How to Keep Curly Hair From Getting Frizzy While Sleeping

Curly Tay
by Curly Tay
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If you are like me, and rock curly hair then you know the struggle of finding the best ways to sleep at night to preserve those curls. Well, today I want to show you how to keep curly hair from getting frizzy while sleeping.

These tips will make a huge difference in getting your curls to last!

Tools and materials:

  • Scrunchie 
  • Silk pillowcase 
  • Silk nightcap 
  • Buff
Tying hair up into a pineapple

1. The pineapple (high pony)

Loosely pull your hair into a ponytail on top of your head and tie it with a scrunchie. A silk scrunchie is best.

How to sleep with curly hair

2. The pineapple (high bun)

Do the same steps as above by pulling your hair loosely into a ponytail on top of your head. This time, however, you are going to tie the scrunchie around, pull your hair through, and stop halfway to create a bun.

This method allows you to sleep with the hair out of your face. It's great for people like me who have longer curly hair.

Silk sleep cap for curly hair

3. Sleep cap

Tuck all your hair up into a satin or silk sleep cap. This will help keep your curls intact. This method is great for those who have shorter curls.

The best way to sleep with curly hair

4. Sleep cap + high pony 

You can also combine these tips. For example, tie your hair up into a pineapple and then tuck it into a silk sleep cap. 

Pineapples preserve volume and can even give your hair more volume, so this is a great method if you're looking to keep or get more volume.

How to sleep with curly hair without ruining it

5. Silk pillowcase

Sleep on a silk pillowcase. This is the easiest option for looking after curls.

Tips for sleeping with curly hair
Tying hair up using a buff

Using a buff to preserve curls overnight

6. The buff

I am using something called a buff that is basically a long and stretchy headband. This is one of my favorite methods to use.

My hair is long and the ends stick out the top. So, I put it on by flipping my head over and pulling it up over my hair, then tying it off with a scrunchie at the end into a bun. 

All these methods of sleeping are great for curl protection. Personally, I sleep with my hair in a loose bun on my head with a silk pillowcase. 

How to keep curly hair from getting frizzy while sleeping

How to keep curly hair from getting frizzy while sleeping

I hope you find these tips useful! I find that these are the best ways to sleep with curly hair. All these methods are designed for maximum comfort so that you can get the best sleep possible with little damage to your curls. 

Let me know how these tips work for you in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Scrunchie
  • Silk pillowcase
  • Silk nightcap
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