3 Ways to Wake Up with Better Curls

3 Ways to Wake Up with Better Curls

Ready to call it a night? Make sure you prep your curls before they hit the pillow—it’s the best way to prevent crazy bedhead tomorrow and maintain a gorgeous second- or third-day style. Also, don’t forget that your bedding can contribute to frizz, so consider upgrading to a satin or silk pillowcase. Read on for three bedtime styles that will help you wake up with soft, smooth and defined curls.

Loose Bun

Sleeping with your hair in a loose bun will protect your curls from frizz. Apply a leave-in conditioner like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-in Treatment and scrunch gel like Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel into your hair before you flip it over and secure into a loose bun. Twist and tuck your bun very loosely, securing with a scrunchie to avoid a dent.


Here’s another easy, yet very effective curly girl pre-bed ritual. Loosely tie your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head with a scrunchie or headband. It should look like a pineapple—get it? This will keep your curls from getting squashed while you sleep.


Experiment with braids to keep your curls in place while you sleep. A single loose braid will help maintain your natural curl pattern, while tight, mini braids will add more of a crimp. A French braid gives your hair body waves while protecting it from rubbing against your clothes and sheets.