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  1. Very informative and helpful for a mom with very straight hair looking to help her daughter with wavy hair!

  2. Virginia Blossoms says:

    Fantastic tips! Your advice on using a silk pillowcase, hair wrap, and scrunchie for protecting curly hair at night is helpful for many. The Personal experiences make the recommendations trustworthy. The video demo is a nice touch for visual learners. Kudos on the informative yet concise post! ‍♀️

  3. Aishwariya M says:

    Great article! As someone with curly hair, I know how important it is to protect our curls while we sleep. I love the tips you shared, especially using a silk pillowcase and a satin bonnet. These are game-changers for preventing frizz and maintaining the shape of our curls. I also appreciate the suggestion of using a pineapple or high ponytail to keep our curls intact. It’s such a simple yet effective technique. Another tip I’ve found helpful is to apply a leave-in conditioner before going to bed, as it helps to keep our hair moisturized and reduces breakage. Your personal experience and routine are also very helpful, and I love that you emphasize the importance of finding what works best for our individual hair types. Overall, this article is a great resource for anyone looking to protect their curls while they sleep. Thank you for sharing your tips and insights!

    1. Hi! Which one of these options is best to prevent hair loss along the hairline due to friction? My bonnet is starting to make my hairline recede 🙁 looking for the best way to still protect hair without damaging my hairline, help please!

      1. Gabriella says:

        A silk bonnet shouldn’t be causing the kind of friction that causes hair breakage and a receding hair line. The only way I could think of that happening is if it’s way, way too tight. But to answer your question, simply sleep on a silk pillowcase, and if your hair is receding and breaking that badly, I wouldn’t even recommend wearing it up in a pineapple at night or causing any kind of tension on the hair. I’d also do my Modified Rice Water Treatment once/week, as that strengthens the hair as well as promoting new hair growth, use a scalp growth serum like the Act + Acre Stem Cell Serum (use code CURLMAVEN for 20% off) and if it’s really bad, invest in the Current Body Hair Regrowth Helmet (use code CURLMAVEN for 15% off). I hope that helps.

  4. Good morning Gabriella. This was a helpful post, and the video is instructive for actually seeing the turban go on! I have only recently started growing my hair after 50 years of short crops. It is now below shoulder length and wavy curly, amazingly. I am lucky to have no heat or colour damage – I have had no colour since my twenties, am silver haired now and only ever used a hair dryer for root volume. Your blog posts have been an ally and aid to my new curled lengths; I have found Kiyo Beauty through you, and now use Bounce Curl Gentle Clarifying Shampoo, Innersence Light Conditioner, Treluxe Styling Serum and Flora and Curl Hibiscus Foam, with a chelating and clarifying shampoo once a fortnight. Sleeping with longer, curly hair is a trick to learn in my 50s! I use silk scarves in a satin weave (I am also a trained textile designer!) wrapped around my pillow, it helps. Idiotically, I didn’t consider a whole pillow case ( your rose gold pillowcase is inspiring and appealing)! I cannot, however, put my hair up in any way at all without significant scalp pain, sometimes just sleeping causes scalp pain- this is since recovering from COVID, which also caused hair loss (it’s a thing, widely reported in medical journals, time might heal the pain). Your blog is very full some and while I found my way through your comprehensive advice to ideal products for my older, silver hair, it may be helpful for other my age to see a post from you about older hair. If I was near you I would volunteer my head for pictures or a post! Very best wishes to you and yours.

  5. Your content is always so wonderful. I have been wanting on of the turbans forever but haven’t invested in one yet!!

  6. Becky Moe says:

    I’d love to win the bonnet and scrunchies–thanks for the chance!

  7. Lauren Hill says:

    Great video Gabrielle, and nice to see you looking happy and creating content again. I have a silk pillowcase and find it really helpful for keeping frizz at bay and its gentle on my skin.
    I would really love to try and hair wrap and scrunchies – I live in the UK and am getting married in June in Yellowstone National Park and these would be really useful for helping to keep my curls looking their best on my big day 🙂

  8. Dear Gabriella, thank you again so much for another inspirational and minutely detailed video for us curlies. After a life of fighting with my hair and grim experiences at hairdressers it was like finding the big sister I never had who could give me all the grown up tips to calm my curly hair challenges. I have been following your blog for a few years now and find your newsletter a big help in trying out new products and techniques to keep the curly hair journey simple, fun and do-able.. I just wanted to give you some gratitude for all you do for this community – something as simple as no longer grappling with your hair daily and feeling embarrassed by it – is life changing stuff. Thank you for the great video that went along with this – it really helped cleared a few things up for me – seeing how you tie your hair up was very helpful. Please enter me in your competition. I feel a silk pillow would be a great starting point for me so that is what I would love to win if at all possible. Thank you again and good luck to everyone that enters 🙂 Happy Equinox and Aries season!

  9. Delia Sauer says:

    Such great tips! Ever since I follow your advice my hair has gotten so healthy and I get up in the morning, shake my curls (maybe refresh some single strands here and there at day 3) and go on about my day! I use the Silke London Hairtubans already, but what I am still missing is a silk pillow case 🙂

  10. Ashley McDonald says:

    I’d love to win the pillowcase. I’ve only ever had a satin one so I’d love to have a real silk one.

  11. Would love to win the bonnet and scunchies!!

  12. Joanne O'Connor says:

    Great video. I’d love the silke London hair wrap and scrunchies. I love The Esme colour.

  13. Karen Howard says:

    Thanks so much for all the advice for our curly locks. I would love the Silke pillowcase as my hair is shorter so can’t get it up in a pineapple.

  14. Nadine O'Rourke says:

    I’d love the silk pillowcase, can never have too many. Keep up the great content. Learned so much from you on my curly journey x

  15. Such good info! I would love to win the hair wrap and Scrunchie for sure!

  16. Anastasia says:

    Thank you for all the advice and content! It has helped me so much. Thanks for this chance to enter the giveaway – would love the silk pillow case! Thank you!

  17. Karen O'Neill says:

    These tips have been so important to my curly hair night time routine. I’d love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies.

  18. Ciara Cooney says:

    Hi Gabrielle! I would love to win the silk hair wrap and scrunchies. BTW I love your posts and advice. ➿

  19. Great blog post and youtube video. Really helpful and informative. Would love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies. 😀

  20. Triona Humphries says:

    Would love to win a silk pillowcase ❤️

  21. Julia Marie Khoury says:

    I adore you and you are the best thing that has happened to my hair – EVER!!!
    Your information is always so detailed and very easy to incorporate! I fell your passion for what you do through your writing, posts and absolutely your videos. THIS was great! I have a turbon and could use more scrunches – but – that pillow case would be amazing as well, Still going to plan a trip to come see you in Ireland!!! Hopefully sooner than later!

  22. While I’ve been reading your blog for years, its only recently i’ve commited to some of your techniques and the transformation of my hair going from a wave to actual curls is unbelievable! The amount of people who now comment and say “I never realised you had curly hair” – my response is ~Me neither! I would love to win the puff cuff or the silk wrap – they would be a great addition to my curly transformation!

  23. Marina McNamara says:

    Thanks so much for this amazing blog post Gabriella, so much useful information! I have been using a silk pillowcase almost 2 years now thanks to you and have noticed a big difference in the condition of my curly hair. I would love love LOVE the silk hair wrap and scrunchies!! I have been wanting to purchase one for so long! Thank you for all your dedication and hardwork to educating the curl community x

  24. Shelly Maither says:

    Great video and blog post. I would love the silk turban.

  25. I’d love to win the silk pillowcase. Thank you for all the tips. I am already using the Silke cap and love it!

  26. A great blog, appreciation for you to make your writings helpful for such people like me who are looking for best haircare for curl and long hair too. But, I would like to know about the hair care ideas or tips to treat the dry and frizzy hair.

  27. Monica Sibello says:

    Great video and article – I’ve struggled with this concept as my hair is super fine and seems to get flattened no matter what I do. The silke london hair turban has definitely been the best so far of everything I’ve tried though!

    Would love the silk pillowcase for the giveaway.

  28. Fab blog post and YouTube video Gabriella! I have the silk pillowcase you recommend. Have to agree that it works. When I use a “normal” pillowcase, I wake up looking like I stuck my finger in a socket. So much static and hardly any curls. Would love a Silke London hair wrap/bonnet and silk scrunchies please to get my night routine down to a T. Thanks. Jenny

  29. I love my SILKE hair wrap! I would love to win a pillow case! I love your content, thank you for sharing.

  30. Awesome tips. I’ve found that for me just putting my hair on the top of my head and lying on a silk pillowcase works best. Mostly because I just can’t stand the feel of a cap at night. Would it be better with the extra protection? Definitely. But it’s pretty good even without it and a good night’s rest is more important to me. I would love the silk cap though-it’s perfect for travel. Much more chic than a bonnet!

  31. Great post and overall I love your blog! Have been using a satin pillowcase and its better than cotton but not ideal – also to hot in the summer. Would really line to try a silk pillow case.

  32. Emma Wyse says:

    Another great video with simple tips to follow, thanks Gabriella! I’ve been using a silk pillow case for a while and it really makes a difference. Your advice has really helped my curls feel loved and look great!
    I’d love to win the scrunchies and Silke hair wrap please!

  33. Monique Barnett says:

    March 2023 Exclusive giveaway!

    I would like to win all the products to be super honest lol. But I would love the hair wrap and scrunchies.

    My hair is severely damaged & I’ve recently found your blog. I’ve also now subscribed to your YouTube channel. I haven’t ordered any of the recommended products as yet, but I do plan to (especially one of the diffusers you’ve recommended) & I also plan to start my journey to repair my hair as it’s super thin & falls out by the loads. I don’t even want to go to hairdressers anymore because they always mention how damaged my hair is.

    I hope I can win as these items would help to start my hair repair journey. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Monique

  34. Josephine Samaki Kaner says:

    Hi Gabriella

    It’s been almost 3 years since I discovered the curly girl method, thanks to you and your blog.
    I’ve always rocked my curls, but never knew anything about protein/moisture, porosity and clarifying … But you certainly opened up my eyes to a whole new world – and hobby 🙂 Thank you so, so much for all the knowledge you share with all of us curlies!
    If I’m one of the lucky ones to win the giveaway, I would LOVE the SILKE hair wrap and scrunchies in navy

    Lots of curl love!
    Josephine from Denmark

  35. Emma forte says:

    Great post , thank you … pillowcase would be made very welcome in my bedroom ♥️

  36. Thanks so much for this blog post and the video on how to a pineapple! I always struggle with it but your video is easy to follow so will try it that way. I would love to win the silk pillowcases

  37. Kelly Pappas says:

    The silk pillowcase is the biggest game change I have found for myself and my daughter for reducing bed head. Makes such a difference. I would love the Silke London hair wrap to take it up to the next level! Thanks for the post Gabriella

  38. Sinead Reilly says:

    Thanks for all the top tips Gabriella! I’d love to win the Silke London Hair Wrap & scrunchies! ➿➰〰️

  39. I appreciate all the info you provide to the curly community. I appreciate all your blog posts, videos and ig. Looking forward to any of the giveaways.

  40. I have the Silke but wake up with an indent on my forehead 🙁 I think the elastic is a bit tight on me! Would love to win the pillowcase x

  41. Gabrielle Kromer-Müller says:

    I’d love to get the hair wrap and the scrunchies. I’m struggling every day on my wavy hair journey, but I like it. I’m 60 years old and your blog is very inspiring for me, thank you very much. Greetings from Germany.

  42. Nicole kinane says:

    Loved the blog as usual. Delighted to have you back this year!
    Would love to try the silk hair wrap.

  43. CAROLYN HALVORSEN says:

    Gabriella, you are the absolute best and the only curly girl I currently follow. Anything I need to know I’ve found out from you. I’d love to win a silk pillowcase! Thanks!

  44. Sarah-Jane Butler says:

    Puffcuff sounds amazing. Would love the slip pillowcase.
    Thanks for the content x

  45. I love my silk pillowcases. Ive been using the brand Luna for years now and love them but Im definitely due a new one as they’re quite old at this point. I am curious about the turban though. I remember looking at a beautiful navy one by Silke London and was thrilled when I saw its called The Kate! Hehe sad I know but I loved it…

  46. Great blog post as always. In my house the silk hair cuff sounds ideal as I can try on my daughter or my own curls

  47. Audra Schwarz says:

    Thanks for the sleeping
    On curls video. I would love to try the silk hair wrap with scrunchies.

  48. Loved the article and watched your video! I have been eyeing the silke turban for a while and will have to try it out. Been using a satin scarf instead at night which tends to move around a lot. Thank you for all your articles, you have changed my hair and confidence.

  49. Bonita Marion says:

    I love your blog, newsletters, and videos, and have learned so much while transitioning from blowing out my natural curls, to embracing them. I would be delighted to win the silk turban & scrunchies!!

  50. Hi Gabriella, love this post and video. As always you are of wealth of information. I’ve been following your method for the last 2 years and have learned so much. I learned that I have curly and not just ‘fuzzy’ hair!! I always had such a fear of the hairdresser but yesterday I got my hair cut and for the first time I was able to say exactly what I wanted, knowing how my hair behaves, and didn’t sit there shaking and praying in the chair so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My hair is also now past my shoulders where previously I had it shorter because I didn’t know what to do with it. I can wear it down with confidence and get lovely comments about my curls. It has done wonders for my sense of identity and confidence. I haven’t tried to protect my hair yet at night so after this video and blog post I’m going to give it a go. I’d love to try the hair wrap and scrunchies ❤️❤️❤️

  51. Hi Gabriella , just like the consultation this is so interesting and informative! Just started following your guidance and the immediate difference was unreal!! Still a bit to go but I’m going to be patient. I definitely need help with night time, my tossing and turning is ruing the lovely curls that are coming back. I think the hair wrap might help. Thanks for sharing this knowledge and setting me on the right track!

  52. Karina Kriek says:

    Thank-you for such an informative video. I’ve been following and trying all your techniques and advice.
    I would love to try the Silke London Hair Wrap and matching Silke London Scrunchies.
    My grey curls will be so thankful for this!!

  53. Helen Ward says:

    I’d like to win a silk pillowcase. I boughr a silke turban a few years ago and it didn’t work for me as it was too tight and flattened my curls, so I use it to scrunch out the crunch now!

  54. Helen Moore says:

    I appreciate all your hard work you put into the blogs and I’m loving the videos. Learn so much from you. It would be great to win the hair wrap and scrunchies.

  55. Nicola van Heerden says:

    You’re the only curly “influencer” I follow and just making small changes has changed my hair so much!

    I would love a Silke London Hair Wrap! The sleeping and protecting the curls is the only thing that I haven’t been able to nail yet!

    Thanks for all the educational posts and all the laughs!

  56. Karen Pedersen says:

    Thanks for the article. You are always so informative and detailed❤️
    I’d like the silk pillow case. Mine has seen better days and I need to replace. Thanks!

  57. Debbie McPhail says:

    Find your videos soooo useful. It’s been a journey still on it would love anything as I’ve spent so much products but maybe most of all the silk pillowcase…..

  58. Kathleen Porter says:

    Thanks Gabriella for all of the wonderful info all in one place. I have been wearing my hair curly for almost 4 years and you have been a big part of that journey 🙂 I would love to try the slip pillowcase. I have been using a satin one but now see the great benefits of a silk pillowcase.

  59. Thanks for sharing all your curly girl knowledge.
    Would love the silk wrap

  60. Hi! I absolutely love your posts, each one being so helpful and thorough. I came across your blog last year when I was anxiously searching up how to get my curls back after I got Covid. It wasn’t until after having covid that my curls were pretty much completely gone and I was left with dull, limp hair. I was so frustrated trying so hard to find some sort of solution as my curls have such a big part in my identity. I am so glad I was able to find your blogs! Your advice has dramatically helped me get my curls back by using products that you have recommended as well as trying the methods that you use. I would love to try the hair wrap and scrunchies!

  61. Tahmina Tinsley says:

    Great post, I started using the puff cuff following an older post and it honestly has made such a difference to my next day curls I have volume and pineapple stays put. Would love to try a Silke pillowcase!

  62. Thanks as always for your posts Gabriella. I brought the silke turban, puff cuffs and pillowcase based on your recommendations. My pillowcase could do with being replaced so would love to win one. Either way, grateful for all your social media content x

  63. Colleen C. says:

    Thanks for the great article. I would love to try the slip pillowcase!

  64. Larissa Hill says:

    I love all of these tips and tricks! Thank you for being so thorough

    I would love the scrunches and turban if I were so lucky

  65. Larissa Hill says:

    I love all of these tips and tricks! Thank you for being so thorough 🙂

  66. Emily Werger says:

    Such fantastic advice! I’d love to get a real silk pillowcase. I have satin ones which are great for now but I hope to upgrade at some point!

  67. Would love to win a silk turban and scrunchies. Can never have enough of those! Thanks for all the helpful info.

  68. Thank you for a great part as always.! Thanks to you I started initially using the silk pillow case and after your great arguments that the price of a turban is worth the price since you’ll be using it everyday, I finally bought one and it’s made such a difference! Thank you as always for your stellar advice!

    For the giveaway is line to win a silk bonnet and Scrunchies if I get selected! Xx

  69. What a great giveaway! I am aiming for Silke London Hair Wrap and matching Silke London Scrunchies!!! Great advices, Thanks!!

  70. I would love the hair wrap and scrunchies. I keep meaning to buy a new one as my current one is on its last legs 🙂

  71. Loved the post and the video! For the giveaway entry, I’m interested in winning the Slip Silk Pillowcase 🙂

  72. Excellent post. I can’t seem to get the turban to stay on all night though, should i just clip it in

  73. Sarah Mead says:

    Hey! Love this post, I got the silk cap last year based on your recommendation and it’s brilliant. I’ve a bit of a big head so was very impressed it actually stays on! Would love to win the pillowcase too, I travel a bit and this would be so handy !

  74. Great video and blog Gabrielle….thanks for all the info
    I’d love the pillowcase to try for myself!

  75. So informative as always! I’ll never say no to a great giveaway either! Would love the silk pillowcase
    Thank you Gabriella! X

  76. That hair wrap would be amazing! I’ve tried the puff cuff, pillow cases, and scarves before. My hair is a bit too short and fine for these, but that wrap would definitely work!

  77. Donna Louise Griffiths says:

    Hi Gabriella!

    Great post as always.. so much useful info. Thank you!. I do prefer my silk pillowcase as opposed to a turban.. simply because I can’t keep the turban on . I’m a wriggle bum in bed and the turban ends up at the end of my bed.. under my bed and under the covers!. Plus I find my head gets a little too warm!.
    I’ve just washed my last silk pillow case on a hot wash accidently and ruined it.. so I’m in doesorate need for a new one. So I’d love to request this in your competition.
    Thanks Gabriella!.
    Donna ☮️❤️

  78. Hi Gabriella! Lovely content as always.
    I’d like to enter the giveaway for the silk pillowcase please.
    Hope you have a wonderful day <3

  79. The hair wrap is fabulous – really works and keeps curls as good as new. I’d be lost without it… I’d love to win another!

  80. Kelly Kimmel says:

    Using these methods really do work! I’m looking forward to either winning the pillowcase or eventually purchasing it as I’m already using the Silke London Hair Wrap and it’s been super!

  81. Excellent post and video! I have been wanting to try this silk turban for some time. I have been using a buff, but I do experience some dryness and stretching in my underneath layers.

  82. Love this!! I have been well and truly curl mavened I love my Silke London hair wrap and the puff cuff is a real game changer!! Just need the silk pillow case to finish off the set now Thank you Gabriella, you have given me a love for my curls that I never had. And now I’m spreading the Curl Maven Mantra far and wide xx

  83. Sarah McDonagh says:

    I’d love to win the silk pillowcase fab post and video as always got the silk cap two years ago on your recommendation and haven’t looked back!

  84. Hey lovely!!! I’ve been reading and following a lot of your recommendations and I just can’t thank you enough for all the good stuff you’ve shared over the time…

    Now and for the giveaway I would love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies

    Once again, thank you so much for all you have done so far for us the curly girls ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  85. Melissa Fisher says:

    What a great video! I have a silk pillowcase, but I would love to win the silk turban. I love your content and have learned so much. Thank you!!!

  86. I’ve been wanting to try a new routine at night, because what I’m doing isn’t working well! I’d love to try the hair wrap!

  87. Barbara Zeile says:

    I’d like to win the silk pillowcase. Thanks for your blog and videos. They are really helpful

  88. Rachel Mountney says:

    Hiya, delighted to hear there will be more content on YouTube as I’m taking a break from Instagram!
    I’d love to try the silk turban, black if they have it (for my inner curly goth)
    Lots of love,
    Rachel.

  89. This is great! I’m interested in the turban – I do want to know that it will stay on all night and not gradually slip off. I’ve been using a cap the has straps that toe on tightly to hold it in place. But not looks kinda silly, and besides, I need more than one nightcap. So thank you for this.

    I looooooove your ringlets – they’re just delicious!

  90. I really struggle with overnight protection, I have fine hair and I toss and turn A LOT, I’ve not found anything that really protects without smushing them or stretching them out. I’d love to win that hair wrap and see if that would work for me!

  91. Oh my, this giveaway is everything! I’ve been considering buying a new buff, since I’ve used mine for years now and it’s a bit stretched. But I’ve seen you raving about the Silke hair wrap forever and it’s been on my wishlist for so long too! Even though I’m convinced it’s worth the investment, it’s something I’d easily treat myself with. I’d love to win it!

  92. Debby Babcock says:

    Pillowcase, please. Thank you. I always look forward to your posts, so much to learn! I’m getting closer to 2 years into Curly Girl & see so much improvement! I chemically straightened over 50 years before going natural color & texture. Your products & styling recommendations for hi-porosity, coarse hair would be appreciated! Thank you & God bless!
    Debby

  93. NICOLETTA VERONESE says:

    Silk pillowcase,( for the giveaway) I have just purchased the wrap by your recommendation and I love it !

  94. Jamie Bessler says:

    Hair wrap & scrunchies

  95. After years of hating my curls, I found my way. All thanks to you. I wear only curls, use products you recommend. Super happy with my curls

    I have the silke London hair wrap and I love it. I would love to have a silk pillow case.

  96. Would love a silk pillowcase

  97. Love this article with the details on which works best. I really appreciate the short hair as I feel like short curly hair gets missed a lot. I’ve been frustrated with sleeping with curly hair so I think I’ll give it another go with some of the items I’ve got and try again.

    Giveaway answer: Hair wrap and scrunchies

  98. I’d love the hair wrap and scrunchies!

  99. Kate Bell says:

    I would love the hair wrap and Scrunchies please! Thank you! My favourite colour is khaki green to match my green eyes x

  100. Francesca Amari says:

    After watching your video and reading the blog, I just invested in a silk pillowcase and Hair Wrap. I haven’t tried them yet, but will start this weekend! Thanks for all your great tips and information – and resources! They’re invaluable!

  101. I love your posts Gabriella, always so informative! I’d love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies

  102. Your directions of using a puff cuff and a silk or satin scrunchie to put hair in a pineapple, then cover with a silk hair wrap/turban, have been so helpful for protecting my wavy, medium density, shoulder length hair at night – I swear by this process.

    I love the Silke London hair turbans for this, so I think they would have to be my preferred option as opposed to a silk pillowcase, along with one of the Silke London scrunchies for gently piling my hair on the top of my head before covering with the turban. Your discount code for Lookfantastic has been a massive help for purchasing these products, thanks!

  103. Nancy Rush says:

    Great video/blog post – super helpful! Thank you too for the giveaway. If I’m selected I would love the silk pillowcase!! 🙂

  104. Love the video you did for this – I’m still trying to figure out my best nighttime routine. With low density hair (I don’t have the volume to fill out a puff cuff – I’ve tried! – or a loose scrunchy), Would you recommend changing the approach with that sort of hair? I’d love to try the Silke Turban!!!!!

  105. Nicole Pettay says:

    I use the Silke London hair wrap but I don’t have a silk pillowcase yet so any time my hair does escape the wrap while I’m sleeping it gets pretty frizzy. A silk pillowcase is the next thing on my list.

  106. Archie The Wonder Dog says:

    This is fantastic blog post, thank you for taking the time to create it and the YouTube video, they’re really helpful. My hair isn’t long enough to put in a pineapple so I clip it up using two claw clips, one on top of my head and then one on my crown (and the rest either just stays down or gets clipped up with hair grips) which works better than leaving it down. I’d love to try a silk pillowcase.

  107. My hair health and appearance has improved so much since I had my curl clinic with you at the end of 2021 Gabriella! I’m still learning as I go (as I still face a few issues) but definitely such an improvement. Would recommend it to anyone who is struggling with their hair or just finds it all overwhelming. Your YouTube video was amazing and would love more, definitely a hair wash and hair drying/diffusing routine. I’d love to win the silk pillowcase please. Please keep making these blogs and videos, so extremely helpful you don’t even know! x

  108. I use a puff cuff and different sleep bonnet but I’d love to win the scrunchie and silk London wrap and give that a try!

  109. Got my hair cut very short and now when I wake up it’s insane looking. I think some form of hair buff is definitely needed! Your hair always looks so healthy!

  110. Karen Lester says:

    I recently got a puff cuff after seeing your FB story about using them for sleeping and it’s been a game changer for me! I used to use a satin scrunchie but it would always fall out or cause my hair to be squashed – so the puff cuff is brilliant at holding my hair in place without leaving an impression! Must try a silk turban next!

  111. I’m a firm believer in the slippy pillowcase and it definitely helps extend my waves so I don’t have to refresh at all, but I must admit I’d been using a cheap satin one for budget reasons – I’d love to try the silk pillowcase to see the difference Great blog!

  112. I really need to upgrade to a silk pillowcase – my cheap satin one is falling apart and just not doing it for my short curly hair

  113. Clodagh McConnell says:

    Curl maven rocks!! Sooo many practical & simple tips in your blogs & videos!! Love & Appreciate all the hard work!

    (Turban) Clodagh x

  114. Maria Malaveci says:

    Hi Gabriela! I love all your content! Hope I am commenting in the right section! I think it is super important to protect our curls at night, and I have heard such wonderful things about this cap and have always wanted one! I appreciate the opportunity to win! Would love the cap and scrunchies! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day! ♥

  115. I recently got my hair cut and now it’s about should length when styled, I have 2c-3a hair. I also have fine low-density hair, should I get layers I have tried using a bonnet to sleep with pineapple, but my hair looks terrible and all the curl has fallen out. Please help!

    1. And would love the hair wrap!

    2. Lydia Foran says:

      I would love to win the purple turban you are wearing in the picture and scrunchies please! Thank you x

  116. Is the silkskin pillowcase still the one you’d recommend or are there others? It’s sooo expensive!
    Thanks x

    1. Gabriella says:

      I’ve switched to using Slip Silk pillowcases, which I have a 20% discount code at Look Fantastic using code CURLMAVEN, they ship worldwide. And if you get the twin pack, it’s actually quite affordable!

  117. Hi Gabriella,
    Thank you for all this info and on your blog!
    I have extremely protein sensitive hair. Do you know if the silk protein in the silk scarf will cause frizz?

    Thank you,

    Dot

  118. Deirdre Walsh says:

    Hi Gabriella

    I purchased the Kate Silke London turban wrap and I’ve watched your video on how you put it on before bed.

    My hair is quite long with 2c/3a loose curls and waves so I pineapple and then try to place the turban on my head following your instructions but it’s very difficult to flick the pony part of my hair in and then pull the turban back over my head.

    Now that your hair is much longer, how do you manage it?

    Are you planning an updated tutorial?

    Many thanks.

    Deirdre

    1. I’ve been trying lots of this for a while – the puff cuffs are great! Would love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies

  119. Hi! I’ve been trying to look after my curls for a while now after years of scraping them back into a ponytail 😀 I’ve noticed I tend to get flat straggly curls right at the back of my head, I wonder if its that I don’t look after the bit I can’t see as well? or that I’m sleeping on it? Any thoughts would be really appreciated please! I have noticed that the back is also a fairly different colour (naturally) though, so maybe it’ll always stay like that?

    1. Hi Celina, if you’ve been scraping your curls into a ponytail for years, then it’s going to take a while for the hair to heal and repair the damage caused from that. Just because you stop causing the damage every day, doesn’t mean the damage is going to repair straight away. But it’s also worth bearing in mind that you can have different curl patterns on your head, that’s very common. And things like coats, jackets, collars, hoodies and scarves can all affect the bottom layers of your hair.

  120. Love these silk suggestions! I know you have used the silk scarf to create the pineapple which is a great idea. I’ve found silk turbans to be really useful and so much so we set up our own unique brand of affordable turbans. They are ready made so look really cute like the 1940s retro head scarf style and stay put.. but Good fitting is paramount so it doesn’t slip off at night so we make sure there is a range of sizes for hair and head shapes. Would love you to check them out and see what you think!

  121. This is a great post — and also I love what you are wearing. Where did that set come from?

    1. Would you believe, that’s my mom’s silk teddy from decades ago! It’s vintage at this stage. But I’m pretty sure she bought it in Harrods, London.

  122. Em Baines says:

    Inspired by this .. have tried to purchase puff cuffs but they seem to be out of stock everywhere ( I’m in the uk)
    Have you any suggestions for a similar alternative product that I can get hold of ? Thanks

    1. Sorry, I’m not aware of any product that’s similar. PuffCuffs are extremely unique. I bought a multi pack over 3 years ago and still have them all, none of them have broken or been lost. I would just keep trying. You can get 10% off PuffCuff using code CURLYCAILIN1O.

  123. Alice Gray says:

    Hey, thanks for your great post! I’ve seen quite a few things regarding buffs, but I was wondering – will they not have the same affect as cotton pillowcases in that they’ll absorb the hair’s moisture and cause breakage?

  124. Yup cotton pillowcase really ruin my hair. Ughhh

  125. Great post addressing options for flattened curls at night. A common challenge for us curly girls. I was intrigued when I first heard about the pineapple but I have not tried it yet.

    I have been sleeping on silk pillowcases for years and will not sleep without them. Satin refers to a type of fabric weave. Traditionally silk was used for satin fabric but in modern times and in order to offer a cheaper option, polyester satin is what is more readily available and what most people think of when they hear the word satin. If you want to make sure you are getting a high quality silk pillowcase that will hold up well look for the silk momme weight. Anything 19 momme and up will be a great option. If it has a satin or charmeuse weave even better for no friction.

  126. Hi Gabriella. I’ve been doing Curly Girl since my sister suggested it to me in June and your blog has really helped navigate the different aspects of it. I try to do the pineapple at night, but my hair is down past my shoulder blades so I kinda have to put it in a bit of a bun/pineapple thing instead. Do you have any other suggestions that might help for someone with longer hair?

    Thank you!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Kat, so glad you’ve found my content helpful on your journey. Yes, if your hair is longer, looping it into a loose bun instead of a pineapple is the best way to protect it at night – or my preferred way anyway. There are also silk bonnets which are great for longer hair, but I find they can sometimes flatten the curls. Hope that helps x

  127. Thank you for this post! I’ve been following SOME CG methods for a long time, not realizing I was following CG methods. So when I discovered there was more to it than just using sulfate-free co-wash only twice a week, I went down the rabbit hole. Fortunately, my journey to Wonderland landed me here! At your fabulous blog! So here’s my issue, my roots are still getting oily pretty easily by day 2 or 3, I’m guessing because I haven’t found the right balance yet. Consequently when I take out the pineapple, my roots are so pasted upright that it’s more than just “lifted.” It’s like it’s not lying in the correct direction and that impedes the ability of all of it to “settle.” The canopy sits on top awkwardly and the underlying bits lose the beautiful curls that were visible in the pineapple because of the canopy crushing them with it’s awkward non-settling. Before I knew about CG I would loosely braid my hair at night to keep my curls from getting frizzy, then shake them out in the morning and scrunch. Admittedly, the volume was negatively impacted, as were the curl patterns close to the scalp on my crown. Now that you’ve basically heard my life story (haha), do you have any suggestions other than the silk pillowcase? Should I just try leaving it down and see what happens? Thank you so much! You’re blog has been so helpful. 🙂

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Megan, thanks so much! So glad you found your way to my little corner of the internet. I’m wondering if the products you’re using are too heavy and that’s what’s causing your roots to become so greasy and all the things you described. A silk pillowcase isn’t going to fix that. What products are you currently using?

      1. I think you were right! I’ve switched to some lighter product lines, principally removing Shea Moisture products from my routines and that seems to have helped. Now that I’ve solved the oily roots issue, I’m finding that although I can get to day 4 or 5, when I pull the pineapple out, the back of my hair is mostly straight…every day. It’s like it’s pulled out the curl. I’ve been having to use a lot more water to refresh and almost completely re-styling. Solve one problem… on to the next! Haha. Thanks for your feedback.

        1. Helen Jordan says:

          My hair has lost its curl over the years. The front is always less curly than the back. I wear my hair in a pony tail everyday more practical for work. I recently purchased different products you recommended. Hopefully they’ll help my fine curlyish hair! I’d like to try the silk wrap in my hair for night. Thanks for the advice! Helen

    2. I want to be happy about this but your day 2 curly hair is clearly ironed. That’s not natural curls. As a white chick who has struggled with curly hair her entire life, and now has a daughter with not only curly a$$ hair, but is also a fiery redhead, I’m looking for better content. Not “suggestions” from a put together website from other websites. It bothers me that you curl your hair with rollers or irons and post it as if it’s something great.

      1. Gabriella says:

        EXCUSE ME?!?! I take my authenticity, honesty and responsibility VERY seriously! And I would NEVER lie or MISLEAD my audience. You clearly haven’t ever followed me on social media or seen my content before, otherwise you’d know I do this routine live on stories all the time, and take my hair down and it looks EXACTLY like this. You also don’t know my story and the whole reason I started this blog and method – for the EXACT same reason as you. I’m a white woman who’s struggled with my curly hair all my life, and then my daughter came along and has the most stunning curly hair so I wanted to do better for both of us and set the right example. So to have you, a stranger on the internet, come and make such wild accusations filled with so much negativity is NOT okay! It bothers ME that you would think it’s okay to do that. If you don’t like my content – clearly you haven’t tried it otherwise you’d know my tips, advice and recommendations work! – then go somewhere else and don’t leave such negative, accusatory comments on people’s content you know nothing about!