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Old December 7th, 2005, 06:58 AM   #31
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I either sleep with my hair in a braid, which is very comfortable, or I wear it loose and put it above my head on the pillow.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:17 AM   #32
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I always, always contain my hair before going to bed!! I have tried high buns but they make my scalp ache when I take them down so I usually wear a braid (English, French, Dutch, or Dianyla) or a sectioned ponytail. I also use a satin pillowcase. It all helps to make detangling much quicker in the morning and keeps DH from ripping my hair out or being strangled himself! And, at least for me, it becomes second nature to pull the tail over a shoulder; I can't get to sleep if my hair isn't pulled in front of me!

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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:54 AM   #33
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I used to pony-tail with an elastic before bed but that caused damage. I've tried loose, but it gets in the way when I turn over and again there was damage. I now alternate between a loose braid, not fastened....usually make it through the night and a high, loose bun held by a stick or a couple of those plastic things with a spring and teeth (I must look up the correct name of that hair toy).

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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #34
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

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... loose bun held by a stick or a couple of those plastic things with a spring and teeth (I must look up the correct name of that hair toy).

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Old December 7th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #35
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I wear two loose braids. But I only braid the last 2 inches of hair.
Since my hair is really layered it looks like my hair is still open.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #36
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

It's not the *sleeping* part that damages hair, AFAICT. It's the combing out the tangles next morning that's the real problem. If you don't get tangles, then go for the comfort. I never worried about it until my hair was about waist length - then the tangles really slowed down my morning routine. So I have a low braid at night. Tuck it into my nightgown, down the back.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #37
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I haven't slept with my hair out for years, until last night. I had just COed and it was almost dry and I decided I didn't want braid waves the next day, so I just took it all out and put it sort of above my head on my pillow. I didn't notice any more tangles than usual, in fact Ithink there were less because I wasn't sleeping ON it.

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Old December 7th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #38
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I am a little surprised to report that I prefer sleeping with a loose bun positioned very high on top of my head. I have always slept with my hair loose, so this is quite a change for me.

I think I was motivated to "learn to like it" because my husband would end up sleeping on my hair, and I would get "trapped". Not good.

I tried braids, but they got so extremely frizzy, I couldn't believe I wasn't doing my hair some serious damage.

Every now and then, I sleep with just-washed hair tossed loose over the top of the pillow. It works OK, but I am always leery of it working its way down and getting rolled on.

It is interesting to read what works for some and not for others. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 04:04 PM   #39
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

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Some say its better to keep your hair in a bun or tied in a pony tail when you go to sleep. Is it actually better for your hair??
It will tangle really badly!
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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:00 PM   #40
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

I've never been able to sleep with my hair loose no matter what the length and when it was really long I always seemed to wake up with my hair around my throat trying to throttle me. With it shorter I go for a ponytail or scunci bun and when it gets longer I go for the single braid down my back to keep it out of trouble.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #41
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Re: Sleeping with your hair tied up??

Well.

I sleep with my hair down. But.

1.) My S.O. Likes to turn around and sleep on my hair, and when I go to move.. OUCH. I pull half of it out of my head.

I have put my hair in braids before.. but when I wake up.. I get all these loose hairs standing straight on top of my head.. so I figure that I have been causing damage from tossing and turning that way.

One thing I have to mention here LOL forgive me.. but I have to

what about hmmm .. what about " S " ??? I mean.. isn't it more feminine to have our hair down? I wouldn't feel so with my hair up or in braids.

I know this thread is about 'sleeping' but when I go to bed.. I have other things in mind before I go to sleep.

Just my opinion. but I think that sleeping with it down.. or up still will cause some damage.

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