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Would give zero if given the option! Do not Buy if you are looking to buy a Real Silk scarf!! I received this item today and knew right away it was a cheap satin imitation of silk! I asked for a second option, and was told it was satin! Still in doubt, and in hope it was real silk and that I would be wrong I decided to perform the silk test! When I burned a piece of the silk patch that was sent it smelled of chemicals and not of burnt hair!! Also, another test to for real silk is if it Does Snag on un-smooth feet heels, where as with satin it does not snag. It also failed the second test.
The combination of sleeping in this silk cap and using a silk pillowcase has saved my hair.
My hair is fine, and the quality suffered after I chemically colored it for years. Although I’ve grown out the dye, my hair never felt healthy again like it used to. I would wake up in the morning with snarls in my hair, which would cause a lot of breakage and hair loss brushing it out. The tangles would crimp my hair, making it more likely to tangle during the day. No matter what products I used, it just didn’t have the glossy, tangle free shine that I wanted.
The very first time I used this cap and the Alaska Bear silk pillowcase, also available on Amazon, it was night and day. My hair was completely tangle free the next morning, and had a sheen to it. Brushing it out was easy. Plus, since I twisted it up under the cap, I had a body wave that lasted all day, without any product in it. My hair never holds a wave without enough shellac to varnish it. Using the cap, my hair had sheen and body.
Pros: Well made, and so far it’s held up to nightly use. The elastic does not break or rub against the edges of my hairline, even though I wear the cap inside out (see below)
It stays on all night. A cap won’t do much for your hair scrunched up next to you under the sheets. There are three small tails at the back of the cap, I assume to make it look like you’ve tied a scarf or silk bandana over your head. This cap stays on without my tying the tails together. If your head is more petite than mine, you could make the fit more snug through tying the tails, but try it first without.
There is plenty of room for my hair. I have fine hair down to my mid-back, that is mostly straight. There is plenty of extra room for me. For those of you ladies complaining that there’s not enough room for your lustrous, full locks, I wish I had your problems. Your eyelashes are probably too full to blink properly, too. Is my envy showing?
Like virtually every silk sleep cap on the market, the manufacturer sews it with the silk charmeuse to the outside. Sure, this looks lovely, but a silk cap is about nurturing and protecting your hair. The silky side goes against your hair. I turn the cap inside out, so the sheen is against my hair. That protects it from rubbing on rough material or breaking.
There is not a lot of clearance at the top of your head. The room is at the back. If you have quite full hair, or height on the top of your head, the cap will press down upon it, flattening the style somewhat. This may be an issue for those using the cap to get two or three days out of a blowout.
My hair feels like silk after a night of wearing this. I have the kind of hair that frizzes at night, because I sweat in my sleep. I hate sleeping with bonnets and other things on my head. I was going to buy satin pillow cases, but I saw this, and decided to try it. I am so glad that I did! It is the best thing that I have ever used to sleep with for my hair. It is pure silk, and does not slip off while I'm asleep. I barely feel it on which is a plus, because I hate to feel anything on my head when I'm sleeping.
The cap is nice enough, the material is thin but sufficiently sturdy. I didn’t care for the style overmuch but I use it for around the house and sleep so that’s fine. I actually use the weird flaps of fabric to tie the cap a little more snugly on my head when I’m wearing it around the house, it helps it stay on better sincerely I have such a small head.
I needed a cap to wear to protect clothes and bedding when doing oil treatments on my hair. I’ve experienced extremely dry, brittle hair as a result of a medical condition, so protecting my hair from further breakage is incredibly important. I sleep on silk pillowcases and use silk head scarves as much as possible to help prevent breakage, and so I needed something equally smooth and frictionless for the cap. Unfortunately only the outside of this cap is silky smooth. The inside feels much more scratchy, more like acetate (like the inside of really really cheap polyester satin clothes). Because of this I have my doubts about this being genuine silk. My Alaska Bear silk pillowcases are genuine mulberry silk and the inside of those cases doesn’t feel scratchy like the cap does. The inside of the pillowcases feels a little less smooth than the outside, but by no means is it scratchy feeling, so I suspect this product isn’t what it claims to be. I can’t easily wear the cap inside out because of how it’s designed, so there’s no easy way around the scratchiness and that makes it hard to want to keep using it.
I was really excited about getting this product to use to cover my hair when I slept but very disappointed when I woke up and had a significant indentation on my forehead that took a couple of hours to fully disappear. I had to go to work with this mark on my head and felt ridiculous. Great concept for the product but just poor overall use. Had to return it. :(
This claims it’s 100% real silk. It comes with a sample fabric. Real silk smells like burnt hair when you burn it. This smelled like plastic. The cap feels more like satin, so it *might* contain some silk, but that’s not what it’s advertised as. Satin is supposed to work just as well (as long as it’s weaved with silk), so I figured I’d try it, just in case. I also have shoulder length hair. It’s no longer thick and curly thanks to illness and chemo and I’ve lost more than half of it. The cap barely fits my hair and leaves marks across my forehead in the morning. My hair actually looked worse after a week.
Another reviewer made the right comment when she said it is technically sewn inside out -- the smooth part of the silk is outside of the cap, rather than inside. So I sleep with the cap inside out.
I am using this to try to save my fine hair and see if it will grow longer and smoother if I don't sleep with it in an elastic ponytail (I have oily skin and hair so sleeping with my hair lose it out of the question -- imagine the oil slick!). It certainly preserves my hair, I wake up with it looking smoother with almost no effort on my part.
I hope within a few months I might be able to boast smooth hair I've never had in my life. I definitely think wearing my hair tucked up is better for it than sleeping in an elastic. That being said, I may need to order one or two more, in case one gets oily. For this price, why not?
I wish I could give zero stars -- this product is not silk and should not be described as such. It's obvious upon opening the package that this cap is made of synthetic material. It feels nothing at all like genuine, natural silk. If for some reason you want a polyester scarf/cap, then go ahead and purchase this one. But don't be fooled into thinking that you'll be receiving a silk product that will protect your hair.
I'm very happy Amazon refunded my money for this product.
This is a very cute bonnet and I ordered the large (I think) I have chin length hair and wear a 7 1/4 sized hat (to help you gage) and this thing slipped around so much every night until it just slipped off or I took it off every night. Every time it moved the elastic pulled at the little hairs on along my lower hairline causing me to itch! Very annoying. So I sent mine back. I might order another, but for now, the one I bought @ the blue store 😉 for $2.99 is doing just great! Even better, IT HAS NO ELASTIC!