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1 year ago You could also use a silk or satin scarf, but only if it’s tied loosely. If my hair is in twists or my wash-and-go is getting old, it’s easy to slide it a little further from my forehead to create a slouchy beanie look. It might look a little silly but hear us out. “The elastic makes it secure without completely cutting off circulation, and unlike more high-end bonnets I’ve tried, the elastic doesn’t stretch out over time. “Instead of dealing with stretched out elastics constantly, I’ve got one bonnet that I adjust to preserve any style,” she says. My daughter also loves her bonnet. “I knew that it was time for my daughter to start wearing a bonnet when her hair became increasingly tangled overnight,” says the author. Being from Waco, you’d think I would visit the Dr. Pepper museum from time. That’s not fair to be at TSA and someone sneak a picture of you only for it to land here and have to read what people THINK about you.

Once upon a time, someone came up with this invention to protect our hair and edges from breakage and retain its moisture: the bonnet. Fold the bottom edge of the brim in 1 4th inch and press both sides grab the back bonnet piece and fold side edges over 1 4 inch and press fold another 1 4 inch and press. I’ve always gone back and forth between the two. And I appreciate it even more in the time of social distancing, when I’ve pretty much abandoned my beauty routine. However, the next time my daughter whines about having to wear her bedtime bonnet, we will revisit the book that effortlessly compliments our hair care practice. In the 1700s, the Tignon Laws forced African women in Louisiana to wear a scarf or handkerchief over their hair as a visible sign of “belonging to the slave class, whether they were enslaved or not,” according to the U.S. 3. Take the loose ends of the scarf that appears to be a ponytail and begin twisting it over and over again until it is tight enough to stay put all through the night without unravelling. Silk scarves certainly helped, but Marantz Lindenberg wanted something that would stay put while she slept.

The controversy started when the NiteCap designer shared the inspiration behind her brand in an interview with Fashion Magazine, saying that she realized a personal need for such a product while planning her wedding. 100 bonnet while preparing for her wedding. Plus, even if video calls aren’t your concern, we could all use a bit of brightness and cheer, and a colorful bonnet might make you smile. It can be a bit tiring, but in spite of this, protecting your hair is key. Bonnets made of satin or silk help hair to retain moisture which can also help prevent split ends. There are podcasts named after them, beard bonnets for those who want to keep those hairs silky too, and enough Black-owned options to keep your ends hydrated for life. I don’t stuff my ends into the buff but you can try that and see how it works. To use curlers, you simply separate your hair into sections and roll your hair around the curler, starting at your ends and moving upward to the crown of your head. If your hair leans toward natural curled or coiled textures, then you’re probably familiar with using a hair bonnet. If you typically forget your bonnet at bedtime, opt for a satin pillowcase.

The last time I went to bed without a bonnet, I woke up to find my pillowcase covered in hair oil (bad for my skin) and my hair a hot, frizzy mess (bad for, well, me). Curls get better with time when properly preserved. Treating the NiteCap as a new invention is dangerous, and is a perfect example of how you can Christopher Columbus the culture and (nearly) get away with it. It also can be used with edge brushes, lace wig glues, and edge control products. The NiteCap creator noted that there were other products on the market but none were a functional and fashionable solution, thus inspiring Marantz Lindenberg to create something of her own. In the interview, Marantz Lindenberg acknowledged that there are other products on the market and mentioned the age-old practice of hair wrapping, but failed to acknowledge the historical context. Marantz Lindenberg had been experiencing breakouts on her face, neck and back, so she started to sleep with her hair pulled back, per a dermatologist’s suggestion.

After this, you can place the longer side of the triangle on your neck. Satin pillowcases can be made from silk but they can also be made with polyester, which isn’t as smooth but is more affordable. Black people don’t have to search branches of their family tree for “silk hair wraps,” many have been wearing them nightly for years—a practice that has been passed down to them and will continue on for generations to come. I remember getting my first head scarf from my mom, which was passed down from her mom. Braids – You can protect your braids at night with a silk or satin scarf. According to her, as stated on the company’s website, “she began sleeping with a vintage silk scarf to preserve her hair and complexion.” And to her, this was some newfound revelation or something. But the silk bonnet, which is the holy grail of Black culture, has the same benefits as her product and comes in all shapes, sizes and colors to give the best results for ethnic hair.