Wearing your kinky hair natural can be very tricky. It can get so tricky that you may feel like giving up on the natural hair dream. I have been wearing my hair natural for many years now and I have discovered tips and tricks to help keep my hair healthy. It has not been easy but when I look at how healthy my hair is, I know the whole work has been worth it. I will be sharing images of my hair in the next few weeks but for now, here are some ways to help you take care of your kinky hair while you sleep –
Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase
I find sleeping on silk or satin pillowcases very comfortable and doing this also helps keep my natural hair healthy. Tossing and turning while you sleep puts pressure on your hair follicles which can lead to hair breakage. Cotton pillowcases dries out the hair which leads to breakage. To protect your hair structure and sleep comfortably, invest in silk or satin pillowcases.
Wrap up your hair in a silk bonnet or scarf
Always put your hair in a silk bonnet or scarf (you can use both if you wish) before going to bed. This along with the silk or satin pillowcase keeps the hair moisturised and protected. Always ensure you tie the scarf on the forehead and avoid making a tie on the hair edges so you don’t weaken that part of your hair.
Put your hair in twists or braids
I like to have my hair in twists or 2 braids to protect the tips and keep the hair secured and neat while I sleep.
Spray on some products
This keeps the hair soft, easy to manage, moisturised and healthy. I have a spray bottle with a water and coconut oil mixture I like to use on a daily basis. I always make sure I spray on some of it before I go to bed. Here is the exact coconut oil I use:
Naissance Fractionated Coconut