For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wearing hair scarves and bonnets to bed. Whether it’s to maintain freshly done braids, preserve my wrap or protect my ends, it’s become a nonnegotiable part of my beauty and sleep routine. Not only do hair bonnets help to lock in moisture, but they also prevent the friction that occurs when your hair rubs against your pillow. And obviously I’m not the only one. Bonnets rank high on the list of black girl beauty essentials and have recently become more popular as other communities have caught on to the benefits of protecting your ends from drying, cotton pillowcases

See the best hair bonnets ahead — from the chic option you can totally wear outdoors to the extra-long bonnet designed for extra-long lengths.

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