Why would you spend over 5 hours doing twist outs and braid outs only for the curls to be ruined as you sleep? No ma’am. The hairstyle you worked so hard to achieve…There’s got to be a way to preserve it so that you can wear it for at least 5 days. Here’s how to sleep knowing the curls will be there when you get up wake up.
1. Pineapple Method
The pineapple method quite literally entails you wrapping a scarf or headband around your head, leaving your curls hanging out at your crown. This prevents your gorgeous curls from being squashed when you’re asleep. A satin scarf/headband is best as it won’t absorb your hair products. However, this is better for voluminous hair as well as hair that is well moisturized and heavy. Loose curl patterns like 3A to 4A will better suit the pineapple method. If you have dry or fine hair, chances are that your hair will be stuck facing upwards in the morning because of lack of weight. Trust me. I would know.
2. Chunky Two-Strand Twists
Chunky two-strand twists will preserve your curls as you get some shut-eye. You can part your hair down the middle into two sections and create as little as 2 two-strand twists. If you have the energy, you can twist up your hair in many twists. It doesn’t have to be neat. It just has to be done. Rejoice oh ye people of tighter curl patterns like me…This is perfect for you!
Depending on your preference, you can section your hair into one or two or four sections and tie them into ponytails. Then put on an extra large satin bonnet to encapsulate your mane.All you have to do in the morning is wake up, remove the hair ties, separate, pick and fluff your hair to get back your volume and curls. You can moisturize in between nights to maintain shine and curl definition.
4. French Braid
Do you have fine, long hair? Have no fear, the french braid is here. Just like the two-strand twists, the french braid does not need to be neat. It just has to be done. Aside from preserving your curls, it gives nice waves to your ends. A trick is to spritz a water and leave-in conditioner mixture then do the french braid. Hello Victorian era curls.
5. Bundle It Up In A Satin Bonnet
If you’re just not having it with the pineappling, twisting and ponytailing, take a satin bonnet and sleep. Just sleep. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.