I usually just put it up into a loose bun on the top of my head. If I sleep with it down, my hair will be all matted and tangled when I wake up. I also heard sleeping with a silk or satin pillow is suppose to help too.
If your curls look REALLY good th day you are planning to sleep on it than just put like a little gel or hair spray and let it dry before you fall asleep so it doesnt dement your hair and then just sleep with it down(I put my hair over the pillow so im like tossing and turning on my own hair) and it give just a smidgen more volume. I'm not a volume of curly hair person but it really does look AMAZING!!!!!!
If you put your hair up at night, use a thick scrunchy covered in fabric, NOT a typical hair band (and NEVER rubberbands!). The thicker the scrunchy, the less likely it is to break your hair or hold on to your hair too tightly.
3b/c, CG 9/18/08
Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
i know a lot of people have said this, but i just started pineappleing and its pretty sweet. DON'T DON'T DON'T use a regular hair tie, cuz your hair kind of molds to it and then it looks weird. use a scrunchy.
I've never heard of pineappling... I'll have to get a scrunchy and try that!
I normally just take a shower at night, finger comb my hair upside down then put it in a towel. Then once dries a bit I put some leave-in conditioner in it (the Herbal Essences kind for long hair) then sleep on it wet, then in the morning it looks nice. Sometimes it ends up a little frizzy though, so when I really want it to look good I put some curl shaping stuff in it before I sleep, in addition to the leave-in conditioner.
Well, before I go to bed I put some Garnier Fructis Sleek N' Shine leave in conditioner throughout my hair and put it into a loose bun. And when I wake up it has a nice refreshed look. Or if I want it to have more volume, I just wet it really good and put it up.
Last edited by carlyisapirate; 01-15-2009 at 04:55 PM.
anyways, what I do is just sleep on it down. and DRY. definitely not wet. No worries, no special treatment... then in the morning I take a spray bottle filled with water and just spray my hair (especially the roots) and then if there are any particular curls that have fallen out, I wet my fingers under the faucet and use that to wet the curl. Or I skip the water and put it half-up in a clip or maybe a low ponytail. Messy buns also work =P
I am a 3a/b with normal-coarse hair that is medium-thick and fairly porous.
~VitaminShampoo (CG )
~L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for medium to long hair that's curly/wavy
......wow that is a mouthful.
~Garnier Fructis curl-shaping spray gel
~Pantene curl defining mousse
I usually wear my hair in a bun, so when I let it down at night, it kinda stays slicked back. I just dampen it & put a little gel or pomade on it, brush it with a soft brush, and wear a silk scarf to bed. In the morning, I brush a little more & put it in a bun. TA-DA!
(when I'm 2 lazy to do my hair @ night, I pay severely in the morning...just thought I ought to mention that)
I figured out how to deal with my hair sorta accidentally. My room was reallyyy cold one night...so I put on an extra hoodie and tied up the hood around my face. I put some smoothing serum on beforehand, and when I woke up I was shocked: My hair was soft, smooth, and under control [I have pretty long hair, past mid back]. In the morning I put in a little bit of a curl perker upper and some spray gel and its worked for me ever since =]
I keep my hair in a side part, and what I do is flip my head over, and gently push all my curls together, then secure with a hair tie. I do the same when I just want to pull my hair back in a lower pony/bun.
I have to shower every morning. I am a reckless sleeper, so there is no way I could keep a pineapple intact
baby-fine 2a wavy hair
growing out my bangs and short layers
Current routine, every day:
Mastey Traite shampoo
Mastey Frehair conditioner
pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
Aura Lemongrass Mousse
scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
scrunch out the crunch
I have 2C-3A THICK curls/waves, and I've found that washing my hair at night achieves freakin' miracles for me. I rinse and condition my hair, then get out of the shower and comb it out with a medium-wide toothed plastic comb. Then, I take Sunsilk 24/7 Anti-Frizz Creme (it's the green bottle), about 2-3 large dollops of it, rub it between my hands, and distribute it throughout my hair, followed by combing to ensure even dispersion. I find that this is a good product for me, simply because it is designed to make your hair dry with less frizzing. Plus, it's cheap! Next, I comb all my hair back into a medium-low pony, combing over my part and even combing my bangs back over the top of my head, and secure with an elastic. I put in boby pins to secure my smoothed bangs, because they will never EVER stay back like that on their own. This also helps to straighten them. Next, I go to bed, ahaha, nothing special there. In the morning, my hair is typically still a bit damp. I remove the pins (some bangs often came out of them already in the night with my tossing & turning- ooops!) and gently undo my pony tail. Then, I wet my hands and get a bit of mousse, and gently finger comb my curls, getting any kinks out. However, I'm considering trying gel instead, it really leaves hair more weightless, but this still works well and adds definition with minimal crunch. Then, a little hairspray or finishing creme is all that's left to add. Also;; A good haircut should fall into place with little product, according to hairstyling pro's. You shouldn't be relying on heavy products to weigh down your hair. Instead, try a cut at or just past your shoulders, and keep anything behind your ears one uniform length. This keeps poofing at bay.
I hope this helped you some! Get ahold of me if you have any more questions..xD
I don't know if either of you are attempting CG, but this product is FULL of nasty 'cones that will build up in your hair and require sulfate shampoos to remove.
What ingredients are 'cones in this hair product? I never knew!