The satin cap prevents split ends while you sleep. Maximizing hair strength is the number one way to maintain length. Afro-textured hair is drier in nature compared to other hair types. Sleeping on cotton pillowcases; lying on your head; is extremely damaging to the sensitive cuticle of your hair. Continual rubbing results in small breaks in the hair cuticle, which makes the hair more porous. Therefore, the hair lacks a strong enough barrier to prevent moisture loss. With less moisture, the hair has less elasticity and is more likely to break. Most fabrics absorb moisture from your hair when it rubs against it, leaving your hair dry. Breakage, tangles, and thinning are greatly reduced with habitual bonnet wearing. When you have curly or wavy hair, you know that attempting to dream without a satin scarf or bonnet can be a nightmare! Despite having up-to-date hair care practices many of us with afro-textured hair are struggling to retain length on our natural hair. Reaching our natural hair goals is a daily effort. One of the key elements that many naturals miss when it comes to their healthy hair journey is wearing a satin bonnet at night.
Wearing a silk scarf or satin bonnet to bed can benefit your healthy hair routine in the following ways:
Silk and Satin are both non-absorbent materials. You won’t have to worry about your natural hair being surrounded by a material like cotton, wool, polyester, etc. that absorb ingredients that protect your hair. Cotton is naturally absorbent of moisture and oils, so you will likely awake with dry, tangled hair sleeping on such. pillow without the protection of a silk or satin barrier. Locking moisture into afro-textured hair is paramount when trying to retain the longevity of its health and length. Satin and silk-lined bonnets are excellent solutions for this.
Minimize Split Ends
The ends of the hair are the oldest most fragile sections of hair. Especially when it comes to afro-textured hair; a naturally dry hair type. The friction added to this section of the hair by not wearing a bonnet in bed causes split ends and single strand knots. Unfortunately, due to this, you may have to trim more inches than desired when it comes to regular maintenance of your precious locks of hair. The ends of your hair are elderly, so treat them like babies if you want to preserve them.
Be it braids or a wash-and-go hairstyle, naturals know that styling natural hair is no walk in the park. It is often a long arduous process. Bonnets help us to sustain our hairstyles much longer than sleeping without them. This is an age-old practice among African Americans. You will be able to maintain your hairstyles for a longer period of time if you protect your natural hair with a satin bonnet. The following morning, you will notice that your hairstyle has not given way to looking a shoddy mess, but rather preserved instead. By doing this, you will reduce the time it takes to put yourself together in the morning.
Much of a person’s beauty is found in their skin complexion. No one is swooning over pimples and hyperpigmentation. Pillowcases harbor dut and bacteria that settle into our skin as our faces rub against them. Much of these things come from our heads. Our hair products get onto our pillows and into our faces as a result clogging up our pores causing unsightly outbreaks. Tying your hair up at night with a satin scarf can keep a clean pillowcase safe enough to sleep on without clogging pores. You should aim to keep your pillowcases clean by switching them out often and wearing bonnets to bed, especially if you have combination or oily skin and large pores. Clogged pores occur when a pillowcase is full of oils and hair products. In addition to the numerous hair products we use every day, our hair also accumulates so much debris from the environment during the day. Hair products are usually loaded with ingredients and oils that clog pores. You can easily transfer these types of residue to your face while you sleep if you allow them to remain on your pillowcase. Keeping your hair wrapped away in a protective style will ensure that no comedogenic ingredients ruin your complexion.