Do you like to shower at night? Have you ever tried a nighttime curly hair wash routine?
If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second, keep on reading because I’ve switched up my wavy type 2b hair routine, and I LOVE it.
Embracing your curls doesn’t always have to mean an intense wash day routine in the morning. You can switch things up and do some of the steps at night before hitting the hay.
Discovering a Nighttime Curly Hair Wash Routine
I believe I was scrolling through Instagram one day, and I saw a fellow curly-haired gal mentioning how she was experimenting with doing some of her wash routine at night.
For someone who prefers to shower at night (there’s nothing like crawling into the sheets all fresh and clean), this definitely piqued my interest!
So, I thought I would give it a try.
After some experimenting, I’ve found a routine that starts at night and finishes in the morning that works perfectly for me.
Here’s what I do:
➰Wash my hair at night (still just once a week and I still use this shampoo and conditioner set)
➰Add a leave-in conditioner (I am obsessed with this one)
➰Add a curl cream and brush it through to get curl clumps
➰Let it air dry just a bit
➰Lastly, put it in a pineapple ponytail while still damp
Then, in the morning I…
By breaking it up like this, it’s cut my styling time almost in half! Plus, my hair seems to have a little more volume.
Right after taking out my pineapple ponytail in the morning, here’s what it looks like.
My hair is dry from washing and has loads of volume and curl definition.
After finishing my morning routine with the foam, gel, and diffuser, here’s what it looks like.
I’m still doing the same steps I mentioned in this post about my wash day routine, but it’s broken up.
The only step I’ve left out is plopping, which I do for volume, but the overnight pineapple ponytail with my damp hair takes care of any volume I need. In fact, it adds way more volume than plopping, which I love!
So, what do you think? Is this something you’d like to try?
If you’re new here and just beginning the journey of embracing your natural curly hair, first off, welcome! Secondly, check out the beginner series here.