The Afro hairstyle has a fluffy, healthy appearance. However, unless you are able to sleep sitting up, your Afro will lose its shape during at night and will have to be restyled. There are key elements of caring for your hair that you should incorporate into your bedtime beauty routine. These techniques will protect your hair and make it easier to re-create an attractive Afro in the morning.

Things You'll Need

Spray your hair very lightly with a light mist of water or a water-based moisturizer.

Braid your hair before bedtime to protect it from tangling while you sleep.These braids do not need to be particularly neat or pretty and should not be tight.

Cover your hair with a satin scarf or sleep cap to minimize friction and prevent damage.


  • If wearing a scarf or cap is not attractive option to you, invest in satin pillowcases and bedding to protect your hair.

References and Resources

Afro Glitz: Healthy Afros