Whilst the lucky few may be able to arise from a night of slumber with nothing more than pleasingly tousled locks, most end up suffering from the dreaded bed head.
Even the slightest tossing and turning can result in matted locks and dodgy fringes, resulting in hours of tedious damage control.
If you’re looking to limit the frizz and breakage your hair is subjected to during the night, investing in a hair wrap could do the trick. Some may already possess the knack for using a simple scarf, but for those who don’t, a readymade cap makes for fuss-free bedtime prepping.
Here are some of the best.
Silke London Isla Hair Wrap
Hold the phones: if you're new to the concept of sleeping in a silk hair wrap it's time to get acquainted with Silke. Whilst most hair wraps seem to have been modelled on Nora Batty, this one is wholly elegant. By completely enveloping the hair in the softest silk, this wrap not only provides a barrier between your head and the pillow, but acts as a natural conditioner by helping prevent excessive breakage and reduce the production of the sebum that makes hair greasy.
We tried this hair wrap for 30 days and can safely say it exceeded our expectations and will continue to be part of our newly discovered bedtime routine. If you are prone to tangled hair or have curly hair that looks less human and more animal come morning time this hair wrap is a game changer. Oh an it comes in the cutest packaging, too. Silke we love you.
Slip Pure Silk Turban
Add an extra element of luxury to your nighttime routine through the addition of the turban from Slip. The brand - best-known for its sumptuously soft pillowcases, hair ties and eye masks - has lent its expertise to a range of turbans all of which are crafted with the utmost quality.
Crafted entirely from pure mulberry silk, the piece is a true treat to your tresses. Wrap your hair within the turban to reduce frizz, damage and breakage caused by friction. No matter the weather, you can fashion this hair accessory as the material has an impressive breathability, able to regulate your temperature naturally so as not to interfere with your sleep.
It can be worn by all hair types from thick and curly to long and thin, remaining gentle to all. There are also three designs to choose between; leopard, pink or black.
This is Silk
Redesigned for 2021, This is Silk is the silk-specialist label you need on your radar. They are crafted with the highest-quality 100 per cent mulberry silk with 22 momme weight with two layers so as to stay more firmly affixed to your head even if you toss and turn throughout the night.
The fabric has its own amino acids that pack your hair with conditioning benefits, while simultaneously preventing friction that could lead to breakages and split ends. It also works wonders in maintaining your style from one day to the next.
Available in an array of colours, from bold leopard print to bold Persian blue.
SILKUP Luna Hair Wrap
Made from pure mulberry silk, this hair wrap is one of the most comfortable options we have ever tried. The criss-cross front, made from a soft jersey silk band felt far less obvious compared to a ruched border.
Available in two sizes and three colours, the generously proportioned fit makes this one a no-brainer for big hair but works just as effectively on shoulder length locks.
The brand also have a handy size chart so you can double check your size before you buy.
Lilysilk Night Bonnet with Ribbons
The pure silk of this sleep cap is hypoallergenic, helping to protect those who suffer from allergies from the dust that beds and bedding can harbour. It comes with a light elastic band and easy to tie ribbons, meaning you can adjust the tightness for comfort.
The anakara bonnets take inspiration from Afrocentric Heritage and use fine quality silk to keep your hair in place and protected. Available in a range of sizes, they are ideal for every style, from long braids, to locs and are offered in a plethora of colours and prints.
Jasmine Silk Pure Silk Sleep Cap
Jasmine’s cap style is made from 100 per cent charmeuse silk, which will be music to the ears for those who suffer from chronic knottiness. With a thin elastic band, it can be thrown on easily but as it’s quite a snug fit, this one is particularly suited to shorter styles.
Emmet Mulberry Silk Night Cap
Big haired folk, do not despair: this cap will fit over large hair styles and looks pretty fantastic as well. It’s made from 100 per cent Mulberry silk, comes in a choice of colours and includes an elastic band to keep your pride and joy perfectly safe whilst you sleep.
Story of Shanghai Silk Scarf
Another accessory hybrid, the silk scarf that can double up as a hair wrap. Made from 100 per cent Mulberry silk, it's extra gentle on those stressed out tresses. With loads of prints to choose from, you can find one to suit your personal style.
When it comes to getting your beauty rest we had no idea our hair was missing out until we discovered Silke. Beautiful, well made and an overall solid beauty investment that will turn your unruly morning tresses into soft and shiny locks.