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gonzobird
May 21st, 2012, 07:22 PM
Or satin... I would love to get a nice one. Anyone have one they love or don't love? I would love some recommendations. I currently sleep on a super hair friendly pillowcase and just put my bsl hair in a loose pony with a scrunchie.... but would like to try looking like an 80 year old woman in my sleep. :) no offense to anyone who has a cap, I'm just being silly.

ladyfey
May 21st, 2012, 08:04 PM
I tried a satin one from Walmart and it gave me major breakage around my hairline where the covered elastic went around. Never again for me, I use satin pillowcases now.

spookyghost
May 21st, 2012, 08:13 PM
I tried a satin one from Walmart and it gave me major breakage around my hairline where the covered elastic went around. Never again for me, I use satin pillowcases now.

Shoot I just bought one from Wal-mart! Where did you get your satin pillowcase? I got one from Wal-mart and a bed and bath place and it is smooth and its called a satin pillowcase but its not comfortable at all. And I can like hear it when I lay on it-if that makes sense. I want to find a real soft satin pillowcase that is comfortable and bendable just like any other pillow case!

gonzobird
May 21st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Good to know. What type hair do you have? Is it prone to breakage?
I have a satin case too... but my hair gets tangley if i don't put it in a pony...and I will only use a super soft scrunchie in it. I hate elastics. But I like to sleep on my back and that scrunchie is a tiny bit annoying sometimes to lay in...
I just found this site... they seem pretty nice.

http://sharmooz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5

spookyghost
May 21st, 2012, 08:43 PM
Good to know. What type hair do you have? Is it prone to breakage?
I have a satin case too... but my hair gets tangley if i don't put it in a pony...and I will only use a super soft scrunchie in it. I hate elastics. But I like to sleep on my back and that scrunchie is a tiny bit annoying sometimes to lay in...
I just found this site... they seem pretty nice.

http://sharmooz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5

I do the pony thing too when I sleep but I sleep on my stomach so it doesnt bother me. But if your hair is long enough check out the sock bun on you tube. I just put my hair in the sock bun now so when I take it out tomarrow morning I will have awesome curls. But I think you would love it because it sits right on top of your head and you never feel it no matter what position you sleep in. Plus its a sock so even if you laid right on it you probably wouldn feel it!:p

gonzobird
May 21st, 2012, 09:42 PM
I can do a sock bun, but wanted just something that would take 2 seconds. I have 9 million layers in my hair as well (growing them out) and so many pieces fall out so thats annoying too. Plus my hair has a natural cool wave to it, I'm not huge of actual curls.

I just wonder if these sleeping caps are nicer than one with an elastic. I would get the girls one that is "tie able" and maybe it wouldn't have the elastic... Have to do more investigating. Thank you though, spookyghost!

Anje
May 21st, 2012, 09:47 PM
I've got that Stay on Satin brand, and find them to be pretty good. No breakage around the hairline, though if I were feeling more paranoid than I do, I would turn it inside out. (Actually tried them inside-out for a while, which makes it mildly harder to keep them on. But I didn't notice a difference in the effects to my hair.)

Misty'sMess
May 21st, 2012, 09:59 PM
Here's a link to instructions outlining how to make your own silk/satin pillowcase for those so inclined

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=86447

Sillage
May 21st, 2012, 10:05 PM
Shoot I just bought one from Wal-mart! Where did you get your satin pillowcase? I got one from Wal-mart and a bed and bath place and it is smooth and its called a satin pillowcase but its not comfortable at all. And I can like hear it when I lay on it-if that makes sense. I want to find a real soft satin pillowcase that is comfortable and bendable just like any other pillow case!


The satin pillow case you bought is probably made of polyester. I have a silk satin pillow case from Dharma Trading and it's wonderfully soft and smooth. Also, it's much cooler than polyester satin which is nice because I often get hot in my sleep.

truepeacenik
May 21st, 2012, 10:58 PM
My old silk case was from dharma trading jacquard fabric. My ex, an extremely talented dyer, made it for my 38 th birthday.

I have one from Sally's right now, and while I don't love it, it does the trick.

julierockhead
May 21st, 2012, 10:58 PM
Satin caps are nice, you can get them at the dollar store and wear a cotton headband to avoid elastic-mark head, but I prefer a satin pillowcase, here's where I got mine-
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69106784/single-king-size-super-soft-satin

Amber_Maiden
May 22nd, 2012, 01:19 AM
I have one- but to be honest never wore it. I wore it for a few weeks, but seriously- I was adjusting it all the time! Satin pillowcases are just as good I think!

Miss Catrina
May 22nd, 2012, 06:46 PM
I got one at Wal-mart back when my hair was long. I can't speak to how well it works because it couldn't stay on for anything.

Satin pillowcases worked much better for me. I've never looked back.

Fairlight63
May 22nd, 2012, 07:53 PM
I have bought several but they have all been too small elastic wise & hurt my head.
My favorite is LiL Lucy from Maverick wear. It is style #1650 - Kind of expensive at $18.95 - but it is the best one that I have found.
http://shop.maverickwear.com/product.sc;jsessionid=1DA412CA0B37F86543F9224C8081 6847.qscstrfrnt03?productId=4