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How To Get The Perfect Night's Sleep With Braids -- [ how to sleep with braids ]

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Do you have trouble sleeping with braids? Do you need help style your hair at night so it doesn't get messed up? This blog post will provide a complete guide on how to sleep with braids. We will give you tips on how to style your hair before bed.

Tips to Sleep With All Kind Of Braids

Let's start with the basics. Here are the top tips for sleeping with all kinds of braids:

  • Use Silk pillowcases
  • Use the right hair ties
  • Maximize hair moisture
  • Keep your scalp and scarf clean
  • Choose the right braid style
  • Ensure your braids are done with care
  • Don't wrap hair too tightly

Let's take a closer look at each!

Use Silk pillowcases

Silk pillowcases

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Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help prevent your hair from tangling and breaking while you sleep. It can also help to preserve your hairstyle and prevent frizz. You can use a satin headscarf or bonnet if you don't have a silk pillowcase.

Use the right hair ties.

The type of hair tie you use can make a big difference in how well your braids stay in place overnight. Avoid using rubber bands, which can break or damage your hair. Instead, opt for soft fabric ties or journalists' braided bungee cords.

Maximize hair moisture

Moisture is key to keeping your hair healthy and preventing breakage. Deep condition your hair regularly, and use a leave-in conditioner before braiding. You can also mist your hair with water before bed to help keep it hydrated overnight.

Keep your scalp and scarf clean.

An unclean scalp or scarf can lead to scalp irritation and dandruff. Be sure to wash your scarf frequently and cleanse your scalp. You should also avoid using products with harsh chemicals or fragrances near your scalp.

Choose the right braid style.

Some braid styles are better suited for sleeping than others. Box braids and Senegalese twists are popular styles often worn overnight. French braids and Dutch braids are also good options. Avoid tight cornrows or other styles that pull on your scalp too much.

Ensure your braids are done with care

Be sure to get your braids done by a professional stylist who knows how to do them properly. It's also important to avoid over-braiding, which can lead to breakage. Start with small sections of hair, and gradually increase the number of braids as you become more comfortable with the style.

Don't wrap your hair too tightly.

Wrapping your hair too tightly can cause headaches, neck pain, and even permanent damage to your hair follicles. When braiding your hair, leave some slack, so it's not pulled too tight. You should also avoid wearing hats or other headwear that puts undue pressure on your head and neck.

These are the top tips for sleeping with all types of braids. You can keep your braids looking great overnight with the right care and styling. So go ahead and put our tips to use – sweet dreams!

Sleeping With Different Types of Braids

Now that you know the basics let's focus on sleeping with braids of different types in detail.

Long Box Braids

Here are some tips to help you sleep with box braids:

  • Divide your hair into two sections
  • Braid each section
  • Secure with a hair tie or scarf
  • Wrap your hair with a silk scarf
  • Sleep on a satin pillowcase

Short Box Braids

Sleeping with short box braids can be a bit more difficult due to the weight of the braids. Here are some tips for sleeping with short-box braids:

  • Divide your hair into four sections and braid each section.
  • Secure each braid with a hair tie or scarf
  • Wrap your head in a silk scarf.
  • Make sure to sleep on a satin pillowcase for maximum comfort.

French or Dutch Braids

Sleeping with French and Dutch braids is a bit more complicated, but it can be done. Here are some tips for sleeping with these types of braids:

  • Braid your hair in a French or Dutch braid that is loose enough that it won't put too much strain on your scalp while you sleep.
  • Tie the ends of the braids with a thin scrunchie to prevent flyaway hairs.
  • Wrap the end of your braid around itself
  • Secure it with a clip for further protection.
  • Wrap your head in a silk scarf or bonnet to keep your hair from unraveling.
  • Sleep on your back or side to prevent the braid from being pulled and put under tension.

Following these tips can help ensure that you wake up undamaged. Wrapping braids at night is a must!


So, there you have it. Our complete guide on how to sleep with braids. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced braid-wearer, we hope this article has helped you.

If you have any questions or need more advice, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation – we would be more than happy to help!

And if you want even more personalized advice and tips, why not book a 1-on-1 consultation? We can work together to create the perfect hairstyle for your needs. Thanks for reading!