How To Put Hair In Bonnet Properly

Why You Should Put Hair In Bonnet?

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Many people choose to sleep without a bonnet, either because the coverings are not comfortable or they believe it is unnecessary. If you do this, you run the risk of having hair breakage and hair loss. It’s best to use a bonnet if you want to help your hair have a healthy and well-maintained appearance.

Bonnets are especially recommended for styled wavy or naturally curly hair. In the first case, you will not destroy your curls, and you will not have to style your hair again in the morning – it will look neat and well-groomed. In the case of curly hair, you will avoid tangled ends and damage to the hair, especially if it is thick.’

How To Pick The Right Bonnet?

The Material Of the Bonnet

To best keep breakage at bay, it is important to choose a silk or satin bonnet that feels smooth ad slippery to the touch. Avoid ones that feel rough or have snags, as these can cause more breakage for your hair.

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Satin provides your hair with exceptional moisture retention. It’s durable and requires little upkeep. However, the fabric does not prevent tangles as well as silk and can easily tear.

Cotton will rub at your hair and might even pull some out, so choose a bonnet that is made from soft fabric like satin, polyester, silk or viscose. The same goes for elastics—if the bonnet has them, opt for those made of 100% polyester.

Also, keep in mind that the material wrapped around the edge of the bonnet matters too.

The Size of the Bonnet

It is important to make sure that your bonnet fits the bulk of your hair, but you should also make sure the elastic band isn’t too loose. If it is too lose, the bonnet may come off while you’re sleeping. In general, bonnets should be a bit more loose than most hairbands, if you want a hat that is snug, but not too tight. You don’t want to cause it to chafe or strain improperly. Furthermore, avoid the temptation of going too loose and discouraging your ears from staying warm.

How To Put Hair In Bonnet Properly

It’s easy enough, and there are plenty of tutorials online that can help you out!

1. Hold your bonnet open and place one side at the nape of your neck.

2. Use the back of your head as an anchor to pull up the bonnet and wrap it around your curls.

3. Fold your hair from the top and push it down to the roots. This will shape it like an accordion, ensuring that all of your ends are held tightly without any poking out.

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4. Once you’ve piled all your hair onto your head and pulled the bonnet on the rest of the way, stand up and continue to pile your hair onto your head until it is completely covered.

5. Make sure all of your curls are in their proper place, tucked in, and allowing for a bit of a wave. The band should sit just above the hairline.

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Video: How to Put on a Bonnet & How to Preserve Curls at Night

Historical Exploration of the Bonnets

Who Started Bonnets?

Black hair has an extensive history; there is ample evidence that Black women have been wearing their hair – and how long they have been wearing it – for centuries. One such “invention” that is at the center of much controversy is Lindenberg’s recent discovery. NitCap founder Sarah Marantz Lindenberg, who is a Caucasian woman, claims she invented the hair bonnet.

Why Did Ladies Wear Bonnets To Bed?

The use of a sleep cap, nightcap, or sleep bonnet dates back to the 14th century and likely even earlier. They were originally worn by men and women to protect against cold nighttime temperatures. Men may have also worn them to cover their bald heads (if they had some) & conceal scars or signs of age.

What Is An Origin of Bonnet?

Fanciful frilly clothes and dainty bonnets are a timeless baby fashion – they keep your little one stylish while containing messes.

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A bonnet was usually made of soft fabric and has no brim. It was common during the 17th and 18th centuries for women to wear bonnets, to keep their hair tidy and protected from dust and sun when they were outdoors. Today, it’s not common for adults to wear bonnets unless they are working as an historical reenactor or performing in a play. The word “bonnet” is derived from the Scottish word “brimless hat.”