The True Meaning of Beauty Sleep

Even with a strict regimen, women of all hair patterns, textures, and lengths continue to struggle with excessively dry, brittle hair. Following several consultations with clients, I was shocked to learn that a large number of them still used cotton scarfs or caps to wrap their hair at night. During the consultations, it became apparent that many were unaware of the detriment cotton was causing to their strands as they sleep. As we continued to discuss tips and trick to improve the overall health of their hair, I recommended that they exchange cotton for a satin cap, bonnet, or wrap to prevent breakage, retain moisture, and increase the longevity of their style.

Unlike cotton scarfs and caps, satin wraps, bonnets, and caps actually protect the hair from damage that could occur due to friction while sleeping. While asleep with a cotton cap or scarf on, friction occurs from the strands rubbing against the course material, resulting in snagging and breakage in certain areas of the hair. Whereas satin caps, bonnets, and wraps provide a smooth surface, allowing their hair to move without ripping the strands from the scalp. It is also important to mention that satin provides a huge benefit for women with curls, kinks, and coils who experience frequent knots. The satin material of caps, wraps and bonnets permits the curls to glide easily, prohibiting the strands from tangling with themselves, leading to less damage overtime.

As mentioned previously, the major complaint women have is suffering from extremely dry and brittle hair. Cotton material has a tendency to strip the hair of its natural oils which causes the hair to appear dehydrated and dull. On the contrary, satin material preserves the natural oils of the hair, maintaining moisture longer. Retention of moisture is vital in a healthy hair journey because it hydrates and strengthens the strands as the hair grows longer in length. This is why brands infuse their caps, wraps, and bonnets with essential oils such as jojoba oil and olive oil.

Although adverting damage and maintaining soft shiny tresses are key benefits of the satin material, it is important to mention that satin products do an excellent job of maximizing the durability a style as well. Because satin is a breathable material it allows air to circulate the scalp. This is crucial for women who suffering from night sweats. As a result, frizz or roughing of the cuticles is reduced and the style remains intact for a prolong period of time.


Stylist Tip: For women with long curly hair or head full of hair, try a technique called “pineappling.” This technique involves placing all of the hair firmly at the top of the head. “Pineappling” in conjunction with a satin wrap, or scarf around the perimeter secures the style in place.


However, for women who find tying their hair up every single night a tedious process, it might be wise to invest in a few satin pillow cases. Similar to other satin products, pillowcases do not tug on the strands or absorb the oils of the scalp like traditional cotton pillowcases. Additionally, women who use this type of pillowcase have reported that satin has been beneficial to the delicate skin of the face. They said they notice less sleep lines and folds when sleeping at night. They have also reported that the skin on their face has felt softer and smoother when they awake the next day.

Whether flaunting curls, waves, kinks, coils or relaxed hair, every woman’s goal is to grow and maintain long, healthy hair. By implementing products like satin bonnets, caps, and wraps into their nightly routine, dry, brittle hair will become a thing in the past.


Trayvaughn Ferguson is a 21-year-old licensed cosmetologist who concentrates on product knowledge to promote healthy hair growth in his clients. Currently, he is the beauty representative for Cindy Tawiah’s product line, Diva by Cindy.



미인은 잠꾸러기란 말의 진정한 뜻

엄격하게 관리를 할지라도, 과다 건조하고 부스러지는 모든 형태의 헤어스타일은 어려움이 많습니다.  몇몇의 고객들과 상담을 해본 후에 저는 그들이 아직도 면 스카프나 모자등으로 밤에 머리를 감싼다는 사실에 놀랐습니다. 모발 건강을 위한 상담을 계속하며, 저는 고객들이 수분유지와 부스러짐 방지를 위해선 면대신 새틴 보닛, 혹은 랩등을 사용하기를 권장하고 있습니다.

면 스카프나 면 모자와 달리, 새틴 랩, 보넷, 그리고 모자들은 수면 동안의 마찰로 인한 모발 손상을 막아줍니다.  면 모자나 스카프를 착용하고 잠을 자는 동안, 모발은 거친 표면에 쓸리게 되고, 머리의 일부분이 손상되게 됩니다. 반면 새틴 모자, 보넷, 혹은 랩등은 표면이 더 부드럽기에 마찰이 적습니다. 또한 새틴은 곱슬머리, 구부러진 머리, 혹은 자주 엉키는 머리를 가진 여성들에게 특히 좋습니다.  모자, 랩, 보넷의 새틴은 곱슬머리가 쉽게 미끄러지게 해주고, 엉킴을 막아줍니다.

전에 말한 것과 같이, 여성들은 과하게 건조하거나 부스러진 머리에 대한 불만이 많습니다.  면 재질은 자연적인 기름기를 빼앗아 가기 때문에 머리가 건조해지고 부스러지게 됩니다. 반면 새틴 재질은 모발의 천연 유분을 지키고 수분을 더 오래 유지합니다. 수분은 건강한 머리결에 아주 중요합니다. 머리가 자라면서 가닥에 힘을 받게 해주기 때문입니다. 브랜드들이 모자, 랩, 보넷등에 호호바 오일이나 올리브 오일같은 에센션 오일을 포함시키는 이유입니다.

새틴 재질의 또 다른 이점은 스타일의 유지 입니다.  새틴은 통풍 가능한 재질이기 때문에 두피에 공기를 공급해줍니다. 이것은 잠자리에서 땀을 흘리는 여성들에게 아주 중요합니다.  결과적으로, 모발이 거칠어지지 않고 긴 시간동안 스타일을 유지시켜 줍니다.

스타일 : 곱슬머리를 가진 여성이나 머리숱이 많은 분들은 파인애플이라는 기법을 사용해보세요 테크닉은 머리를 머리 위에 단단히 묶고, 새틴 랩이나 스카프를 더해서 스타일을 유지시키는 기법입니다.

하지만, 매일 밤 머리를 묶는 것은 귀찮은 일입니다. 몇 가지 새틴 베게 커버에 투자하는 것이 현명한 일일지 모릅니다. 다른 새틴 제품과 마찬가지로, 새틴 베게 커버는 면 베게 커버처럼 머리의 기름기를 흡수하거나 머리가 엉키게 하지 않습니다. 또한 이 베게 커버를 사용하는 여성은 얼굴 피부에도 긍정적인 효과를 가져온다고 말합니다. 수면시에 피부에 주름이 덜 생기는 것을 느끼게 됩니다.

컬, 웨이브, 꼬임이나 땋은 머리, 혹은 생머리에 이르기 까지. 모든 여성들의 목표는 길고 건강한 머리를 기르고 유지하는 것입니다. 새틴 보넷, 캡, 그리고 랩을 매일 밤 사용함으로 건조하고 부스스한 머리와 작별할 수 있습니다.

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