Making winter hats Natural hair friendly

Making winter hats Natural hair friendly

Hey Naturals!  This is a real quick post about the ugly weather many of us are facing.  The Polar Vortex is keeping January colder than normal.  I just found out the rest of the month will be frigid quite often so keeping the tresses protected will be a priority for longer than most of us expected.  Keep using the glycerin and those weekly or bi-weekly deep conditions need to stay in place but I’ve got a few other tips that will keep you warmer and cuter as we face more frigid temps!

See also: Natural hair and winter worries

Satin Bonnet

Making winter hats Natural hair friendly

Much of this winter has seen me with a knit hat that I LOVE and a few twists peeking out front.  You wouldn’t know it but I’ve got my satin bonnet underneath protecting the rest of my hair! Just a regular ole satin bonnet and for the twists I made sure to add some heavy cream to protect them since they are out front for cuteness.  This winter I am LOVING Curls Whipped Cream – heavy curl cream.  It has been a wonder product second ONLY to glycerin. It has released me from my bondage to gel since gel was the only product that kept my hair from frizzing.  

What I love about the  satin bonnet  is I can wear whatever hat I feel and just slip a bonnet over my head before I put on a hat.  I can still wash them and wear them at night (I have a ton so there are always a few somewhere in the house).  They are extremely practical and affordable so stock up and keep that hair pretty.

Creating your own Satin-lined hat

NiftyKeisha shares her easy DIY trick for turning any and all your winter hats and beanies into satin-lined ones.  I’m kinda ashamed I haven’t done this after I saw the video but was only introduced to it a few days ago.  Tamara over at made me aware of it and I even discussed it in a post. I wanted to share it with my lovely readers as well since it’s better than a satin-lined hat because you can snap it in and and take it out for washing. I’m big on washing satin bonnets and only wear clean  bonnet  after I’ve washed my hair.  I was like that with my combs and brushes too back in the day when I still used them.

See also: Glycerin And Fall Natural Hair Care

Now, I still love the cute satin-lined hats and beanies but haven’t gotten one yet since I’m doing pretty good without them.  Now that I’ve learned how to make my own from Keisha I may just be on the hunt for cute hats and worry about adding the lining later.  Either way, I’ll be keeping my head warm, my hair soft and damage free with these two tips that you all need to incorporate into your winter gear. 

Take care Naturals,

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  1. prettiuneekhair
    January 23, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    I wear the satin bonnets under my hats as well. It is a must. I cannot stand the cloth rubbing against my strands.

  2. Seriously Natural
    January 23, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Me either! Thanks for sharing.

  3. January 23, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    I never thought about this. Now I'm feeling crafty…

  4. Seriously Natural
    January 23, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Good for you. We've got to do something to keep warm!

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