Most naturals strive to wear a silk or satin bonnet to sleep as it’s known to retain moisture, preserve hairstyles, and keep tangles at bay. While wearing a bonnet each night is #goals, it isn’t always feasible. Maybe after a long night out you just plain forget! Here are three simple, hacks to protect your hair when you find yourself sleeping without a bonnet.
Keep Your Hair Stretched
Twists: If your hair is prone to single strands knots, tangles, and the like, chunky two-strand twists or flat twists are a great way to protect and style your hair for bedtime. The twists work to eliminate shrinkage and prevent matting. This method is ideal for naturals with tighter coils.
Pineapple: The pineapple is a simple and fast alternative to twisting your hair before bedtime. To achieve a pineapple, gather your hair into a high ponytail and loosely secure it with a hair tie. For naturals with shorter hair, you can opt for mini pineapples by gathering your hair into 2 to 4 loose ponytails.
Spritzing your hair in the morning is an effective way to replenish moisture, especially after a night without your bonnet. You can whip up a homemade hair spritz or grab one from your favorite haircare line. No matter which option you chose, a moisturizing spritz will help hydrate and revive your curls.
Purchase a Satin Pillowcase
If you typically forget your bonnet at bedtime, opt for a satin pillowcase. Friction from cotton or linen pillowcases rob your hair of moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy. On the other hand, satin pillowcases eliminate friction, enabling your hair to combat frizz and retain moisture. For an extra layer of protection, try combing the twist or pineapple method with a satin pillowcase.