Post # 1
I’ve been growing my hair longer and encountered a problem. If I just sleep with it down I wake up with it in knots. My hair is naturally straight, I’m not sure how/why it ends up so “big” when I wake up in the morning. I’ve started braiding it but then when I wake up it’s wavy in some spots but a lot of hair falls out of the braid so other spots aren’t, because of this I end up straightening my hair a lot. I don’t want to damage it. :-/ What do you do with your long hair to prevent crazy bedhead?
PS, crazy bedhead:
Post # 3
My hair is midway down my back. I just started putting it in a ponytail before bed and it looks a lot better in the morning, only needs a little brushing!
Post # 4
I shower in the morning and conditioner always fixes any kind of tangles i’ve got going on!
Post # 5
I wish it was just sleeping that was the problem! Wearing a scarf, a sweater or jacket with a thick collar, a slight breeze outside… my hair is a rat’s nest 98% of the time. It drives me bonkers because my hair is stick straight with very little volume, so I have no idea where all of these crazy tangles come from. Wish I could help you!
Post # 6
Mine is down to my ass, dead straight and fine. It will tangle regardless, I just brush them out in the morning.
Post # 7
@ImaStarr: BALLERINA BUN!!!! I have crazy long hair and this is what I do, with a clip usually. It stays comfortably and creates natural waves and volume!
Post # 8
I simply pull mine up in a little twist and lay it up on my pillow. I initially started doing this simply because my hair was irritating my neck. I might get a little bit of bedhead if I’ve had a really restless night, but mostly it’s tangle-free. 🙂
Post # 9
Sock Bun! super easy, high on my head, no problems. I also had the problem with my hair never staying in braids, so i started doing two braids. Darling Husband calls it my “pocahontas look” also I used a product called quick braid, its for my horses but it helped mine stay put.
Post # 10
@PermaStudent: I. Know. o.O I live in FL so that usually isn’t a problem, but I spent the last two week in PA with DH’s family and it was a mess. Oh, and the static cling! My hair usually has very little volume too, so I don’t understand why I wake up and it’s giant. I must move a lot in my sleep!
@MrsBuesleBee: I’ll have to give it a try 🙂
@MrsN14: Maybe a pony-tail would work better than a braid? Do you do a low pony-tail? I feel like a higher one would be in the way, but not all of my hair stays in a low pony-tail.
Post # 11
I pull my hair ontop of my head in a very loose bun-pony tail thing and it helps.
Post # 12
My hair does the same thing :(. Sometimes if you can sleep with a messy bun or braid that will help, I toss and turn too much. You could try one of those silk headwraps people use for weaves? You can find them at Sallys Beauty (whatever beauty stores in your area).
Post # 14
@ImaStarr: when my hair was long, I’d twist it into a bun or braid it. I totally hear you on the braid leaving uneven marks. Twisting it definitely prevent the bumps.
Post # 15
@ImaStarr: Oh god, the static….. just terrible. Long hair in the winter is the worst.
Post # 16
I use a detangler comb after I shower. When I sleep, I lift my hair above my head on to the pillow. I never have issues with tangles.