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Did you just get out of bed? Girl, your hair, well, it's the wrong kind of bed head. 'Nuff said. The approach you take with your hair at night can make a huge difference come sun up. Skip your early morning routine of curling or using a flat iron. Instead, spend a few minutes wrapping your tresses in a silk scarf before bed. Your hair will be ready to go in the morning. No matter the hair texture or if it's chemically straightened, permed or flat ironed. It's the same for all. Purchase some chi-chi silk scarves and wake up ferosh!
Apply a pea-sized amount of hair lotion or moisturizing cream to towel-dried hair. Don't go overboard, girlfriend. Work the moisturizer from your roots to the ends with your fingertips. With a wide-tooth comb, detangle your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up toward the roots. Do not force the comb through knots. It will cause breakage. Instead, delicately work through the end of the knot and move upward, until it's unsnarled
Part your hair to one side, depending on the style. Begin at the center of your head and comb your hair clockwise or counter-clockwise. For instance, if your hair has a left part, move your tresses to the right. Continue to bring it around your head like a beehive hairstyle until all hair is neatly swept around your head.
Work fingers or paddle brush through your hair to smooth it and clip any loose strands into place with thin, flat bobby pins.
Fold over the silk scarf into a triangle and even it out. Position the scarf on your head with the triangle tip pointed at your nape.
Look at your gorgeous self in the mirror. Now, cross over the long ends of the scarf to the back of your head. Bring them over the tipped end and upward to the top of your head. If the silk scarf is long enough, tie a knot to secure the scarf. Alternately, secure the ends with a hair clip. Simply comb out in the morning before heading out the door.
Kiss your bed head good-bye. Lay your silk-wrapped head on your silky pillowcase to prevent your hair from catching on the cotton blend and causing frizz. Instead, just catch some zzz's!
Cotton scarves are a no-no! Wrapping your hair in a silk scarf for the night cuts down on blow dryer use. It keeps hair edges smooth, tresses straight and frizz under control (see Reference 3).
Rehydrate your tresses. Once a week, apply a night-time treatment, specifically for coarse, dry or kinky hair that contains shea butter.
Avoid brushing your hair when it's wet. It will weaken your hair and lead to breakage.
Read the ingredients on styling and setting products. Alcohol-based products dry out tresses.