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One of my earliests posts on this blog was how to sleep on wavy hair. In that post I went over a variety of different methods you can sleep on wavy hair to try to preserve your natural waves overnight.
Since then, I’ve heard of some other techniques. I also came to realize that while I had heard of a handful of different techniques, I hadn’t tried them all or compared them. I got wondering what the best method really is. So, the last six weeks or so, I’ve been putting it to the test.
Each wash day I washed my hair with the same products and techniques. My goal was to keep everything the same except how I slept on my hair overnight. I tried to use the same amount of shampoo, conditioner and gel each time. I used the same product application techniques, plopped my hair the same way for the same amount of time, and used the same hair diffusing method each time.
This way, I could try to compare which methods for sleeping preserve my natural waves the best. At the same time, I recognize that wavy hair has a mind of its own, and I wouldn’t get the exact same results each wash day. For that reason, I am including the “before bed” and “the next morning” photos for each so you can see how much my hair fell or maintained is shape.