9 Hair Bonnets I’d Even Wear Outside (If I Could)

by Martha Adams

If you have naturally kinky or coily hair, there’s a strong chance you have encountered (or at least heard of) the illustrious world of hair bonnets. Usually made of satin or silk, the bonnet is meant to protect your hair from the overnight snags and tangles that cotton pillowcases can cause.

Under normal circumstances, you might sleep with your silk hair bonnet or sleep cap, greet the morning with a smile, and—after getting ready —rip that thing off of your head so your tendrils can radiate in all their glory.

But now that many of us are staying at home most of the time, and social distancing measures are in place, our hair bonnets, scarves, and sleep caps might become ceaseless companions. And while the standard black satin hair bonnet that you find at your beauty supply store is serviceable, it doesn’t necessarily look great during WFH Zoom calls . Plus, even if video calls aren’t your concern, we could all use a bit of brightness and cheer, and a colorful bonnet might make you smile. Below, we’ve rounded up a few really cute satin and silk hair bonnets (and other headwear) to protect your hair and your sense of style.

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This satin bonnet is such a statement piece! Featuring a vibrant Ankara print cap with satin lining and lots of room for your hair, this bonnet can protect your coils and maybe even boost your mood every time you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.

Yanibest Hair Cover Bonnet Satin Sleep Cap

This satin-lined sleep bonnet looks like a slouchy cap you might wear to a coffee shop. It can truly be worn from night to day (and night again).

All Silk Turban

This silk-lined turban has all the perks of your favorite head scarf, but it’s stylish enough that being caught on camera wearing it would be a plus. It also boasts adjustable straps so that it can fit your head (and hairstyle).

Satin-Lined Knot Turban

For a more understated look, this navy blue turban has all of the functionality of the All Silk Turban, but its solid fabric makes it a more versatile option.

Slip Pure Silk Hair Wrap

This double-lined silk scarf boasts a covered elastic band that is meant to “fit a range of heads,” according to the manufacturer. This is ideal because—even if you don’t plan on wearing your hair bonnet all day long—there’s a special kind of sadness in discovering that your protective headgear has slipped off in the middle of the night because the size isn’t quite right.

Light Denim Satin-Lined Baseball Hat

Even though this doesn’t necessarily count as a bonnet and you probably wouldn’t sleep in a baseball cap (at least not on purpose), this cute satin-lined cap is a solid “I didn’t do my hair this morning” option. I’m not sure you can pull this off in your weekly staff meeting, but it might be worth a shot.

Extra Large Silk Hair Sleep Bonnet Cap

This silk bonnet is large enough for you to put it over box braid styles. It’s animal print, which is always an added bonus, but some reviewers caution that the adjustable strap isn’t as loose as they’d like—so keep that in mind if that’s the main selling point for you.

Satin Hair Bonnet

Hot pink is admittedly “a choice,” but this vibrant bonnet is reversible, so if you’re worried that pink might be a bit too eye-catching, you can choose a tame color on the other side (or not). Loc Crush also has other colors if hot pink isn’t your thing.

Silke London Silk Hair Wrap

This very simple turban features a sleek fit and a neutral color that would complement any outfit, but the real winner is the elastic band that reviewers say keeps this turban in place all night long.

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