Keeping up with our length retention goals, preparing your natural hair for bed doesn’t have to be time consuming, but it definitely needs to be done properly. Putting in all of this time and effort into your hair care regimen, and ruining it at the end of the day is a definite waste of time. There are 5 quick tips you need to remember and practice when it comes to properly preparing your natural hair for bed.
5 Tips To Properly Prepare Your Natural Hair For Bed
- Invest in Satin Pillowcases: I can’t count how many times I’ve woken up with my hair scarf on the floor and my natural hair pinned up against my cotton pillow cases. I can’t always control how I sleep so I’ve decided to invest in some satin pillowcases to add double protection to my hair care regimen at night. Also if you have a boo satin pillowcases can come in handy if you don’t want to slip the bonnet on for night time love. In that case I also recommend satin sheets… go for the full experience !
- Scarves/Head Ties/ Satin Bonnets: This is a given… you should be going to bed with a scarf, hearty or satin bonnet on. They do slide off sometimes if you sleep a bit wild but they are your first line of defense when it comes to creating a barrier between your hair and materials that can cause
dryness/breakage. You can find them in your local beauty supply or on Amazon for as low as 5.00 bucks! Do your self and your hair a favor and invest in a few.
- Pineapple: All hail the pineapple! If you don’t know what
pineappling is you need to know now! The pineapple method helps to keep your style/curls fresh from the day, without you having to
do much manipulation or retwisting. All it requires is for you to create a high pony tail towards the front/top of your head and tie your satin scarf or head tie around the base. It can be a bit difficult when you have shorter length hair but there are still methods of creating smaller ponytail/pineapples that are still effective.
- High Bun: There’s nothing like throwing your hair into a bun at night, putting your satin scarf on, waking up in the morning and being ready to go ASAP! What you want to be aware of is not to tie the bun too tight or cause too much tension on the edge or nape of your hairline. Other than that buns are one of my go to protective styles, because it doesn’t require much work, hides my ends, and allows for minimal manipulation during the week.
- Proper Hair Care Tools: I can’t stress enough how important it is to use proper styling tools and techniques . You should invest wisely in detangling methods (wide tooth combs…etc) and hair accessories (head scarves, hair ties…etc).
I particularly enjoy pineappling and bunning my hair with my Snappee hair ties because I can easily unsnap them to release my hair or adjust it into a puff! My go to detangler are my fingers, but a wide tooth comb is second in command.
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What are your bed time routines/ rituals that help your natural hair flourish? Share your thoughts/comments in the box below!
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