3 Steps To Forming The Perfect Night Time Routine For Natural Hair

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Having all of the right products and items with you is great for quick hair prep and convenience, but it’s also great for properly styling your hair.

Night time routines should leave your hair moisturized, sealed, and most importantly–completely set and dried in the morning. We all know how it feels to wake up in the morning and feel that sudden wave of disappointment when we realize our twist are still wet.

9 times out of 10, mistakes like those happen because we are using the wrong products. Heavier creams and oils are fine for styling during the day time because our hair can air dry. However, your hair doesn’t have the same opportunity to dry when you sleep because it is covered up.

So this doesn’t happen, use lighter products on your hair for quicker drying time. If you are unable to do that, try blow drying or sitting under a hooded dried for a few minutes before bed. If that doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to blow dry your hair (on cool) again in the morning.

Have a light oil or sheen on deck so you can add shine to your hair while unraveling/unwrapping it.

Determine Your Protective Method


We often hear about basic hair bonnets, but there are mini different ways to protect your hair for sleep. There’s the bonnet, satin head wrap, satin pillow, pineapple method, wide headband, turban, and many other methods.

The way you cover your hair at night solely depends on how you styled your hair and what you used to style it. For an example, if you want to maintain your natural curls, you might put your hair into a high ponytail, cover everything but the ends of your ponytail with a scarf–that is the pineapple method.

Or if the look you’re going for requires sleek and slick edges, a thick head band over your edges and a bonnet over the rest of your hair may work for you.

If you’re using styling tools like rollers, perm rods, flexi rods, or pins, the cover you use should be very loose so it does not cause any unnecessary tension or disturb your styling. I personally ditch covering my hair when using tools, and opt for my large satin pillows.

Whichever you choose, make sure it not only preserves your style, protects your hair, and allows your hair and scalp to breathe to prevent sweaty, wet, or damp hair in the morning.

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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