The Original Sleepy Tie is recommended for those with hair 2-3 inches longer than shoulder length. My hair fits the description but it didn’t work at all the first time I tried it.I feel very defeated and confused after seeing such good results on websites and social channels felt. I dug into the brand’s TikTok and discovered they also have a Mini Sleepy Tie. I’m addicted to fine hair types, so I hurriedly requested a mini version and redid it.
mini sleepy tie
How to use sleepy tie
The first step was tense from the beginning. Brush dry, styled hair. Brushing my waves?! Seemed a little counterintuitive, but I went with it. Next, wrap the Sleepy Tie around your wrist and pull your hair into a high ponytail. When you’re ready, pull the tie into the ponytail with the arch facing forward.
Next, loop the ponytail forward around the arch of your sleepy tie.This step can be compared to wrapping your hair around the barrel of a curling iron. Make a “figure 8” to gather your hair in a bun. This step blew me away a bit, so I recommend watching Shtifter’s how-to videos for clear, easy-to-understand visuals. (If it doesn’t work the first time, don’t panic. It’s the type of product that works once or twice and works every time.)
The Sleepy Tie bun should sit securely on your head. I was able to toss and turn all night without my hair falling out of the scrunchie. As someone who moves a lot while sleeping, I must say I was impressed.
Does sleepy tie work?
Overall, I am very happy with my hair. Did it stay perfectly perfect? not exactly. I had to use a flat iron to fix the back of my head that wrinkled a bit while sleeping. But when I woke up the next morning, most of the loose, beachy waves were still perfectly set. Plus, my hair didn’t have the greasy residue or flatness at the top that it usually does after a full night’s sleep.
An added bonus was that the chou chou slept very comfortably. This made me want to use it even when I wasn’t blowing out or trying to maintain style. A few days ago I used it on my straight hair and woke up to a little extra volume and bounce. I did my hair while training for , but I didn’t sweat like I usually do. Multi-use!
This probably works even better for people with thicker hair, but I’m not upset with these results. I’m not panicking.