Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

  1. #1
    Member Curly_jas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    United Kingdoom
    Age
    25
    Posts
    89
    Length
    APL/chin/BSL
    Type
    3a/3b/F/M/ii/iii

    Question Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I searched but couldn't find a thread like this so if there is please let me know *Update!* some how i missed the share your curly haired regime thread, where a few people have spoken about their nightly routine so I'll go have a read. Although I am more focused on nightly routine so if anyone still feels like replying please do

    Since I stopped using heat tools last year I really haven't been consistently protecting my hair at night, just putting it up in a quick ponytail/messy bun, or just leaving it out. I think it's because I find it difficult to work with this length (my profile picture is one I took today) and it's quite thick. So I was just wondering, do you guys have a special nightly haircare routine that you do? Any oils or products you use in this routine? The thread is specifically geared towards curly haired people but of course anyone please feel free to share/give advice! Thanks in advance for any responses
    Last edited by Curly_jas; April 4th, 2011 at 10:40 AM. Reason: *realised another thread was a little similar :/
    29/9/13 cut back to Chin length
    Since 10/2013- No heat and wearing hair up

    Excited for this curly journey!

  2. #2
    Member CurlyZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    224
    Length
    28"/28"/40"
    Type
    3a/M/ii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    That'a a good one!
    I would like to see the answers.
    At the moment I don't do anything with my hair at bed time. Too short.
    While it was longer I would braid. But that "ruined" the curl pattern....
    22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

  3. #3
    Wavy Member jesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Age
    26
    Posts
    1,169
    Length
    22/33/36
    Type
    2c/F/M/i/ii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    Do you want to know what we do to protect our hair at night or what we do to keep our curls intact?

    I wash every morning unless my hair looks like I can get second day curls. Usually, I can't. At night I put some kind of oil into my hair (a small amount) and braid it to protect it from tangles. Otherwise, they are ungodly, and I can't have that.

    Throwing it into a messy bun usually creates more tangles than leaving it loose because I move around so much at night. In turn, this causes damage, so I try to avoid it.

    HTH!
    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
    apl-bsl-waist-hip

  4. #4
    Member Curly_jas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    United Kingdoom
    Age
    25
    Posts
    89
    Length
    APL/chin/BSL
    Type
    3a/3b/F/M/ii/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    Quote Originally Posted by CurlyZ View Post
    That'a a good one!
    I would like to see the answers.
    At the moment I don't do anything with my hair at bed time. Too short.
    While it was longer I would braid. But that "ruined" the curl pattern....
    ah, thanks, me too! Yeah that's how i feel with my hair, it's too short to do much too but i feel like if I'm treating it so nicely (no heat tools etc) i should to protect it at night too. I also agree about the braid! it gives me a "weird" curl lol.
    29/9/13 cut back to Chin length
    Since 10/2013- No heat and wearing hair up

    Excited for this curly journey!

  5. #5
    Unabashed Knothead
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Color Country
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,616
    Length
    25/33/TBL
    Type
    3a/3b/M/C/ii/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I do a "pineapple." Basically it is a high ponytail on top of my head, secured with a velvet scrunchy. It keeps my curly pattern pretty well, but my hair is getting so long that I might have to find a different method. Suggestions? Anyone?


  6. #6
    2014 No trim year :) bunzfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    uk
    Age
    37
    Posts
    4,241
    Length
    APL/Hip +/TBL
    Type
    2b/2c/F/M/ii/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I braid mine but it can made the ends looks frazzled.
    New length picture taken 19.08.2014
    APL 2010 BSL JUL 2010 WSL 2011 HIP 2013 Going for Tailbone

  7. #7
    Member CTH3989's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    678
    Type
    3c/4a/C/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I usually braid or bun my hair and then cover it with a satin bonnet. There is a curly thread that would probably be helpful.

    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...read.php?t=369
    Stretched Goal: Tail Bone Length; Un-Stretched Goal: Waist Length
    Hair Photos:http://s1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/ChelWren/

  8. #8
    Member EricaLee83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Way out West!
    Age
    30
    Posts
    102
    Length
    shldr/apl+/waist
    Type
    3a/3b/M/ii/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I oil it a bit and then braid it. I guess it depends on your curl type, but even with braiding it I can get 2nd day and sometimes 3rd day curls. But your hair is a lot shorter than mine. Have you tried just letting it free but putting a silk/satin scarf or bonnet at night?

  9. #9
    Hiding in plain sight spidermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Between the Cascades and Puget Sound
    Age
    60
    Posts
    29,848
    Length
    neck/hip/legs
    Type
    2a/F/M/iii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    I do a loose-ish braid on the top-back of my head. The best way to get it in the right place so that it doesn't pull is to lay on my back with my hair hanging over the side of the bed, then I braid it, finishing by sitting up and bringing the braid in front of my face. Then it fits very comfortably over the top of the pillow.

    I tried to do it at first by bending forward, but the braid always ended up in a place that pulled when I would lay down.

    Oh - and about twice a week, I wash my hair before bed, then "puddle" it between the top of my pillow and a pillow that I wedge between the bed frame and the mattress, otherwise my hair falls over the edge of the mattress and pulls. I usually get very pretty spiral curls the next day from this. Pillow plopping, I think it's called.

  10. #10
    Member virgo75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,366
    Length
    3 in./BSL/TLB
    Type
    3a/3b/F/ii

    Default Re: Calling all curlies/wavies, what is your night time routine?

    My hair is curly but only APL.
    I also don't style it "curly" often because it's so fine that it doesn't hold well.
    My usual style is wearing it up. If I wear it down my hair has braid or bun waves.

    At night I usually separate my hair into 2 sections(right & left), wet my hands with water and smooth over/through one section of hair, then apply a little oil or serum and braid. Repeat on the other side. Sometimes I'll make it only one braid if I'm being lazy.

    On the extremely rare occasion I get good curl formation that lasts and might make it till the next day, I do a loose pineapple on top of my head. But that's like a couple of times a year.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •