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How do you sleep with wet hair?

August 25 2003 at 8:37 PM
ElizaJane  (no login)

I need ideas on how to sleep with a wet head of hair!!! I wash my hair in the evenings, and have been braiding it, but I wake up with all these waves and curls on the ends!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

wuv and hwugs,
ElizaJane

 
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AmandaPanda
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Hmmm...

August 25 2003, 10:34 PM 

So, you don't want waves or curls?

I don't suggest braiding when wet anyway. I've tried it- very bad. I woke up with a lot of "white dots" in my hair, and breakage.

You might want to try a high bun? But, that would give you big waves.
You could always comb them out, since your hair would most likely still be wet when you get up.

 
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ElizaJane
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slight waves are fine,just not those tight ringlettes!!

August 25 2003, 10:57 PM 

I get those by braiding!

 
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ElizaJane
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Thanks, Amanda Panda!

August 26 2003, 3:26 PM 

A high bun sounds great, but doesn't that get in the way of the headboard?

wuv n hwugs,
Elizajane

 
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AmandaPanda
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ok...

August 26 2003, 3:49 PM 

How far back do you sleep with your head on your pillow?
It shouldn't get in the way (it doesn't get in my way).

If it does, just move your pillow further away.


 
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Eliza Jane
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AmandaPanda!

August 26 2003, 3:55 PM 

That's right, how silly of me! I guess the claw clips are another reason I don't do high buns becuase they get tangled up in my hair!!

Thanks!
wuvnhwugs,
ElizaJane

 
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AmandaPanda
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Yeah...

August 26 2003, 10:14 PM 

I don't care for them, either.
I only use them in the shower, to hold my hair out of the way.
I have never tried to wear them to bed. They pull too much.

I suggest using a scrunchie in your hair for bedtime

 
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parslie
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I'm new to this.. but this is my idea..

August 25 2003, 11:58 PM 

Can you dampen the ends slightly if you don't find a better solution? If I dampen my ends and comb them out, I can usually somewhat tame a funky 'do..

 
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ElizaJane
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What to do advice for wet hair when sleeping is mainly

August 26 2003, 12:06 AM 

What I'm looking for so that I can avoid the braiding process altogether because of the damage braiding could cause.Thanks, anyhow!!!

What DO all you long haired people do with your hair at bedttime? I tried to sleep with it loose last night and it got caught underneath my husbands arm and when I got up and pulled it practically out of my head I decided to get some "professional" advice from real live long haired people.I would so greatly appreciate your imput. Sleeping with loose hair is a dangerous gamble!!LOL!!

ElizaJane

 
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parslie
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ohh.. duh!

August 26 2003, 12:59 AM 

Well, I tried

I just sleep with mine in a bun or two secured with small claws...

 
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-Roni
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Loose bun with scrunchie not too tight...

August 26 2003, 1:53 AM 

and tie a scarf around my head.If I'm using oils,I have a heavy duty towel on my pillow,and I have also invested in plastic pillow cases,too,much to my DH's dismay.Now,that my sinus infections are back in season,I don't know what I'm going to do about the wet hair situation at night now?

 
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ElizaJane
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Thanks, Roni

August 26 2003, 3:33 PM 

I doubt if the scarf would stay five minutes the way I toss and turn. Great advice.

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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ElizaJane
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Thanks, Parslie

August 26 2003, 3:31 PM 

The high bun seems to reign around here!!LOL!!

wuv n hwugs,
Elizajane

 
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ElizaJane
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HI Parslie-

August 26 2003, 3:58 PM 

I like the idea of the high bun. Isn't there another way to secure the bun, other then the claw clips? My scrunhie, how could I use that?

Thanks

wuvnhwugs,
ElizaJane

 
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Claws are the best for me..

August 26 2003, 11:04 PM 

They are comfy and they hold the best.. but there was a post on the other board about bunning and I can't remember what all the rec's for holding it were, besides scrunchies.. hmm..

Just getting started..
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I try to wash earlier in the evening to leave drying time....

August 26 2003, 3:13 AM 

If you braid when your hair is nearly dry, and do it verly loosely, you shouldn't have very many waves. You could spritz with water to remove any extra waves you might get.

High buns work similarly, but the fact is, any style done on wet hair, will product some sort of "set."

You might want to try putting your hair up in a satin sleeping cap. I'm just afriad it probably won't dry well that way though. If you don't have anywhere to go first thing in the morning, I imagine air drying would not take long.

You can also take satin scrunchies, and put them down the length of your hair. It keeps your hair contained, yet basically straight. I believe that Equestrian uses this method for sleeping with long hair, although I don't know if she's ever done it with wet hair.

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ElizaJane
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Yes, you've helped, however, you didn't say

August 26 2003, 3:09 PM 

how you slept with YOUR hair!! I mean even dry, how do you keep it contained? Thanks for your replies, Fox.

EJ

 
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So sorry!

August 27 2003, 4:45 AM 

Sometimes I forget that everyone doesn't know how I wear my hair to sleep! I wear it loosely braided. I don't secure the ends. It tends to stay just fine. I have waves and curls naturally, so braiding is never a problem for me. When I first found the boards I used a stain sleeping bonnet too. It just became uncomfortable to me, so I went to braiding and sleeping on a satin pillowcase. This has worked best for me.

Before the boards I wore it loose and slept on cotton. I don't think that was good for my hair. I think it is possible to sleep with loose hair if your hair can be draped above you on your pillow, or over the end of the bed (or pillow area), like Martine does. Satin cases keeps a nice, slippery surface for hair to glide over. Less resistance is much better on your hair cuticle.

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Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

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Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

 
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I don't sleep with it WET, but sometimes damp...

August 26 2003, 5:29 AM 

And then I will do a loose braid or a bun secured with mini claws. On normal days when my hair is dry, I braid it (sometimes a French/Dutch braid, but mostly a normal 3-strand). When I don't have time and am really tired I won't secure the ends, but my hair is almost loose in the morning, though it's still easy to comb out.

I hope this helps a little! By the way, your "wuv and hwugs" is so cute!

Love,
~*Leia*~



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ElizaJane
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Leia, great advice, thanks!

August 26 2003, 3:36 PM 

Buy the way, how do you braid other than the regular way? I thought there was only two ways, french and American.

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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Leia
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Never heard of American braiding...

August 26 2003, 9:08 PM 

Dutch braiding is when you french braid put you put the strands under rather than over.

Love,
~*Leia*~



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First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.

 
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What I do... and a suggestion for you :)

August 26 2003, 6:17 AM 

I try to avoid sleeping with wet hair if possible! If I wash it in the evening I will comb it thoroughly and just leave it loose to air dry. It will still be damp when I got bed, but at least it wont soak my pillowcase. If I do sleep with wet hair I braid it VERY loosely - I do a scrunchie ponytail (so that I don't have a ponytail line the next morning) and a very loose braid secured with another scrunchie. If braiding just isn't working for you, I wonder if sleeping in one of those turbie-twists/towel cap thingys would help? This is similiar to Fox's sleeping cap idea, but it is made out of towelling so it absorbs moisture. You could just leave your hair loose and wrap the turbie towel around it, avoiding waves, and hopefully also avoiding tangles as your hair will be protected under the towel. If you can get hold of one (or Lisa Janey I know makes her own) this might help??

Normally when I sleep (with dry hair) I just braid my hair. I sleep on a satin pillow case, which reduces frizz in the morning. I tried bunning my hair but I must move too much in my sleep because my hair frizzed from this!! The braid helps keep it in a straight position. My thick hair is quite volumunous and the waves from the braid helps any frizz or volume to at least look stylish I love waves.

Hope that helps!!

 
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ElizaJane
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Thank you, lucy. The turbie twists

August 26 2003, 3:38 PM 

are a wonderful idea. Not so sure how to get one. A regular towel just doesn't stay put.

wuvnhwugs,
ElizaJane

 
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Martine
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I've had no luck sleeping with wet/damp hair

August 26 2003, 10:17 AM 

Though sleeping with wet/damp hair sounds like the perfect solution for convenient washing/drying I haven't had any success with this at all.  The problems I have are that my wet/damp hair is difficult to manipulate so I prefer not to handle it until it's dry.  I can't get a good smooth wet/damp bun like many others do (with straight hair I think) and even if I could I think it would stay damp forever in a smooth bun. 

And a damp loose bun for me generally creates too many waves that have a mind of their own.  I have great success styling my length into soft smooth waves when I bun freshly washed DRY hair though.  I normally sleep with my hair in a loose coil draped over the top of my pillow and I've tried to do that with damp hair but get the same bad results as with a damp bun.  Once hair has dried it "sets" into a wavy beach look which needs to be wet down again to be restyled otherwise it's super tangly and moves and hangs oddly which leads to potential damage for me as I attempt to handle the hair.  It looks ok,  but it feels like a mess of hair that's been dried by the salty sea breeze on the beach. 

So for all these reasons I'm just staying away from sleeping with wet hair.  I find it better to recondition and mist and airdry as part of my bedtime routine than to wash.  I would wash if I could though.    



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Eliza Jane
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Thanks, Martine

August 26 2003, 3:41 PM 

Yes, I know what you mean about the beach look in the hair. LOL!!!

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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Valerie
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I just sleep with it loose..

August 26 2003, 10:30 AM 

when it's wet. It's almost dry when I wake up and then I just comb it and go.

If your braids are leaving kinks, could you mist your hair and then comb the kinks out..?

~Valerie~


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Martine
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where do you put it?

August 26 2003, 10:54 AM 

When you sleep with loose damp hair, where are you placing the length, or how are you arranging it.  I've tried to do this and I haven't been happy with the way it dries.  Plus it doesn't completely dry which is part of the problem but maybe I could go to bed with it more dry to start with.  I just haven't liked the way it "sets" when I've tried this but nighttime seems like an idea time to wash and dry if I could only get this to work.

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Above my pillow--

August 26 2003, 11:47 AM 

I leave it in a towel for a few minutes to an hour before going to bed (usually, I wash my hair, put it up in a towel and go feed the horses, come back inside and go to sleep).

After I take the towel off, I comb the hair length above my shoulders and don't worry about the longest part, I'll get that in the morning when it's dry. Then I just lay the length over the top of my pillow and it stays put there (and I toss and turn a lot ). Between the headboard and my pillow, I place an empty satin pillow case, and my length lays on that.

It usually looks pretty good in the morning, I think. Not lumpy or frizzy or anything.

~Valerie~


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Martine
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maybe I should try it again

August 26 2003, 11:57 AM 

That sounds pretty much like what I was doing except maybe my damp hair needs to start off drier when I go to bed.  I think I'll try it again but with damp hair that's more dry this time.  Also, I'm just going through a non-AO product phase and maybe the LUSH products I'm using will also make a difference though I'm not sure.



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Treatments: jojoba oil, lavender EO, Smooth n Shine Serum
Tools: large soft boar hair paddle brush, large wooden pin-cushion paddle brush, NuBone Detangler Handled Comb,
Horn Combs for scalp cleaning and massage
Accessories: Good Hair Days MagicGrip Hairpins, Ficcare clips, hairsticks
Favorite Styles: Buns
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ElizaJane
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Thanks, that is another great idea!! n/m

August 26 2003, 3:49 PM 

EJ

 
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ElizaJane
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Valerie, Thanks! I have heard alot of

August 26 2003, 3:44 PM 

long haired people say this works. It doesn't for me becazuse I toss and turn ALOT.

By the way, may I ask what your hair type is? It looks quite similar to mine.

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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I am a 1aFii

August 26 2003, 4:17 PM 

Straight, fine haired, and normal thickness- a 4" ponytail.

Are you my hair buddy?!

And yep- sleeping like that is really comfortable- no braid so I can sleep on my back.

~Valerie~


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ElizaJane
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Yes! We can be hair buddies I do believe, Val....

August 26 2003, 10:15 PM 

My hair is Fii with somettimes a wave and other times not. Somettimes it is very wavy, and other times its stick straight, like yours. The ends taper and its fine with a 3 inch pony tail! Does that qualify as a matchable hair buddy to you?? I wish mine was a 4 inch pony tail!! Your lucky! I want to put up a picture of my hair, but still don't have one yet!!

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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Martine
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Val, I didn't realize your hair was SO thick, WOW

August 27 2003, 10:19 AM 

Congratulations for having such great thickness with a 4" ponytail  -- you lucky girl you!

Martine

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Fia's Hair Typing System: 2aFii
Products: Aubrey Organics shampoos, conditioners and styling products
Treatments: jojoba oil, lavender EO, Smooth n Shine Serum
Tools: large soft boar hair paddle brush, large wooden pin-cushion paddle brush, NuBone Detangler Handled Comb,
Horn Combs for scalp cleaning and massage
Accessories: Good Hair Days MagicGrip Hairpins, Ficcare clips, hairsticks
Favorite Styles: Buns
Started growing at brastrap length / currently 39 " / goal of 36 " with thick ends
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Jen W.
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When I wash my hair at night...

August 26 2003, 2:39 PM 

I try and wash it fairly early so it can dry some. I think Fox mentioned she did that too, and a few others on here. It sounds like everyone gave you some great advice! I was leaving my hair loose to dry at night, and that worked pretty well. I usually sleep on my side, so I just put my hair over the edge of the bed. Lately I have been washing it in the morning. I haven't decided which I prefer yet.


 
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ElizaJane
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Jen, thanks! If I didn't toss and turn so much...

August 26 2003, 3:47 PM 

That would work for me. As it is now, I have practically kicked my DH outta bed and stole his covers while sleeping, so I won't trust myself with my hair loose at night!!LOL!!

wuvnhwugs,
Elizajane

 
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-Roni
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ElizaJane,are you unable to sleep at night?

August 26 2003, 4:26 PM 

It's it things you're worrying about or have you done that all your life? Sorry,I couldn't help you,but I also put a pantyhose on top of my hair,too,it's more comfortable,and stays on,also keeps my hair in place.Maybe,your doctor could help you with the tossing and turning situation? Also,Benadryl helps put me to sleep,because I have problems like that too,mine is prescribed,but you can get it over the counter.I would check with your doctor first though to see if it's safe for you,or if he/she has another alternative.Just trying to help,not tell you what to do.I also love you wuv and whugs phrase,it makes me smile,thanks!! Happy growing and God bless you and your family,ElizaJane!

-Roni

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ElizaJane
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Dear Roni! You're welcome for the wuvnhugs!!!!

August 26 2003, 10:26 PM 

And God Bless you and YOUR family, also, thanks!! So sorry to hear you have to take something for your lack of rest at night. Thank you for being so sweet and concerned about me, thats so cute, LOL!!! Growing up, I had a huge double bed, and so I could sprawl out and toss and turn as much as I wanted, and somettimes I would find myself feeling like I'm falling off the edge of my bed and wake up!!LOL! I have always had a tremendous amount of energy, even when I'm sleeping!LOL! My POOR husband, however!! I take all his covers, toss and turn and kick him, and bless his heart, he just lays there as still as a turtle all night long during my tossing and turning. I suppose he is used to it after 17 years of it!! I doesn't help that we have only a double bed, and I'm used to having a double bed just for myself. Also, I'm 6'tall, and DH is 6'1, so my legs need to go SOMEWHERE!!! I have never taken drugs for it, it's just in my nature, I suppose!!LOL!!!

Sweet Dreams, Roni!!

wuvnhugs,
ElizaJane

 
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-Roni
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ElizaJane,you guys need a king size bed!

August 28 2003, 5:34 AM 

My goodness,don't put yourselves through anymore discomfort.I don't know where you guys live,but alot of the mattress stores out here in the Phoenix,AZ area,constantly have great sales on pillowtop queen and king mattresses.They run for like $499.00-$599.00. Congrats.on being married 17 years,that is great!! Thanks for being concerned about my sleeping.Yes,I don't like the fact that I have to need to take it either,but I used to be a terrible insomniac. My husband is 6'4" and I'm very short 5'4",he complained so much 6 years ago,we got a California king mattress,and we have been married 10 years.So,we did sleep on a queen for the first 4 years,and now looking at it,I don't know how we fit? We also all have egg crate mattresses on top of all the beds,maybe that may help you too.Also,I sleep with a body pillow and that helps me alot,also.Sorry for rambling on,just trying to help.God bless!!

-Roni

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Jen W.
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Yes, that might cause a few tangles!

August 26 2003, 6:15 PM 

I tend to not move very much, but on those restless nights I notice my hair gets to be a tangled mess if it is loose. So I understand what you mean! You could always wait until your hair dries some after you wash it, then loosely braid it. That might help. Hope you can sleep more soundly. Restless sleeping isn't very fun!


 
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ElizaJane
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Hi Jen!

August 26 2003, 10:34 PM 

Actually, the tossing and turning is kinda fun, I get my exercise while sleeping. When I toss, my husband bounces with me, and it feels like I'm on the ocean bobbing up and down, which puts me to sleep. Also, DH snores, and that wakes me up and then the whole process starts over again. DH says he doesn't want me to take drugs for the tossing and turning. I think he secretely enjoys my childlike behaviour, I'm so full of energy!!!
Thanks for your good thoughts,

wuvnhugs,
Elizajane

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betty
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What I do

August 28 2003, 4:12 PM 

I S&C my hair every night.
Since I work or go to class early in the morning I have been blow drying my scalp on cool.
I have really thick heavy hair that doesnt' like to dry so that really helps.

I apply monoi and mist then detangle and leave down for a little while. I dont put it up sopping wet. Wrapping it back up in a towel helps also.

I love little mini claw clips to hold my bun.

Hope this helps

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I don't sleep with really wet hair...

June 16 2004, 10:42 AM 

... but sometimes my hair is still damp when I get to bed. But I just sleep the way I always do. With my hair own and propped up above my pillow, sort of.

 
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I have several ways...

June 4 2012, 12:36 AM 

I braid one or two depends on if I want waves or not.
High bun with a scruchie or my "no pins" bun in the style station.
I sometimes do a low pony tail, then put several more scrunchies down the length.
I will sleep with it lose if I am having trouble with my sinuses, but I drape it over the pillow and off the side of the bed.

I don't toss and turn, and I usually sleep on my side so these work for me. I sometimes sleep on my back and all but the bun works well for me in either position. I tried caps like my grandma and great gran wore but the ties bothered me and so did the fabric over my ears.

My grandma have 17 feet 7 inches of hair when she died. She would wash her hair on the front porch in a pan of water. She would then comb it and splay it out over the porch railing to dry a bit. I used to sit on the ground and play with her hair as it waved in the breeze. I loved those evenings. Then she would gather it up starting at the bottom into a type of figure 8 and then anchor it to the back of her head with some of those old fashioned round hair pins. I have done that a few times too, since my hair has gotten much longer. But more than for sleep, I use it to do chores or such.

I hope one or more of these may work for you. Good luck.

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Rachel
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I know this is EXTREMELY old

August 30 2012, 3:03 AM 

but if you happen to check back on here and you're still having problems with your wet head of hair at bed time, I have a simple solution.
Blow dry your hair before you sleep.
It's that simple.

 
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Re: How do you sleep with wet hair?

February 16 2013, 7:27 PM 

Well...
You can just let it down and stop braiding it. Just let your hair down and when you go to bed just lift your hair just like if you were hanging upside down and let it rest on you pillow. It's SIMPLE! I do it. :D

 
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LK
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Long Wet Hair

March 1 2013, 10:54 PM 

I comb in a leave-in conditioner and comb through lightly so resist frizz and tangles. Then I create a ponytail on the top of my head, but instead of pulling the hair all the way through the last loop, I pull it most of the way through so only the ends are still tucked and it looks like a ginormous bun (if that makes sense).

should look like this, but pull the hair through a little more so the loop is big and only the ends are still tucked under the elastic.

[linked image] That way, only the ends have a crimp.

 
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Rissy
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Easy-peasy

December 15 2013, 10:24 PM 

Just twist ur hair into a LOOSE ballerina bun and secure with an elastic (don't use elastics with metal holding it together, it breaks ur hair)

 
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