Wrapping your natural hair at night is crucial to keeping it healthy. Unfortunately, we either wrap our hair incorrectly or fail to wrap it at all. This can lead to some very serious issues that span far beyond messing up your favorite hairstyles. These issues can range from hair breakage to traction alopecia.
So how are you supposed to wrap your hair? Today we will be discussing when you should wrap your hair and how to properly wrap your hair.
When To Wrap Your Hair
Most people believe that wrapping your hair is only necessary when going to bed. Putting something on your hair before laying down is very important because it keeps your hair from being rubbed out as you move around in your sleep. But this isn’t the only time that your hair needs to be wrapped.
Other instances where you should wrap your hair are during exercise, in extreme weather conditions, and while lounging around the house. Wrapping your hair during these times keeps your hair protected from the elements and helps keep that much-needed moisture sealed into your strands.
Another important instance where your hair should be wrapped is when your hair isn’t done. In most cases when you’re waiting on your hair appointment, your hair isn’t washed or thoroughly moisturized. This leaves your hair in a very vulnerable state and makes it more prone to breaking.
How To Wrap Your Hair
There are a few different options available to you for wrapping your hair. Each one has its pros and cons especially when it comes to protecting your hair when it’s in different states. Below are the two most common methods of wrapping your hair.
Bonnets are the most versatile method of wrapping your hair. They work with almost any style, but we mostly recommend using a bonnet when your hair is not styled or when you are protecting your natural curls. This is because bonnets can and will slide off in certain conditions.
If your hair is styled or braided, we recommend using a scarf. Scarves can be tied down to keep your hair in place. In addition, you can use a combination of a bonnet and a scarf to accommodate the needs of your hair or the style that you’re wearing.
As always we love you leave you with a question in hopes that your answers will help out another heat gang bae.
Have you been wrapping your hair correctly and what were you doing write or wrong?