By Jacqueline Samaroo
Naturalistas know that natural hair care doesn’t stop while you sleep. It’s important to keep your curls hydrated, defined, and protected while you snooze – without losing any sleep over it!
That makes finding the best silk bonnet for sleeping a top priority for naturals and non-naturals alike.
It may seem like you’re simply pampering your hair, but a real silk hair bonnet does, in fact, help to keep your strands strong and healthy. What’s more, whether it’s made of silk satin or polyester satin, any awesome satin bonnet for sleeping will do the trick!
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5 Best Real Silk Hair Bonnets
Nothing beats real silk – really! It feels so smooth, soft, and luxurious against your skin AND your hair. So, we’ll start our look at bonnets for protecting your natural curls with the five best pure silk hair bonnet options.
The turban-style ZIMASILK sleep cap is made of grade 6A, 22 momme mulberry silk – on both sides. It is one of the highest quality pure silk hair bonnets you’ll find. We think this mid-priced hair bonnet is well worth spending a little extra to own.
This handcrafted, turban-style silk bonnet has earned bestseller status on Etsy. It’s made of over 90% 19 momme mulberry silk with spandex added for extra stretchiness.
The Slip silk hair turban is made of grade 6A, 22 momme mulberry silk and cotton. While priced higher than most, it is designed for added comfort and less chance of you waking up with that odd-looking hair bonnet crease on your forehead.
LilySilk’s real silk hair bonnet is ideal for use with both long and short natural hairstyles. This 19 momme pure mulberry silk bonnet has a wide band, making it really comfortable for sleeping in. The soft material also helps to ensure there’s no trace of a crease left behind when you take the bonnet off in the morning.
It’s handmade, reversible, and made from 19 momme mulberry silk – what’s not to like? You kind of get two bonnets for the price of one when you purchase this lovely tie-dye pure silk hair bonnet. Reviewers on Etsy are raving about it, perhaps you should find out why!
10 Best Silky Satin Hair Bonnets for Sleeping
OK, so, now that we’ve covered the five best pure silk hair bonnets, let’s move on to the top ten choices for silky satin hair bonnets. While not made of actual silk satin, their polyester satin fabric comes pretty close. They will help to reduce friction on your strands, leading to less breakage and no morning bedhead!
This popular satin hair bonnet comfortably fits both long and short natural hairstyles. Plus, it’s double-layered and reversible for extra protection and versatility.
This is one of the top choices if you’ve got really long hair – natural, braids, extensions, whatever! The wide band makes it a great satin hair bonnet for sleeping. It’s comfortable and also helps to support your tresses when you aren’t lying down.
Cee Cee’s Closet wants you to make a “bold and vibrant fashion statement” wherever you go. And, the fabulous Ankara prints of their satin hair bonnets let you do just that! One of their many options is shown here.
Here is another wonderful choice if you’ve got really long hair. Protect your hair while you sleep and at any time throughout the day with its silky satin fabric. This budget-friendly option has a soft cotton lining.
Here’s another handmade Etsy pick that’s got rave reviews. The fabric is a super soft charmeuse satin that’s gentle on your strands. It also has a drawstring, so you can adjust it to your own level of comfort. It’s high-quality, mid-priced, and helps you support a microbusiness all in one!
One of the best things about a satin hair bonnet for sleeping is how affordable it can be. Take this one from Evolve Exotics, for example. The quality is great but the price is such that you can treat your mom, sister, and best curlfriend to one, too. And, we’re just LOVING this deep orange color!
Fans of The Mane Choice natural haircare products will enjoy knowing they offer a satin hair bonnet for sleeping, too. It’s extra-large, double-layered, and suitable for all hair types and textures.
Beautiful Ankara prints are the mainstay of the Isoken Enofe brand of satin hair bonnets. Look and feel regal while you sleep in any of its wide range of gorgeous styles.
YANIBEST offers plain and printed satin hair bonnets in both large and extra-large sizes. This soft sleep cap is double-layered and adjustable, making it a wonderful satin hair bonnet for sleeping. We also love that it’s reversible so you get to choose which side to wear and you’re not just stuck with one look.
This beanie-style sleep cap rounds out our lineup of the best silk bonnet for sleeping. It’s the original SLAP (Satin-Lined cAP) from Grace Eleyae. It’s medium-sized with plenty of stretch in the material. It fits snuggly, so if you don’t sleep crazy, you can expect it to stay in place ’til morning. Plus, we think it’s super cute for wearing any time during the day, too.
How about you? Do you have a favorite real silk hair bonnet? Or, is it an awesome polyester satin bonnet, instead? Let us know!