A nighttime hair wrapping routine is important to protect the integrity of your hairstyle and your hair. The benefits of hair wraps have been known for generations. In fact, some form of hair coverings have been worn by Black women for centuries whether during the day or night. For instance, many slaves wore headwraps while working and sleeping.
In the 1700s, the Tignon Laws forced African women in Louisiana to wear a scarf or handkerchief over their hair. This headwrap was a visible sign of belonging to the slave class, whether they were enslaved or not
Nighttime Hair Wrapping Routine
Our weave hair at VIP come in all lengths, styles, and textures. And they all maintain a few solid rules to live by. Also, individual techniques may differ. However, when it comes to your nighttime hair wrapping routine, you should always include the following:
#1: Detangle your hair
Detangling your hair helps to avoid kinks and tangles the next morning. So, get into the habit of brushing your weave each night before going to bed. This will help prepare your hair for wrapping or braiding. It also gets rid of any knots that have formed throughout the day.
Obviously, sleeping on tangled hair requires more work in the morning to prepare for your day. But for curlier hair weaves, careful not to brush too much as the hair will lose its shape. To minimize frizz, use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb.
As a matter of fact, using a VIP detangling brush or wide tooth comb is preferred for this step.
#2: Moisturize your tresses
Keeping your hair moisturized is crucial for both the weave and your hair underneath. Not only that, but it keeps your weave looking healthy and prevents dryness or itchiness.
Additionally, a lack of moisture in your hair leads to breakage and other damage. When you’re in store, ask a VIP rep for help choosing the best moisturizer for your extension type.
#3: Cover it
Whether your hair is straight, curly or wavy, it’s a good idea to cover your strands while you sleep. Wearing a bonnet or scarf as part of your nighttime hair wrapping routine has many benefits. For example, it prevents tangles, minimizes wear and tear of the weave, and protects your style while sleeping.
#4: Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase
One of the best tricks to keeping your hair frizz-free while sleeping is avoiding materials like cotton. Using a VIP satin or silk hair wrap or pillowcase helps your hair to maintain moisture. It also gives your hair a surface to glide on rather than scrape against while you’re sleep.
For the best nighttime hair protective headwear, visit the VIP House of Hair Beauty Supply Store & Salon in Lancaster.
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