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AlabasterAlice
September 1st, 2011, 03:14 PM
Any advice on these? I move around a good bit during the night, so would it be worth anything for me to try a hair cover or something of the sort during the night? My hair gets pretty frizzy, tangled, and messy throughout the night, even if I braid it. If a sleep cap would help, it'd be nice to know. :)

mallorykay13
September 1st, 2011, 03:21 PM
I tried the shorts method last night and it worked beautifully.

Maktub
September 1st, 2011, 03:27 PM
It does help a lot ! I made mine from pure silk fabric and using a headband as the elastic !

Hairitic
September 1st, 2011, 03:45 PM
I bought a satin "slumber cap" at Walmart for $2.00. I don't think I toss around and awful lot but it stays on very well.

SkinnyCookie
September 1st, 2011, 03:52 PM
I bought a satin "slumber cap" at Walmart for $2.00. I don't think I toss around and awful lot but it stays on very well.

You can get them for THAT cheap?!? I was going to get one (the dread socks on the hairtoys page) for like 20 bucks online! Would they fit waist length hair well enough?

Lianna
September 1st, 2011, 04:19 PM
I live in a hot climate so satin gets really hot on my head. Keep that in mind for your hotter seasons. I bought mine in 100% silk ( $18 ), which is breathable, from this site: http://prettyanntoinets.com/category_18/Habutai-Silk-Bonnets.htm

Megz
September 1st, 2011, 05:20 PM
I'm a rough sleeper, so not much stays on my head well. I like using my silk Prettywrap, which works pretty well, but they don't seem to ever have them in stock or return emails. I may try Anntoinet's though. Thanks Lianna!

Lianna
September 1st, 2011, 06:17 PM
You're welcome, Megz. Pure silk is a must for people who can't afford to have sweaty scalps. :p

Anje
September 1st, 2011, 06:34 PM
I wear one of the cheap ones too, and highly recommend it. It lets me wear my hair loose inside it at night, which my scalp vastly prefers to a sleep bun. I don't find it particularly warm, even on hot nights, but I can't stand polyester pillows against my face, so this seems like a nice alternative and a way to prevent hairline friction.

I've got this one (http://www.amazon.com/Stay-Satin-Nites-Bonnet-Sleep/dp/B003I5SC72), though I spent a lot less for it at Walgreen's.

My only advice is that whatever you get, keep trying it nightly for at least two weeks. The first few times, you'll probably wake up to find that you've flung the bonnet across the room in your sleep. It takes a few nights to learn to leave it on your head while you sleep, but with a little practice you should manage just fine.

Messyhair
September 1st, 2011, 06:34 PM
I've gotten five satin caps from Sally Beauty Supply and love them. Some are smaller than others, and I find they don't keep their tight elasticity for too long, but they're cheap and I'm not paying for haircuts, so why not?

I also use a satin pillowcase to help protect the nape hair and any other hairs that get loose in the night.

irishlady
September 1st, 2011, 06:42 PM
I have had success with these. When I was in the States I bought 2 at Walmart (satin) for 2 dollars each. I toss and turn a lot in my sleep and they stay on most of the time.

dulce
September 1st, 2011, 08:05 PM
I use them,and love them,love the pretty flounces around the elastic edging.Check ebay,they're not too expensive there.

Kelikea
September 1st, 2011, 08:13 PM
You can get them for THAT cheap?!? I was going to get one (the dread socks on the hairtoys page) for like 20 bucks online! Would they fit waist length hair well enough?


Yes, they can be that cheap. I also got the $2 satin slumber cap from Walmart. I use it instead of plopping in the summer because the microfiber towel was too hot for sleeping. I also can do my hair before bed (like french braid or buns) and sleep in the cap and not do my hair in the morning. This makes for a much less stressful morning.

Arashi
September 2nd, 2011, 05:33 AM
Not a sleep cap, but I've recently gotten into the habit of tying satin head scarves babushka-style to sleep in(over a bun or a braid). Along with satin pillowcases, it really helps keep my hair smooth and in place.
I've been wearing them when doing stuff around the house, too, though tied a little differently.. I'll fold my scarf into a triangle but instead of tying under my chin, I pull it past my ears and tie the ends underneath a bun or braid. The bun/braid pokes out a little and keeps it in place during the day, but it would slip off too easily in bed tied like that..

Hairitic
September 2nd, 2011, 01:12 PM
You can get them for THAT cheap?!? I was going to get one (the dread socks on the hairtoys page) for like 20 bucks online! Would they fit waist length hair well enough?

My hair is BSL and not very thick. I either wear it in a braid and down or in a cinnabun to go to sleep and there is plenty of room. If you were to wear Waist length, thick hair in a braid, you might need to clip it up or bun it to keep the cap from being dislodged during the night with this sleep cap. Yes, only $2.00! in the hair goods section of WalMart. :D

DonyaleM
September 2nd, 2011, 01:23 PM
You can get them for THAT cheap?!? I was going to get one (the dread socks on the hairtoys page) for like 20 bucks online! Would they fit waist length hair well enough?

I used to buy the same one fro walmart, but after a whilenthe elastic wears out...especially if you wash it frequently and have product in you hair when you use it.

islandboo
September 2nd, 2011, 01:48 PM
I also have the silk sleep bonnet from Pretty AnntoiNets and I love it. It made a big difference in my hair over just a silk pillowcase (which itself made a big difference over a regular pillowcase). I am a very active sleeper and haven't had it fall off although it does sometimes fall down over my eyes (I have a pretty small head)

Crocus
September 2nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
Check out the Dollar Store too. I got a black satin one for a dollar. :) I haven't had it fall off yet and I haven't found it too hot yet. Usually if my hair is down I get hot but with that cap, it keeps it all off my neck and I find that I sleep a lot better.

And my hair is a lot happier when I wear it--no tangles in the morning. That being said, its not very sexy. If I start sharing the bed with anyone besides my cats, I might have to look at something else.

Cirafly24
September 2nd, 2011, 02:54 PM
I use the inexpensive satin ones as well, but I get mine from Walgreens. I think I have 4 of them, and I rotate them so the elastic doesn't wear out as quickly. I wear one every night, either over a bun/braid, or with my hair loose inside the cap.

My hair is TBL and medium thickness, and I have plenty of room. Someone with super long hair or crazy thickness might not be able to fit all of their hair in it. It does stretch though, and it's so cheap, so it's probably worth a try.

Panth
September 2nd, 2011, 03:08 PM
You can get them for THAT cheap?!? I was going to get one (the dread socks on the hairtoys page) for like 20 bucks online! Would they fit waist length hair well enough?

Yes, you can.

Just one thing: bear in mind that silk and satin are two very different things. Silk is (obviously) derived from silk worms. Satin, however, is a description of a weaving pattern that gives a smooth, sleek effect on one side. You will be able to buy synthetic satin caps very cheaply from most places that sell hair stuff, particularly if you look in the ethnic haircare section... but synthetic satin does not breathe. So, if you have issues with overheating at night, or with sweating, or with hot weather you would be better off splashing out a little and buying a silk satin one, which you will have to get somewhere a little more specialist (maybe online).

Personally, I bought 1/2 metre of silk satin, sewed it into a tube using a french seam and then sewed it onto a stretchy headband of the sort you might wear whilst at the gym. It works brilliantly. However, if you do chose that option, I'd advise getting a bit more than 1/2 metre as (if you do it like I did, and sew along the cut edge, leaving the selvedge on the open ends of the tube) it's a bit tight.

Becky9679
September 2nd, 2011, 04:07 PM
I use a pair of old satin pyjama bottoms turned inside out secured with a headband! Cheap, easy, comfortable and certainly long enough to accommodate you until your hair reaches mid thigh length