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My daughter has thin curly hair. It knots a lot. I have heard about using a satin pillowcase which I am about to try. And I don’t like having to use spray conditioner all the time because it builds up on her hair. And I always have to have her hair up. She begs me to let her have it out but her hair just looks messy and yuck unless it’s the first day after washing. Has anyone used satin pillowcase to help with knotting and curls? Or any other suggestions would be great.


Posted by taraleerobertson, 24th March 2014


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  • I have the same hair and just go with the flow, I love Argan Oil products, tie my hair up at night, use a very wide comb but only when I have to. Never tried the satin pillow cases though.


  • Embrace her curls, use tangle free spray, loads conditioner.


  • Moroccan oil it my life saver as a person with almost shirly temple curls


  • Just read a comment further down about Moroccan oil, might look into that for myself.


  • Is the hair long enough to tie it up? Otherwise, the satin pillow case is a good idea, my grandmother always used one.


  • moroccan oil after washing hair :) this coming from a mum of a toddler with super tight curls that was always getting knotted!!


  • Sleeping with hair in a plaite or curling rags and i have heard satin does help too


  • i am a grown up with the same problem i use a satin pillow case


  • I have heard of satin to wrap hair in to help but not just lying on the pillow slip


  • i love palmolive detangling spray for this


  • satin pillow cases are great!


  • Satin pillowcases definitely work, I also make sure I plait my daughters hair before she goes to bed so we have minimal knots in the mornings


  • Having curly hair, I first have to recommend getting a Diboa (or knock off) type brush! you wouldn’t believe how much better it makes things. A good conditioner, when washing hair, brush when wet and let it dry naturally. I sleep with it in a plat. Good luck!


  • I have grown up with thick curly hair so I feel your daughter and your pain! What I try to do is never go to bed with my hair loose, I’m not sure if it is good for your hair, but it seems to work for me having a loose pony tail in when I sleep. Conditioner is a godsend as well. If the knots get too bad put some conditioner in and massage it through the hair then carefully run a comb through it or a hair brush. I myself have not had much luck with a satin pillow case but I am a very warm sleeper so that could be why

    Best of luck!


  • My daughter has thick curly hair and I feel your pain! It looks amazing the day after washing (which is seriously the only time I can get a comb through it), and then she looks like she lives under a bridge until the next washing day! The only way to combat the eternal knots is with a daily spray that I got from my hairdresser. It’s a Morrocan Oil, but is mixed with loads of water and doesn’t leave your hair oily or weighed down with residue. My hairdresser sprays everyone with it for extra shine, but I haven’t been able to get it from anywhere else but her. Ask your hairdresser if you can bring in a small spray bottle for her to fill and give it a try. Curly hair is a pain, but when it works, it is absolutely stunning.


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