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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hair Tips | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair

How To | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair
I came across this new sleep loving company called Casper that ships  mattresses to your door in a box the size of a mini-fridge. They know that even the best mattress can't tame wild hair, so they want to know how sleepers prepare for the inevitable bed head!

That is an awesome idea, because what's the point of moisturizing and sealing your hair for the day to just go to bed with nothing on your hair for the night? NO POINT! Wrapping your hair at night is just as important as moisturizing and sealing your hair. So let's get to it!

Bedtime Routine | How To Wrap Hair For The Night

Whether I have a twist out, mini twists, perm rod set or afro, my bedtime routine is  pretty consistent:

Moisturize and Seal my hair

I usually spray my hair with my FSG water mist and seal with coconut oil. Sometimes I put my Shea Crème on my ends to cover them (especially in the winter). And for extra lovin' I massage my scalp and edges with Jamaican Black Castor Oil as well.

Braid or Twist for the night

I don't do the pineapple for my hair. Depending on my style, I always braid or twist my hair and secure with bobby pins. For my twist out, I loosely flat twist my hair in 4-6 twists and bobby pin the twist 'going down' for the direction of my style. For my perm rod set, I pin curl my hair to keep the curly look and bobby pin the curls down against my head. For my mini twists, I flat braid my twists (4 braids) and pin in a Ms. Celie style. For my box braid/Senegalese twists/crochet braids style, I chunky braid my style in 4 sections and bobby pin them against my head (just like my mini twists).

How To | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair

Wrap with satin bonnet/scarf

Once my hair is moisturized, sealed, and braided/twisted, I wrap my hair with a satin scarf and/or put on my satin bonnet on for the night. For my protective styles, I sometimes add a plastic cap over my hair then add my satin bonnet for the GHE effect.

How To | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair

Sleep on a satin pillow case

I personally don't like sleeping on a satin pillow case without wrapping my hair, but this may work for others with longer hair or who just love the feel of it on their hair. Our hair breaks off when it comes in contact with cotton. (i.e. a regular pillow case), so it's best to use a satin pillow case for sleeping. You can get a satin pillow case online or at your local beauty supply store.

And that's it!

A simple guide on how I wrap my natural hair up at night. It is pretty simple to do and your hair/style is protected for the next morning.

If you are interested in Casper Mattresses, check out Casper | The Mattress Reimagined and their blog The Casper Blog for more information.

How To | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair

Now excuse me while I enjoy my sleep!

Natural hair says: take out the time to set and wrap your hair for bed. Whether you have a twist out, perm rod set, mini twists, crochet braids, box braids, etc., your hair should always be protected with satin/silk for bed.

How To | Bedtime Routine For Natural Hair

"Wrap your hair at night...or it will crumble!"
Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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