Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Welcome back. In my last post, I talked about how I achieved success on my natural hair journey by wearing a bonnet.
In this post, I'd like to give you some of the main reasons why wearing a bonnet should be an essential part of your natural hair journey.
If you are like me when I started my hair journey, I had no idea that my bed could be to blame for a lack of moisture. Like most people, I have coordinating sheets. Down to my pillowcase which was a cotton pillowcase. I love the look but didn't realize at the time the damage it was doing to my hair.
But it isn't just about your bed. Here are the 3 main reasons to wear a satin lined Printed Bonnet.
1. Cotton might be the fabric of our life but not of our hair
When we sleep, we move a lot and the one constant is the presence of our pillowcase which is often made of cotton. As they say "too much of a good thing can be bad." Cotton is great for its many patterns and the coverage and warmth it provides. It is absorbent. Which means it also drains your skin and hair of moisture. When you rub constantly against it, over time, your hair will experience dryness and eventually, breakage.
A satin bonnet ensures that instead of your hair rubbing against cotton, it rubs against a fabric that won't remove the moisture from your hair. Moisture retention is a key component to keeping your hairs elasticity which is a direct factor in hair retention.
2. Prêt-à-Porter (translates to "ready to wear")
As a working wife and mom with a very busy schedule, my time in the morning is very limited. I get up at 5:20am and need to be out of the house no later than 6:10am. This means I give myself 50 minutes to get out of bed, take a shower, get ready and be out of the house in time to beat traffic. I often will put my hair in twists or a style the night before to ensure that I don't have to spend a ton of time on my hair.
Wearing a satin lined bonnet when I go to bed ensures that my hair doesn't have frizz when I wake up and all I need to do is unravel the style and with a pump her and there with my comb, I am ready to go. Simply put, wearing a bonnet saves me time and ensures that my hair is ready to go in the morning.
I am a planner by nature and refuse to spend frivalously. I like to plan the use of my money wisely and yes I will occasionally splurge. On those occasions when I splurge, I do so knowing that I am saving in other areas. Hair care products can get expensive and natural hair care products can be even more expensive. When I first started my hair journey, I was a "product junkie." I wanted to try out EVERY single product that got endorsed by a hair blogger/YouTuber. The cost added up pretty quickly.
Since I started wearing my hair bonnet and have seen my hair thriving, I have noticed that I do not need as many products to achieve good results. My hair products are limited to no more than 3 or 4 at any given time. And that includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner and a cream. This has saved me A TON. I don't worry about my hair retaining moisture because I know it is cared for at night. I don't have product build up so I am not spending a ton on shampoos.
Overall, a $15 bonnet has saved me quite a bit of money in terms of hair products used.
Now you know. So go get your bonnets here!