Protective hairstyles to wear while sleeping

Written by Sanya HamdaniApr 09, 2020

Do you wear your hair down or tie it up before going to bed? I, for one, love sleeping with my hair open. But experts point out that this can be quite damaging for your tresses. The friction caused between your pillowcase and hair can make your hair look dull and lifeless.

So what’s a girl to do? Wear protective hairstyles based on your hair type, that’s what. If you are tired of removing tangles and knots from your hair each morning, the following hairstyles can help:

Fine hair

If you have fine hair, you should be the last person to keep your hair open while sleeping at night. Your goal is to get more volume in your hair. For this, gather your hair, twist it and place on the top of your head in a twisted top bun; secure with a claw clip. When you pull the hair clip in the morning you will get super voluminous hair.

Curly hair

Although the pineapple method is considered to be the best for curly hair type, a loose bun can also protect your curls while you sleep. Apply a scrunch gel or leave-in conditioner, flip your hair over and secure in a bun, make sure you keep it loose. Wake up to happy and bouncy curls the next morning!

Straight hair

If you have straight hair and want some soft, textured waves the next morning, you can try the twisted rope braid. Part your hair into two sections, twist each section separately and then twist them together so your hair looks like a rope, secure with a scrunchie. If you’d like to be more on the wavy side, tie your hair into one or two loose plaits.