Wearing my silk scarf to bed every night is one of my resolutions for the year that I shared with you. Today, I’m sharing with you why it is important to do so.
Silk or satin scarves(or bonnets or pillowcases) are very soft and so they cushion your hair against the harsh effects of the fibres from our pillowcases and bedsheets.
Most ladies sleep with hair nets, however, hair nets are not the best if you are interested in growing long, healthy hair.
Hair nets aren’t much better than sleeping with nothing covering your hair at all. Nets have holes in them which means that your hair is still left exposed.
So why exactly should you sleep with a silk scarf?
1. To prevent breakage
If you use a cotton pillowcase or bedsheet, your hair may rub against the cotton material creating friction. That friction can cause weak hair strands to break off. Five strands off today, ten strands off tomorrow and slowly you may stop noticing much growth( Remember little drops make an ocean). And as you know, hair breakage is one major thing that hinders hair growth.
However, silk/satin scarves have very soft material which reduces the effect of friction on the hair.
2. To prevent split ends
When your hair rubs against the cotton material and breaks off, the strand may become damaged and split. The damage can travel up the hair strand and cause the hair strand to continue breaking and become thin. The worst part is that there is no cure or remedy for split ends, the damaged part of the hair just has to be cut off. 😦
In essence, split ends are veeeeeery bad for you, so avoid them by sleeping with a silk/satin scarf :).
3. To prevent dry hair
Silk scarves help in moisture retention. Cotton material is more absorbent than silk/satin, so cotton dries out the hair quite faster than silk/satin, and dry hair is one of the reasons for hair breakage.
Silk/satin scarves don’t retain moisture directly, but they prevent moisture from being lost so quickly.
4. To protect your edges
Growing out my edges was also one of my resolutions for the new year. Sleeping with a silk/satin scarf is sooooo important especially if you sleep on your chest or side. The friction could cause your edges to break off gradually. If you sleep on your back, you may notice that the back of your hair is thin and scanty, the same principle applies. Sleeping with a silk/satin scarf will definitely prevent this (tested and trusted ;).
However, if you use a bonnet, you need to ensure that it doesn’t rest directly on your edges, move the bonnet a bit forward onto your forehead to reduce the friction with your hairline.
With these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you that silk scarves are the solution to most life hair problems :D.
P.S: If you’re interested in getting a bonnet like mine or a silk scarf, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org😊
EXTRA TIP: Wear your silk scarf or bonnet before tying your cotton or wool scarf. The cotton or wool scarves are made of harsh material and can also rub against your hair…. And that’s veeeery bad 😦
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