Tips for Achieving a Comfortable Sleep with Short Permed Hair

If you have recently gotten a perm, and you are wondering how to sleep with short permed hair, then this blog post is for you. Perming your hair can be a great way to add volume and texture to your locks. However, it also requires some extra effort when caring for your curls at night.

In this article, we will give you some tips on how to maintain those beautiful waves while sleeping comfortably.

Choose the Right Pillowcase

The first thing you should do is invest in a silk or satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases can cause friction between your hair and the fabric resulting in breakage or frizz. Silk or Satin pillowcases are less abrasive, so they will not tug on delicate strands of hair.

This choice of material has another added benefit; these materials don’t absorb oil from your scalp as much as cotton does since cotton absorbs moisture- making them an excellent option for people who want their curls looking fresh longer!


Wrap a silk scarf around your head before sleeping if buying new bedding isn’t feasible right now! This will ensure that any exposed parts of the hair don’t rub against rough surfaces throughout the night.

Avoid Using Hair Ties

Another tip is to avoid using tight elastic bands or scrunchies when tying up permed hair at bedtime because they lead to dents/dents in curls patterns which can ruin the effect once untied.
Instead use loose claw clips or bobby pins which hold without tension but still help prevent tangling during sleep hours

Consider trying out Pineapple technique: Gather all curled sections loosely towards top part of head – securing them with soft scrunchie until morning rolls around- voila perfect waves maintained while asleep!

Don’t Forget To Sleep On Your Back!

Sleeping on your back is the best way to prevent flattening of permed hair. Sleeping on either side with your curls crushed against a pillow can ruin their shape and make them look frizzy in the morning, not an ideal situation.

If you’re struggling with sleeping this way, try elevating your head using an extra pillow or rolled-up towel under it – keeping hair off neck and shoulders while adding some height.

Moisturize Your Hair

When you have a perm, it’s essential to moisturize your hair adequately. This will help maintain its curl pattern and keep it looking healthy. Before bedtime, apply a leave-in conditioner that is formulated for curly hair types! Simply spray all over damp curls before gently scrunching any excess moisture out- then let air dry – retaining waves longer throughout sleep-time

A simple DIY deep conditioning method involves mixing equal parts water and apple cider vinegar together; spritzing all-over sections lightly prior to bed -then wrapping into silk scarf/satin bonnet – waking up refreshed-looking afterwards!


If you’re someone who loves multitasking like me, add some essential oils such as peppermint oil or lavender oil into the mixture mentioned above for additional benefits such as soothing effect after long day at work/relaxation purposes respectively.


In conclusion, there are several ways to sleep with short permed hair without ruining its shape and texture. Choosing silk/ satin bedding material helps minimize friction between strands while avoiding tight elastics keeps patterns intact overnight too!

Finally- Moisturizing locks with leave-ins/ DIY conditioning treatments ensures longevity of those beautiful curls even after hours spent in dreamland mode.
With these tips in mind hopefully achieving perfect bouncy ringlets no longer has to be only possible during daytime but also when we catch our Z’s!