tying up your hair- old school stocking cap?

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Does anyone out there use an old school stocking cap to tie up their hair at night? I feel like I read somewhere that it is bad for your hair, but I wasn't sure. I actually like it so much better than my scarf. It stays on at night, unlike my scarf.

There is no way I'm sleeping in a bonnet before 50, or at least not while I'm a newlywed . I do have a satin pillowcase for backup.

Anyway, I have gone back to the ways of my grandmom and started using the stocking cap a few nights so I was just curious if I'm the only one.
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Now, I'm just trying to figure out what to do with it!
I usually wear a satin scarf at night sometimes a bonnet depending on my hair style. I've also read somewhere that the stocking cap either sucks the moisture out of your hair or allows the moisture to leave your hair (like getting rubbed on a pillowcase or bedsheet.) but i'm not so sure that's true. I know any type of satin or silk scarf/bonnet/headwrap is probaby much better for your hair than the spandexy nylon stocking cap.
Thats just my opinion though
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stocking caps remind of jail birds

so i cant really imagine how that's better than a bonnet

i guess ive always been the dont give a ---- especially when it comes to guys

my best suggestion would be either sleeping with a satin pillowcase or getting up in the middle of the night to put on a scarf
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Please don't take this the wrong way but a stocking cap seems just as unsexy as a bonnet....LOL.

What type of material is your stocking cap made from? If it's nylon then your hair will probably lose moisture. They sell those satin like do rags men wear. They come in alot of colors. You tie it around your head and some of the cap hangs down your back. Something like that would help you retain moisture at night and it's definitely not a bonnet.

Here's a youtube link of what I am talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpd0qHvHJmE
LOL, no offense taken on the stocking caps. I don't know why I think it looks better that a big ol' bonnet. Maybe I'll try a do rag. as back up to my pillowcase.

You know, it is just hard to go without tying your hair up for YEARS. I had locks for 10 years and just went to bed without thinking about it. So since taking them down in september, I have gotten used to my hair again and my husband likes my new look, but he is not at all used to seeing me in a headwrap at night. So, I'm constantly trying to figure out ways around it but still being able to retain moisture
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This is how we used to tie our hair up at night when I was a child. I think I did it up until I went to college. However, we would tie our hair with a scarf and then the stocking cap.

It does help to keep the scarf in place. I wouldn't use one alone, though, too drying.

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When I twist at night I put on a silk beanie, a close relative of the stocking cap. I have this one. The beanie and my foam rollered twists - not a sexy look LOL. Other nights when my hair is loose and I want to preserve it for the next day I wrap a silk scarf or headwrap around my hairline and put my hair in a loose puff.
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What's funny here, is that i left my bonnet at home this week and thought i would be left to sleep with my hair unprotected. I just thought about this thread and remembered that i had some holey stockings in my suitcase and viola...a head scarf!
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I don't see anything wrong with using it as long as your hair feels fine. About your husband. Men are interesting creatures in that they learn to adapt. My husband wasn't used to me taking time to care for my hair and tie it up. I just kept putting in braids every few months. Now if I fall asleep with out my bonnet or scarf he will wake me up and ask me why my hair is not tied up. Sometimes he'll bring me my "granny bonnet."When men know you care about something, they generally make it a point to care just a little bit to make you happy.
This is how we used to tie our hair up at night when I was a child. I think I did it up until I went to college. However, we would tie our hair with a scarf and then the stocking cap.

It does help to keep the scarf in place. I wouldn't use one alone, though, too drying.
Originally Posted by Kitathena
this is what i do now. the scarf by itself kept coming off in the middle of the night, waking me up. the stocking cap, keeps the scarf in place and i get a good night's sleep.
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I use stocking legs as ponytail holders for my hair at night...does that count?lol

@SBB: does the beanie stay on well? I've always been curious about that...everything I use, has to have straight bobby pins as back up. The bonnet stays on the best so I used that over my ponytails.
I don't see anything wrong with using it as long as your hair feels fine. About your husband. Men are interesting creatures in that they learn to adapt. My husband wasn't used to me taking time to care for my hair and tie it up. I just kept putting in braids every few months. Now if I fall asleep with out my bonnet or scarf he will wake me up and ask me why my hair is not tied up. Sometimes he'll bring me my "granny bonnet."When men know you care about something, they generally make it a point to care just a little bit to make you happy.
Originally Posted by afrikurl
Aww, that's sweet

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I have to admit, I still feel unsexy wearing a bonnet. I already go to bed with a t-shirt and boxers the majority of the time.

Plus he likes and I like for him to play in my hair and lightly scratch my scalp. The last few weeks I have been really good about putting on the "granny bonnet", esp since i've been braiding it up to wear as a braidout. I don't want to risk losing the moisture or having it unravel.

Amazingly, he hasn't complained about it. But then again, he is good natured like that. Heck, he is the one that shaved my head for me, when I went natural this last time.

Oh and getting into bed naked will definitely destract the attention away fromt he bonnet. This I KNOW
to be true. (sorry if TMI).
I have to admit, I still feel unsexy wearing a bonnet. I already go to bed with a t-shirt and boxers the majority of the time.

Plus he likes and I like for him to play in my hair and lightly scratch my scalp. The last few weeks I have been really good about putting on the "granny bonnet", esp since i've been braiding it up to wear as a braidout. I don't want to risk losing the moisture or having it unravel.

Amazingly, he hasn't complained about it. But then again, he is good natured like that. Heck, he is the one that shaved my head for me, when I went natural this last time.

Oh and getting into bed naked will definitely destract the attention away fromt he bonnet. This I KNOW
to be true. (sorry if TMI).
Originally Posted by kandiekj100

HAHAHAHA, i'm pretty sure! You probably could've brought a cheeseburger or something crazy like that into the bed with you and he wouldn't have even asked!
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I have to admit, I still feel unsexy wearing a bonnet. I already go to bed with a t-shirt and boxers the majority of the time.

Plus he likes and I like for him to play in my hair and lightly scratch my scalp. The last few weeks I have been really good about putting on the "granny bonnet", esp since i've been braiding it up to wear as a braidout. I don't want to risk losing the moisture or having it unravel.

Amazingly, he hasn't complained about it. But then again, he is good natured like that. Heck, he is the one that shaved my head for me, when I went natural this last time.

Oh and getting into bed naked will definitely destract the attention away fromt he bonnet. This I KNOW
to be true. (sorry if TMI).
Originally Posted by kandiekj100
HAHAHAHA, i'm pretty sure! You probably could've brought a cheeseburger or something crazy like that into the bed with you and he wouldn't have even asked!
Originally Posted by Nicky791
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