I can’t pinpoint exactly when I started sleeping with scarves and hair caps at night, but I can tell you they’re still undefeated for holding back my curls, braids, and blowouts. The best hair bonnets in particular look like silk and satin force fields that protect hair while you sleep, minimizing frizz and overnight snags that can contribute to breakage. Although anyone can wear a cap, it is often used to protect fine, curly, and natural hair types.
“Similar to a scarf or a silk scarf, the bonnets help your hair retain moisture, prevent frizz and extend the life of your hairstyle while you sleep since those textures glide over them seamlessly,” celebrity hairstylist and author of All hair is good hair Annagjid “Kee” Taylor recounts BAZAAR.com. “They also allow the hair to have plenty of room for your curls to hold their shape and maintain your overall look a little longer.”
To make it easier to find an essential that suits your style and desired headspace, read on to discover the best beanies to add to your nighttime routine.