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Hat Help!

By January 27th, 202110 Comments

Hola Chicas,

The CurlyNikki reader below needs some help figuring out curl friendly head gear for the coming months. Your typical winter hats can leach the moisture (that you’ve worked so hard for!) from your strands, causing frizz, split ends, breakage, and worse of all…a ruined ‘do! Check out these satin lined alternatives below:

Village Hat Shop

Curly Zebra– Hats for curly heads! -Silk scarves and head coverings– Submitted by Alexis!

You could also place a heavy silk scarf or shawl over your head to protect your hair and ears, and then cover with your coat’s hood. It doesn’t get ridiculously cold in NC (plus I’m too cool for hats, lol), but when I’m in STL, I’ve been known to slap on a satin bonnet under my woolen hat. I wore the over sized berets last year:
Hat Help!
I don’t know how effective these are (at shielding ears from the wind), but they’re sure cute, and you can stuff quite a bit a hair under there (and hide a satin scarf or bonnet too)!

Help her out ladies!

Dear Nikki,

Help! I did my big chop last month not thinking about how cold it gets in Germany in the winter. Now it’s 34 degrees outside and I have no clue about hats and hair health. With a lot more hair to get under them, most of my hats don’t fit well. I want to look fabulous while keeping my head and ears warm, without damaging my hair. Any ideas from my sisters in cold places would be appreciated.

DivaDr175 in Heidelberg, Germany


  • Anonymous says:

    Definitely earmuffs. I've given up on trying to find a hat that will cover my voluminous curls.

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  • Nichole Freeman says:

    I was just talking to my mom (whos been natural for 20+ years) about this this morning! I just BC'd six weeks ago and Ive got the teeniest of TWAs..I KNOW Im going to freeze my head off if I dont find a hat! I just dont want to look like a man..
    @ Charnika..I looked for KrissNews' youtube channel and couldnt find it..can you post the link here? Thanks! 🙂

  • KeetaRay says:

    OK thanks for the tenderheaded site b/c I've been having trouble finding a satin pillowcase!! Tryna look cute while I sleep… LOL!

  • Maria says:

    I never wear a satin cap under my hats, I probably should. Now that my hair is curly I have to buy my hats in the men's section since their hats tend to be bigger. My noggin needs a big hat to cover all this hair. I just purchased a hat a few days ago: and

  • msjaim says:

    I always wear a satin cap under my hats

  • Charnika Jett's Digital Portfolio says:

    ^Thanks Alice. I'm a newbie and had the same problem with wearing hats.

    I always wore a beret over my wraps during the fall, winter, and spring and now that I'm transitioning while wearing protective styles(twistouts, fros, and roller-sets) until I BC, I thought I was going to have to hang all of my beloved hats up for good, but now I see that this can be done!

    KrissNew (youtbe) also sells oversized beanies on her site and shows how to wear them in cute ways on some of her Youtube posts.

    BTW! I love this site. I have been a faithful visitor every since I started transitioning (for about three months) and I love it! Great job Nikki!!

  • Alice says:

    I wrap a stain scarf around my head before I put a hat on. This smooshes my hair down enough for me to get a hat over my head and keeps the fabric from catching on my hair and pulling it out.

    I switch to heavier products in winter for moisture. I use shea butter a LOT more and deep condition ever 4 days to once a week.

  • Queen says:

    Girl, I feel your pain. Depending the style of the cap, I'll tie my satin scarf over my hair first then put my cap on and just tuck the edges under the cap. Also, you can make deep conditioning days your cap wearing days. For example, after you've applied your deep conditioner slick you hair down and secure it with bobby pins. When you put your cap on over it, you can leave little curly pieces sticking out. The best thing about that is that it also gives the illusion of longer hair just tucked under your cap. Hope this helps. Stay warm and if all else fails we won't fault you for abandoning cuteness in your effort to avoid freezing to death. LOL Ciao

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