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Natural Hair Tip of the Week

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Natural Hair Tip of the Week

ReignElle’s Tip Of The Week

Protect Your Hair Tonight!

For the healthiest curls, make sure you are sleeping on a satin pillowcase and/or sleeping with a satin bonnet. They are inexpensive, so buy a couple! You won’t be disappointed.


  • Aids in Preventing dry hair – Cotton sucks moisture right out of your hair
  • Reduces Frizz- your hair glides along the material rather than be snagged
  • Keeps your hair in place

Bonnets are a STAPLE in my hair care! It doesn’t fall off my head like a scarf, and I am a wild sleeper!

**Avoid hair bonnets with elastic. They are very likely to damage your edges, go for a bonnet that is flat and smooth.**

How do you protect your hair at night?


  • Anonymous says:

    I am devastated I used the satin bonnet and it took out my edges so I started using a silk scarf and when I wake up in the morning its laying on the spot where the hair has fallen out I beleive it may be preventing my hair from growing back, Do anyone have any suggestion for the growth and protection of my edges?

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been using a satin bonnet with the smooth edge and it took out my edges so I started using a silk scarf and i wouldn't say it took my hair out but it didn't do the growth any justice because I still don't see any,I am devastated! Does anyone have any suggestions to grow and protect my edges?

  • LaBellaSoul says:

    I'm sure I'm really late with this suggestion, but I use these pillow cases by Neero & Ana. I saw the owner on the Today Show a year or so ago and was so impressed with her story (went from corporate america to self employed)
    Anyway they're great and beautiful.
    No Frizz at all.

  • Anonymous says:

    Warning says bonnets w/elastics damage edges, still true if elastic FULLY covered by fabric? Saw a youtube post about cap in the picture w/cut off end to go completely over head like a shirt when being put on; loved idea but live outside US so hard to find, went DIY instead. Large silk scarf sewn together at the edges to make a tube and unstretched elastic to match my head diameter wrapped into the top opening (fabric threaded together fully covering elastic vs. fabric to exposed elastic). Please let me know so I can change to drawstring (or other recommended closure you can suggest) if needed. Thanks!

  • ColdDiva says:

    I use a Sue Masta hair hood…You put it on and it raises the curls above your head (you kinda look like Queen of the Nile with it on)…wish it came in a satin variety but it doesn't as far as I know. When I take it off in the morning my curls are not smushed and a few shakes and looks the same as it did the day before…I can officially get to day 4 wash n go hair using this hair hood…such a pleasure find!

  • honeybrown1976 says:

    I cover my head in a satin bonnet every night.

  • Anonymous says:

    sleeping on a satin pillowcase has changed my life for the better!!! since being relaxed since age 11, i was also conditioned to keep my hair wrapped at night so I used a satin scarf or bonnett every night, but they would smush my curls. now i only use them when my hair is in a twist updo. Using the pillowcase, I just sleep how I want, wake up, and shake my curls around with some olive oil and i'm good to go! P.S. i am a wild sleeper!

  • Anonymous says:

    I actually use the Stay-On bonnet pictured above. It was only $2, but I would have paid much more because it works so well.

  • Anonymous says:

    If I'm doing a pre-poo and have oil on my hair, or I've misted my hair with water and conditioner before going to bed at night, I put a plastic cap on, under my bonnet. That way the neither the bonnet, my pillowcase or my face gets oily or damp while I sleep.

  • The Chocolate Loveliness That Is Fraña says:

    I have the satin bonet with the drawstrings. I also have the satin wrap. I do no go to sleep without them.

  • MrsCrystal says:

    I'm not sure there has ever been a night that I have purposely gone to sleep without something on my head. It's all I know. Growing up as a little girl, my mom would cut up a clean pair of stockings to use as my night cap. Now, all I use are satin scarfs or bonnets.

    * However, I wish there was an oil proof satin scarf. I always get upset at myself after I moisturize my hair, seal with oil at night, and place my satin bonnet on, but then wake up the next morning to a spotted pillow with coconut oil! I get mad at myself.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have a satin cap that has drawstrings instead of elastic, so I can make it as loose or as tight as I want. It's been a life saver, since I sleep crazy, too.

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