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Natural Hair :: Sleeping With A Satin Bonnet or Scarf DOES Make A Difference

Natural Hair :: Sleeping With A Satin Bonnet or Scarf DOES Make A Difference

If you’re a regular YouTube viewer, you’ll notice than whenever someone does a night time routine tutorial or any style tutorial in general, they’ll always cover their hair with either a satin scarf or bonnet before going to bed.

I’ve always wondered if it was necessary and after this past week, I realized it is! 

I don’t always like to go to bed with a scarf or bonnet on my head because it makes me feel so thrown away. I know that sounds crazy, but I like to go to sleep “pretty.” I even put on perfume before bed! So wearing a bonnet kind of throws me off at times.

After I big chopped, I didn’t see the need to wear one. I mean my hair wasn’t even the length of my pinky finger, so I figured it wouldn’t make much of a difference. I would wake up and my hair would be dry and matted…almost stuck to my head! At the time, I thought it was a part of the process.

But somehow or another, I started wearing the bonnet and the texture of my hair after sleeping changed automatically. It was softer and less dry and easier to “refresh.”

I tried the no bonnet thing again this past week for about two days and when I tried to twist my hair up last night, I was so upset at how tangled and dry it was. I had a lot of shedding and knots but I did manage to get it all twisted.

This morning, it was back to normal. Therefore, I have concluded that it’s essential for anyone with natural hair to wear a bonnet/scarf at night to retain softness and moisture.

Don’t believe me? Try it!



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Jessica Simien, 28, is a lifestyle blogger and media consultant. She is also the owner of Simien Media Group LLC. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree from Jackson State University and a Master of Public Relations degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. To contact her, follow her on social media @jessicasimien.

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