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i purchased this and the Pure Silk Hair Black Head Scarf, 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, OEKO-TEX Certified and the Black Slouchy Beanie Headwear Lightweight Bamboo Satin Night Sleep Turban Satin and this one was the winner.
The Pure silk was much too long and difficult to tie. Fell off in the middle of the night unless i tied it very tight. But if i did that, the baby hairs that framed my head would flatten down in such a way that my head looked a mess in the morning.
The Slouchy Beanie was nice and soft and look the most "glamourous" of the bunch, but it wouldnt stay on my head at night. No way to tight it down either.
This one stayed on albeit is a bit difficult to place on. I am hispanic and have wavy to curly hair that goes beyond mid back. Takes a few tries to get my hair in the cap without mashing it. Stays on and looks like it did the day before in the morning. I look a bit funny with it on though ;)
I have been growing my hair out for three years now and in the past six months I started to struggle a lot with breakage at the end of my hair and split ends. Braiding my hair at night seemed to cause the ends that were free of the hair tie to become dry and straw-like overnight. I tried this silk cap hoping that it would keep my hair from breaking as much when worn overnight. I've used it for about a week now and I am very pleased with the results. My end breakage is down by around 90% and the ends of my hair look much less dry. It is very comfortable to wear and the elastic doesn't dig into my scalp or forehead (I wear a 7 1/4 hat size and put the cap behind my ears and wear the top up near my hairline instead of on my forehead).
I did turn the cap inside out - the silk is woven in a satin weave, meaning that one side is shinier and more slippery than the other, and I wanted that side to be the one contacting my hair. It works fine, just doesn't look as good on. (Not that one can look awesome wearing a sleep cap. I told my husband if he hates it I won't wear it any more, but he seems to be amused by the entire thing.) It's quite comfortable to sleep in, and I'm a bit of a picky sleeper.
Overall, very much a success, especially for the price.
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.
My hair would always knot up at night. Now it falls out of this cap nicely and is ready to go with a quick brush. It fits tight enough to stay on my head and loose enough to be comfortable. You cannot feel it when you are sleeping. The only thing I will say is it keeps me a bit warmer than I would like, but that's what happens when you wear a cap. It isn't overwhelmingly hot though. Also you can't really feel it while you are sleeping. I really love this little jewel.
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.
I bought this cap because I wear a CPAP at night. The friction from my CPAP headgear was causing my mid-shaft hair to break in an odd way. My hair stylist suggested sewing silk/satin onto my CPAP headgear. I decided to look for a silk cap and came across this product. I have bangs and did not want something with elastic around my forehead leaving an indent in my bangs. This is a great silk cap! My hair is significantly less frizzy and I do not have to restyle my hair nearly as often! I wish someone had told me about silk caps before!
I was surprised at how quickly my item arrived. Excellent fabric, not the usual thin, see through cheap fabric you usually find on the market. the color was vibrant. Basically, the item looks as described. I ordered the large size because tight caps and hats give me headaches and was not disappointed. I will be getting more in different colors.
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 have a very big head and one-size-fits-all doesn't usually work for me. I also toss and turn all night so I never expected any cap to stay on. This cap fit and stayed on all night! I just received it and only wore it once but I'm really pleased so far! I don't know if those three flaps of material that hang down are ties or just decorative but I didn't need to use them anyway. Did I say I'm really, really pleased?