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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.

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.

Tip

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

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Charmiane Wilson

Charmiane Wilson's writing career began in 1992 as a contributing reporter and writer to "Hollywood Beat" entertainment magazine. This position lasted until 2005, when she returned to her passion of writing fiction. Her novel, "A Series of Prayers," was published in late 2008. She holds an associate degree in business from Axia College.