How to Sleep With Twists in the Hair

Catch your Zs and awaken with your twists in tact.

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You're rocking a sweet set of twists in your hair. They look perfect, and it took a lot of time to get them just right. Your just-did 'do now has a dilemma: it needs sleep (and so do you). If you sleep on your unprotected locks all night, they can fuzz out, frizz up and look downright raggedy. Before you hit the hay, take a few steps to make sure you and your twists look fresh and rested in the morning.

1.

If your twists are long enough, pull them back into a bun or a ponytail. Hold them loosely with a fabric hair band.

2.

Wrap a satin scarf around your head. Fold the scarf into a triangle, then place the scarf flat on your head. Hold the points of the scarf on either side of your head and bring them together at the nape of your neck. Tie a knot and tuck in the loose ends.

3.

If you don't have or want to sleep in a scarf, put on a satin bonnet to protect your tendrils from schmooshing all over the pillow at night. The satiny smooth fabric will allow your hair to glide around smoothly in the bonnet and not scuff up the cuticles.

4.

Use a satin pillowcase to protect your twists and keep them from flattening. A satin pillowcase can be used either alone or with a satin bonnet.

5.

Awaken your twists in the morning by spraying with a light oil or serum. Lift your twists gently away from the scalp, then spritz them lightly. Use your fingers to finger comb them in place. Now twist and shout your way out of house with a perfect up-and-at-'em 'do.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Hair band

3.Satin bonnet

2.Satin scarf

4.Satin pillowcase

 

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