I sleep in mine with rollers too ! For braiding, the bigger the braids the deeper the wave, I spritz my wavy with a bit of plain water and pull some Shine through it. Then braid one braid in the crown and two braids going straight down in the back. You know, like my Mama sent me to school with ! Or you can do a three tail ponytail stacked above each other, I also wrap it with a roller or pin curl it on the end pulling it up and pinning it to my head.Wave Queen, our high school graduate, sold me a unit and when it arrived it was braided with rubber band things on the end. She had used Wet and Wavy gel or mousse on the full lace human hair wigs, and you could not beat the waves down with a hammer !