Yay Queens, today we are learning how to moisturize natural hair at night with these easy steps that make it easy for even newly naturals to follow! Let’s get it done by maintain soft and healthy natural hair at night together!
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How To Moisturize Natural Hair At Night
If you want to grow your natural hair there are some things you need to be consistent about! One of them is your nightly regimen.
Your night regimen or will depend on your hair’s unique characteristics and the styles you wear on a daily basis, but here are some great points to notice when it comes
Start with Moisture then Seal!
Oh yes, our natural hair dries out easily overnight. So you can prevent this by moisturizing your natural hair before you sleep, either with a spritz of water or a leave-in conditioner.
Next, seal in the moisture with an oil, (I love using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil or any light serum).
Try a low-manipulation Night style
If you are going for a twist out or braid out, you should try and re-braid/twist your natural hair before going to bed.
Doing that will decrease frizz and keep your lovely style looking good when you take out the braids/twists the next morning.
(I love rebraiding my natural hair for a stretched look in the morning, try it!)
Don’t forget your satin or silk pillowcase
Did you know that silk is a natural fiber used to make cloth, while satin is a weave that can be made from a variety of fiber materials?
Here is how to tell the difference: silk has a shimmery appearance, while satin is glossy on one side and dull on the back (Or just check the label).
Satin or silk pillowcases are most of the time slick and create very little friction.
Not like other fabrics that are prone to snag and tug on your natural hair!
That is why it is important to protect your hair. Because it allows your natural hair to move and glide around freely.
This method will result in less breakage and less frizz in the morning!
Try a scarf or bonnet.
Especially if your natural hair tends to dry out during the night, a scarf or bonnet will protect your natural hair just like a silk pillowcase, but it has the added benefit of holding your natural hair in place throughout the night and trapping moisture.
Try Twisting It Up
Braids or twists hold in moisture and help your hair stays soft and fairly detangled. You don’t have to do a ton of plaits or twists, because who has that kind of time?! But, as you moisturize your hair, you can divide it into about seven or eight medium-sized sections and twist.
If you are looking to maintain a style like a twist or braid-out, you can make your nighttime twists rather loose so as not to disturb the definition too much.
If you are trying to stretch your hair in addition to maintaining moisture, plaiting or braiding is best, since the hair is more taut than it is with twisting. Twisting can provide a decent stretch with the right technique.
Pineapple Your Hair
“Pineappling” your hair essentially means putting it up in a loose ponytail, and this style does a few things. For one, it protects your wash-and-go curls or sets (whether you’re rocking a twist-out, braid-out, or rod set) by placing everything in the center of your head.
When you take it down, the hair that was hidden and protected on the “inside” now lays on top and looks flawless.
Secondly, pulling your hair up to the top of your head and securing with a satin scrunchie gives you a bit of stretch, making for great second-, third-, or fourth-day hair!
Last but not least, your hair is likely to appear bigger after pineapple.
If you love big hair, or you’re looking to create more volume, then give it a try! Those of you with shorter hair can do multiple pineapples – two or more according to your length – for the same results.
Night Routine Recommendation
• Section into 4 parts
Spritz each section with water
• Rub dime to quarter size (depending on length and volume of hair) amount of leave-in between your hands
• Apply leave-in to one section and repeat on each section
• Twist or bantu knot hair and cover with satin scarf or bonnet (or be sure to sleep on satin pillowcase)
Double or triple up the satin with heavy moisture
Sometimes, I even go as far as wrapping my hair with a satin scarf prior to putting on the bonnet, hence triple the moisture protection. Of course, all of this would be in vain without first heavily moisturizing my hair.
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(You can consider this a modified version of the baggy method, but with satin instead of plastic.)
Seal with hair grease
When a whipped butter or creme no longer seals my strands (which is rare, but it does happen), going back to hair grease can sometimes do the trick.
Personally, I like Softee Indian Hemp because it also contains oils like jojoba, safflower, and rosemary.
I prefer to layer the grease on top of the whipped butter or creme for extra sealing rather than to do a full-on substitution.
Turn on the humidifier
Some of you may have heard about this technique before, but I cannot stress it enough. Running a heater while you sleep may be necessary to stay warm, especially during this time of year, but it can also be drying to the air around you.
Turning on a humidifier overnight will help to replace that dry air with moisture, which will not only be better for your hair but your skin as well.
Wet the hair, seal, and twist or braid
When I say “wet”, I don’t mean a simple spritz with my favorite moisturizer. I mean “wet” the hair so that it is literally damp to the touch. (It does not have to be dripping wet.)
I sometimes do this before bed to replenish my dry strands. Stopping at this point, though, would be futile so I follow up with oil then twist or braid my hair to help the moisture stay trapped overnight. Also, doubling or tripling up on the satin adds that extra layer of help.
If you don’t like the feeling of anything on your head while you sleep, or you just don’t want to be bothered with any of the above steps, a satin pillowcase may be the answer for you! You can toss and turn all you like without worrying about a bonnet slipping off while still maintaining the moisture.
What’s your go-to way to prep your natural hair for bed?
There you have it, How To Moisturize Natural Hair At Night
How do you care for your natural hair at night?
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