New to this & have a sleeping question

Hello all! I'm new to this site, but think I'm a 3a for the most part (planning on getting pics available soon). My hair is about 3" past my shoulders w/some layering. I've been trying plopping and really like it, and will be stopping in the auto dept to get some microfiber towels tonite!

My question is about sleeping. My curls tend to loosen when pulled on repeatedly. For example, I have a tendancy when wearing my hair down to tuck some behind my right ear. This results in a piece that's curly at the top and almost straight at the bottom. So I'm trying to figure out how I can sleep and still have hair that doesn't require complete re-wetting in the AM. (BTW, currently I only 'poo every 4 days or so, but wash with conditioner daily.) Is this where the 'pineapple' concept comes in?

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!
Try the satin pillowcase. Works for me.
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Welcome, curly_kat! You're right, a lot of people do a loose pineapple (high ponytail on top of their head) at night to keep their curls as intact as possible. In the morning they only use a leave-in spray sometimes with a cream styling product to revive curls. Satin pillowcases can help you reduce frizz at night too.

Somedays I just sleep with my hair loose behind my head on the pillow (so as to not lay on it). I know this doesn't work for a lot of ppl and if you are not used to it, it can be uncomfortable but I'm so used to it! This gives me volume and does not pull out my curls. I rarely even have to wet my hair. I use shea butter on wispies when I have to.
3a with 2c

I'd thought about a stain pillowcase, but unfortunately, I hate satin. Can't even stand the edging on blankets.

I tried sleeping w/my hair down last night and it was pretty stretched. So I'll give the pineapple a try! I have a couple of kinds of spray, as well as a curl reviver creme that I could try using in the morning. Maybe on a day where I've got time to wet it down if it's not fixable!

I'd thought about a stain pillowcase, but unfortunately, I hate satin. Can't even stand the edging on blankets.

Originally Posted by curly_kat
That's too bad, they are awesome! I'm pretty sure that if you get a pillowcase with a high thread count, it causes less frizz too than if you have the lower thread count ones. The pineapple is great too!
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
Thanks Kimmy, I'll look into finding a higher thread count pillow case!

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