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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    From someone with personal experience with SD, aka seborrheic dermatitis... I can't do it, I can't wear anything on top of my head. It traps heat / warmth no matter what you do, even with silk or natural fibers. And that just aggravates whatever.

    Same reason I only airdry for 4H, which is half the time it takes for my hair to dry.

    I am classic length and have always slept with my hair loose, yes now, still, and no issues whatsoever. I do use a microfiber (smooth) pillow case though and they are heaven and can be washed on a hot cycle (which with the scalp issues: a must)!
    Awww, darn! I was excited to try it.

    I have a square, very thin, silk scarf from headcovers.com and last night I wrapped a single layer around my loosely-twisted hair. It was fine but it was a big pain because I had a lot of scarf left over, coming out the top of my head like a pony tail LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreveryours View Post
    I second this secret soup.

    If at all possible (i.e. you're not a violent sleeper), don't worry about protective styling while inactive. It holds in heat and moisture which, especially if you use vegetable oils in your hair which is actually yeast food, makes for a nice environment friendly to growing but just of hte wrong stuff.

    I'm well past classic and I too have no issues sleeping with my hair loose. This allows it to air out overnight as by day it's tightly constrained. While I'd like to wear it loose more often I can't as it gets seriously in the way.

    A satin pillowcase has been enormously helpful in reducing the number of strands I collect from my bedding. I used to sleep on a cotton terrycloth bath towel which i found over the years to be a big nono.
    I'm not extremely active, but I get hot flashes and so I roll from side to side all night long LOL...it took a toll on my shorter layers rubbing on that cotton pillowcase.

    I wonder if a silk pillowcase won't aggravate my facial fungus...I'm scared to try it. Even hair touching my face (and I do not use any oils or butters whatsoever) and touching my face with clean hands causes itchy red bumps within 12 hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret soup View Post
    I'm not extremely active, but I get hot flashes and so I roll from side to side all night long LOL...it took a toll on my shorter layers rubbing on that cotton pillowcase.

    I wonder if a silk pillowcase won't aggravate my facial fungus...I'm scared to try it. Even hair touching my face (and I do not use any oils or butters whatsoever) and touching my face with clean hands causes itchy red bumps within 12 hours!
    That sounds more like an allergic reaction to something other than fungus to me. You could even be allergic to your own sweat (urticaria). Have you seen any doctor about this for an easy yeast Dx?. Yeasts fluoresce under UV (Wood's lamp)
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    Quote Originally Posted by foreveryours View Post
    That sounds more like an allergic reaction to something other than fungus to me. You could even be allergic to your own sweat (urticaria). Have you seen any doctor about this for an easy yeast Dx?. Yeasts fluoresce under UV (Wood's lamp)
    Seconding this! My BF's mother has a similar reaction and it turns out she has an allergy to her own sweat. She had to go to several doctors to finally narrow it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    From someone with personal experience with SD, aka seborrheic dermatitis... I can't do it, I can't wear anything on top of my head. It traps heat / warmth no matter what you do, even with silk or natural fibers. And that just aggravates whatever.

    Same reason I only airdry for 4H, which is half the time it takes for my hair to dry.

    I am classic length and have always slept with my hair loose, yes now, still, and no issues whatsoever. I do use a microfiber (smooth) pillow case though and they are heaven and can be washed on a hot cycle (which with the scalp issues: a must)!
    Quote Originally Posted by foreveryours View Post
    I second this secret soup.

    If at all possible (i.e. you're not a violent sleeper), don't worry about protective styling while inactive. It holds in heat and moisture which, especially if you use vegetable oils in your hair which is actually yeast food, makes for a nice environment friendly to growing but just of hte wrong stuff.

    I'm well past classic and I too have no issues sleeping with my hair loose. This allows it to air out overnight as by day it's tightly constrained. While I'd like to wear it loose more often I can't as it gets seriously in the way.

    A satin pillowcase has been enormously helpful in reducing the number of strands I collect from my bedding. I used to sleep on a cotton terrycloth bath towel which i found over the years to be a big nono.
    I'll be a dissenting voice and say depending on your hair,you may need braids or a sleep cap. I have fairly fine hair and I can't sleep with it down without a lot of tangles. I toss and turn a lot too. I wear a braid or French broad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arciela View Post
    Seconding this! My BF's mother has a similar reaction and it turns out she has an allergy to her own sweat. She had to go to several doctors to finally narrow it down.
    You can be allergic to your OWN sweat!? That is insane, I never knew that before... wow that would suck. Could she do anything to mitigate it, or just try to never sweat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret soup View Post
    I'm not extremely active, but I get hot flashes and so I roll from side to side all night long LOL...it took a toll on my shorter layers rubbing on that cotton pillowcase.

    I wonder if a silk pillowcase won't aggravate my facial fungus...I'm scared to try it. Even hair touching my face (and I do not use any oils or butters whatsoever) and touching my face with clean hands causes itchy red bumps within 12 hours!
    Try cotton sateen! It's not as slippery as silk, but the bedding I have feels very similar to some silk ribbons I've got.

    Silk is a natural fibre, but to my understanding is less breathable than cotton, so if you need a very breathable fabric I would stick to cotton. You could also try linen, which doesn't come in satin weaves (AFAIK) but tends to be more slippery just due to the properties of the fibre, and linen is very breathable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret soup View Post
    I'm not extremely active, but I get hot flashes and so I roll from side to side all night long LOL...it took a toll on my shorter layers rubbing on that cotton pillowcase.

    I wonder if a silk pillowcase won't aggravate my facial fungus...I'm scared to try it. Even hair touching my face (and I do not use any oils or butters whatsoever) and touching my face with clean hands causes itchy red bumps within 12 hours!
    Microfiber I believe is hypo-allergenic. And, like I mentioned, can be hot-cycle washed. And with scalp & facial issues, you gotta go there! Cotton, however, is kind of the more breathable fabric, which is why it took me a long long time to switch, but it seems to be fine with my scalp issues. Just fine!

    Can't do silk or natural fibers, have to be washed on cool, and it is just a hotbed for re-infection.

    Oh, and with hair that is as short as shoulder? I would not worry about protective styling. I will take at least until about APL for you to be actually thinking of things like that. It is just unnecessary with hair that short!
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    Quote Originally Posted by foreveryours View Post
    That sounds more like an allergic reaction to something other than fungus to me. You could even be allergic to your own sweat (urticaria). Have you seen any doctor about this for an easy yeast Dx?. Yeasts fluoresce under UV (Wood's lamp)
    I haven't been to a dermatologist, but I have seen an allergy specialist. I do have an autoimmune disease, so it's probably that. Maybe my surgery triggered my disease! In any case, there is no cure and I'm not taking cortisone shots or anything else they offered, so I'm on my own.

    It's funny that you and Arciela said that, because the doctors basically told me that I'm allergic to myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty89 View Post
    I'll be a dissenting voice and say depending on your hair,you may need braids or a sleep cap. I have fairly fine hair and I can't sleep with it down without a lot of tangles. I toss and turn a lot too. I wear a braid or French broad.
    Thank you! I don't want to use a protective style but it seems like I have to. All that rolling around I do at night is clearly causing splits in my very fine hair!

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