How To Sleep with Dreadlocks: 3 Protective Tips

Many newbies in the world of dreads usually have questions such as how to maintain their locks for a longer period of time and how to sleep with dreads without damaging their hair.

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. Here we have brought the comprehensive guide to make it easier for you. Keep reading!


To-Do List Before Sleeping with Dreads

If you are able to maintain your dreads 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

steps before sleeping with dreads

If you have experienced sleeping with nice-looking dreadlocks and wake up with your locks 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 dreads when they are all tied up together. However, this can be very hard if you have short hair.


Cover Them Up

cover the dreadlocks before sleeping

Individuals who have 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.


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Use Silk or Satin Pillowcase

Satin Pillowcase for Dreadlocks

Silk and satin pillowcases have lesser lint or feathers in them. This is why it is recommended for your dreadlocks 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 a scarf.


Watch The Below Video to Learn How to Sleep with Dreadlocks Comfortably


It is normal for you to care for your dreadlocks hair even when sleeping. Follow our comprehensive guide to sleep with dreads without worrying to damage your hair.