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blue79 12-20-2006 07:43 PM

Washing at night- frizz the next day
Hi I'm new :) I've been lurking around, but I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to. I take a shower in the evening cause I have to get up early for work. However I don't know how I"m supposed to do the CG routine if when I wake up, my hair is all snarled and frizzy! Mind you I have not totally started yet (just started replacing cone products, stopped straightening hair, scrunching hair so it waves/curles). For example last night after I washed my hair, I gently ran a comb through it and put gel in. My hair ended up looking not bad! Except this morning I woke up and it's a ball of frizz, and I feel like I have to brush it or I would look crappy. So what should I do? I really really don't want to add too much time to my morning routine!

And I know people have said tie your hair back, but if I wear my hair back all night it will have a big "dent" in it when I take it out :?

The Scientist 12-21-2006 12:02 AM

Don't so much wear it "back" as put it on the very very top of your head in as loose a ponytail as you can manage without it falling out in the night. This is called a pineapple.
I can't do my hair in a pineapple, as it is too short. So what I do is plop my hair in a silk or satin scarf. You can find out how to plop here if you don't already know how. This always works for me without fail. Another thing that works for many curlies is to sleep on silk or satin pillowcases.
I hope that helps, and good luck!!

CurlyNats 12-21-2006 04:13 AM

I too wash my hair at night and sleep with it wet (well, I usually try and let it dry for at least 2/3 hours before going to bed). I just co-wash, condition, apply Boots curling creme and some gel (usually a bit extra to try and avoid the frizzies!!) So it's like this when I go off to bed:

I sleep on a satin pillowcase and with the pillow pulled away from the head board so I can sweep my hair away from my face and behind the pillow. Basically, so I'm not lying on it!

In the morning I just touch up individual bits with a tiny bit of Boots and water. Here are some morning shots:

Hope this helps a bit! :)

jennyfurrens 12-21-2006 04:37 AM

An extra bit of gel is good, especially strong-hold gel. I usually wash my hair two hours before going to bed so that when I do get into bed my hair still looks wet but isnt dripping. the extra strong gel leaves it really crispy and pretty awful looking, but it holds up through the night. so when i wake up the curls are still a bit weird looking but the steam from the shower helps uncrisp them and then a flip of my head and a shake at the roots and it looks good to go! i find if i go to bed with completely dry and nice looking hair it will be frizzy in the morning but if i go to bed when the hair is still crispy from gel i'll get no frizz!

blue79 12-21-2006 06:14 PM

Thanks guys! I think one problem is that I'm a 2(b maybe?) so my hair loses curl easily, yet doesn't exactly turn straight just frizzy and crazy. I could try putting my hair up, the only problem is I toss and turn during the night, so I don't know how much it would help. I'll try some of these suggestions though.

Do you think spritzing it with water in the morning would help?

jennyfurrens 12-21-2006 06:27 PM

i would say, yes, refresh with water but i wouldnt spritz. spraying water on my hair gives me more frizz. instead, firstly have a hot shower and let the steam work on your hair. this may create frizz but then wet your hands and run your hands through/over you curls, twining the frizz in with the hair. basically, very very lightly wetting your hair. this works well for me :)

The Scientist 12-21-2006 06:27 PM

You could try spritzing with water and then scrunching in a bit of light gel. I can't just spritz with water alone--that causes too much frizz for me. Another great product (for me at least) that helps refresh hair in the morning is DevaCurl Set It Free. I love it for second-day hair.

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