I have too many duties full-time job, making dinner, getting my son ready for bed, blogging and making sure the house is straight each night. The last thing I’m thinking about is my hair sometimes. Especially those moments where I’m laying down thinking I’m resting my eyes but end up waking up hours later. I know some women have more duties than me nonetheless we still need to have a nighttime routine to prevent tangles and retain moisture. I noticed some Naturalistas don’t understand the importance of a nighttime routine and wearing the right nighttime tool. I want to give you the top 3 tools naturalistas use to get them through the night so you don’t wake up with dry tresses.
*Each hair tool can be satin or silk
Scarfs can be satin or silk and can help keep your style together while you sleep. Scarfs are my go to when I’m rockin a bun or have a hairstyle that I need to keep my edges looking sleek. The cons of scarfs is from continued use ,in my experience, it can thin out the back of your hair if you tie it constantly in the same spot. Scarf’s are more popular among naturals due to their convenience and can wear it out without it looking like you were getting ready for bed. You can purchase scarfs here or your local beauty supply.
Silk or Satin Bonnet is for the wash n gos days or when I want to give my edges a break to breathe a little. It’s also great for twists or the times you want your entire hair to be covered. In contrast with a scarf at times your hair will not be covered where as a bonnet you can place your bantu knots, roller sets and braids inside your bonnet and sleep on your pillow and wake up with frizz-free style in the morning. The con of a bonnet is the look, it isn’t cute or appealing as you seen in the media or articles discussing women wearing bonnets at night. I know for me I don’t care about the appeal if it helps my hairstyle then that’s what I care about. You can buy your bonnet here or at your local beauty supply store.
Pillow cases are the perfect go to on my lazy nights when I don’t feel like putting anything on my head. In my experience, pillow cases are perfect for lazy nights, roller sets if they can’t fit in your bonnet and curlformers. The cons of pillow cases is the frequency you have to wash them due to the product and oils that will build up. One thing about pillow cases your scarf can easily fall off and sometimes a bonnet can too but your pillow case will stay there especially for the wild sleepers. You know who you are. You can buy your pillow cases here.
Check out my latest post How to Make Your Wash N Go Last with the right nighttime routine
What’s your favorite Night time tool ?