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    !!! What's the best way to wear your hair at night?????

    I have heard different things-wear hair in French braids, wear it down etc. in your opinion, what's the best way to wear your hair at night to keep it looking healthy?

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    I wear my hair in pigtail braids most of the time. If my day updo is comfy, I'll just wear that to bed.
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    I think you will get as many individual answers as you have individuals who worry about nighttime damage.
    It totally depends on your sleeping style: What side(s) you sleep on, how restless, what kind of pillow you use, do you have a bed partner? And on your own hair: Is your scalp sensitive, what style is the easiest for you to fix, how long is your hair, do you have any cowlicks or partings, can you stand having it covered during the night etc etc.
    Bottom line is that it needs to be something that is simple and easy to you. It shouldn’t take a lot of styling and handling to fix up. It should contain your hair if you get it caught under your shoulders, hips or bed partner. It should be working with your natural partings and scalp directions so it doesn’t pull. It should be in a way that doesn’t interfere with your sleeping way, for instance a bun will probably not work if you sleep on your back. It should help minimize the morning detangling you need to do and not require a lot of styling to fix up.
    But yea, as many individual replies as there are people who put effort into containing their hair at night.
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    As per normal, Titan is right on the money. She's so brilliant.

    I like to either put mine up in soft scrunchies or leave it down. Either way I tend to wake up with someone on it from time to time.
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    Honestly, if you want volume, wear a bun on the top of your head. If you want to minimize damage, wear a sleep cap. If you want waves, wear some sort of braid. If you want to be Brigitte Bardot, wear it loose...
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    I agree with Titian, there is no single best way for everyone but there are many good ways that people have discovered based on their hair type/length and the way they sleep.

    At my current length, I like a pair of loosely braided pigtail braids although sometimes I sleep with my hair loose. I use a satin pillowcases, in fact we all do now. They make such a difference! But I could never sleep in a cap. I tried it and I can feel it on my head . . . very distracting for someone who already struggles with insomnia.

    I don't like any style that I can feel while I'm sleeping. I've tried a top knot in order to have some pretty bun waves when I wake up, but I can feel it pulling on my head when I turn and move. I've never found a way to secure a top knot that I won't feel when I'm sleeping.

    The loosely braided twin braids works nicely because I don't feel them at all. I think when my hair is longer I might go for one, thick side braid but right now, at APL, twin braids seem to be nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aMused View Post
    The loosely braided twin braids works nicely because I don't feel them at all. I think when my hair is longer I might go for one, thick side braid but right now, at APL, twin braids seem to be nicer.
    I do a side braid over my right shoulder. I approve
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    I also agree with Titian! She is brilliant, isn't she?!?

    Usually mine is down or braided. I switch it up, but right now I'm on a streak of going to bed with it down. I take better care of it when I'm braiding and oiling before bed, but I just haven't been able to tolerate it braided lately... my sleep style is usually one braid, though. I bet I may be able to accept twin braids. That style always helps me when I'm migrainey.
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    99% of the time I dont like braids, so I either sleep with my hair in a bun or loose. I have been using a sleep cap lately and plan to continue unless it proves pointless (breakae continuing over ears) over a good length of time.
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    I use a silk sleep cap, or just a buff and pull my hair over my shoulder (I sleep mostly on my back), or down but split at my nape and pulled over each shoulder so I am not laying on the length. If I wake in the wee hours, I inevitably pull that sleep cap off because it... bugs me.

    Haven't slept in braids in almost a year. They keep me up.

    I agree with everyone else. Need to try a few things to find out what suits you!

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