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What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« on: February 08, 2021, 09:34:06 pm »
I just leave my hair loose when I sleep, but sometimes it gets caught under my shoulder. Kind of nice to have it covering my ears when the room is very cold  :)

Do any of you restrain it (hair tie I assume)? Or is the usual just to leave it loose?

I've heard of using silk pillowcases to reduce hair loss too.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 10:23:24 pm »
Good question.  Overnight always loose but with a nap I will use a tie.  I haven't heard of the pillowcase theory.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 07:50:29 am »
I switched to a satin pillowcase last year.  I think it helps.  I put on my jackets carefully to avoid my hair getting caught in zippers.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 08:16:04 am »
I bought some shampoo last year and they have me a silk pillowcase. I've been using it and really like it because your hair easily flows over the pillowcase and doesn't get caught like on a regular cotton pillowcase.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 11:26:18 am »
Usually nothing. Very occasionally, I will try wearing a soft headband, but it always falls out while I’m sleeping.

I am going to try the silk pillowcase at some point.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 12:33:48 pm »
soft satin pillow cases are similar to silk.  They both are less likely to create friction with your hair.  I wouldn't expect it to make a difference with hair loss, but according to many websites if you sleep in a wig, satin or silk will extend the life of the wig.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 12:51:14 pm »
I have thin, frizzy hair, and a lot of websites recommend that if you have that kind of hair, silk sheets may help reduce the frizz. Worth a gamble.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 03:03:07 pm »
Loose braid works best for me.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2021, 03:06:16 pm »
My hair is down past my backside now. I generally put it into a ponytail with a scrunchie. That suffices for the most part. Although I have woken up more than once with a mouth full of hair. That is not pleasant.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 10:19:01 pm »
I shower and wash my hair just about every morning so that immediately
takes care of my "bed head" hair style when I wake up in the morning.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2021, 03:32:29 am »
I just go to sleep and take care of my hair the next morning.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2021, 04:20:08 am »
Although I have woken up more than once with a mouth full of hair. That is not pleasant.

I've had that a few times, ugh!
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2021, 10:57:05 am »
Well, half of my hair is detachable. :)
So I take that off, detangle it if needed, and hang that up on a special hanger.

The other half, I brush before going to sleep, and brush again after getting up.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2021, 12:27:41 pm »
Thanks everybody. It's fascinating to see the variety of approaches, which I suppose reflect the variety of people on here. I was worried that I was doing it "wrong" but I guess there is no such thing (as in many other areas).
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2021, 12:57:30 pm »
I rub some black jamaican castor oil into my scalp and maybe some argan oil in the hair.  Then I put it up in a satin bonnet.   They are like shower caps, which I also use them for. 
Aso have satin pillowcases but they are redundant with the bonnet.

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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2021, 03:46:08 am »
Thanks everybody. It's fascinating to see the variety of approaches, which I suppose reflect the variety of people on here. I was worried that I was doing it "wrong" but I guess there is no such thing (as in many other areas).

I don't think there's a 'wrong' way either, sis. :)

One thing I definitely will avoid, though, is sleeping with my hair attachment in place (or, when I need to replace it, I'll save the worn out ones for more 'messier' instances like that).

But, otherwise, I'm cautious, as they are not cheap.
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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2021, 05:57:36 am »
I pull my hair up over my head and loop an elastic band just to keep my hair out of the way when I am sleeping.




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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2021, 05:09:09 am »
I’ll usually pull my hair up when I’m laying down and have it go over the top of my pillow, towards the wall. That way I’m not laying on my hair or accidentally pulling it while asleep. I don’t tie it or anything, just let it hang loose. This also keeps it out of my face when I roll over.


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Re: What do you do with your hair for sleeping?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2021, 10:20:44 am »
I've had my hair all sorts of lengths (almost to my waist for awhile) and I've never had a problem with it at sleepy time. I've heard about the silk or satin pillow slip idea and it sounds good, but I've not tried it. I've always just kind of stroked my hand so it lays perpendicular across the pillow. I've never liked binding it in any way at bedtime, though. With my fine hair texture that would be asking for breakage.
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