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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

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Question:
Is it okay to put my damp hair up in a ponytail when I sleep?
Answer:
It's best to wait until your hair is totally dry before putting it up at night. And I've found buns or braids to be the most protective. While wet, your curls are forming into nice, firm curls that will last you all week if treated properly. If you put them up wet, they get smooshed. Some of them half dry, and other parts are wet, and the curls look sort of smashed, and they don't form as nice a curl pattern.

In a huge pinch, if for some reason the only time I was able to do my hair was at night, then I will braid my hair up soaking wet. Then undo it in the morning, and let it continue to dry, maybe re-wetting it a bit in the parts that dried really flat. It makes for a soggy pillow, and limp curls, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Personally, I wouldn't suggest putting your hair up in a high ponytail, or pulling it back loosely at night, either. The purpose of the braids or buns is to keep our hair calm, and to protect it at night. (A secondary plus can be that it helps loosen our tighter curls a bit if you are wanting it to look longer).

Leaving your ends loose in a ponytail instead of smoothing them down into braids or buns, you are pressing them upwards, the opposite direction of smoothing them. And a ponytail sounds like loose ends. Those ends desperately need protection, and having them swirling about on a pillow and rubbing against the fabric all night isn't ideal. This also causes much more tangling. And our hair tangles so much already, why make things harder? It doesn't take much longer to do a couple buns or braids than a ponytail. Also, by looping our hair through the fabric of the rubber band (even the good covered ones) of the ponytail causes wear and tear. The less we damage our hair, the longer it can grow.
 

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