I make a ponytail with 4 or 5 Goody ouchless elastics down the length of my hair. This is easier for me than braiding, and keeps my hair from getting tangled. I've tried using sleep caps but they never stay on.
Type 2b. Wash: WEN pomegranate or fig. Leave-in conditioner: Alaffia beautiful curls for wavy hair, Spiral Solutions Protein spray. Style: Curls In A Bottle, Ecostyler, or KCCC.