3 ways to wake up with better, beautiful curls
Ready to call it a night? Make sure you prep curly hair before it hits the pillow—it’s the best way to prevent crazy bedhead tomorrow and maintain a gorgeous second- or third-day hair style. Also, don’t forget that your bedding can contribute to frizzy hair, so consider upgrading to a satin or silk pillowcase. Learn how to sleep with curly hair with three bedtime hairstyles that will help you wake up with soft, smooth and defined curls.
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 hair gel like Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Controlling 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 curls into a ponytail at the crown of your head with a scrunchie or headband. It should look like a pineapple—get it? (If you’re still lost, check out this guide on how to pineapple curly hair.) 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 curly hair volume and waves while (bonus!) protecting it from rubbing against your clothes and sheets.
If you’re set on showering in the morning, no sweat. Try plopping for your curls, a method that helps curly hair dry evenly and without any frizz. Go ahead, hit snooze.