I Woke Up Like This: How To Wrap Your Hair And Preserve A Blowout For At Least 5 Days

Unfortunately, I am not a horse that sleeps standing upright in a stable -- rolling around on cotton pillow cases guarantees waking up with a sweaty, tangled nest.
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Unfortunately, I am not a horse that sleeps standing upright in a stable -- rolling around on cotton pillow cases guarantees waking up with a sweaty, tangled nest.

If I washed and straightened my hair every morning, I would be left with four strands (maybe three) due to breakage, and look like the Cynthia doll from Rugrats. I’m too lazy to spend an hour blowing out my hair every day anyway -- I prefer that the carpal tunnel inducing effort last at least five days.

Alas, I am not a horse that sleeps standing upright in a stable - rolling around on cotton pillow cases guarantees waking up with a sweaty, tangled nest… Unless I wrap my hair at night. Hair wrapping is fairly common-place in the black and Dominican community, and the most popular method for preserving straightened styles overnight. Instead of wrapping my hair in a traditional doobie (which tends to give me uncontrollable cowlicks), I came up with an alternative method that keeps my hair smooth and frizz-free. It only takes a few minutes.

For this nighttime routine, you’ll need a satin scarf, curved bobby pins, and a hair serum if you’re feeling fancy -- I really like the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector. If you get particularly sweaty in your sleep, this will keep your hair from matting against your neck. Watch and learn y’all.

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