Curly Girl Night Routine: How To Protect Your Curls At Night for Quick Refreshes

Curly Girl Night Routine: How To Protect Your Curls At Night for Quick Refreshes
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One of the questions I get most often is how do I protect my curls at night so that I don’t need to refresh every day. So this post answers that question in detail.

Overall, I make sure to go to bed with completely dry hair that has “set”, use a buff and a silk pillowcase, use a scalp treatment serum to help reduce itching and flaking, and do scalp massages every few days.

On wash day, I make sure to wash my hair early enough that it is completely dry before I fall asleep. I also try to wait at least an hour after it has dried for the style to set before putting on the buff. This means I usually wash in the afternoon and I try not to go out so that my style doesn’t get ruined. That’s not always possible but it helps me have lasting results.

I also use the Briogeo Scalp Revival treatment serum on my scalp on wash day. This serum is water based, not oil, and it helps to moisturize and balance my scalp to reduce itching and flaking. You can see how I apply it in this hair routine video. I basically apply a drop to my hands, emulsify and rub all over my scalp in sections. This stuff has really made a difference in letting me go longer between washes.

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I use a buff every night. This is the one thing that makes the biggest difference. I heled off on trying this for years because I didn’t hink it would do much but I wish I had done it sooner. I use the same buff maybe 2-3 nights because they do stretch out. I make sure to pull it down over my ears so that it stays on all night. It will slide up and possibly come off so I also have a silk pillowcase. I have one that’s only silk on one side which makes it affordable.

curly girl silk pillowcase

I also do a scalp massage using this massager after applying a little more of the scalp treatment on day 3 or 4. This helps keep my scalp calm and feeling fresh. I usually do this at night before putting on the buff but I have done it in the morning if I feel I need it.

So these basics are how I keep my hair looking decent for several days. Like I said before, the har buff is the most important one so if you only take one piece of advice from this post, it should be to at least try that.

I hope you found this helpful. You can find more curly hair posts here.

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