To Cover or Not to Cover

LKahmilLKahmil Registered Users Posts: 241 Curl Connoisseur
What to people do with their hair at night?

Do nothing and leave it open or cover it with something? (i.e. hair-net, scarf etc.)


  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Registered Users Posts: 784
    Before i never went to bed without putting on my satin cap, now i have a satin pillowcase(looking for a silk one) so i never cover my hair.
    *Blue Curls Don't Care!*

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  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    I either put a silk cap on or I do a ponytail.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    satin pillowcase for me
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    I do a loose puff or 2 and sleep on a silk charmeuse pillowcase.
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Registered Users Posts: 784
    Loose puff for me as well most days..
    *Blue Curls Don't Care!*

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    KY is for inferior b*tches. -Keeny*

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  • LKahmilLKahmil Registered Users Posts: 241 Curl Connoisseur
    The was wondering because.. if you don't cover your hair or wrap it does it cause breakage? Is this something that you should do when it comes to curly hair when you don't have a special pillow?
  • rainshowerrainshower Registered Users Posts: 4,420
    i've actually noticed more hair thinning from wearing scarves too tightly so that they wouldn't slip off at night than i ever noticed from sleeping on a cotton pillow case. to be honest, i've never noticed hair breakage or thinning from sleeping directly on a cotton pillow case.

    i recently gave up on nighttime scarves after having an on-and-off-again relationship with them.

    now, i simply wet my hair in the morning, smooth a bead of shea butter on as a pomade, and tie down my hair for the 20 minutes it takes for me to make my kids' lunches and put on my coat and shoes. i'm left with nice waves that last all day.

    at night, i put my hair in two big pocahantas plaits or two giant twists and go beddy bye!
    "Dogs stink too, but I like dog stink." ~ rileyb
  • 1Joy1Joy Registered Users Posts: 356 Curl Neophyte
    I just sleep on a satin pillow. If my hair was out that day, I sleep with it that way. If it was in a ponytail, I sleep with it in a ponytail.
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  • CandycaneCandycane Registered Users Posts: 291
    pretty hair-i like how it doesnt look the same in every pic-im scared to try new things-for some reason i think my hair will poof if i do
  • frizzbegonefrizzbegone Registered Users Posts: 137
    plastic shower and satin hair bonnet.
    Relaxer free since '96. TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Shampoo, TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls condish, Let's Jam Conditioning Gel Extra Hold, IC Tea Tree Instant Moisturizer, and African Royale hot six oil
  • LKahmilLKahmil Registered Users Posts: 241 Curl Connoisseur
    I noticed that covering my hair at night limits frizz in the morning. I also notice that when I don't cover my hair.. I experience breakage.
  • ParasolParasol Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 291
    I discovered that I get fabulous 2nd day hair when I sleep with a hairnet. I flip and loosely twist and tuck my hair in and put a hairnet over it (like the McDonald Ladies). Next day I fluff ,no water no product nothing.
    My hair doesn't like to be wet or anything on washfree days. It took me a while to get that.

    I plan on sewing myself a few satin snoods or bonnets too. When I do I could share the pattern.
  • HoneycombHoneycomb Registered Users Posts: 400
    I sleep on a satin pillowcase.
    Natural since Oct. 2002. BC for the 3rd time in July 2008. 5-7" of natural 4a hair.

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  • JusticeDSTJusticeDST Registered Users Posts: 96
    I guess it's to each its own because initially I slept with a satin bonnet on my head, but now I don't. I just got tired of having something on my head. Now, I just hop in the bed and off to sleep I go. I don't put anything on my head and my pillow cases are all cotton. It has been approximately nine months and I have not noticed an increase of split ends or breakage. I have second, third, and fourth day hair too. On those days, I just get up, fluff, and thats all. My curls are still vibrant. I don't believe in leaving the house with my hair a hot mess either.

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