One of the biggest issues for people with 4C hair is how to sleep without causing tangling or damage to their hair. But don’t worry, we have some advice that will enable you to sleep well without worrying about your strands.
First things first, invest in a silk or satin scarf or bonnet. If you’re not a fan of having things on your head during the night, you can opt for a silk pillowcase.
These materials will help reduce friction on your hair and prevent tangles while you sleep. Simply wrap your hair in the scarf or bonnet before going to bed and you’re good to go!
It’s crucial to moisturize your hair before going to bed, especially if you have natural hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner, oil, or water-based moisturizer to keep your hair hydrated. Focus on your ends, as they tend to be drier than the roots.
You can also use a spray bottle filled with water and a natural oil to refresh your hair and keep it moisturized throughout the night.
Make sure to detangle your hair before sleeping. Starting from the tips and working your way up, gently comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to get rid of knots and tangles. This will prevent breakage and save you from the hassle of trying to detangle in the morning.
To prevent your hair from tangling as you sleep, sleep with your hair in a simple protective style like large braids, twists or cornrows (if you can). Simply portion off your hair into two or four sections(depending on the length of your hair) and form the sections into simple braids or twists.
Not only will this help keep your hair detangled, but you’ll also be able to unravel nice defined curls in the morning.
Sleeping with your natural hair doesn’t have to be stressful. You can have soft, easy-to-manage hair when you wake up by following these simple tips. Remember to always handle your hair with care and patience, because you are a gem.