Quick Question, Is Your Bonnet Clean?
By Joycelynn Granderson
When was the last time you washed your bonnet? Well CurlMixer, it’s time! You may not realize until it starts to have that icky smell (we know you know), but incorporating regular bonnet cleansings could be the key to maintaining your hair health.
Let’s talk about why you need to wash your bonnet:
- Hygiene: Your bonnet comes into direct contact with your hair and scalp while you sleep. Regular washing helps remove dirt, oil, sweat, and any product residue that may accumulate over time. By keeping your bonnet clean, you reduce the risk of transferring bacteria to your hair and scalp.
- Your Bonnet Will Last Longer: Just like any other clothing item, your bonnet needs regular washing to maintain its integrity. Frequent use without proper cleaning can lead to unpleasant odors and the build-up of oils and styling products. Washing your bonnet helps extend its lifespan and ensures it continues to provide the necessary protection for your curls.
- Preserving Hair Health: Washing your bonnet helps remove excess oil or product residue that might affect the cleanliness of your hair. By keeping your bonnet clean, you minimize the transfer of oils and other substances to your curls, promoting a healthier and fresher appearance.
Now that we know why cleansing your bonnet regularly let’s go over how to get your bonnet fresh and clean!
Step 1: Preparation:
Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm to hot water. Add in your Shampoo which is great for cleansing and removing product build up. For extra cleansing use an astringent or gentle detergent. Swirl the water to create a mild soapy solution.
Step 2: Washing:
Immerse your bonnet in the soapy water and allow it to soak for a few minutes. Gently massage the bonnet, paying attention to any areas with visible stains or buildup. Rinse the bonnet thoroughly with clean water to remove all cleaning solution. Repeat multiple time until water is clear.
Step 3: Drying:
Gently squeeze out excess water without wringing or twisting the bonnet. Lay the bonnet flat on a clean towel and pat it dry to remove additional moisture. Avoid direct heat or sunlight, as it may cause shrinkage or color fading so air drying is going to be your best option.
Incorporating regular bonnet washing could be the key to length retention, hair health and keeping your wash go in tip top shape through the week.
Let us know, what other tips do you have for keeping your hair accessories clean?