I’ve started to band my hair before bed as a way of holding the twist pattern in my hair and as a way of keeping the frizz minimized for the styles that don’t require it. I prefer to fluff my hair up myself instead of having my pillow do it for me.
I just take a few hair ties and wrap each of them in a downward motion until I get to the end. I then tie it up in a scarf. In this picture, I re-twisted some of the pieces in the front, finger-parted my hair down the middle, then banded each side.
I’ve found that it’s keeping my hair from becoming tangled and I can go for longer periods without resorting to a bun or having a whole lot of knots. It’s also a great way to refresh my style.
Also, since I’ve been using that homemade hair oil, my hair has been super duper soft. I am actually surprised at how much of a transformation my hair has made. Looking back, I can see how thirsty my hair was, but I didn’t realize it at the time because I thought I was using the right products. This has been, by far, the cheapest hair product I’ve used and I love it!
I read/watched somewhere (wish I could remember) that we should focus on the porosity of our hair and not the curl pattern. Since then, in combination with the oil, it’s become much easier for me to care for my hair by focusing on how much moisture it needs and how porous it is so I can help it to stay healthy. Even on rainy days, my hair doesn’t poof like it use to.
On another, but still relevant note, Naptural85 is my new hair “mentor”, especially since I’ve decided to grow my hair out. Franchesca Ramsey, aka chescaleigh, is also my new hair “mentor”. Even though Franchesca has locs, I find her styles are still doable on twisted hair and I just plain ol’ like her! She’s an overall inspiring person. Both of these women are wonderful!
So…how do you wear your hair to bed? Do you band or put it in a bun or something else? Who’s your hair “mentor”?
Let me know!