When you start taking care of your curly hair using the right hair care, the curls are resplendent and well defined .
Genetically, curly hair forms a tight spiral, without the need to use a curling iron.
But to keep your curls perfectly defined, you also need to protect your hair at night .
Imagine, you fall asleep at night with a mane filled with beautiful bouncy curls.
The next day, you end up with messy, fragile hair, not to mention that dreaded frizz.
Unfortunately, you can’t wash your mop every day without risking ending up with damaged, unruly hair.
5 hair routine tips to discipline your curls
Don’t worry, by having the right gestures, you will always have beautiful silky hair with beautiful waves.
First of all, it is essential to have the hair always hydrated.
The hair, especially frizzy, is very sensitive to external aggressions and lack of water.
It is therefore advisable to use care adapted to your hair type. So to tame your hair, you have to take care of it during the day, but also at night!
Here are some tips to protect your curls at night.
1. Use a silk or satin pillowcase
The diameter of your hair fiber varies according to the shape of your curls.
This means that your hair fiber does not have the same thickness throughout its length, which can make strands more prone to breakage.
To save yourself the risk of frizz and hair loss, change the surface on which your curls rest while you sleep.
The cotton pillowcases absorb all the grease and product present in your hair. In addition, you move during your sleep, your hair rubs against the cotton and promotes breakage.
A silk or satin pillowcase can help protect your hair structure .
As a bonus, it could keep your curls fresher and prevent tangles.
2. Make protective hairstyles to tame your curls all night long pineapple
Attention, I am not talking about food, but about a hairstyle .
Flip your dry hair completely upside down, and tie it into a very high, loose ponytail . Use a rubber band to avoid breaking or creating bumps in the hair.
In the morning, use a spray or vaporizer to dampen your curls and a bit of styling product. Let dry, you will have beautiful curls.
Apply leave-in conditioner to hair before flipping and tying it into a bun.
Make sure to keep your bun loose enough to avoid stretching your curls too much.
Avoid bumps by twisting and tucking your bun very loosely, securing it with a rubber band.
This method will allow you to style your hair more easily and quickly in the morning.
If your hair is still wet, you can add a little water and styling product and let it air dry.
Another unique way to style hair before going to sleep, is to do vanillas (or two strand twist).
I recommend this technique if you have frizzy hair and want gorgeous curls for the week.
It can be done on wet or dry hair. You don’t have to do this every night.
This method allows you to preserve your curls while you sleep.
To achieve a two strand twist , all you need to do is simply take a section of hair and split it in half, then wrap the two sections around each other from the roots to the tips.
Make 2, 4 or 8 vanillas.
If your hair is still too short to form a pineapple above your head, it does not mean that the hairstyle is not feasible.
You have the possibility of modifying your pineapple, by a multi-pineapple which consists of 2 or 3 mini buns .
On the other hand, if your hair is still too short for that, opt directly for the satin bonnet.
Braiding before going to sleep is an effective way to keep curls in place.
You can do a single loose braid, a glued braid, or multiple braids. The type of braid to achieve depends on the result you are looking for.
Looser braids preserve your natural hair.
If you’ve never done braids before, divide your hair into 6 or 8 sections and make regular braids.
Flexible curlers (flexi rods)
Hair curlers are a great solution for keeping hair curly overnight.
However, conventional curlers can be uncomfortable.
There is a much softer and more comfortable hair curler alternative, such as flexi rods .
To use these rollers, you simply part your hair into sections and form a loop around the curler, starting at your ends and working your way up to the top of your head.
Tie the curlers at the top of your head and sleep with a satin cap over the curlers for best results. You can also use the curlers on wet hair.
3. Make vanilla or braids on damp hair
If you don’t mind sleeping with damp hair, you may find this method more comfortable.
After washing your hair as usual, apply your styling product, part your hair and create 2, 4, 6 or 8 vanillas/braids.
The more braids/vanillas you do, the more waves you will have.
In the morning, carefully undo your braids.
Plopping is another way to fall asleep with wet hair and wake up with curls.
To perform this technique, apply a curl-activating cream to damp hair, then tie your hair up in a microfiber towel .
Tie the sides of the towel so that it fits securely on your head.
The towel will speed up the drying time while preserving your curls.
You can sleep easy with your hair tied up in the towel overnight and wake up with beautiful, frizz-free curls.
5. Pay attention to the sleeping position
If you have curly hair, absolutely avoid falling asleep directly on the curls without a satin bonnet or pillowcase.
You risk crushing your hair with the weight of your head, which can leave curls looking tangled and messy when you wake up.
Sleeping on your back can also create frizz and tangles in your hair. The ideal is to sleep on the side.
I advise you to try the method that suits you best and make it your hair routine.
Do not hesitate to discover the methods to define the loops .
And you, what do you do to keep your curls at night?
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