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My hair is too short to put in one braid or bun at night. I sleep on a satin pillow, but in the morning the ends seem fuzzy and tangled. How do I preserve my curls?
At night it's important to protect your hair in some way, and the best way is with braids or buns. If your hair isn't long enough for one, you can always do two or more of them. The important thing is to keep your hair safe at night.

It's best to put your hair up at night in as many braids or buns as needed. Then, to refresh your hair in the morning, undo your braids. Wet your hands, then take about a quarter size of a good combing conditioner on your palm,and rub your hands together. Smooth your hands over your hair, concentrating on any fuzzy areas.

I usually do this once over my hairline because it gets really fuzzy when I sleep. Never comb, brush, or finger comb your hair at this time. Then you can add another splop of conditioner, add a bit of water, and smooth this over the ends of your curls. This will help refresh them.

When I take out my braid in the morning, it looks like my curls are flattened. But after smoothing a bit of water and combing conditioner on them, they curl right back up. Repeat this over any fuzzy parts until they are smooth. If you have shorter hair you can twirl your curls for cute spirals, wet your hands, apply conditioner, and twirl any spirals that got smashed or fuzzy (still, it's best not to comb, brush, pick, or finger comb).

To keep your curls well defined, it's best not comb, brush, or finger-comb your hair once it's dry. Wet your hands, then put a little combing conditioner on them. Rub them together, then smooth them over your hair. I do my hairline, then put more water and conditioner in my hands, then my ends, then again for the whole head. And if needed, one more time to re-smooth any curls that got fuzzy or untwisted or tangled up. You may need to get individual curls pretty damp with water and the combing conditioner, and re-twist around your finger the way Aja was doing to take care of any curls that got smashed of tangled over night.

By doing this every morning, my hair lasts about a week. After you smooth them with water and conditioner (so they are just damp only), by the time they dry, your curls will be back and refreshed. You can also go over any of your little doodles that got fuzzy, smashed or untwisted while you slept, and retwist them with water and conditioner.

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