(Closed) What to do with long hair at night?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Recently, I’ve found that my hair is so long that I need to braid it at night.  I feel like Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman or something but I do it… hahaha it’s so much more comfortable! 

Post # 4
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I second braiding it, if a ponytail doesn’t work for you, that’s probably the next best option.  I’ve always had long hair, and I’m growing it out longer for the wedding, so I can sympathize! 

Post # 5
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow, that is a strange one alright!

My hair’s about 4in past my shoulders, I guess, but I kinda hate sleeping on it – I just don’t like the feel of it under my face (sleeping on side). So every time I settle I pull it all up kind of over my head, up to the top of the pillow, almost like a ponytail right on top of my head. Don’t put ties or anything in your hair at night, though, you’ll break it. Hey, how about a hair net? That should do it. Dunno what your Fiance will think though lol!!!

Post # 6
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

maybe try braiding it in two braids, like pig-tails, so that its more comfortable?  there will be less hair in each of them so they won’t be so big plus they are more flexible.

Post # 7
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I second, errr…third?….the braid advice. My hair isn’t quite as long as it used to be but this is what I did when it got on my nerves.

Post # 8
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

my hair is mid-low back, and I’m not comfortable when I braid it or ponytail… I just lay down on my back and then pull my hair up, toward the bed head. I move quite a bit, but it doesn’t get in my neck or stuck anywhere…

Post # 9
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@egb: I used to do the same thing!

I have shorter hair now, but when it was long (low back) I used to wake up with it wrapped around my neck. It never freaked me out, though, because it was never tight. It was more annoying than anything else. A braid would do the same thing, but be more uncomfortable because it was thicker, so I started either doing what egb does or using a scrunchy to put it in a low ponytail at night. Pulling my hair up and over my head behind me worked the best, and I even started doing it in the middle of the night out of habit!

ETA: actually, it would freak me out a little sometimes when the braid was wrapped around my neck, because it was thick enough that I would actually feel a little bit of weight on my throat. I never felt that weight when it just my loose hair.

Post # 10
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whenever I’ve tried to make a hairstyle last, I’ve wrapped it up in a scarf and tied it up tightly to my head so it won’t move around in my sleep.  Doing that also helps avoid having a hugh bump in the back of your head like you might have with a ponytail.  Maybe a technique like that would work for you.

Post # 11
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When mine was longer and really got on my nerves I put it up in a TurbiTwist (they are towles designed for after a shower but it worked for me. Also a silk or satin pillow case helped as the hair didnt bunch up on my as much.  I also have resorted to cliping it up with a jaw clip on the TOP not Back of my head.   Hope something works for you — you need your sleep!! : )

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I put it in a bun on the very top of my head and use a small claw clip (put it in on the top of your head, starting at the hairline).

Post # 13
272 posts
Helper bee

Hmm, I have fairly long hair too (past my shoulder blades, mid-back i guess), but I’ve never gotten tangled up in it.  Maybe you’re just lucky and have very thick hair!  Or, I wonder if its just something you get used to, as I’ve had long hair for ten years.  I second the braid suggestion if it’s really bothering you, or sleeping on silk pillowcases so everything just slips around more.

Post # 14
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I do what ejs does.  My hair is about mid back.  Be careful about putting it in a ponytail at night because that can cause breakage.

Post # 15
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hair hair down to the top of my booty 🙂 

i wear my down and just prop it up on my pillow. it never bothers me like that. I dont suggest having any hair ties in your hair at night. it will break your hair. you can braid it and just not tie it..that will help 🙂


Post # 16
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m with egb – I have very long hair, but I always just pull it up above my head so it’s kind of laying straight up on the pillow. Or straight behind me, depending on how I’m laying. It’s much more comfortable, and I’m in the habit of just fixing it in the middle of the night if it falls and it doesn’t bother me at all!

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