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Satin Head Scarves For Sleeping

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There are many reasons why women with long hair (and some men perhaps) should consider wearing a scarf, cap or something, just to protect their hair when they sleep – if they want to keep their long hair in really great condition.

If you have really long hair, you’ll totally get what I mean! The twisting, turning and rubbing against the pillows leave your hair in less-than-perfect shape. I’ve woken up more than a few times with crazy hair! I think they call it “bed head?” 🙂

But it’s a pretty easy problem to solve. And there are very good reasons why you should try to wear something like a satin head scarf at night to protect your hair.

Caring for your hair at night is super important in the process of growing out your hair. A good hair routine can make all the difference between success and failure.

There many different styles and different materials to choose from. You can either choose a silk headscarf or a satin headscarf. As a vegan, I think going for a satin headscarf would be better, but it’s entirely up to you.

So why should you wear a satin scarf to bed?

Below are five different reasons and benefits you’ll get by using either a headscarf, cap or hair bonnet at night.

1. You Save Time (in the morning)

Some days I wake up and my hair is great, it’s kind of wavy, and doesn’t need much brushing. And then there are some days I wake up when my hair really tangled and just a mess. The worst is when I’m late for something and I’m trying to brush my hair, but at the same time not destroy it in the process!

Well, with something to protect the hair at night and stop it from getting all tangled in the first place, this would save a lot of time than what would otherwise be spent meticulously trying to detangle hair before heading off to work in the morning!

2. Your Hair is Better Hydrated

If you’re sleeping on cotton pillows, this can cause moisture loss from your hair and cause it to become dry and brittle, which can ultimately lead to split ends. You’ll also notice a lot less frizz going on as well!

People with naturally curly hair will definitely benefit most from using a head scarf at night because curly hair tends to be a lot drier and prone to breaking.

3. Less Hair Pulling and Less Hair Loss

Most people use cotton pillows to sleep on, and if you do too, then you also risk pulling and breaking your hair because of the friction that the cotton creates. Wearing a headscarf will stop this from happening, so you’ll experience less hair breakage and thus faster hair growth.

4. No Soreness

Have you ever woken up with a part of your scalp feeling sore? Well, I have. It’s because the hair is being pulled into a position that is not normal. For people who wear hair bands and put their hair in a ponytail, this can also cause the problem. This problem can also be solved by using a hair scarf.

5. Good For Your Skin!

If you’re using products in your hair, or heavy conditioners, then this product ultimately ends up on the pillow, which can, of course, cause breakouts. The natural oils from your hair also get absorbed by the pillows too. By wearing a scarf at night, you will not just be doing your hair a favor, but your skin will thank you as well. Using a satin pillowcase would also be a great idea!

And to finish…

Before I leave you with a little video, I hope you now understand why caring for your hair at night is really important. I think a night routine is one of the things people most neglect when it comes to their skin and hair.

In the long run, by taking those extra steps to care for your hair, it’ll help the growing process, make the hair just healthier looking, and it’ll simply save time!

Enjoy the video! 🙂

Protecting your hair at night – three ways to sleep with long curly hair by ItsRimi.

I hope this has been helpful! If you have any questions, please comment below! 🙂


  • Reply
    Bobby Saint
    February 23, 2018 at 5:06 am

    I like that you shared some insights and reasons on why you should wear a satin hair scarf while sleeping such as the fact that it could save you a lot of time. Wearing a satin cap would even be more beneficial if you woke up late and are hurrying up to prepare for that interview. It certainly is very practical and convenient. I would definitely consider buying my wife a couple of these satin caps. Thanks.

  • Reply
    January 21, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Make sure to tuck your scarf versus knotting when you wrap as it can cause headaches from the pressure of the knots during the night. If you have issues with acne a silk pillowcase would be the ideal option versus polyester satin which is not breathable. Silk is know for helping those who experience acne. Most nights I simply sleep on a covered pillow but if I am maintaining a hairstyle I wrap my hair at night in a silk scarf.

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