How to Sleep with Curly Hair to Preserve the Nice Shape

Pineapple Hair
Pineapple Hair

Curly hair is hard to maintain and it is even more difficult for you to control yourself while sleeping not to ruin the curly shape. This article aims to suggest how to sleep with your curly hair to not only preserve the current nice shape but also give curls renewal.

We would like to show you some simple tips that do not take you much time to prepare before you kiss your bed or inconvenience your tight sleep.

Ways to maintain the curls while sleeping

1. Set a “pineapple” or a “semi-pineapple”


Pineapple Hair
Pineapple Hair

You could avoid out all part of your strands under the pressure of your head, neck, and your back while you sleep by using a satin or cotton scrunchie to tie your strands up at the crown of your head. Hair elastics are not recommended since they could break your hair or loosen the curls at the tying position.

You should not also pull too hard or make the pineapple too tight to relax your locks and keep them from being squashed. In the morning, a quick spritz of water or curl refresher will bring with curls renewal.


Multi-Pineapple Hair
Multi Pineapple Hair

If your hair strands are too short to pull into a pineapple on top of your head, then think about multi – pineapple style. That means you will make 2 or 3 pineapples distributed evenly on your head. In case your hair is too short for pineapples, try a satin bonnet or a headscarf.

2. Silk or satin bonnet or headscarf

Satin Bonnet
Satin Bonnet

A bonnet or headscarf can be multipurpose accessories for your hair. They shall not only keep your hair from rubbing against your bedding and getting frizzy but also help maintain your beautiful curls.

3. Sleep with your curls on a silk or satin pillowcase

Silk Pillowcase
Silk Pillowcase

If your hair shaft isn’t the same thickness all the way through, it will likely make the strands more prone to breakage.

As you cannot control your head’s movements while sleeping, you will likely put stress in your hair follicle and make more breakage. So, how to sleep with curly hair not to ruin the nice curls or break the strands?

It is possible to soften the contact between your hair and the surface your curls rest on. A silk or satin pillowcase could help protect your hair structure. Simultaneously, the pillowcase shall keep your head cooler and prevent your scalp from getting greasy, cutting back on the need for washing.

4. Do some twists or braids

If you fix your hair strands in proper shapes, there is a lower chance for them to rub against each other and against your bedding. So, what are those proper shapes? Simple twists using scrunchies or well-secured braids could deserve your curls overnight.

5. Try conditioners before you sleep with your curls

A leave-in conditioner that helps add keratin to your hair follicle can bring your hair tresses with shine and bounce.

Spray-on conditioners might also help strengthen hair strands damaged by hair dye and heat styling. They also may make your hair softer and easier to style in the morning.

How to get curls while you sleep

In case it has been a while since the day you first get your curls at a salon and they are now gradually stretching out, you should do more than just maintaining the current curly shape but get curls renewal. Or if you do not naturally have curly hair and you wish to have temporary bouncy hair, then you should not ignore those tips followed.

1. Braid your moist hair

Hair Braids
Hair Braids

We agree that sleeping with your wet scalp is not good at all. However, if you dry your scalp only and make braids of your moist strands, you will wake up in the morning with obvious and beautiful curls.

Depending on whether you sleep on your back or side, you could create one braid, pigtails, or three braids. For example, French braids are more recommended than Dutch braids because of the flatter shape. Dutch braids shall make a curved surface, hence, they interfere in your sweet dreams.

2. Hair rollers before you sleep with your curls

Flex Rods

Soft types of hair rollers like flex-rods will gently renew your current curls or make new curls during your sleep.

It is simple to use curlers. Separate your hair into sections then roll your hair around the curler, starting at your ends and moving upward to the crown of your head. Applying curl gel before rolling it is an option.

You could combine more than one tip. For example, use curlers on moist hair and sleep with a bonnet on a silk pillowcase.

We hopefully give you suggestions for how to sleep with curly hair to maintain and renew your curls’ charm. If you are interested in more hair care tips, just follow us for more useful updates.

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