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I purchased the XL size in the Cameo color because I wanted to see if wearing a silk bonnet to sleep could help with breakage and overall care for my thin, fine hair. I need to use it more to see results on my hair, but the quality of the sleeping cap is very good. My husband and I tested to swatch to see if it was real silk (just Google silk burn test) and it is real. I read reviews from many saying that the regular size was too small, so I got the XL. I have some extra room but it doesn't slip off at night, so I would recommend especially if you have thicker/fuller hair.
First things first, as there's always a lot of debate and confusion on this: yes, this is definitely real lightweight silk satin, not polyester or any other synthetic fiber. (Silk is the component fiber, satin is a fabric made with a specific weaving pattern that gives it a shiny, slippery-smooth finish.) I'm a home seamstress of over 30 years' experience; I could tell this was silk right away but did some basic tests anyway to confirm it. The silk sample did not react to acetone, which melts acetate and acrylic; it floated and started to break down relatively quickly in chlorine bleach, as is typical for silk (bleach dissolves protein fibers, with wool and other keratin fibers dissolving faster than silk, while synthetic or plant fibers remain intact). As you can see in my second photo above, it also performed as expected in a burn test: the large pink silk sample self-extinguished quickly when removed from the flame source, and burned down to a dark bead that crumbled into powdery black ash when lightly pressed. The smaller white sample, a piece of 100% polyester satin ribbon, melted into a hard plasticky lump that does not crumble.
On to the cap itself; I bought both sizes, as you can see in my first photo; light pink is Large and the darker dusty-rose "cameo" is X-Large. It doesn't look like much of a difference and both fit surprisingly well, despite my having a large head (24") and waist-length hair -- but the XL stayed put much better, while the Large tended to slip off or slide backwards frequently. I don't think this would fit well over curlers or very thick locs or long braids; it also may not work well if you're trying to preserve a style with more fullness at the top of the head, where it fits more closely; most of the room here is at the back and sides. The smooth non-elastic front is great if you tend to get headaches easily from the usual full-elastic styles. Tying the ribbons didn't seem to make any real difference in performance to me, the XL stayed on just as well when I left them loose and the L still tended to slide off as much either way. The matte side of the fabric is on the inside, but is still soft and smooth enough that I don't think it's any danger to my hair, but you can always turn the cap inside out if you prefer the smoother satin on the inside. I have not had any issues with dye bleeding onto bed linens, even with the darker colored caps, but I made sure to wash them before wearing; they machine wash nicely on a coldwater delicate cycle in a mesh bag, just hang to air-dry.
I wear this at night to keep my wild curls in place. It does a good job of that. The only thing is that it sometimes slides down on my forehead easily, so I have to tighten a little more than I’d prefer. That’s not a big enough deal to me to deduct a star, though, since most of the time it stays in place pretty well. It is always on and in place when I wake up in the morning. Appearance-wise, it is cute, and there is plenty of room for longer hair. I hand wash regularly and it has held up nicely with no fraying or other issues. I like that the elastic is in the back only, and the ties are a definite plus for adjusting fit.
This comes packaged beautifully. I was ready to slip this fine silk bonnet on before bed and sleep lavishly. But what I consider extra large and the size of this do not align. It wouldn’t fit over my head unless I shaved all my hair off, or maybe ran a flat iron through it, neither of which will happen. This is not for someone with thick, textured or a lot of hair.
After almost a month of using this, I can honestly say it sucks. The elastic thingy has just stretched so much (it wasn't a tight fit to begin with,but I was hoping it will last longer), it barely stays on my head anymore. The moment I try to turn, it just falls off. I'll try my luck with a different brand. The color was true to the photos though and the little knots on the sides were kinda cute.
This is probably not even 20% silk. It’s some cheap satiny material. X-large is about 2” bigger, I should have gone with the other size. Even though it’s loose fitting it didn’t fall off during the night and the little extra fabric on the back do help to adjust it (found those too short so if you have large hands it might be difficult to tie). It’s an okay sleeping cap buuuuuut I do wish it were better quality. Still on the search for the perfect sleeping bonnet.
Just started wearing my hair in its naturally curly stare. I use this to prevent curly hair from frizzing. Definitely helps! I use a few clips to keep hair on top of head from flattening too much. My hair comes to just below shoulders and I do have a lot of hair, large was needed. Able to avoid having to wash hair daily. I like how this keeps my hair in place, which would be different than a silk pillow case. Plan on using one of their pillow cases to line the inside of a hat for winter.
Great Buy! So far only had it one week and I’ve noticed such a huge difference in my curls and frizz. Very comfy -I got extra large and use the tassels to make it snug even though I know that’s not what they’re for. My only qualm is that it could be a little thicker because I do see some products leaking if my hair is kind of wet or oversaturated. But I have been using it on Dry clean hair with a small amount of oil on it and I cannot complain about the results. Super great price and results. Would buy it again. My hair is way less frizzy and my curls are staying in tact and looking great!
It keeps my hair from being pulled in bed and out my husbands face he loves it. I wake up with much smoother less frizzy hair, my hair is thick wavy/loose curly and sort of long the way I put it on it by rolling it into a bun without band to put inside the cap it could fit much more hair into if needed. It doesn’t look as silly as some other options.