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4 Ways To Protect Your Natural Hair at Night

Simple Tips To Keep Your Curls Safe While You Sleep

At the end of a long day, nothing satisfies naturalistas more than having our hair prepped and ready for the next day. We already know what all it takes to deal with our curls when it’s unmanageable (are you a true natural if you haven’t already threatened to shave your hair off at least once?). So, to make things easier for us in the morning — here are some ways to protect your hair natural hair while you sleep!

Moisture, moisture, and more moisture!

Photo Credit: Naturall Club

At night, it’s important that you prep your hair for the next day so that you wake up with well-moisturized hair that’s easy to manage and will have your curls looking right! Nobody wants to start off the day with dry curls, girl! 

Silk Bonnet/Pillowcase

Photo Credit: Sumo Bonnets


Either is necessary (or both if you’re feeling fancy)  to help keep the moisture that you just applied, intact. Plus they help to: 

  • Minimize frizz
  • Protect from breakage
  • Keep your style in place for the next day

Full or Mini Pineapples

Photo Credit: Bustle

Pineapple-ing your hair before bed is a super-easy way to put up your curls and keep them secured throughout the night. Most people like to throw their hair up on the top of their crown into a loose ponytail holder and wrap scarf, throw on a bonnet or simply sleep on their satin pillowcase. If your hair is shorter and can’t exactly fit into a full pineapple, do mini pineapples! Section your hair into 3-4 sections and make smaller pineapples to preserve your style.

Check out how to pineapple on short hair here.

Two-strand Twists

Photo Credit: Hair Style Camp

Want to keep your curls looking fresh and new? Two-strand twists will achieve that for you. Twisting your hair at night helps to maintain your definition, and minimize the amount of hair that’s out while you sleep for maximum comfort. When you wake up, all you need to do is apply a lightweight hair cream or oil, take them out, and slay your day!

Do you apply these methods tor your nighttime routine to prep your natural hair for the night?
Let us know in the comments below!


Recommended Hair Care Products for your Night Time Hair Care Routine

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie for Natural Hair

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to Protect Natural Hair

Why We Love It
First off the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie is the BOMB, especially for twist outs. It’s also paraben-free, sulfate-free, and cruelty-free. Formulated with Hibiscus and Coconut, it’s a great way to add moisture for prepping your curls for the night! 



Grace Eleyae SLAP Cap


Black protective SLAP Cap

Why We Love It
Keep your hair hydrated and soft at night with the Grace Eleyae SLAP (silk-lined cap). This Silky cap will protect your hair from breakage, making sure it looks its best without the frizz.



Creme of Nature Coconut Milk Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

Creme of Nature
Why We Love It
This Certified Natural Coconut Oil will soften hair and improve manageability. Plus it smells great and leaves your hair feeling moisturized without feeling greasy and weighing the hair down.


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