12 Easy Protective Hairstyles For Sleeping

All you have to do is take a neat T-shirt, flip your hair to the top of your head, and then wrap the T-shirt around the hair. You’ve had a fabulous runaround all day with an equally glorious hair. All the products did exactly what they were meant to, frizz stayed away, and you had a good hair day. If you have very thick hair or find pins uncomfortable as you sleep, try flattening down your hair and using a hair wrap or scarf to keep it all in place. Don’t forget to plait loosely so you aren’t pulling tightly on the roots of your hair strands.

You can always add fun accessories like barrettes or flowers. Improper hair care routines before sleeping in the night can ruin the health of your hair. It’s best to leave extremely short hair (bob/boy/pixie cuts) open while sleeping. If you have long hair, a loose braid at the nape of your neck is one of the best ways to decrease the chances of hair damage during sleep. Keep your braids or buns as loose as possible while you sleep. Massaging your scalp before sleeping can effectively stimulate blood circulation to your follicles.

Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite protective styles with the help of experts Sarah Sango and Kim Kimble. We all know how tough it is to style that curly mane with all that frizz and damage. When you sleep with your hair loose, it is more likely to be subjected to excessive friction, which will result in a tangled, frizzy disaster in the morning.

Clip your hair in place before wrapping the second side around in the same direction. With a bit of practice, you’ll love the morning look of this hair wrap. This technique will prevent your hair from getting flattened as you sleep.

Braiding hair at night is a very popular way to keep it in place. Experiment with one loose braid, a French braid, or multiple braids pre shampoo mask prose to find what works for you. Looser braids will help maintain your natural curl pattern, while tighter braids will add more of a crimp.

This process can involve a bit of trial and error, so you may want to try the tips above one at a time to see what’s going to work for you. But how do you intend for this awesomeness to stay through the night till the next day, and then the next, and the next? This is without having to go through the hassle of shampooing and styling again and again. To keep your cornrows frizz-free, try wearing a silk wrap over them too.

If you don’t know how to French braid, divide your hair into 6-8 sections and do regular braids. For loose wavies this will give you tighter curls, and for tighter curl patterns this will stretch your hair. Any protective style requires the right products on wash day.

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