Sooo… I’m always kind of amazed when I read that protecting one’s hair at night is a practice that is not widely adopted.
Maaaan, look. I can’t remember the last time I ever slept with uncovered or unprotected hair. Seriously. I’m talking a 10+ year streak. Even back when I was regularly straightening my hair. I can’t even imagine sleeping without a scarf or bonnet or something.
I will say that I’m not a satin pillowcase girl. I sleep on a regular pillowcase. I don’t know… satin pillowcases just seem too fancy for my bed. lol. But my hair is always wrapped up in a scarf or a bonnet. And sometimes even both.
I don’t mean to downgrade its importance or anything like that… it’s a COMMANDMENT for goodness’ sake. It’s just one of those things that I do regularly without much thought. For me, it helps to keep my hair from re-tangling overnight which saves me time in the morning. That’s really all it’s about. Like I said about buns being a “protective style,” the fact that wrapping my hair up at night is considered good practice in hair health is really just a bonus.