Curly Hair

6 Easy Ways To Preserve Your Curls While You Sleep

Struggling to keep your spirals looking perfect overnight? Good news, the struggle doesn’t have to be so real if you put in a little bit of effort! Here are a few easy pre-bedtime techniques to get your #iwokeuplikethis hair!

1. BANTU KNOTS for defined curls

“Bantu knots allow your hair to remain elongated and keep its definition,” says Mizani artist Daryce Brown-Willis. “There is no need to make them perfect or small, and eight to 10 knots depending on density will do the trick.” Use a comb to make small or large sections, depending on your length, throughout your hair. Twist each section from root-to-tip and wind the twist into a coil. Secure each with a bobby pin.

2. BRAIDS for wavier curls

If you have wavy hair, a basic two-strand braid will help maintain your texture. “Loosely braid or twist your hair and apply a wave spray or sea-salt spray to help it set,” says Motions celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen. “When you wake up, take the braids out and you should still have your original curl pattern.”

3. PINEAPPLE for volume

For really full, natural curls, simply pulling all your hair up and over near the forehead will allow you to keep your hair from falling flat. Lots of volume and plenty of bounce guaranteed for the A.M.

4. PIN CURLS for soft curls

If you have a softer hair texture, but still want those big curls, pin curls might be the method for you. Gather each curl from the bottom around your index finger, roll it upward, and flatten it onto your scalp. Secure with a bobby pin overnight, and gently release each in the morning for big and bouncy ringlets.

5. TOP KNOT for long, loose curls

Flip your head over, and twist your hair into a high topknot, making sure it isn’t pulled too tightly around your scalp. Secure with a hair tie and pins. In the morning, take your hair down and reinforce some of the waves with your fingers or curling iron for extra hold.

6. FLEXI RODS for longer spirals

Start by wrapping sections of your hair around each soft rod, and then bend the roller into a U-shape. After taking them out in the morning, give the ends of your curls a tug to elongate if the curl is too tight. Well-rested and well-curled is a win-win we can get behind.

How do you keep your curls fabulous from night to morning?