Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cotton,Satin , or Silk?

Whether you have natural or relaxed hair, you should be aware that certain types of material can have negative or possitive effects on your hair.

Cotton: Should never come in to contact with the hair. It dries the hair out and causes much friction, breaking and thinning the hair (shaft).That means don't wear cotton headbands, scarves,headwraps,bandanas,or pillows(cases).
Silk: Silk is a very soft material. You can use it on your head as much as you want without worrying about breakage or thinning of the hair. There are silk scarves,pillows,and sheets.

If you have a lot of product or oil in your hair and are worried about dirtying the pillow, then just use the same pillow as your "protective pillow." To clean a silk pillow, soak it in cold water with a gentle detergent and place in the dryer on low or medium heat until fully dry. Or hang on a clothes-line.

Satin: Satin is just like silk ,but cheaper and easier to find. It is in all the beauty supply stores as, head wraps;in Bed,Bath,&Beyond as pillows or sheets.

My personal favorite:
I use this every night. And the band does not irritate me at all , which says a lot; because I'm easily irritated. I sleep wildly too, and when I wake up ...IT'S STILL ON MY HEAD! You can get on at Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, or any beauty supply store.