What do you do with your hair when you sleep at night?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by *Muffin*, Oct 1, 2008.

?

What do you do with your hair before you go to sleep at night?

Poll closed Nov 30, 2008.
  1. Just throw on sleep bonnet/scarf and go to sleep

    148 vote(s)
    30.3%
  2. Wrap hair before wearing bonnet/scarf

    96 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. Braid hair before wearing bonnet/scarf

    62 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. Bun hair before wearing bonnet/scarf

    52 vote(s)
    10.7%
  5. I pin up my hair with bobby pins, etc...before wearing bonnet/scarf

    55 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. I just sleep/I don't do anything to my hair

    33 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Other (please explain)

    42 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    I pretty much just put a silk scarf over my head and go to bed, but I notice that when I wake up my ends get somewhat tangled and I think the way I wear my hair to sleep is the cause of it. So this leads me to ask you what you do with your hair when you sleep.
     
  2. bellecheveux

    bellecheveux New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Where the fried chicken at, USA
    I moisturize and braid my hair. After, I seal with shea butter, clip my braids up, and put on my scarf.
     
  3. oldcrayons

    oldcrayons New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,901
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mexifornia
    I don't do anything. I let it loose and sleep, lol.
     
  4. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    Sounds good. I suck at braiding, but I guess they don't have to be neat. I just need to do something so that my ends stay moisturized. I have shea butter so I may try what you do. Thank you :).
     
  5. letitgrow0702

    letitgrow0702 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Delaware
    I just moisturize, seal with oil and put on a satin bonnet.

    Do you wrap your hair? If not that could be why your hair gets tangled.
     
  6. LushLox

    LushLox New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    4,252
    Likes Received:
    3,296
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    London
    I'm pin curling at the moment. :)
     
  7. wannabelong

    wannabelong Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,886
    Likes Received:
    1,852
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wondering what my natural hair looks like
    Sometimes I'll moisturize before putting on my scarf/bonnet.
     
  8. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    No. I guess tangled isn't the best word. It's more like my ends aren't retaining the moisture that I put on them before I go to bed. When I wake up the next morning my ends have been feeling dry lately.
     
  9. BillsBackerz67

    BillsBackerz67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    61,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    i seperate my hair and apply cantu shea butter to each section. then i tiwst each section. after Im done twisitng, Ill apply more product to my ends after the hair is twisted. not a lot but just enough to where my hair feels damp. i put a scarf on but its off my the next morning
     
  10. mistee11

    mistee11 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    in my skin
    I voted other because I have to add that I apply growth aids and moisturize and then I'll cornrow or plait my hair before I put on satin bonnet.
     
  11. longhairdreamzz

    longhairdreamzz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    751
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    None of your business
    I usually just put my hair in a bun and put a scarf over it. That way I can just take the scarf off in the morning and go straight to work.
     
  12. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    I'm liking a lot of the tips I'm hearing. I don't think I'll just throw my scarf on my head before I go to bed anymore. I'll either make sure to twist, braid, or bun my hair before hand. I actually just got finished braiding my hair into three braids, then I pinned them up to my head and scarved it. Hopefully my ends will retain some moisture in the morning. I'll let everyone know how it turned out :).
     
  13. DanaDane

    DanaDane New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Thai Villa
    Moisturize (if needed) then pin curl with bobby pins (ends tucked under and not touching pin) or braid and tucked under. Then cover with silk scarf.
     
  14. BillsBackerz67

    BillsBackerz67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    61,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I think this method is indeed better. before I started seperating my hair and applying mosturizer, i would apply product all at one time as if I was putting my hair in a ponytail . So mainly the outside perimeter of my hair was being mosturized but not the crown and middle area..which is actually the shortest and driest part of my hair. now that I do it in sections, all parts of the hair are being properly moisturized. and my hair feels very moist in the morning.
     
    snookes likes this.
  15. anon123

    anon123 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    10,029
    Likes Received:
    15,166
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    in the lower echelons
    It really depends on the style I'm in at the time. If it's in small twists, just cover it and go to sleep. If it's loose, I usually twist up into big twists, cover it, and go to sleep. The main reason I cover my hair is not for breakage or moisture or whatever, but to keep lint and stuff out of it.
     
  16. Nola Darling

    Nola Darling New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,288
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Back in the A!
    I put in some coconut oil, pin curl, and scarf.
     
  17. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    I kindof did this. I braided my hair and then pinned up each braid as if it were a pin curl. You ladies give great advice. Definitely not going to neglect my ends anymore when I scarf up my hair.
     
  18. *Muffin*

    *Muffin* New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The DEEP South
    Thank you. I guess we had to learn the hard way huh? lol.
     
  19. BillsBackerz67

    BillsBackerz67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    61,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ive been on here since 03 and Im still learning the hard way:rolleyes:
     
  20. Nonie

    Nonie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2003
    Messages:
    23,622
    Likes Received:
    25,643
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hogwarts
    If I wore my hair out in the day, I plait it then put on a plastic cap or Saran wrap or a plastic bag and go to bed. If my hair is already in plaits or twists, which is usually the norm, I put on my baggy and go to bed. Simple night regimen.
     
    snookes likes this.
  21. adebow

    adebow New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Midwest
    When you twist your hair at night, what do you use to "seal" the ends so that it doesn't untwist?
     
  22. TaraDyan

    TaraDyan Somewhere doing my hurrr

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,337
    Likes Received:
    48,584
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I moisturize my hair in sections, braid it up then put on a scarf or bonnet.
     
  23. BillsBackerz67

    BillsBackerz67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    61,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    the ends are too thick to stay twisted but because my hair is so curly it stays clinged together so to speak so it only unravels a little bit. Normally i do nothing about it. but when i want them to stay completely twisted I use a bobby pin and pin the ends up. it works
     
  24. RedVelvet310

    RedVelvet310 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,646
    Likes Received:
    10,559
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ..Upstairs
    Usually my hair is simply braided or twisted with a scarf on top, but last night I coated my braids with a little bit of castor oil and I really liked the feeling of my hair so I'm going to try that out for a while and see how that turns out
     
  25. MizAvalon

    MizAvalon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    64,598
    Likes Received:
    71,264
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Somewhere hiding my hair
    I moisturize and put on a silk scarf. I usually just put it in a scrunchie but this week I have been wrapping it.
     
  26. MsQ

    MsQ New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I moisturize and wrap if I'm wearing it straight or put it in a ponytail with a roller on the end. Then I put on a scarf. During the spring/summer, I would braid it up a couple of nights a week for braidouts.
     
  27. shermeezy

    shermeezy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,390
    Likes Received:
    6,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The South
    Moisturize & seal, then I do one of the following: Pin curl, satin rollers, wrap, or braid. The easiest is wrapping but towards the end of my long stretches, I can no longer wrap my hair. :nono:
     
  28. Lavendar

    Lavendar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Maryland
    I moisturize with a regular conditioner that I put on dry hair as a leave-in, just a small amount, then cover with a regular moisturizer. Then I loosely bun and secure with good days hair pins. I tried braiding for a while but that pulled at my nape too much, so I went back to bunning, but I changed how I did the bun so my hair didn't get so tangly. Now I have no more problems. Oh...I cover with a satin scarf and then top with a satin bonnet.
     
  29. Likeyouneverseenme

    Likeyouneverseenme New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,513
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I always moisturize and seal with coconut oil and tie it up in a scarf.
    I sleep on a satin pillow too because I'm an active sleeper. That way the scarf don't slide off.
     
  30. LadyPaniolo

    LadyPaniolo New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    7,747
    Likes Received:
    8,470
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Joisey
    I double up, too. Sometimes that satin bonnet doesn't stay on... and I sleep "wild" so I sleep on a satin pillowcase just in case.

    It's so terrible to half wake up at 3:43 am and realize your bonnet is god-only-knows-where and your hair has been rubbed all over that rough cotton for ages. :nono: And then be too exhausted to look for the stupid thing. :swearing: So that's why I double up.
     

Share This Page