5 Satin Hair Bonnets to Add to Your Nighttime RoutineJuly 08, 2019
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.
Anyone who sleeps with a bonnet or scarf knows the struggle of waking up to find it next to you on the pillow. That’s where the Glow by Daye Satin Bonnet comes in. The band is adjustable, so you can customize it to your head size, and it is double layered and reversible, which practically makes it two bonnets in one.
Ideal for shorter or flatter hair (it’s perfect post silk press), the Silke London Silk Hair Wrap is available in chic, colorblocked options and knots in the front. It’s a bonnet that doesn’t really look like a bonnet and is made of pure mulberry silk to ensure your strands stay hydrated all night long.
Grace Eleyae Slaps (Slap stands for satin-lined cap) have long been a staple on the natural-hair scene. The beanie-like bonnets are innocuous enough to be worn outside and soft enough to be worn to bed. They’re also available in nearly every color imaginable, so feel free to pick up a few to match your mood (or your PJs).
A beauty supply store staple, the Evolve Satin Wide Edge Bonnet keeps edges smooth while also protecting your hair. This is an ideal option for anyone who wants to wake up selfie-ready or likes their edges to stay laid throughout the night.
Long, braided styles can render your everyday bonnet obsolete, which is why we always recommend keeping a satin braid bonnet around, just in case. This option from Red by Kiss holds your braids all night and is made of a breathable fabric.