Real silk sleep cap?

I have a question: Has anyone found a good sleep cap made of natural silk? I tried satin pillowcases at first and didn't get good results . . . when I splurged on a real silk one, it made all the difference in the world. I travel for work, though, and would love to have a silk sleep cap to take with me. If you know of any manufacturers, or know a simple way to make one yourself, I'd be grateful to know!
Pretty AnntoiNet's makes fantastic silk hair bonnets, scarves, wraps, etc:
Silk Bonnets

Wonderfully made, comfy, and so soft!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Thanks for posting. Using a silk pillowcase made a big difference for me, too, so I think I'm going to get one of these silk bonnets, too.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Ohhh. I want a silk bonnet. Or maybe a pillowcase. Or maybe both.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
If you have a big head be prepared tout through Antoinette's bonnets!
I meant be prepared to adjust her bonnets. I pretty much had to cut the elastic because it was extremely tight for me. This is just normal life for big headed folx.
I meant be prepared to adjust her bonnets. I pretty much had to cut the elastic because it was extremely tight for me. This is just normal life for big headed folx.
Originally Posted by lulu008
Thanks. My head isn't big but my hair is. Maybe pillowcase is better. Plus elastic tends to irrate my hairline.
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all." - Clive Davis
I found the elastic to be very gentile. I have big hair too and the elastic is wrapped in silk fabric, so no irritation. The elastic has also never leaves a mark on my forehead. I really want a couple pillowcases too, but just cant get myself to bite that bullet yet!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
I second the 'get a silk pillowcase idea' - I've been sleeping with a silk scarf thrown over the pillow and thought it worked well but I've just had 2 charmeuse silk pillowcases as a generous birthday present and they are much, much better.

They are really comfortable and have cotton backs so they don't slide around and my second day hair is now nearly as good as the first. My hair also feels different and much less rough when I wash it.
Pretty AnntoiNet's makes fantastic silk hair bonnets, scarves, wraps, etc:
Silk Bonnets

Wonderfully made, comfy, and so soft!
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
Yes!!! That's where I get all my silk products from, too.
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
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Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
Styling: CJCQ
I second the 'get a silk pillowcase idea' - I've been sleeping with a silk scarf thrown over the pillow and thought it worked well but I've just had 2 charmeuse silk pillowcases as a generous birthday present and they are much, much better.

They are really comfortable and have cotton backs so they don't slide around and my second day hair is now nearly as good as the first. My hair also feels different and much less rough when I wash it.
Originally Posted by Alycat
I had considered the scarf idea. I also was concerned about a silk pillow case sliding. Do you know where the cotton lined ones are from? That sounds perfect! (And what a wonderful and thoughtful gift!!! Yay for whomever bought them for you - nice!!!!) =)
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
I bought my bonnet at Walmart, I'm not sure what it is made out of but it works great. I get really nice second and third day hair with it.
I am very disappointed in the size. I have 4c hair (very thick) and can only wear when my hair is twisted. Thought it was larger pics shown are deceptive. Two thumbs down.
I prefer using a silk pillowcase to the silk bonnet. I not only don't end up with a dented forehead for hours, but also using it is better for skin (moisture isn't leached out, and there's no drag). I get mine from DharmaTrading. NAYY I've paid more for cotton pillowcases at Bed Bath & Beyond, and that wasn't all that recently.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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