It’s hard to catch your beauty sleep when you’re stressed out about how your hair is going to look in the morning. Beauty rituals aren’t only meant for our skin but hair as well.
One of the greatest arsenal to have when it comes to protecting your natural and curly hair is a hair bonnet. Rocking a silk or satin bonnet is one sure way to keep those curls, locs, braids, and natural hair popping.
Here, Curly Twirly Girl breaks down seven reasons why you should invest in a satin hair bonnet.
Tossing and turning while we sleep results in friction and stress on our hair. Wearing a satin bonnet reduces friction and stress minimising the amount of frizz and split ends.
2. Prevents hair tangling
Have you ever woken with your hair looking like a hot tangled mess? With kinks and tangles that make you wonder who you were up against at night? A bonnet saves you from this headache. No new tangles or kinks making your life so much easier in the morning. If you have curly or kinky hair texture, don’t brush your hair but gently tuck it in your bonnet.
3. Keep hair hydrated
Those high-thread cotton or linen sheets we fancy absorb moisture from our hair making it dry. A satin bonnet is great for hair masks, deep conditioning, or any hot oil treatments. It ensures your product remains in every strand of your hair. And it keeps those sheets clean as well.
A satin hair bonnet can protect curls against frizz caused by cotton bed linen
4. Protects your face from breakouts
Hair can pick various kinds of pathogens all through the day. We recommend not to wash hair on a daily basis to preserve the natural and protective oils in it. Sleeping with satin bonnets ensures these pathogens don’t get on your sheets and pillow resulting in a breakout. It also keeps all hair products and treatments that might irritate your face causing breakouts in your hair.
5. Protects hairstyles
A hectic schedule can mean less time to style your hair every morning. Satin hair bonnets, keep curls and braided styles fresh. Not only does this allow you to catch up on those all-important extra hours of sleep, it also means you get to wake up with a hairstyle that’s on fleek and ready-to-go.
Additionally, wearing a satin bonnet means that you can comfortably apply products – like coconut oil onto your tresses before bedtime and be assured that they won’t ruin your sheets.
6. Protects bed linen
Most satin bonnets won’t break the bank and let’s face it, something that improves the health of your hair is a long-term investment. The cut in costs to the hair salon or trying thousands of products to repair hair damage far outweighs the price of a satin bonnet.
7. Cost effective
You might ask, which is better, silk or satin bonnets for natural and curly hair? Well, both are gold-standard material thanks to their smooth texture. Silk has a more luxurious feel and has in-built temperature regulation properties. Satin, on the other hand, is a weave.
Many silk fabrics make up satin. It can also be made of polyester, nylon, or rayon fabrics. In short, if you want a more natural and luxe feel, go for silk. It costs more too.
Satin is more affordable and not as delicate as silk – meaning it’s durable. And they offer the same smoothing and protective feel.
If you’re looking to purchase a satin bonnet, some of the things you should think about beforehand include:
Satin material quality
You have to be sure you are getting the best satin material possible. Ensure the bonnet feels super smooth and silky inside and outside. Every inch of the bonnet should be covered with satin even the lining. Stay away from those with metal clips or plastic materials that can snag your natural hair and curls while you sleep.
Reversible satin hair bonnets
Layers of satin
Let me share a secret, the more the satin layers the better. But hey, it doesn’t mean you get one with four/five linings… that’s too much. Stick to double-lined satin bonnets. These ones add a protection layer to your hair and lock in moisture and products throughout the night. You deserve to wake up with hydrated and luscious hair. Right?
Who doesn’t get annoyed with bonnets that can’t be found in the morning? Waking up with your bonnet at your feet defeats the whole purpose of having one in the first place. A good bonnet should stay on your head all night long. It shouldn’t even expose your edges. Buy one that you can rely on all through the night.
Stays locked on your head
You know that big old clock you have in the hallway that doesn’t go bad? A bonnet should be like that long-term investment. You don’t want to be buying one every other day. Check if it has quality stitches and if it can stand regular washing. A bonnet should be able to give you a few years of gentle use.
Edge qualityDid you know that the edge quality material can sabotage your hair growth? The material around the edge should be the same as the satin/ silk hair wrap for curly hair. Rubber bands or cotton around the edges are to be avoided. They stress out your edges meaning they are detrimental to your hair. Go ahead and ditch those low-quality hair bonnets in your closet.
Satin bonnets are a must-have staple for anyone looking to protect their curls or natural hairstyle. Satin bonnets are like silk pillowcases, they prevent hair damage and reduce friction as you toss and turn while sleeping.
Now that you know what to shop for when looking for satin bonnets, where can you get yourself one? Curly Twirly Girl offers luxurious and quality satin bonnets to help protect your curls. Visit the Curly Twirly Girl online store for satin bonnets today.