Although you need to protect your dreadlocks to maintain its beauty, you should not compromise your health by not sleeping comfortably. Caring for your locks before you go to sleep is one of the most difficult maintenance procedures for dreadlocks care. However, if you have been doing it for quite some time, it will be very easy.
Many newbie in the world of dreads usually have questions such as how to maintain their dreadlocks for a longer period of time and how to sleep without damaging their hair. If you are able to maintain them and slumber comfortably, then you can enjoy your hairstyle longer than usual. Here are the tips on sleeping with your dreads hairstyle:
- Tie them up
If you have experienced sleeping with a nice-looking dreadlocks and wake up with your dreadlocks cluttered and damaged, then it’s time for you to learn to tie them up. Tying yours up before going to bed can help maintain its appearance than letting it lose. This is because there is a lesser change of compressing the dreadlocks when they are all tied up together. However, this can be very hard if you have short hair.
- Cover them up
Individuals who have been with dreadlocks have shared that they usually cover their hair during the night to maintain its beauty. You can use a good length of scarf or hat to prevent breakage when sleeping. Covering them can also reduce the chances of having lint in your hair which can contribute to its messy-looking appearance in the morning.
- Use silk or satin pillowcase
Silk and satin pillowcases have lesser lint or feathers in them. This is why it is recommended for you to use these types of pillowcases. Avoid using cotton or pillowcases with feathers. If you are using silk or satin pillowcases, you will not have to cover your hair with scarf.
It is normal for you to care for your dreadlocked hair even when sleeping. If you care for it properly, it will surely maintain its original look over time.