technique to protect your curls during the night.

Lay a long sleeve t-shirt on a chair or your bathroom counter with the top end closest to you. Bend at the waist and flip your hair forward, easing it onto the center of the t-shirt. Take the bottom end of the t-shirt and flip it up over your neck, then tie the sleeves around your head to keep the improvised turban secure.

Another way to make a loose t-shirt turban is to place the hem of the t-shirt at your neck and safety pin it your forehead, than tie the sleeves into a knot to keep your curls wrapped up.

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Tip No. 4: Sleep on a Silk or Satin Pillowcase

If you have a cotton pillowcase, swap it for a silk or satin one. It will allow your hair to glide smoothly over the pillow, preventing frizz. A good alternative is wrapping your hair in a silk or satin bonnet instead of a t-shirt turban.

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