If you have curly hair, then you probably already know that there are certain things you have to do differently than those people with straight strands. As it usually goes, you envy those people that rock straight strands, while they envy you for your curls and they would love to switch places with you. Well, if you ask me, I’m all for curls as well, but the most important thing here is for people to accept and learn to love the hairstyle that they have.
There is one thing, though, that’s rather specific for people with curly hair and that they need to pay quite a lot of attention to. In simple words, they need to worry about how they are sleeping, because the curls can get all messed up overnight. Now, this does not mean that you should sleep in some weird positions in order to avoid getting the curls messed up, as that would be pretty much impossible, as well as uncomfortable. It just means that you’ll have to get some more info on how to sleep in order to protect your curly hair overnight.
The good news is that there are some styles that you can rock during the night and be sure that you’ll wake up with your hair perfectly shaped and ready to meet the outside world. I am going to share some of those styles with you below and even though some of them might sound a bit weird, you should definitely take them into consideration, as those are the proven methods that will undeniably help you protect your curls overnight. Now, let us have a look at those styles and thus help you choose the best one for you.
Plopping is a popular method that actually helps your curls avoid being weighed down by gravity and it is used as a drying and a sleeping method as well. In order to use this method, you’ll need some gel, a microfiber towel or a T-shirt. If the T-shirt sounds weird there, I suggest you stick with me and keep on reading, because you’ll certainly quickly realize that there’s nothing weird about it and that this is simply an easy way of protecting your curls with things that you already have at home.
You start by applying the gel to your hair. Then, lay that towel on a flat surface and flip your hair over, so that it stacks on top of itself on the actual towel. Make sure to tie the sides of the towel in order to keep it secure on your head and that’s it. Of course, you can always use a T-shirt instead of the towel. In fact, the actual step of tying it and securing it to your head might be even easier with a T-shirt, which is why this is a rather popular option.
- Loose Bun
This is perhaps one of the easiest methods of keeping your curls safe and secure during the night. The fact that it is so easy further means that it is most frequently used. The good news is that it is quite effective even though it is easy to make, but the truth is that some other styles might be a bit more effective, but we’ll get to that later on. For now, let us explain the process of creating that loose bun that will help your curls remain beautiful after a good night of sleep.
Basically, all you have to do is flip your hair over and tie it into a bun. Make sure that the bun is rather loose, so that those curls don’t get stretched out too much. If you want to, you can always apply some scrunch gel or a leave-in conditioner before securing your hair into a bun. This will allow you to make practically any style you want once you wake up, and your curls will look amazing even if you simply let the bun down and do practically nothing else.
I have previously mentioned that there are some more effective hairdos that are used to protect the curls during the night, so let me now tell you about one of those. The pineapple method is actually deemed to be the most effective protection method. It might not be as easy to make as the bun, for example, but making an effort is definitely worth it, since you’ll get the perfect style in the morning. Of course, just because it is a bit more complicated than the bun, it doesn’t mean that it will be impossible to make. You simply need to learn how to do it the right way and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to make it in a minute.
So, as explained the hair pineapple technique can be done in a matter of minutes, just as long as you learn how to do it the right way. It is actually all quite simple. You just need to tie your hair up in a high ponytail and then separate it so that half of it ends up on each side of your head. It would be a good idea for you to use a fabric covered tie or a scrunchie, so that you can avoid creating any unnecessary dents that will actually complicate the style you want to make in the morning. Speaking of morning styles, simply untying the pineapple will lead to an amazing look that you will absolutely love, meaning that you won’t have to worry too much about doing anything else.
Bonus: Sleep On A Silk Pillowcase
I have a bonus tip for you here that hasn’t much to do with hairdos, but that has a lot to do with keeping the curls in check overnight. Basically, you should try and sleep on a silk pillowcase at all times, because silk will prevent friction. This tip can be used in combination with the styling techniques that I have mentioned above or with any other techniques that you are using.