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Real silk sleep cap?

MaggieTMaggieT Posts: 178Registered Users Curl Novice
I have a question: Has anyone found a good sleep cap made of natural silk? I tried satin pillowcases at first and didn't get good results . . . when I splurged on a real silk one, it made all the difference in the world. I travel for work, though, and would love to have a silk sleep cap to take with me. If you know of any manufacturers, or know a simple way to make one yourself, I'd be grateful to know!
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3b, fine, medium density, normal porosity
Wash: Deva No Poo, sometime Phytojoba, Avalon lemon when needs clarifying
Rinse-out: Deva One Condition, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening, Phytojoba (kinda heavy for my hair but good noisture)
DT: CJ CCCCL, or KCKT
Leave-in: Phytokeratine, CCCCL
Styling: Deva Coconut Supercream or their Wave Maker with a little CS over the top

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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Pretty AnntoiNet's makes fantastic silk hair bonnets, scarves, wraps, etc:
    Silk Bonnets

    Wonderfully made, comfy, and so soft!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Thanks for posting. Using a silk pillowcase made a big difference for me, too, so I think I'm going to get one of these silk bonnets, too.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Ohhh. I want a silk bonnet. Or maybe a pillowcase. Or maybe both.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • lulu008lulu008 Posts: 27Registered Users
    If you have a big head be prepared tout through Antoinette's bonnets!
  • lulu008lulu008 Posts: 27Registered Users
    I meant be prepared to adjust her bonnets. I pretty much had to cut the elastic because it was extremely tight for me. This is just normal life for big headed folx.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    lulu008 wrote: »
    I meant be prepared to adjust her bonnets. I pretty much had to cut the elastic because it was extremely tight for me. This is just normal life for big headed folx.

    Thanks. My head isn't big but my hair is. Maybe pillowcase is better. Plus elastic tends to irrate my hairline.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I found the elastic to be very gentile. I have big hair too and the elastic is wrapped in silk fabric, so no irritation. The elastic has also never leaves a mark on my forehead. I really want a couple pillowcases too, but just cant get myself to bite that bullet yet!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • AlycatAlycat Posts: 58Registered Users
    I second the 'get a silk pillowcase idea' - I've been sleeping with a silk scarf thrown over the pillow and thought it worked well but I've just had 2 charmeuse silk pillowcases as a generous birthday present and they are much, much better.

    They are really comfortable and have cotton backs so they don't slide around and my second day hair is now nearly as good as the first. My hair also feels different and much less rough when I wash it.
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    Pretty AnntoiNet's makes fantastic silk hair bonnets, scarves, wraps, etc:
    Silk Bonnets

    Wonderfully made, comfy, and so soft!

    Yes!!! That's where I get all my silk products from, too. :)
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
    Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
    My Picasa Album
    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
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  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Alycat wrote: »
    I second the 'get a silk pillowcase idea' - I've been sleeping with a silk scarf thrown over the pillow and thought it worked well but I've just had 2 charmeuse silk pillowcases as a generous birthday present and they are much, much better.

    They are really comfortable and have cotton backs so they don't slide around and my second day hair is now nearly as good as the first. My hair also feels different and much less rough when I wash it.

    I had considered the scarf idea. I also was concerned about a silk pillow case sliding. Do you know where the cotton lined ones are from? That sounds perfect! (And what a wonderful and thoughtful gift!!! Yay for whomever bought them for you - nice!!!!) =)
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • victoria.t.rvictoria.t.r Posts: 6Registered Users
    I bought my bonnet at Walmart, I'm not sure what it is made out of but it works great. I get really nice second and third day hair with it.
  • mbrown995mbrown995 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I am very disappointed in the size. I have 4c hair (very thick) and can only wear when my hair is twisted. Thought it was larger pics shown are deceptive. Two thumbs down.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I prefer using a silk pillowcase to the silk bonnet. I not only don't end up with a dented forehead for hours, but also using it is better for skin (moisture isn't leached out, and there's no drag). I get mine from DharmaTrading. NAYY I've paid more for cotton pillowcases at Bed Bath & Beyond, and that wasn't all that recently.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • Johnette.AddJohnette.Add Posts: 1Registered Users
    Etsy.com, "Feelsilk" they are really reasonable esp compaired to anywhere else
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Posts: 398Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I definitely need a "real" one.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    4a/3c, Low Porosity, Fine Texture
  • SopottSopott Posts: 42Registered Users
    I got a satin sleep cap and I don't think it does anything for my hair. So I got a real silk scarf and tucked it round my pillow. Much better! I will definitely take a silk scarf with me everywhere I travel! It can also help me disguise a bad curl day 😉
    2C/3A
    shampoo: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
    conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
    leave-in: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    sealing oil: olive, coconut, avocado
    gel: Deva

    alternating weeks
    protein: Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
    moisture: Cantu Deep Treatment Masque

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