Did you know, one of the easiest ways to protect your curls is by simply investing in a bonnet! Curly hair is prone to breakage. It's delicate structure can easily be damaged by simple every day elements. Friction, the weather or unnecessary manipulation for example.
A bonnet sounds like such a simple solution right? Let me be honest with you, purchasing a bonnet won't fix all of your hair problems but it can definitely put you on the right track to having healthier hair. Healthy hair is good hair. So here are some reasons as to why you need to invest in a bonnet today!
5 Benefits of Satin Bonnets for Natural Hair
1. Keeps hair hydrated
Raise your hand if you find it hard to keep your hair moisturised? While it may be true that you're using the wrong products. It may also be true that you are losing extra moisture because you are not protecting those curls with a bonnet.
2. Protects your hair
Bonnets, are specifically lined with satin for a reason. Satin is a soft, silky material that glides along the hair with minimal tangles, unlike some other fabrics that can cause friction and damage weak ends.
3. Minimises frizz
Along with being protective, satin is great for minimising frizz. For the same reason it glides along the hair without causing any unnecessary friction. The hair lays flatter and smoother underneath a satin bonnet.
4. Protects your face from breakouts
Although our hair loves to be saturated with oils and butters, most of the time our faces don't. The sad reality is our hair and face share the same pillow. Satin bonnets help to keep the hair products in the hair, and the face free from grease.
5. Protects your bedding
Let's just be honest, we've all ruined bedding, sofa's, car upholstery and some of us wallpaper with our moisturised hair. Bonnets are there to reduce the damage to our house and belongings. Trust me, it's worth the investment.
What To Look Out For When Purchasing A Bonnet
Fabric is important so opt for a Satin Bonnet.
Your bonnet needs to be satin lined. If it isn't there's not much point investing in it. It won't be effective. At night, whether we notice it or not we create a lot of movement and friction against the pillow. The bonnet acts as a barrier and with satin being the fabric with the least friction it helps reduce the damage and keep our hair looking fresh.
The more layers the better.
I don't mean to say you should go looking for a bonnet with six layers, it would be too thick to actually wear! Just make sure your bonnet has two decent layers of fabric, a shell and a lining. That way you'll have double the protection.
Invest in a bonnet with a good design.
Our bonnets are reversible for a reason. First of all double the protection and secondly so that you can switch up the design once in a while. Our bonnets are also fully elasticated, with the elastic built into the design. It lasts longer than the cheap, jersey-banded bonnets that lose elasticity quickly.