Washing hair at night

Like Tree3Likes

Hi,

I'm experimenting with washing my hair at night and would love your tips on the logistics of how you do this. I have to take a shower in the morning because I sweat so much overnight. What works best for you?

Also, what do you do with it if you don't (can't think of the term) put it on top of your head while you sleep? I tried that, and having it tied up gives me a headache.

This question probably sounds really basic, but I'm so used to washing my hair in the morning during my shower, I guess I'm set in my ways.

Thanks for your help!

Sent from my SPH-D700 using CurlTalk App
Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy
I prefer to wash mine in the late morning, afternoon, or early evening. Lol! Anything but early morning or last thing at night!!!

But... Of course those are typically the two most likely times. When I wash at night, I plop overnight. Then in the morning I spritz lightly with water and condish and a little spray gel, scrunch gently with a t-shirt, and diffuse a bit. Takes about 5-10 mins!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I prefer to wash in the morning, but I leave the apt by 7:00 so I often don't have time. I also REALLY hate sleeping with wet hair so for myself:

- I really try to start no later than 7:00, 7:30 PM.

- I wrap in one of those microfiber twisty towel things right out of the shower (also to keep hair off my neck/shoulder, which I also hate)

- After about 15 - 30 mins I take off the towel and diffuse dry it. I can't sleep with wet hair so it needs to be FULLY DRY, or enough so that when I go to bed it's done drying. This can take a while, anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes....I usually read or watch TV during this time.

Have you tried loosening your pineapple? It shouldn't be tight enough to cause a headache. But in any case I just put my hair in a large bonnet to sleep. It gets smushed sometimes but I can fluff it up or spray it down and it looks normal again


4a?? Maybe 3c...some 4b??? No clue

tiny s-waves, coils, and spirals


- Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
- Co-wash: Suave Naturals or V05
- RO: GVP Conditioning Balm or Tresemme Naturals
-Stylers: Garnier Pure Clean Gel, CJ Aloe Fix, KCCC


"I remember your childhood hair....flowin' wild at the county fair" - kelley stoltz

"and all the hours that you've been sitting at your vanity....may they carry you far from your misery" - conor oberst
Pineapple...that's the word I was looking for! Yes, I've tried loosening it, and the tie fell out in the middle of the night, leaving me with a huge cowlick! My hair is above shoulder length, so it's not easy to tie up.

Where do you wash your hair? In the sink, or is there a better way?

Sent from my SPH-D700 using CurlTalk App
Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy
I stay up til 11, 11:30pm usually, so I don't shower any later than 9pm. I let my hair air dry about 70-80% of the way (depending on the time of year--it air dries faster in the summer of course). If it's summer, I usually sleep on it while it's still a little wet, and if it's winter I blow dry.
No matter what time of the year it is, I sleep with my hair above my head and on a silk pillowcase. I cannot pineapple it or tie it because it's so prone to dents!

Another option I do is to turn my head upside down, and gently and tactically tuck my curls inside a satin cap. Then, to keep the cap on through the night, I take 2 metal double prong curl clips and secure the cap above my ears (1 clip per side). Lastly, I take to flat clips (the kind people use with ponytails to keep down flyaways) and secure the cap at the nap of my neck.
When I wake up, my hair is matted to my head, but it shakes out really well!
Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
AKA hard to work with hair!


Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
I prefer to wash mine in the late morning, afternoon, or early evening. Lol! Anything but early morning or last thing at night!!!

But... Of course those are typically the two most likely times. When I wash at night, I plop overnight. Then in the morning I spritz lightly with water and condish and a little spray gel, scrunch gently with a t-shirt, and diffuse a bit. Takes about 5-10 mins!
Originally Posted by Jas76
How in the heck do you keep the plop in overnight? I tried this one time and my shirt for plop just worked its way off as I sleep.
3A 3B mix
Very thick hair
Colored
Low porosity
Medium coarse texture

Lo-Poo- Yes to Cucumbers
Co-wash- Yes to Cucumbers, As I Am Co-wash
RO-Yes to blueberries, GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in, KCKT

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Misc- CJ Smoothing lotion
I wash mine at night and sleep on it wet on a satin pillowcase. I don't plop or anything. I put leave in conditioner in right after i wash it, and that's it. I wet it lightly with a spray bottle to style in the morning.
bookgirl likes this.
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



I could never sleep with it wet on the pillow!! I'd soak the pillow, I'd soak ME, and my hair would not turn out well!! (but that's ME - obviously this works for some people!)

I sleep in a hair towel when I overnight plop. A flour sack towel would probably work, too, though, and be more like a t-shirt.

Basically I fold it into a triangle, lay it across the toilet seat lid with the long side facing me and the point facin the tank. I put my head down onto it, pull the top point(s) to the back of my head, then pull the side points to the back of my head and tie them together.

It's a tighter plop than you get with a t-shirt, I think. At least than what I get with a t-shirt.

Anyhow, it stays on just fine, even with all my tossing and turning I do.

In the morning it's still fairly damp, but I still need a little spritzing so I can scrunch out the flatness it gets from being slept on.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Pineapple...that's the word I was looking for! Yes, I've tried loosening it, and the tie fell out in the middle of the night, leaving me with a huge cowlick! My hair is above shoulder length, so it's not easy to tie up.

Where do you wash your hair? In the sink, or is there a better way?

Sent from my SPH-D700 using CurlTalk App
Originally Posted by FuzzyMonster
I would make such a mess trying to wash my hair at the sink.....I hop in the shower. Plus, under running water is the only way I can detangle properly.


4a?? Maybe 3c...some 4b??? No clue

tiny s-waves, coils, and spirals


- Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
- Co-wash: Suave Naturals or V05
- RO: GVP Conditioning Balm or Tresemme Naturals
-Stylers: Garnier Pure Clean Gel, CJ Aloe Fix, KCCC


"I remember your childhood hair....flowin' wild at the county fair" - kelley stoltz

"and all the hours that you've been sitting at your vanity....may they carry you far from your misery" - conor oberst
Whenever i have to go to bed with wet hair....I'm NOT HAPPY!! Morning or mid-day....my hair takes a good 5 hours to dry.

Sent from my Droid Razr using CurlTalk App
3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Showering a little earlier seems like a good idea. Going to bed slightly damp is doable for me. Also, if you can, don't put product while it's soaking wet, it will dry faster, let it dry about 40%, it's quite damp still.
i prefer to shower at night, so i wash my hair twice a week, during my shower at night of cause. my hair takes over 3 hours to dry and i dont have time in the morning to try to dry it in half an hour. (ive tried this, several times and different ways). so now i shower not too late, in the evening, and do my oil/condish and let it air dry as much as i can. then i pinapple while its still damp. when i wake up in the morning i just need to shake it out and somtimes add a bit of oil to my ends and thats it!
now that its getting colder ive had to change up my routine a bit, i cant afford getting sick and have to ride my bike to work.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Thanks for all of the great tips! This helps a lot!

Sent from my SPH-D700 using CurlTalk App
Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy
Will epsom salts in the bath water damage hair?

Sent from my SPH-D700 using CurlTalk App
Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy
Showering a little earlier seems like a good idea. Going to bed slightly damp is doable for me. Also, if you can, don't put product while it's soaking wet, it will dry faster, let it dry about 40%, it's quite damp still.
Originally Posted by Lianna
That's pretty much the ONLY way I do my hair....soaking wet. That's how the curls stay defined and shiny.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Newbie... What's a pineapple? I can't ever get away with washing at night. Dry or wet my hair goes crazy at night. I obviously just sleep on it though. It's like little hair elves come and attack.
I'm only been CG for 2-3 months. But I do have my system down for night wash/ styling. I'm a nurse and I'm up at 515. So there is NO way I'm washing my hair at that time. I did it once and it took til lunch for my hair to air dry...lol... So I do my routine completely at night 2-3 x a week. I use SS method to put in my LI, stylers and 2 gels. Then I plop for 1 hour, keeps me from touching it and causing frizz. Then I do Smasters method with more gel and diffuse til pretty dry. Then I pinapple with a cloth hair tie and Diffuse again with my hair up...this creates a pie of curls on my head and sets them there for the night, this way they r not getting crushed while I sleep. Also I leave them crunchy to keep them intact while I sleep. In the morning I undo my hair, I have massive volume, but falls as I get ready. I get 2 and ok 3rd day hair this way. I also sleep with satin pillowcase. Hope this helps...sorry SOOO long.
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
I'm only been CG for 2-3 months. But I do have my system down for night wash/ styling. I'm a nurse and I'm up at 515. So there is NO way I'm washing my hair at that time. I did it once and it took til lunch for my hair to air dry...lol... So I do my routine completely at night 2-3 x a week. I use SS method to put in my LI, stylers and 2 gels. Then I plop for 1 hour, keeps me from touching it and causing frizz. Then I do Smasters method with more gel and diffuse til pretty dry. Then I pinapple with a cloth hair tie and Diffuse again with my hair up...this creates a pie of curls on my head and sets them there for the night, this way they r not getting crushed while I sleep. Also I leave them crunchy to keep them intact while I sleep. In the morning I undo my hair, I have massive volume, but falls as I get ready. I get 2 and ok 3rd day hair this way. I also sleep with satin pillowcase. Hope this helps...sorry SOOO long.
Originally Posted by shellyRN07swavy
That's a lot of steps.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Lol...i just tried to be thorough with my steps. Its not as bad as it sounds. I was/condition. Put in my stylers, plop, diffuse and then pinapple for the night...

Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
What stylers/gels do you use?

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com