Brrr… it’s hat season! Wool is often the go-to option for obvious reasons. Even so, this über warm fabric can cause unwanted damage to your natural hair…
While they serve an important purpose, wool winter hats can cause breakage from friction. Have you ever worn a wool turtleneck or scarf pretty often and notice later on that the hair at the nape of your head is thinning out? Yup… friction! Also, much like cotton, wool absorbs moisture from your hair which, as we know, can eventually lead to breakage. So look for hats with satin or silk linings.
Now, don’t go throwing out the wool hats you already own to run to the mall for those that are satin-lined! Who has that kinda dough?!
If you’re a DIY-er, all ya gotta do is head to the fabric store for a bit of silk or satin fabric (don’t forget to check the scrap bin to save some money!) then sew it right into your head covering of choice. Here’s a nice tutorial by fellow blogger Discovering Natural…
Not much of a seamstress? Welp, ya know those satin bonnets and scarves that you’d usually wear to bed? Just rock one of those bad boys under the hat! Easy peasy. Not only will you be protecting your hair from the fabric but you’ll be preserving your style! 😉How to Protect Your #NaturalHair During Hat Season! #teamnatural #winterhaircare Click To Tweet
Going forward, be careful with your hat choices. Check the label! Polyester and acrylic are pretty safe. You don’t have to sacrifice your hair health for warmth! You can accomplish both with this simple tip!
How do YOU protect your natural hair while wearing hats during the winter?