Your vibe isn’t the only thing that can wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Yep, your curls can wake up on the wrong side of the bed, too. Without proper night time styling, let’s just say you can end up with quite a mane to tame in the morning. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and selected the best hairstyles to wear your 4A-4C curls in while sleeping. Scroll through and find the curl style that works for you.
1. Loose High Bun
A loose high bun is for folks who like to keep it simple. It can really help cut down on future frizz and allows for easy take out in the morning. For the freshest I-just-woke-up-like-this locks, apply a leave-in conditioner first. Work it through your curls evenly and flip them over to secure them in a high bun with a scrunchie. You’ll want to keep it pretty loose so your curls don’t flatten or lose shape.
2. Curl Plopping
If you haven’t tried curl plopping yet, now is the time. This magical technique can cut down on drying time and encourages your natural curl pattern to stick for a longer period of time. For this to work well, you’ll want to completely saturate your hair with water and apply your choice of styling cream or leave-in. Scrunch it into your curls in an upward motion and flip your hair over and gather it onto the top of your head.
Then place your head in the center of a towel or T-shirt and tie it up so it’s secure around your head. Normally, you’d really only need to let it sit for around 20 minutes. However, using the technique overnight means you’ll wake up with fresh, perfectly defined curls.
3. Satin Bonnet
Sleeping in a satin or silk bonnet can help your curls retain moisture and keep frizz at bay. Materials like satin and silk cause less friction with your delicate hair type so your pillowcase won’t scratch your strands. This can mean far less breakage and tangles, a welcomed feat when you have tighter curls.
4. Pineapple Style
Wearing your 4A-4C curls up in a pineapple style is another great way to keep curls poised throughout the night. It looks similar to a simple high bun but differs slightly. First, you’ll want to gather your hair on top of your head and wrap a hair tie around it at the base of your head only once. It’s simple, yet effective. For best results, you’ll also want to sleep with a silk or satin pillow case.