03-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Have you tried using a sleep bonnet? I wear either a bonnet or I wrap my hair in a satin "do-rag", and it helps my curls keep a decent shape. I'm trying to get them to be elongated, rather than big loops everywhere, but since I chopped last August, I don't have enough hair. The shorter layers (at the crown) never do well overnight, but, luckily they dry faster than the longer layers; especially in back where my hair is thickest. Unless the stars are aligned perfectly, I always need a refresher spray or some water in the morning, but I don't have to rewet my whole head and wait 8 hours for my hair to dry.
The most comfortable sleep bonnet I have is this hideous pink thing I bought at Sally's. I bought a couple different kinds to try to see what would stay on my head and not drive me nuts. Of course, the one that makes me look like Nana in Pincurls works the best, and is the most comfortable. The first time my husband laid eyes on it, after he stopped laughing, he assumed the bonnet was payback for his snoring.
It really does help keep my curls in shape, and I haven't had nearly as many problems with tangling as I used to since I began imprisoning my hair while I sleep.
3b, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
Cleanse: Hair One with Argan Oil, As I Am Co-Wash, KC Come Clean
Rinse-out: KCKT, Cure Care Conditioner
Leave-in: As I Am Leave In, Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls Lotion, KCKT
Style/Hold:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC,
4 Naturals Spring Back Custard,
Refresh: Shea Moisture Daily Moisture Mist
Last edited by gardencurls; 03-27-2012 at 06:01 PM.