We all know that protecting our hair at night is an essential step to growing and maintaining strong, beautiful natural hair. But 100% cotton bandanas draw out the moisture from your hair, doorags leave indentations on your forehead, and beauty supply storescarves never ever stay on… especially when you’re trying to sleep in rollers, rods, or Curlformers. And while satin pillowcases get the job done in terms of overnight hair protection, there are certain times — such as when we’re deep conditioning overnight, when we don’t want to risk our perfect twist out, or when we want our bed to be Pinterest-worthy sans random black “satin” pillowcase from the beauty supply store — when a good old hair bonnet is necessary. Keep your natural hair stylish while you sleep with these super fly bonnets and wraps made by and for fellow naturalistas!
Do you like to feel sexy while you sleep? Then Pretty AnntoiNet’s Silk Hair Lingerie is perfect for you! The brand’s signature products are made from 100% dupion, charmeuse, mulberry or habutai silk. Pretty AnntoiNet offers hair wraps with velcro clasps that can be worn day and night, silk knit beanies that can be worn to sleep, under wigs or under hats, bonnets for medium length hair, adjustable sleep caps for longer hair, loc tubes and an innovative silk lined hooded jersey knit scarf.
Ebonnets by Ebonicurls
Ebonicurls’ Ebonnets are handmade with quality satin or doubled line with Charmeuse satin, just like the pillowcases, scrunchies, scarves, and turbans that the company carries. According the the founder, the charmeuse satin is vastly different from the nylon/satin in beauty supply store products, and provides optimum retention of the hairs natural oils along with providing additional moisture on your hairs delicate strands. The Ebonnets are large enough to fit over most types of natural hairstyles, even your biggest afro, and the drawstrings help the bonnet stay on — if you need even more space, try the bouffant Ebonnets, which are perfect for braids and similar protective styles.
My Crowning Jewel
For those of you who wince at the word bonnet, My Crowning Jewel has revolutionized feeling pretty while you sleep with their line of head wraps that can be worn day and night. The family owned company combined the adjustability of a scarf and the secure coverage of a bonnet in their uniquely designed “jewels” that come in either silk or satin. Their signature nighttime jewel can be tied in many different ways, accommodating all kinds of sleepers — and it comes in princess (kids) sizing as well!
With a brand name that plays on charmeuse satin that it uses for its accessories, Sharmooz has expanded from just making hair accessories to also creating dresses, jumpsuits, and custom gowns. Sharmooz’ “Not Your Mother’s” Satin Bonnet comes in four variations — an adjustable, stay-on bonnet for girls, the original bonnet, an extra-large bonnet, and a double-sided bonnet and a reversible waterproof shower cap. Sharmooz also makes wraps, pillowcases and a cool beauty cover that is a mix between a satin bonnet and a fitted bed sheet, except that it goes right over your pillow (seems great for travel!).
If you want to ensure that you’ve got a one of a kind sleeping accessory, head over to Flor Bella boutique for one of their handmade, custom bonnets, scarves, and shower caps made from charmeuse satin. While the print and solid color options are endless, it’s the Doc McStuffins child’s bonnet that steals the show — it comes in either “that’ll cost you a hug” or “got cuddles?” colors!
Where do you get your nighttime hair protection items from? Do you make a point to use real 100% satin or silk?