Curly hair needs to be propped properly before bedtime for it to maintain its curls. Without having to recreate curls, there are measures that one can take before bed to maintain the curls. Here are the steps to maintain curly hair overnight:
1. Condition the Hair Before Going to Bed
Apply conditioner to moisturize your hair. Ensure there are no tangles by combing the hair with a wide tooth comb. Rinse the conditioner thoroughly and apply a leave in conditioner. Apply it thoroughly throughout the head to ensure it covers the entire head. The conditioner will seal the hair cuticles and give the hair shine that will help in creating curls that are defined well. Make sure you choose a good conditioner for your hair.
Applying leave in conditioner will make your hair strong and reduce breakage. Natural conditioners are better since they do not contain harsh chemicals that might damage your hair. When choosing a conditioner aim to buy a conditioner that is made with natural ingredients. Natural conditioners are available on most local cosmetic stores.
2. If Your Hair is Long Enough, Tie the Hair Up Like a Pineapple.
The pineapple hair style involves the use of a scrunchie to hold hair on top of the head in a loose pony tail. The hair should be piled on top of the head to form a pony tail. A satin scrunchie is used to secure the hair. When you go to bed, arrange the curls in such a way that they cannot be flatted when you accidentally sleep on them on the pillow.
3. Use a Beanie or a Headband to Secure Hair
Before going to sleep you could secure your hair with a beanie or headband. Pile your hair on top of your head and secure it with a headband. Ensure that the headband or beanie is not too tight as this might cut your hair. Tie it in a way that ensures the hair is held securely.
4. Use a Satin Pillowcase
Sleeping on a satin pillowcase will allow your hair to slide freely. Using cotton or polyester pillowcases will dry your hair and destroy the curls as the material absorbs the oil on hair. This might cause hair to fritz or break. A satin pillowcase will ensure that you hair stays in good condition as it doesn’t absorb the oil and your curls will be retained.
5. Spray It with Water in the Morning
Spraying your hair with water in the morning will make the hair easy to comb and will help in refreshing your curls. Remove the scrunchie or the headband, spray with water and then reshape the curls using your hands. Spraying with water will redefine your curls and give them shine so that they appear as fresh as they were previously.
If you follow the above tips, you should be able to maintain your curls when you sleep instead of having to redo them all over again in the morning which is time consuming and tedious.