24 Black-Owned Satin-Lined Bonnet Companies

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Unless you’re completely new to natural hair, you know the importance of wearing a satin-lined bonnet or scarf to bed (or sleeping on a satin-lined pillow if you hate sleeping with something on your head). They help hair retain moisture, compared to cotton which wicks moisture from the hair, as well as keep hair from tangling and knotting when asleep.

A common sentiment I see is to purchase silk instead of satin. This is misinformed because satin just refers to the name of the weave, and silk is type of raw material produced by silkworms used to make fabric. Satin can be made from many different types of fabrics, such as silk, polyester, nylon, and wool.

And while you can buy a satin-lined bonnet or scarf from any retail store, those are generally poor quality and won’t last but a few years. I personally like to buy ones from smaller companies because they are better quality, thicker, and last a lot longer.

(If it's not clear from the timing of this post and the current conversation surrounding bonnets, I'm basically using my platform to promote black-owned bonnet companies. If you want a more comprehensive list or you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this article from Shoppe Black to which I had the pleasure of contributing.)

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It's Been Two Week Since I Started the Curly Girl Method

Monday, July 15, 2019

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In my last post, I wrote about how I needed a change from my (long and exhausting) regimen. That Saturday, I started the Curly Girl Method and have been following it consistently since. Even though it's been a learning experience, I haven't had too much frustration (yet *knock on wood*), and reconnecting with my natural hair texture has been both refreshing and enlightening. Here is what I've learned so far.

My Hair Loves Moisture: Yes, I knew this before I started doing the curly girl method, but my hair really loves to be wet more than once a week. Cowashing in between washes has been very beneficial for my hair, and I've noticed that I've had less tangles and breakage because of it. I also haven't had much dandruff washing more often.

I Don't Need to Moisturize and Seal Daily: Because my hair is getting fully saturated multiple times a week, I don't need to moisturize and seal daily. This is great because it means I don't have to spend as much time on my hair every day.

Wash N Go's Can Work with the Right Technique and Product: I used to think I couldn't do wash n go's, but I've learned this isn't the case. I just wasn't using the right technique and product. Before, when I would do a wash n go, I wouldn't apply the gel up to the roots, which is important to ensure the roots don't tangle and mesh together. I also need a product with a decent amount of hold, meaning that I cannot use curling cremes.

Less Tangles and Shedding: I mentioned this above, but I have less tangles and shedding than before, which means less breakage. I am hoping to surpass my most recent plateau. Fingers crossed.

I Need to Learn Curly Hairstyles: It's amazing how inept I am at styling my hair like this. I am so used to stretching my hair, but when it comes to my own curly hair, I am just confused. I've been watching YouTube videos, so hopefully I can learn something soon.

If you want more updates on my journey doing the Curly Girl Method, check out my Instagram!

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