Instead of damaging your hair with heat tools and overhead dryers, let your hair air-dry into voluminous curls overnight by using pin curls, flexi rods, cocoon curls and bantu knots.
1. Bantu Knots
Bantu Knots can be worn by themselves for a funky ‘do or slept on for tight, bouncy curls. Section your hair (large sections for large curls and small sections for tight curls) and apply a styling cream. Twist hair until it wraps around itself in a knot. If you’re a wild sleeper, secure the knots to your head with bobby pins. Unravel them in the morning and shake out the curls to blend hair together.
When you’re looking for glamorous hair, try pin curling your hair before bedtime. Wrap sections of straight, dry hair around two fingers and secure them to your head with bobby pins.
Sponge or flexi rods are comfortable to sleep on because they’re soft (even better than sponge rollers). Wrap damp hair around each rod and bend the ends to secure them. Use larger rods at the bottom and smaller rods at the top of hair to ensure volume at the bottom.
Cocoon curls may be the most comfortable of all to sleep on since the curl is concentrated at the ends of your hair. Since the technique is a little tricky, it’s best to see it in action to get a hang of it. The best thing about cocoon curls is that they don’t require bobby pins or rollers. Just wrap your own hair and slip into bed.