Written by Alice Pen Writing Service
We all know the importance of protecting our natural hair at night. When you do not cover your hair with a satin bonnet at night there is an increased amount of friction that is created from your hair rubbing against the cotton fibers of your bedding. This breakage leads to split ends that travel up the hair shaft, inevitably causing breakage. In addition to the increased amount of breakage, sleeping without a bonnet strips your hair of its moisture, which we know is essential for healthy hair and length retention. There is no shortage of evidence to suggest that we should be covering our hair when we lay down to sleep, so why aren’t we doing it? In this blog post you will be reminded of the top 3 reasons why you aren’t protecting your hair at night, and the best solutions to help you break this bad habit.
#1- It doesn’t stay on your head all night, so why bother? Few things are more annoying than waking up in the morning to find that your bonnet is laying on the pillow and your hair is all over your head. Your good intentions of wrapping your hair before bed are not rewarded when you don’t have a bonnet that can withstand the tossing and turning that comes with a full night of sleep. You are a lot less likely to stay in the habit of wearing your bonnet at night, if you don’t see the benefits from it when you wake up in the morning. That is why it is essential to have a bonnet that is well constructed and has the proper amount of elastic around the perimeter to ensure a secure, yet comfortable fit.
#2-You hate the way you look in it. Style and attractiveness do not have to be the price that you pay for protecting your hair at night. Finding a bonnet that not only locks in your hair’s moisture, but that also makes you feel cute is going to ensure that you actually wear your bonnet when you’re supposed to. Many women fear that sleeping in their bonnet will be a turnoff for their partner, or make them feel less attractive. The truth is that the freedom that comes from not being worried about your hair can be a sexy confidence booster. You can find a bonnet that makes you feel beautiful, one that comes in your favorite color or promotes your favorite brand or sports team. Having a bonnet that makes you smile when you look in the mirror will make you want to put it on every night.
#3-It’s uncomfortable-We all have had that bonnet that is just way too tight, or is made of material that makes you feel like it’s breaking your ends off with every turn of your head. When it comes to choosing the right bonnet, quality is essential. You need a bonnet that is made of the best silk or satin material. The elastic band that goes around your head has to be strong enough to remain secure, yet flexible enough to mold to the shape of your head. It is also important to take into account the size of your bonnet in relation to the style you are choosing to rock at the time. You will need a much larger bonnet when your hair is in box braids than you will need when protecting your twist out. Choosing the correct material and size of your bonnet will ensure a comfortable fit, and help increase the chances that you will actually wear it.
So there you have it, the top three reasons why you’re not wearing your bonnet at night and how to break the bad habit. Whether your issue is a bonnet that won’t stay on, is too uncomfortable, or just isn’t cute enough for you, we invite you to give our bonnet a try. Tag us in your pictures and join the dozens of curlfriends that are loving their bonnets today!