Sleeping Curly - Medusa Clipping Sleep Routine for Short Curly Hair

  • Published on Apr 26, 2018
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    Medusa Clipping is a protective sleeping style that works great for short curly hair. I first found the method through Reallife=Curlygirl (Link below). It is the only sleeping style that has fully protected my curls at night ridding the need for a refresh in the morning. Just fluff and go!
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Comments • 77

  • ishia
    ishia Month ago

    whats ur hair type

    • ishia
      ishia 28 days ago

      @Jannelle O'Shaughnessy sweet, we got the same hair type lol, but i think mine is a bit 3b in some places..honestly my curl type is all over the place. thanks for the reply! God bless:)

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  28 days ago +1

      low/medium density, fine, range of 2b-3ish curls and waves

  • Aja Almonte
    Aja Almonte Month ago

    thanks. just got a haircut (the same length as yours in this vid) so i really can't do the pineapple either.

  • saxyroxy736
    saxyroxy736 Month ago +1

    I just cut like 2ft off my Pineapple is a no go now. Maybe I'll give this a go.

  • Aleksandra Laksa
    Aleksandra Laksa 3 months ago +1

    Omg this volume after night 😎🤗

  • Gone Sale Racking
    Gone Sale Racking 3 months ago

    your curl pattern looks so much like mine but my hair is a few inches longer. Your length is cute!

  • J Dyer
    J Dyer 3 months ago +20

    I know this is an older video, but I just saw it yesterday and tried the medusa trick last night. It's amazing. I have longish hair, but I have trouble keeping it up in a pineapple at night. My curls were almost completely undisturbed last night after I clipped them up as you showed in this video. If it continues it'll be life-changing for me. Also, I've been using protein lately after watching your protein video and my curls are looking better and better.

  • Leyla Rustamova
    Leyla Rustamova 4 months ago

    what if my hair get's "stuck" in the shape that i clipped it in?

  • Betty Glitter47
    Betty Glitter47 4 months ago

    Bummer, i could never sleep with clips in...o well 😟

  • 1 2
    1 2 4 months ago

    Thanks for the tip

  • Tennyson Gough
    Tennyson Gough 4 months ago

    Have you eve slept in a cast over night?

  • Tbaggz
    Tbaggz 4 months ago +4


  • Plunderstückchen
    Plunderstückchen 4 months ago

    beautiful hair and women :)

  • Sustainable Beauties
    Sustainable Beauties 4 months ago


  • Matthew Mattocks
    Matthew Mattocks 4 months ago +1

    Could you use Bobby pins for this?

    • itswintermariee
      itswintermariee 3 months ago +1

      you can always try, it's all about trial and error to find out what's best for your exact hair type :)

  • Kelly Scott
    Kelly Scott 5 months ago

    I’m growing out a curly pixie and have all different lengths and curl textures. Girl it’s a struggle. 🙈looking forward to using this once my hairs a bit longer!!

  • Christina Colongne
    Christina Colongne 5 months ago +1

    I tried this and it works SOOOO well!! My hair is just a wee bit longer than yours. I can use a bobble to do a loose pineapple 🍍 and use clips similar yet much smaller to gently clip my curls forward. My refreshing has never been easier. 🙌🏼❤️ Thank you!!

  • Iridescent Aurora
    Iridescent Aurora 6 months ago +3

    Personally, I don’t have clips that are quite *that* small. Could this technique work with bigger sections in bigger clips? (the smallest ones I have are about the same size as an apricot, maybe a bit bigger)

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  5 months ago +1

      I would definitely try it! I think as long as they are on the top of your head, away from your sleep path lol you will be fine!

  • Jill Bencic
    Jill Bencic 6 months ago

    You're seriously the cutest! I'm definitely going to try this!!

  • Priscila Nosoma
    Priscila Nosoma 7 months ago

    I'm definitely trying this. My hair is same length but with a looser curl and second day hair is just as good as fifth day so I just wrap a scarf in my head every day until wash day. Hope this works!

  • Irene V.
    Irene V. 7 months ago

    With long hair seems no good

  • Michael Fox
    Michael Fox 7 months ago

    OMG! Best morning hair ever. All I did was shake my head and go. AMAZING! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  • Elizabeth Forsyth
    Elizabeth Forsyth 7 months ago

    @gloriouswifey87 🥰

  • RealHousewifeRachel
    RealHousewifeRachel 7 months ago

    Ooooo I'm going to have to try this! I currently do a half-pineapple and sleep in a buff and it works well, but I think this would work better. I have to sleep in a buff because I HATE the feeling of satin pillowcases, and much prefer my fleece pillowcase in the Winter. Thank you so much!

  • Moza Ibrahim
    Moza Ibrahim 8 months ago +3

    That looks uncomfortable

  • Katrina Smith
    Katrina Smith 8 months ago

    Just discovered your channel and am loving it! This is random but I love your shower curtain!!! Where did you get it?

  • Mandy Beck
    Mandy Beck 8 months ago

    Amazing! I just chopped off most of my ruined bleached hair and this should help! Your hair is beautiful! I'm on my way to starting a "curly hair journey" of sorts. I can't wait to cut the rest of my hair. I like to keep it a certain length in the front of my face, so I just cut it to a pixie Bob kind of cut. My hair is all natural in the back and very short and shoulder length in the front lol! I know it's bad for your hair but I've been straightening it because my bleached hair won't hold curl at all anymore! Anyway, thanks for the video, sorry this is way long haha!

  • Silver Hiker
    Silver Hiker 9 months ago +21

    Oh thank you. My hairs are too short to pineapple and I've been trying to figure out how to sleep and not have to wash my hair every single freaking day. Great channel. Keep up the amazing work. I appreciate you so much. 💚

  • Emily Rosenzweig
    Emily Rosenzweig 9 months ago +31

    Hi there! I'm confused what you mean by "clipping it away from your scalp?" And "resting on your scalp?" If it isn't clipped to your scalp I don't understand how it is staying up at all?

    • cynthia g
      cynthia g 4 months ago +2

      @Jasmine Gomez Well done.......she should have explained that. Thanks for doing it.

    • Jasmine Gomez
      Jasmine Gomez 6 months ago +11

      From what I understand you want to clip your hair together rather than clipping it to you scalp. So have all the clip spike things in a sideways position instead of having the clip spike things facing downwards towards your scalp. She's keeping it all up by clipping them as close to her scalp as possible so gravity does its thing and they won't fall. Towards the end she clipped them all together for more support. Hope I explained it okay.

    • Marsha Dunsmoor
      Marsha Dunsmoor 6 months ago +1

      Me too!

  • Cambria Harris
    Cambria Harris 10 months ago

    This is funny! It's what I asked for lol. But we still need a good refresh video like your recent one ❤️❤️

  • mellimoon77
    mellimoon77 10 months ago +6

    So far pineapple and sleeping in a plop haven't worked for me at all, I have a feeling this might ;)

  • Laura_Leïla Aman
    Laura_Leïla Aman 10 months ago

    I do almost the same but I pinaple first my hair and than I put the clip on the top it works great!! :D (sorry for my english it's not that good)

    • Shauna Joelle
      Shauna Joelle 8 months ago

      This is what I do too!

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  10 months ago +2

      Never need to apologize for your English here!!! I understood you perfectly and admire that you speak multiple languages. Thats a great trick to pineapple first! I may need to try that!

  • Sunshine4695
    Sunshine4695 10 months ago

    so this is basically the pineapple, except with clips.

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  10 months ago

      In a nutshell. But instead of holding the hair at one point like the pineapple, medusa clipping holds the curls at multiple points on the head.

  • Anna Davidson
    Anna Davidson 11 months ago +1

    My hairs a similar length to yours. so that is for this FANTASTIC TIP! :-) That has made my day... can’t wait to go to bed tonight and try this.

  • Sage Losh
    Sage Losh 11 months ago +4

    I’m definitely going to try this tonight. My hair always looks so crazy in the morning and I never know how to preserve my curls from night to morning!

  • Donna Merrell
    Donna Merrell 11 months ago +5

    Going to try this, great video. You also have amazing eyebrows!

  • Nicole Kehew
    Nicole Kehew 11 months ago +2

    Your eyes are so blue 😍

  • Natalia Carrion
    Natalia Carrion 11 months ago

    I always have to refresh everyday because my hair gets too freezy or my curls stretch out if i put it up .. i will have to try this out

  • Jessy Robinson
    Jessy Robinson Year ago +1

    Do we think this would work with the silver two pronged clips I use to set my roots?

  • Tess Motycki
    Tess Motycki Year ago +1

    Girl! You’re killing it on views! I’m so happy your channel is becoming successful! You deserve it! 💁🏼‍♀️

  • Amber Cobern
    Amber Cobern Year ago +2

    Definitely going to try this! IG: amber_cobern

  • Charity Bettis
    Charity Bettis Year ago

    Can't wait to try this! @miss.charityb

  • Susanne LaCorte
    Susanne LaCorte Year ago +8

    So, I tried the Medusa clipping last night and I looked like I stuck my finger in a socket. My curls are not as tight as yours. I barely had any curls after doing this. I will try it again tomorrow night. I bought 12 clips

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  • Crysta Oppel
    Crysta Oppel Year ago +12

    I actually have pretty long hair and I still prefer this technique. With the pineapple, I get a headache since my hair is so heavy. I also find that this preserves the top layer of curls better.

  • Katie Joe
    Katie Joe Year ago

    So need to try this! @CurlyGirl_Katie

  • Meredith Seeley
    Meredith Seeley Year ago

    @mseeley31 I love this video! I love Medusa clipping!!

  • Susanne LaCorte
    Susanne LaCorte Year ago +10

    Hi . Interesting technique. I have to try that out. I have hair your length and do the pineapple and generally rewash it in the morning bc I rarely like the way it looks. I just don’t like my curls on second, third day wear :( Do you get a Deva Haircut??

  • NoGrinchHere
    NoGrinchHere Year ago +17

    I recently started Medusa clipping and I LOVE it! I also pin curl the back bottom layer (3-4 curls) instead of leaving it loose. This way I don't have stretched out hair hanging out the back the next morning!

  • Kaitlin Lawrence
    Kaitlin Lawrence Year ago

    I have been trying Medusa clipping the last two weeks and I'm loving it! My new favorite way to sleep! My hair is a bit shorter than yours and I bobby pin the bottom layer pieces very lightly.

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  • Codie Bell
    Codie Bell Year ago +7

    Yes!! I used to have long rapunzel hair but I cut it all off and only now have discovered CG - thanks for your tips and vids for short curlies!

  • FitKat Style
    FitKat Style Year ago +8

    Sweet! Glad it worked for you too! 👍🏼

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  Year ago

      Such an awesome idea! Only thing that’s worked since It’s been short! Thank you so much 💗

  • real life+curly girl
    real life+curly girl Year ago +27

    Hiiiiii friend! That came out so well - your hair looked exactly the same as the day before! Ahhhhmazing. 🙌

  • Shawna Orlando
    Shawna Orlando Year ago +1

    Thanks Jannelle - I’ll be trying this out!

  • Angela Vega
    Angela Vega Year ago +1

    Can’t wait to try this!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Hispaneek
    Hispaneek Year ago +8

    First time I see this technique! Awesome!

  • houtsmarsbar
    houtsmarsbar Year ago +2

    Love Medusa clipping 🙌🏼