When the stars align and the hair gods work their miracles, the result is a glorious frizz-free curl day that skyrockets your mood to cloud nine. That high quickly comes crashing down, however, when you wake up the next morning to a matted mess. Finding hassle-free ways to sleep on your natural hair is critical to making the best curly 'dos last for days.
Every naturalista is unique with a texture that has its own specific needs, so there isn't a one size fits all method for protecting natural hair at night. Length, thickness, the size of your curls, and whether or not you sleep on wet, dry, or stretched hair all play a part in what will work best for you. You may even find yourself adopting several beauty sleep solutions, depending on the different wash and go routines andprotective hairstyles you work into your regimen.
Truth be told, every sleep method won't be super comfortable (especially when rollers and rods come into play), and some techniques require more styling skills than others. But when the end result reveals a head full of beautifully preserved coils, any effort and discomfort will be well worth it. For endless good hair days, check out these nine ways to sleep with curls.