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Angelus
April 15th, 2013, 03:34 AM
...I look like a little granny baker in mine, which my boyfriend says is cute but I know it isn't very sexy haha.

I'd braid it but I dislike the braid curls on my hair... I really love how it turns out with the cap but I just dislike how the cap itself looks. In other words, I don't want my hair to get all curly overnight, I prefer soft waves like I get now. I know I'm being all silly and vain but I've been wearing my cap for a year now... And you know, when I go to sleep I envision myself looking like a sleeping beauty with mah locks cascading down the pillow but instead I know I look all frumpy and stuff. :D So I'll at least TRY to find an alternative.

Any suggestions? :) What do you guys wear on your heads' to sleep?

Bagginslover
April 15th, 2013, 04:09 AM
I've only just started wearing a satin cap, so I can't help with an alternative, but I can join you in the 'I feel silly/frumpy' club. I find its helping me to be able to laugh at my hats with my boyfriend, and to not wear it for....activities ;) If your boyfriend isn't complaining about it, I would try not to worry too much. No it won't win you any style awards, but he obviously loves you for you, a little hat isn't going to stop that :)

faellen
April 15th, 2013, 04:11 AM
I often wondered about this. Maybe a silk headscarf, if you don't tie it around your head too tight?

ladyfey
April 15th, 2013, 06:20 AM
Have you looked at blensblends.com caps? They are longer, and go partway down your back. A bit less frumpy looking.

WaitingSoLong
April 15th, 2013, 06:34 AM
THESE (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003I5ZMDY/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)are definitely better than the "shower cap" looking type. However, it won't stay on my hair (my hair is too long) FYI.

bunzfan
April 15th, 2013, 06:42 AM
i found silk pillowcases worked wonders but in the end they made my hair to slippery.

shutterpillar
April 15th, 2013, 06:51 AM
I use the type that WaitingSoLong posted, and it has been working well for me. I agree though, that when my hair gets to be about hip length I am going to have to find another alternative or make myself a longer version.

LadyCelestina
April 15th, 2013, 07:54 AM
A nice silk / or other smooth fabric/ scarf tied like a turban!You'll look like an exotic sleeping beauty - or maybe a lady from the 20's.

I hate sleeping with things on my head,but for some reason,don't mind the "sleep turban" and it's still on when I wake up in the morning.

Anje
April 15th, 2013, 08:11 AM
I remember people liking Pretty Wraps (http://www.prettywrap.com/information.php?info_id=4) a while back. But I'm not certain the company's still running -- the website looks abandoned.

jeanniet
April 15th, 2013, 01:46 PM
I use a silk beanie from Pretty Antoinette's. I can't say it really looks any better, but if I sleep with my hair loose it's a disaster in the morning, so it's a tradeoff.

jeanniet
April 15th, 2013, 01:51 PM
Have you looked at blensblends.com caps? They are longer, and go partway down your back. A bit less frumpy looking.

Do you have one of these? They actually look really nice, and I like the length.

Fantak
April 15th, 2013, 03:49 PM
2nd satin pillow case, helps avoid wrinkles too :)

jeanniet
April 15th, 2013, 06:14 PM
I remember people liking Pretty
Wraps (http://www.prettywrap.com/information.php?info_id=4) a while back. But I'm not certain the company's still running -- the website looks abandoned.

I'm pretty sure Pretty Wraps has been out of business for a while. I tried to look them up about a year ago, and the website was abandoned then.

spirals
April 15th, 2013, 07:42 PM
Wear a muffin cap and pretend you're a renaissance peasant.

Magalo
April 15th, 2013, 07:46 PM
I'd say satin pillow case + these silk bandanas/scarves that are often used by black women to protect their hair. :)


Wear a muffin cap and pretend you're a renaissance peasant.

Ah! :p

anitacs9101
April 16th, 2013, 12:57 AM
Heh I have this problem :) I like braidwaves but hate the weird dent on the ends from the hair tie and I don't want to wear braid waves every day xD Granted I don't worry about it looking frumpy because I don't have anyone I need to impress, but it's still kinda annoying. Those long satin caps look so cool! I've been wanting to try just silk scarves, too.

Depending on your hair length, maybe just a satin pillowcase would work. For me it's better to wear the cap but just the pillowcase is still worlds better than a cotton one.

Natalia
April 16th, 2013, 01:57 AM
This is less muffin like - http://www.amazon.com/Satin-Pocket-Bonnet-Assorted-Color/dp/B003I5ZMDY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1366095400&sr=8-4&keywords=satin+sleep+cap

jacqueline101
April 16th, 2013, 06:33 AM
I'd try a satin doo rag. If not try a pretty silk scarf.

ladyfey
April 16th, 2013, 01:15 PM
Do you have one of these? They actually look really nice, and I like the length.

I do! I was a bad vegan and got one (they are silk) My kids and i sleep in the same bed and they were ending up on top of my hair and it was taking a beating! Nothing else I tried worked, so I got a blensblend cap and love it! Would never be without it again!

Angelus
April 17th, 2013, 05:11 AM
Thank you so much for all the tips everyone! ^^ I knew I could count on LHC hehe.

itdontmatter48
April 17th, 2013, 11:33 AM
I had been using a silky cap, but opted for a satin pillowcase, works great! I lay my hair up and over the pillow at night.

jeanniet
April 17th, 2013, 06:17 PM
I do! I was a bad vegan and got one (they are silk) My kids and i sleep in the same bed and they were ending up on top of my hair and it was taking a beating! Nothing else I tried worked, so I got a blensblend cap and love it! Would never be without it again!

If you're willing and able, I'd love to see an action photo. :flowers:

earthnut
April 18th, 2013, 01:38 PM
I just use a satin pillowcase but These look nice:
https://my-crowning-jewel.myshopify.com/collections/night-jewels

Kyaatje
April 25th, 2013, 05:45 PM
Ok so I want a silk sleeping cap, but I can't seem to find them in these regions and I'm a bit hesitant to order (sizing always makes my brain fart) Because off this I decided to try a Buff first, my idea was to leave it like a tube and see how that worked, but it was to short ! So I closed a side and have now one off the strangest looking things on my head :p
Based on this anyone an idea for sizing the more flattering caps (I forgot the name off the site something with blend ?) ?

dulce
April 25th, 2013, 05:58 PM
I found a large wide tooth African butterfly clip in a twisted figure 8 updo is super comfortable!And easy to sleep in..

Kyaatje
April 25th, 2013, 06:04 PM
I used to do a braid and sometimes a really high bun but I move a lot during sleep and I still get some tangles. And I'm hoping a sleeping cap will not only reduce tangles but preserve the little wave I have a bit longer :p

spidermom
April 25th, 2013, 06:14 PM
I do a loose braid right at the top-back of my head (easiest to start while laying across the bed on my back, my hair hanging over the edge). I get the braid started, then sit up and finish the braid with it hanging in front of my face. As long as my hair isn't damp and I keep the braid on the loose side, I only get a very subtle braid wave from it, if anything. Then I put the braid over the top of my pillow while I sleep, tossing and turning all night long.

Kyaatje
April 26th, 2013, 03:00 AM
And you don't get tangles from that Spidermom ? It feels that some of the hairs in my neck are always escaping and tangling like crazy

ladyfey
April 26th, 2013, 06:22 AM
If you're willing and able, I'd love to see an action photo. :flowers:

I'd love to, but have never been able to figure out the photos on LHC, I'm pathetic, I know :)

Kyaatje
April 26th, 2013, 08:55 AM
I'd love to, but have never been able to figure out the photos on LHC, I'm pathetic, I know :)

you know you have to put them with a host first ? If you use photobucket and you click on your picture you can see 'links' next to it and then you only have to click on img and it copies it for you so you only have to paste it in your post.

I would love to see it, if I'm not mistaken it was the brand you mentioned I was interested in. Can you give me an idea for sizing ? If you know a Buff isn't long enough ?

Anje
April 26th, 2013, 09:14 AM
I would love to see it, if I'm not mistaken it was the brand you mentioned I was interested in. Can you give me an idea for sizing ? If you know a Buff isn't long enough ?
I think most of us who wear stuff on our heads just let our hair be bunched up inside. I've tried one of the "pocket bonnet" styles, which hangs maybe a bit past the shoulders, and even then it flops all around and gets annoying to sleep in. Since I have a tendency to sleep on my hair when it's loose or braided (or get it slept on by the hubby, or attacked by a cat), something that stays close to my head is better.

If you want something long, though, I recall a couple of members would get silk or satin half-slips (you know, skirt-liner things), sew the bottom shut, and adjust the waist portion to comfortably fit the head. Then most of your sizing problem is limited to looking silly in the shop holding underwear up to your head.

Demi-Plum
April 26th, 2013, 12:25 PM
I personally just throw my hair up over my pillow when I sleep. I've been sleeping that way for years. Of course I have 1b/c hair. My hair is also very fine/thin and I rarely have any tangle problems when I wake up. I get more tangles when I wear a pony tail!

ladyfey
April 26th, 2013, 01:06 PM
you know you have to put them with a host first ? If you use photobucket and you click on your picture you can see 'links' next to it and then you only have to click on img and it copies it for you so you only have to paste it in your post.

I would love to see it, if I'm not mistaken it was the brand you mentioned I was interested in. Can you give me an idea for sizing ? If you know a Buff isn't long enough ?

I need to sign up with photobucket, and find my camera. Anyway, I use an extra-large blensblend cap and my hair is lower mid-calf length. The circumference of your head doesn't matter, because that is adjustable in the cap. But the extra large gives more than enough room for my hair to be shoved into it.

jeanniet
April 26th, 2013, 03:46 PM
I need to sign up with photobucket, and find my camera. Anyway, I use an extra-large blensblend cap and my hair is lower mid-calf length. The circumference of your head doesn't matter, because that is adjustable in the cap. But the extra large gives more than enough room for my hair to be shoved into it.

Can you describe how far it hangs down off your head in the back? I don't want something too long (my hair's only waist now), but these do sound very nice.

Kyaatje
April 26th, 2013, 04:00 PM
I think most of us who wear stuff on our heads just let our hair be bunched up inside. I've tried one of the "pocket bonnet" styles, which hangs maybe a bit past the shoulders, and even then it flops all around and gets annoying to sleep in. Since I have a tendency to sleep on my hair when it's loose or braided (or get it slept on by the hubby, or attacked by a cat), something that stays close to my head is better.

If you want something long, though, I recall a couple of members would get silk or satin half-slips (you know, skirt-liner things), sew the bottom shut, and adjust the waist portion to comfortably fit the head. Then most of your sizing problem is limited to looking silly in the shop holding underwear up to your head.

Anje !!! What a super idea ! Would never have thought off that ! It would look silly but then who cares about that :P
I'm not sure if I like the snug feeling like I had with the buff, but I'm not sure about about it hanging to loose now you mention it. Hmmm see how I can test it !

patienceneeded
April 26th, 2013, 08:57 PM
*snip*



If you want something long, though, I recall a couple of members would get silk or satin half-slips (you know, skirt-liner things), sew the bottom shut, and adjust the waist portion to comfortably fit the head. Then most of your sizing problem is limited to looking silly in the shop holding underwear up to your head.

I didn't even think of this! What a simple idea to try! I have several slips and I never wear them. Must see if this will work!