This post is nothing ground breaking but I get a lot of questions about how I protect my hair at night. Well it really depends on how my hair is styled. Normally, I like to use my Satin Sak but with a fro, my hair doesn’t fit in it anymore.
A regular square satin scarf always slips off. I can’t think of the last time I’ve used one of those successfully.
These are pretty much worthless to me. They constantly slide off, aren't big enough to cover all of my hair now. I mostly use these if I'm dusting and don't want to get dust in my hair.
This is a winning combo:
Stay on Satin Bonnet with Satin band around the edges. I've had mine for a few years and it's still in pretty good condition despite being run through the washing machine many times.
Long Rectangular scarf works best but alone will not contain a big fro
A few weeks ago when I did a rare wash n go, I protected it at night the following way. This is what I do when I don’t want to/feel like braiding or twisting it at night, which would make it fit in the Satin Sak, but would change the look of the wash n go, making it more into a braid/twist out.
I'd had my hair pulled back with a headband that day. Removed headband, and spritzed Frank Juice on hair. Let it dry slightly. (If my hair had felt really dry, I would've applied a heavier product.)
Ta-da! Granny bonnet in place! But obviously it doesn't cover my edges and will more than likely slip off anyway during the night.
To fix this problem, I use a long satin scarf. Cover the bonnet's band and edges with the scarf, tie once near the nape, and then tie again at the top of your head. I then tuck the ends within the scarf. The idea is to use the scarf to hold the bonnet in place. It also covers the front of your hair.
Anyway, simple enough, but it works. My hair stays protected well with this combo.