Here’s how I protect my curly hair at night to minimise frizz, reduce dryness and prevent damage. Retain moisture and shine, maintain curl definition and boost root lift and volume. So my wash day results last longer throughout the week. And I don’t have to spend time, money and more product (and packaging) refreshing on the days in between!
How I Protect my Curly Hair at Night
I’ve tried lots of different ways to protect my curly hair at night over the last five or six years. I’ve found a way that works best for my curly hair, whether my hair is short, long or mid-length. It works so well in fact, that I literally don’t have to do a thing to my hair in between my wash days!
I invested in a really good quality silk pillowcase, and a silk hair wrap. Which although they’re quite expensive, you’re spending money once, to save money for months and years to come. Because my hair looks so good on the days in between my wash days. I don’t have to use more product and packaging refreshing my hair every day.
Not to mention the amount of time it saves me! I’m a single mum with two kids, one of them has ADHD and ASD. I’ve also got two dogs, a partner and I run my own business. So saving time on the morning not having to refresh makes a huge difference to my day!
No Need to Refresh!
There’s nothing worse than putting lots of time and effort into your wash day. Styling your hair just how you like it. Only to wake up the next morning with flattened, stretched out curls and dry, frizzy hair full of knots and tangles. It wasn’t until I figured out how to protect my curly hair at night, that I was able to make my washday results last. And my hair look and feel better, for longer.
If you protect your hair properly at night, you shouldn’t have to refresh your hair on the days in between washing. Providing you had a good washday to begin with. Used the right styling products to give you the results you want. And used enough product to make those results last. Which means protecting your hair at night can also save you precious time, hard-earned money spent on using more product. And packaging – which is much better for the environment.
Recommended Reading: Washday Workbook, How To Build a Curly Hair Routine and my LMG Styling Method
Not just curly hair…
If you have straight hair, protecting it at night is really important and beneficial too. As it will help reduce and avoid the use of heat styling tools. Such as wands, tongs and straighteners in between washdays – and the added heat damage that comes with it.
But even if you get a blow dry, or do heatless curls. (Check out Silke London’s Heatless Curler – CURLMAVEN for 20% off at LOOKFANTASTIC) You’ll still benefit from protecting your hair at night. As it will help maintain your smooth, frizz-free style, retain moisture and shine and protect your hair from dryness, damage and breakage.
Put it in a Pineapple
Perfect for mid-length to long hair
My favourite way to protect my curls at night is to put it up in a pineapple. Which I’ve been doing for years, decades actually! You want to put your hair in a pineapple right at the very top of your head. So whether you sleep on your front, back or sides, your curls won’t get squashed or flattened as you move around during the night.
It’s also really great for root volume! I always get more volume on day two and three hair, and that’s down sleeping with it in a pineapple. Not to mention it’s the easiest thing to do, and requires minimum time and effort. A pineapple is always a winner when you’re exhausted and ready to fall into bed at the end of the day!
Use a Scrunchie or Puff Cuff
Great for mid-length to long hair
Silk and satin scrunchies are back in fashion, widely available, and great for protecting curly hair at night. If you’ve got mid-length hair, a pineapple is fine. If you have longer hair, I recommend putting your hair in a loose bun (again, at the very top of your head) to protect it at night. This will minimise friction and frizz, and prevent the ends of your hair from drying out and losing definition.
Simply tie the scrunchie around the hair once. Then on the second loop, don’t pull the hair all the way through. Make sure you don’t twist your hair into a bun, as this will twist out your natural curl pattern. I find using a scrunchie can sometimes pull and stretch out my curl pattern.
So I prefer to use a Puff Cuff which is kind of like a round banana clip (kind of…). They can take a while to get used to and figure out how to secure them in the hair. And then take them back out again without getting them caught or tangled in your hair. But I use them all the time now, every single night!
I love Puff Cuffs because they don’t pull or stretch out the curls. Or leave any kind of bend or mark in the hair either. So when I take my hair down, it looks just as good as when I put it up! I use the Mini Puff Cuff when I’m putting it in a ponytail or pineapple. And the Micro Puff Cuff if I’m doing a half up/half down style, or using it on my daughter’s hair. Use code CURLMAVEN to get 15% off on the Puff Cuff website in the USA. Or 10% off Kiyo Beauty in the UK who ship worldwide.
If you have really fine hair, or low density (aka not much hair). A Puff Cuff may not be the best option for you as they will most likely just slide out of your hair. You’d be better off going with a scrunchie instead – like these ones from Silke London or Slip – CURLMAVEN for 20% off both brands (and many others) at LOOKFANTASTIC.
Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
Perfect for all hair lengths, but especially short hair
A silk pillowcase is the quickest, simplest and easiest way to protect your hair at night. And if you have short hair, it’s really the only thing you need to protect your hair at night. But if you have longer hair, and you do nothing else. Put your hair up in a loose pineapple at the top of your head, and sleep on a silk pillowcase. Done!
Cotton and linen are naturally absorbent, and can pull moisture from your hair (and your skin) while you sleep. The natural fibres can also create friction and frizz, drying out the hair and causing damage, breakage and split ends.
I’ve tried a few different silk and satin pillowcases from lots of different brands, and even made my own. But my favourite are the Slip Silk Pillowcases, which are made from the highest grade (6A) pure mulberry silk. Mulberry silk is finer, smoother, and when dyed, gives a more consistent, even colour than other silks. One of the reasons I purchased a Slip silk pillowcase was because of the colour, Rose Gold – which matches my bed linen perfectly!
Use code CURLMAVEN to get 20% off Slip at LOOKFANTASTIC.
Silk vs Satin
Fun fact: I’ve got a BA Honours Degree in Textile Design. So let’s have a quick chat about silk vs satin. Although satin is cheaper, often feels as smooth as silk, and also reduces friction more than cotton or linen. There are many benefits to investing in a real silk pillowcase that a satin pillowcase just can’t deliver.
Here’s why: pure silk is natural protein-based fibre, similar to our hair. Many hair products actually contain hydrolysed silk protein. Which helps to boost shine, improve elasticity, smooth, strengthen and retain moisture. But satin is a man-made material, so it doesn’t have the same benefits.
Silk is breathable, hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites. It’s also much less absorbent than other materials and therefore won’t draw moisture out the hair, or your skin. It’s also much softer and delicate on the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Silke London Hair Wrap
Great for short, mid-length and long hair
If you’ve read any of my annual Gift Guides or Favourite and Best Products of the Year, you’ll recognise the Silke London Hair Wrap. It’s my favourite way to protect my curly hair at night. I have them in lots of colours, and have been them using to protect my curly hair at night for years! They work great for all hair types and hair lengths. I continued to use mine when my hair was half way down my back. But if you have longer hair than that, you might be better off with a bonnet or Buff.
Yes the Silke London Hair Turbans are great quality. And yes they hold their shape really well, and come in lots of beautiful colours. But the biggest reason why I like them so much is because they’re tight enough to stay on all night. But not so tight that they give me a headache or leave marks on my forehead. They’re also big enough to fit all of my hair inside – and I’ve got a lot of hair!
If your budget is tight and you can’t afford a silk pillowcase, definitely consider investing in a Silke London Hair Wrap instead. Especially when you can get 20% off Silke London at LOOKFANTASTIC. They also do silk scrunchies in matching colours to the hair wraps too. You can see how I protect my curly hair at night, using the Silke London Hair Wrap, Puff Cuff and Slip Scrunchie in the video below:
Didn’t work for me
A popular way to protect curly hair at night is to use a silk scarf. I tried this for a while, but I found I had to wrap and tie it so tightly to keep it on during the night. That my curls got flattened, especially at the front and back. And I kept waking up with headaches and marks on my forehead.
Sleeping in the Buff
Perfect for really long hair
Wearing a silk scarf at night to protect my curly hair didn’t work, so I tried out the Buff for a while. Which is a seamless tube of stretch fabric that gives off some strong Marge Simpson vibes! And it worked great, but I still experienced some dryness and frizz. Which was most likely due to the material, which is a 95% recyclable performance microfibre that feels like a cotton jersey.
I still think this is the best option if you have really long hair. As it keeps the hair in the tube, instead of bunching it up in a bun or silk wrap, turban or bonnet. Top tip: slip the Buff over your head first. So it’s sitting around your neck before putting your hair up in a pineapple. Then gently pull the Buff up until one end is around your hair line. And then keep pulling gently until you’ve pulled it the full length of your hair. You can tie it at the end if you like.
I found it was tight enough to stay on during the night, but not too tight that it caused any headaches, or left those marks on my forehead or hair line. But often it would slip up at night, and flatten the back of my hair. Not as bad as the silk scarf though. You can also get the Buff in children’s sizes, which is what I use to protect my daughter’s hair at night. You can buy them in my Amazon shop in the USA or my Amazon Shop in the UK.
I really hope you found this updated post on how I protect my curly hair at night helpful. If you’re still not sure how to put your hair up in a pineapple, use the Puff Cuff or put the Silke London Hair Wrap on. Make sure you watch the video where I go through and demonstrate everything.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments. Or if you’ve found a different way that works best for your hair, I’d love to hear more!
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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. 🙂
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?
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.
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
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?
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
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.
Yup cotton pillowcase really ruin my hair. Ughhh
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?
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
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.
This is a great post — and also I love what you are wearing. Where did that set come from?
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.
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!
Celina S says
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?
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.
Deirdre Walsh says
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?
I’ve been trying lots of this for a while – the puff cuffs are great! Would love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies
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?
Is the silkskin pillowcase still the one you’d recommend or are there others? It’s sooo expensive!
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!
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!
And would love the hair wrap!
Lydia Foran says
I would love to win the purple turban you are wearing in the picture and scrunchies please! Thank you x
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! ♥
Clodagh McConnell says
Curl maven rocks!! Sooo many practical & simple tips in your blogs & videos!! Love & Appreciate all the hard work!
(Turban) Clodagh x
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
Nessie R says
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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!! 🙂
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!
I love your posts Gabriella, always so informative! I’d love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies
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!
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
I’d love the hair wrap and scrunchies!
Emily A says
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
Would love a silk pillowcase
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.
Jamie Bessler says
Hair wrap & scrunchies
NICOLETTA VERONESE says
Silk pillowcase,( for the giveaway) I have just purchased the wrap by your recommendation and I love it !
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!
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!
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!
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!
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,
Barbara Zeile says
I’d like to win the silk pillowcase. Thanks for your blog and videos. They are really helpful
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!
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!!!
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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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
Donna Louise Griffiths says
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.
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!
So informative as always! I’ll never say no to a great giveaway either! Would love the silk pillowcase
Thank you Gabriella! X
Great video and blog Gabrielle….thanks for all the info
I’d love the pillowcase to try for myself!
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 !
Excellent post. I can’t seem to get the turban to stay on all night though, should i just clip it in
Loved the post and the video! For the giveaway entry, I’m interested in winning the Slip Silk Pillowcase 🙂
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 🙂
What a great giveaway! I am aiming for Silke London Hair Wrap and matching Silke London Scrunchies!!! Great advices, Thanks!!
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
Would love to win a silk turban and scrunchies. Can never have enough of those! Thanks for all the helpful info.
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!
Larissa Hill says
I love all of these tips and tricks! Thank you for being so thorough 🙂
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
Colleen C. says
Thanks for the great article. I would love to try the slip pillowcase!
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
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!
Ashley V says
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!
Thanks for sharing all your curly girl knowledge.
Would love the silk wrap
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.
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…..
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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 ❤️❤️❤️
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!!
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.
Audra Schwarz says
Thanks for the sleeping
On curls video. I would love to try the silk hair wrap with scrunchies.
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
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…
Sarah-Jane Butler says
Puffcuff sounds amazing. Would love the slip pillowcase.
Thanks for the content x
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!
Nicole kinane says
Loved the blog as usual. Delighted to have you back this year!
Would love to try the silk hair wrap.
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.
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
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.
Sinead Reilly says
Thanks for all the top tips Gabriella! I’d love to win the Silke London Hair Wrap & scrunchies! ➿➰〰️
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
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
Emma forte says
Great post , thank you … pillowcase would be made very welcome in my bedroom ♥️
Josephine Samaki Kaner says
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
I love my SILKE hair wrap! I would love to win a pillow case! I love your content, thank you for sharing.
Jenny D says
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
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.
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.
I’d love to win the silk pillowcase. Thank you for all the tips. I am already using the Silke cap and love it!
Shelly Maither says
Great video and blog post. I would love the silk turban.
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
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!
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!
Triona Humphries says
Would love to win a silk pillowcase ❤️
Cliona F says
Great blog post and youtube video. Really helpful and informative. Would love to win the hair wrap and scrunchies. 😀
Ciara Cooney says
Hi Gabrielle! I would love to win the silk hair wrap and scrunchies. BTW I love your posts and advice. ➿
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.
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!
Such good info! I would love to win the hair wrap and Scrunchie for sure!
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
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.
Joanne O'Connor says
Great video. I’d love the silke London hair wrap and scrunchies. I love The Esme colour.
Would love to win the bonnet and scunchies!!
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.
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂
Becky Moe says
I’d love to win the bonnet and scrunchies–thanks for the chance!
Your content is always so wonderful. I have been wanting on of the turbans forever but haven’t invested in one yet!!
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.