Oh, to be newbie again! I can only imagine the things that I would have done differently. I can remember only too well the many, many hairstyles that were spoiled from not having a good curly hair care routine at night.
This post is for all the curlies out there who just want to sleep in and not spend an hour in front of the mirror on a morning redoing a style. It is possible, there is a way and now you can master it!
To Preserve a Wash and Go
The first popular method involves keeping the curls moist so that they do not dry in an awkward position while you sleep. Remember those days waking up to flat hair on one side and smooshed curls? Well, no longer!
All you will need for this method of preservation is a spray bottle and a shower cap.
- Lightly spritz your hair with water then cover it with a shower cap. Once you're finished, put on your satin bonnet or scarf and hop into bed.
- The slight moisture and your body heat create a green house effect, helping to keep your curls moist so you can simply fluff and go come morning.
Another way to preserve a wash and go is to plait the hair. I know it sounds weird to plait your hair when trying to maintain the curl, but loosely plaiting the hair helps to not only get rid of first day crunchy hair, but it also helps to stretch it to get rid of the Jherri curl look. And because it's done loosely, the curl pattern will be left undisturbed.
- Grab large random sections of hair and braid it loosely remembering to leave the ends (an inch or two) undone to preserve the curl at the end. Use ouchless headbands to secure the braid if it begins to become undone.
- Put on your satin scarf or bonnet and tuck yourself in for the night.