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How to Care for Afro Hair at Night

Written by: Marie Darmyn



Time to read 2 min


If you're like most black women, you probably spend a lot of time and effort on your hair. After all, our hair is often seen as a symbol of strength and beauty. But what you may not realize is that how you care for your hair at night can be just as important as what you do during the day. Here are some tips on how to care for afro hair at night so you can wake up looking and feeling your best.

  1. Put Your Hair in a Pineapple 

If you have afro hair, you know that one of the worst things that can happen is to wake up with a head full of knots. To avoid this, put your hair in a pineapple before you go to bed. This simply means gathering your hair into a high ponytail on top of your head. Not only will this keep your hair from tangling overnight, but it will also help preserve your style so you can just grab and go in the morning.

  1. Invest in a Silk Pillowcase

If you don't already have one, invest in a silk pillowcase. Silk is much gentler on your hair than cotton or other fabrics, so it's less likely to cause breakage or frizz overnight. Plus, it'll help keep your style intact longer so you don't have to worry about re-doing it every morning. 

  1. Moisturize Before Bed 

Another important step in caring for afro hair at night is to moisturize before bedtime. This helps ensure that your hair doesn't become dry or brittle overnight, which can lead to breakage. Choose a moisturizer that's rich in natural oils like jojoba or coconut oil, and apply it from root to tip before heading to bed. 

  1. Seal Your Ends

After applying moisture, be sure to seal your ends with an oil or butter of your choice. This helps prevent split ends and protects your hair against damage overnight. Popular options include shea butter, olive oil, and avocado oil. Just apply a small amount to the ends of your strands before pineapple-ing or braiding for the night. 


  1. Don't Forget About Your scalp


It's important to remember that your scalp needs love too! Be sure to massage some selected oil into your scalp before bedtime as part of your nightly routine.. Not only will this help keep your scalp healthy, but it can also promote hair growth. A little goes a long way when it comes to oils, so start with just a few drops and work them in well.. You can also try using a jade roller or Gua Sha tool to massage your scalp if you prefer.. 

Caring for afro hair at night doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.. Just follow these simple steps and you'll wake up with healthy, happy hair. Do you have any other tips on how to care for afro hair at night? 


Until next time,



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