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    do you guys braid your hair before you put on your hair cap, scarf, or just sleep on your satin pillow or do you just let it be? i just sleep on it or put the cap or scarf on top of it.

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    I NnschmeiX style it. I never put anything on my head b4 I go to bed. And when I used to, it would fall(slip, slide, or creep) off anyway. But I do sleep on a satin pillowcase, for what it's worth.

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    braid it for me because im tired of wetting my hair in the morning and having it dry over 6+ hours

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    what does NnschmeiXstyling it mean?

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    means going to be "as is"

    i keep my hair braided for the most part. when my hair is 'out' i just let it be. i can tie my hair down but it will slide off. but when im braided i do tie it down. keeps me from scratchin my scalp in certain areas.

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    I usually braid or twist my hair up every single night. I don't like spending too much time on it in the mornings. I just unravel and fluff. I use a satin scarf too..but I'd like some satin pillow cases for the nights when I'm too tired.

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    If I've been wearing a puf, I braid it at night so I dont have to fight with it in the morning.

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    Wearing a bonnet on my hair at night is a must.

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    I sleep on a satin pillowcase, but I hardly ever braid it up before I go to sleep. If it isn't already in a protective style, the chances of me braiding it up at nice to have a braidout the next day are slim to none.

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    okay so i've heard protective styles before...so is it something that protects the hair? and if so what exactly are protective styles? like what do they look like and what do they do?

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    Now that my hair is long enough, I make one braid before I put on my scarf. I noticed it helps keep my tangles down.

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    i brought this up asking because i tried to comb out my hair but the middle and upper part was so tangled and my hands were tired and i was going through it for at least an hour and it's just a mess..i feel like i can't comb trhough it and maybe braiding it would help..but my hair's so short the braids just unravel.

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    Yes protective styles are just that. They are any style...

    How often are you detangling your hair? Are you trying to detangle it dry? What kind of comb are you using? How have you been wearing your hair lately? What kind of products are you putting in it? Those things can have a lot to do with your hair being tangled. Furthermore, because you have 2 textures on your head, the p3rmed hair is always going to make your hair an even more tangled mess. You may want to try to do fat cornrows instead of box braids when you go to bed.

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    are you not allowed to say peremd or chemical fire cream? some people put it as r.elaxer or like you said p3rmed like it's a bad word or something.

    i tried once a week but i haven't tried doing it for probably 2 weeks and then i tried yesterday. no, i had conditioner in my hair but it was so kinked and i tried to seperate it but the seperated hair always came in with the part i was trying to comb out and then i would loose my place and if i tried to braid the parts i already did it came out.

    before going to college i put herbal essence conditioner for 2 weeks, then i did the shampoo and conditioner for one day, and i would mosturize it with olive oil it wasn't real olive oil it was some green organic root stimulator goop. now that i come to college i have a choice of mosturizing my very dry hair with doo groo or profectiv...;-; both don't like my hair but right now that's all i got and i don't have a car and no ride>.<; and i have pantine pro-v shampoo and condtioner..i feel that the no poo was to much for my hair so what i did was shampoo then condition and tried to comb it out with the condtioned hair but it was a no go. now after washing it my hair is all dry and doo groo didn't do much except for make it itch. and feel weird..>.<;

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    The title made me think that the OP was talking about braiding hair, while sleeping!!

    braiding before going to sleep every night...Errr nah not every single night..even when my hair is 'out' if im so lazy I just tie a scarf on top but not too tightly and sleep on it like that!

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    I thought the same thing.

    I usually to 2 loose flat twists if my hair is not in a braided or twisted style.

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    It is an absolute must that i sleep with a satin scarf on. I don't know why but ever since I have been natural I have done that. Shoot I even workout with my scarf on in the mornings AT the Gym IF I NnschmeiXstyle my hair or wear a puff NO I don't braid it at night.

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    how short is your hair, I've been able to braid mine with 3" I just have lots of sections.

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    i brought this up asking because i tried to comb...

    how short is your hair, I've been able to braid mine with 3" I just have lots of sections.

    i've never measured my hair and i don't know how..but i have recent pictures of my hair and it's the same length..if you look at this site you can see how long it is:

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    Those are word filters. Molly has made them for her...

    What are you putting on your hair to moisturize it? Itchies are very common when you are transitioning, and it can be worse if your hair/scalp is dry.

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    The only time I braided before bed is if I washed my hair the night before and did not plan on doing a set of twists.

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    i feel that the no poo was to much for...

    What are you putting on your hair to moisturize it? Itchies are very common when you are transitioning, and it can be worse if your hair/scalp is dry.

    okay i'll try the shower cap thing. first i put this green olive oil organic root stimulator thingie..that's the title of it i think...that was at home..now that i'm in my dorm all i have is doo gro and profectiv(the yellow one) i tried both and my hair liked neither..today i tried using just sprinkling water on it and i think i'll do that till i can go to a store.

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    Braid it most of the time because it's easier for me to handle ALL that hair when I get up in the morning if it's already sectioned off.

    Kinkyg

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    I always braid my hair before putting on a scarf.

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    You know what jessicakitty? I have been going back and forth with the question of what to do with my hair at night before bed (well really, what to do with my hair period, lol)...

    I was previously wearing my hair 'as is'... not braiding, twisting, or anything... just out loose. Whenever I wore it this way, I would either wear a satin bonnet or a plastic cap over my head. The plastic cap would keep my hair very moisturized. In the morning, I would just take off the cap, fluff with my fingers, and go. With the satin bonnet, I would have to either moisturize my hair in the morning or rinse w/ water or co-wash in the shower. That was too much for my hair.

    I'm also the type of person that gets bored with styles easily. I was tired of wearing my hair in a shrunken twa every week. Most of the time, my hair was soft and moisturized, and other times it would be dry and not in a cute shape. I would also notice some minor breakage from it staying all coiled up all the time.

    My natural hair is 4.5+/- inches all over. I have decided to start wearing my hair stretched out in an afro puff or braidout. I love wearing my hair stretched out in an afro puff style. So I have also decided to start braiding my hair each and every night to prevent tangles and dryness and in order to keep this stretched out style for 1-2 weeks. In order to do this, I do this on my wash day (for me, I'm washing my hair only every 1-2 weeks):
    1. Shampoo my hair
    2. Condition with LeKair Cholesterol Plus: this is when I detangle my hair with a Jilbere Shower Comb thoroughly but gently
    3. Moisturize hair with S Curl "No Drip" Activator Moisturizer
    4. Start braiding hair in sections. For each section, I apply either vaseline OR grease OR oil
    5. Let my hair airdry in this braids with a scarf over your hair
    6. In the morning, unravel, and then finger fluff or gently pick out with a wide-tooth comb, K-Cutter, or metal pic. Then I place a satin scarfband around my edges to sport an afro puff
    7. At night, I just braid my hair back up and wear a satin scarf over my hair

    Any questions, feel NnschmeiX to ask. Hope that helps.

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    I wear twists most times, but when I wear my hair loose, I never do the braid or twist at night, I just tie a scarf on my head. I normally conditioner rinse the next day, but sometimes, I just fluff and go

    ETA: I never understood the braid and twist at night probably because when I do that I get a twist or braid out look or my hair comes out almost straight when I do huge plaits on dry hair.

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    ETA: I never understood the braid and twist at night...

    So when you wear your hair loose at night, what does it look like in the morning??? Does your hair ever shrink up or get smashed or tangled up??? If not, how do you prevent that from happening if you do not twist or braid your hair at night???

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    For puffs I make fat twists b-4 bed time, tied down w/ a satin scarf, and in the morning I will spritz and finger-fluff it. I've stopped using my pick because I like the NnschmeiX-form-puff look now.

    If I have plaits or twists, I just sleep in a satin scarf.

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    Now that its longer, it pretty much looks the same as before me going to sleep, just a little flat, all I have to do is just shake it or fluff it a little. When my hair was shorter, it would looked smashed, but again I normally would do a conditioner rinse the next day. I don't do anything to prevent it from tangling at night. I guess i don't understand how peoples' hair get tangled just by sleeping on it if you have scarf or bonnet on it.

    Here are pics taken almost a year ago:

    My puff before going to sleep:

    Here's the next morning after releasing the night before, tying a scarf on it and fluffing it the next day:

    Heres it with elastic band:

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