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Old 11-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
 
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Question Overnight Braids?

I know this may seem kind of like a silly question, but would overnight braiding work for me? I have 2C-3A curl pattern, medium-to coarse width, low porosity, and a bit longer than shoulder length.
Wash and gos just don't seem to work for me! I also HATE having to get up 30-45 minutes earlier on class days (curly college student )
Could I do overnight braids and get more of a wavy look? If I can, what's the best way to do it?
PLEASE reply! Thank you!

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Old 11-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
 
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I tend to do an overnight braid occasionally, but I don't rely on it for 2nd day hair I'm going to leave down. Lately I really like a dutch braid and if I do a good job putting it up, it holds up well through the next day. Maybe someone who does do 2nd day hair after overnight braiding will chime in here.

Overnight braids won't get you identical curl pattern, but they will give you some wave. I'd do fewer braids for a looser wave pattern, more for tighter wave. Maybe smooth a bit of LI (or wet hands and LI) over the surface to tame any frizzies that crop up while you've slept.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
 
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Braiding gives me more stretched out waves than my natural ones, but my hair still spirals at the ends. It does help the hair turn out fairly smooth. Why don't you try sleeping in a braid the night before a less early morning as a test? Also, you might like the waves you get from a rope braid.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
 
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My hair had naturally stretched out ends, so I won't have to worry about it spiraling. The only true spirals I have is this strange under layer of my bangs. But, those are never seen and if I slick them back when wet (in a ponytail, for example) they wave out rather than curl.
Anyways, thanks for the suggestion! I'll have to look up a rope braid!
Anymore comments on overnight braids?
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