My nighttime hair regimen is as integral to the health of my hair as my daytime no-pooing, conditioning, detangling, hennaing, so my hair can grow regimen. However finding something to protect my hair from my curly-drying cotton sheets hasn’t been easy…
Presenting… The Satin Pillowcase I purchased satin pillowcases as a remedy to the runaway scarf however my head (and thus my curls) inevitably ended up on the cotton fitted sheet by morning. Boooooo!
Maybe You Should Try… A Full Satin Sheet Set Ummmmm… NO! Move along!
What About A Satin Bonnet… I searched high and low for a satin bonnet that felt soft to the touch like true (ball gown, wedding dress, REAL) satin. What I found were “satin” bonnets that weirded me out with their cotton elastic bands and outlandish claims that they were infused with a magic potion that would make my hair grow… Seriously… Com’on Son!
The Ebonnet is softer and thicker than any satin bonnet I’ve ever felt in the beauty supply store varieties. I recently asked EboniCurls why she began making her bonnets and she replied, “the bonnets sold in most beauty supply stores, Sally's, Walmart, or Target are marketed as satin but the material is mostly in the nylon family.” While nylon is probably much better than cotton when it comes to protecting our curls, it’s far from the best alternative. EboniCurls’ motives were personal, she mentioned that her curls “could never retain moisture, and [her] hair strands would stick through the holes and cause breakage.” And I don’t know a Curly in the world who doesn’t want to protect from moisture loss and breakage.
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