How to Sleep with Curly Hair


If you’re one of the many Aussies with curly hair, you know that it can be a lot of work to maintain your tresses. Taking the right precautions when it comes time for bed can help make sure your curls stay healthy and looking their best.

Let’s take a look at how to sleep with curly hair so you can get the most out of your beauty rest.

Sleeping with curls

Try a Satin Bonnet or Silk Pillowcase

When it comes to sleeping with curly hair, there are two essential items you should never go without: a satin bonnet and/or a silk pillowcase.

Silk & Satin Hair Bonnets

Wearing a satin bonnet while you sleep is beneficial because it helps keep moisture in and reduces the amount of friction between your hair and the pillowcase. This will help keep your curls hydrated, preventing frizz and breakage overnight.

A hair bonnet is an excellent way to keep your hair products on your hair while you sleep, as its design helps protect your locks and prevent them from being ruined by the friction of a regular pillowcase. Wearing a bonnet also prevents any oils or creams that you may have used in styling from rubbing off onto your bedding.

Silk & Satin Pillowcases

If wearing a bonnet isn’t ideal for you, using a silk pillowcase is another great option as it also helps reduce friction between your curls and the fabric. The smooth surface doesn’t pull on your strands like other fabrics would – plus, let’s be real – it just looks luxurious! 

Silk pillowcases also help to lock in moisture, which is essential for keeping your curls hydrated.

Unlike cotton, silk pillowcases don’t absorb the moisture from your hair and instead act as a protective layer between you and the fabric of the pillowcase. This helps reduce friction while you sleep which can cause damage to your curls if left unchecked.

Additionally, silk is much gentler on your skin than traditional fabrics like cotton or polyester – so it won’t irritate delicate areas like around eyes or forehead! Finally, since silk is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial it also helps reduce dust mite build up in your bedding over time – making sure you stay healthy and comfortable all night long.

What Hairstyles Are Good for People With Curls at Night?

When it comes time for bed, there are several hairstyles that work well when sleeping with curly hair. One of the simplest styles is leaving your curls down in their natural shape and cover with a hair bonnet.

To do this, apply some leave-in conditioner or moisturising oil (like argan oil) to wet or damp curls before going to bed so they don’t dry out overnight.

For those who want more control over their mane, try two-strand twist braids or pineapple buns – both of which will help ensure that all sections lay in place while keeping frizz away from any exposed strands. 

Alternatively a loose bun is a popular option (even for people who don't have curly hair). Simply gather all your hair into a ponytail and twist it around to form a loose bun. Secure with a loose hair tie (preferably a cotton one with no elastic) and cover with a silk or satin scarf for added protection. 

Curly Hair For Bed

Overall, taking care of curly hair while sleeping is key for keeping strands healthy and hydrated! From wearing protective headwear such as satin bonnets or using silk pillowcases to styling with twists braids or pineapple buns at night – following these steps will help ensure that your curls look great come morning! So next time you hit the hay for some shut eye remember these tips for how to sleep with curly hair… sweet dreams!