What hairstyles are best to wear to bed and not Damage 2B hair?

LivelightLivelight Registered Users Posts: 1
Hey guys! I was wondering what hairstyles is best for 2B type hair when you go to bed so you don't damage it? I usually just leave my hair down but is a top knot better?


  • MermomMermom Registered Users Posts: 15
    I used to do a loose top knot or ponytail with a soft fabric scrunchy. However, it seems as though that may have been causing a ton of breakage in my case. My hair stylist recently told me just leaving my hair down was actually best. That said, if you do put it up, a silk scarf or pillowcase may help reduce friction.

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    Hair Type: Bride of Frankenstein
    Fine, frizzy, poofy, weak waves, some coils, low porosity, just below armpit-length

    Hair routine: co-wash, condish, leave-in, struggling to find styler. Henna diluted with conditioner for root touch-up every 4 weeks or so.

    Avoids: 'cones, sulfates heat styling and aloe (allergy)

    Needs: Styler recommendations! Hair NEVER fully dries when gel is applied! Mousses & creams do not seem to provide enough hold for my weak waves/coils. Help!
  • BabyfineBabyfine Registered Users Posts: 149 Curl Novice
    I leave my down as well for the reasons Mermon stated.
    I sleep on either a satin or silk pillowcase.

    However, I have been wondering about doing a loose side braid or braid.
    If one's hair is long enough, I wonder if that would be damaging.
    I'm looking for more curl, body, volume, and shine-a miracle really.
    Poos" Nioxin, Devacurl, Jessicurl
    Leave in: Ouidad Moisture Lock/B'leavein
    Rinse out: VO5 Kiwi Lime, Mane and Tail,Too Shea
    Mousse: Oscar Blandi Hair Life, Ouidad Playcurl
    Gel: Devacurl Light defining gel
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    When my hair was longer I used to put it on top of my head (like plopping) under a silk sleep cap. It worked fabulously. And it doesn't strain the hair at all. With shorter hair it doesn't work so I part my hair in back to each side (I sleep on my back) and sort of place the hair above the fold my head makes in the pillow. My hair gets a bit squashed anyhow, but this is the best I can do thus far.

    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    naturecat wrote: »
    When my hair was longer I used to put it on top of my head (like plopping) under a silk sleep cap.

    This is what I do - works a treat!
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:

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