Ebonnet Review, Giveaway and Black Friday Discount Code! *CLOSED*

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So, this is one of my suuuuper delinquent posts. See, what had happened was … back in August, Eboni of EboniCurls and I got to “chatting” on Facebook. I had come across her Ebonnets a few months earlier during some YouTube perusing. I think it was a review by Jess of MahoganyCurls that first piqued my interest. Then, I found this YouTube video by Eboni herself wherein she explained and demonstrated the difference between the inferior nylon satin bonnets that we find in the beauty supply stores and the premium charmeuse satin ones that she makes.

via EboniCurls 

After watching this video and realizing how deficient my 50 zillion Sally’s bonnets are, you know the PJ in me was hyperventilating!! But, when I visited Eboni’s shop to feed my habit, she was out of stock *womp womp*. So, being the AADD-suffering individual that I have become (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder for those of you who don’t know;)) , I forgot about the Ebonnets for a while. But, as luck would have it, I “ran” into Eboni on Facebook shortly thereafter. We began “chatting,” I knew her, she knew me, we were all giddy with excitement and, the next thing I know, Eboni was sending me an Ebonnet of my very own! Not only that, it was one of her newest designs and my very favorite print, LEOPARD!! YEA!!! Oh, and one more thing, we decided to collaborate on a giveaway!

Anywho, I got my bonnet immediately and planned on posting the giveaway in October. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what happened!! I had other giveaways going, I was tired, I was distracted, I was unfocused … AADD you know … and I completely let this one get by me despite the fact that I was wearing my bonnet regularly!

Then, serendipity stepped in!! Last week, CurlyNikki shared an article by NaturallyChelsea, The Real Satin Bonnet – Choosing the Right Scarf. This post does a great job of explaining the difference between a quality satin scarf and the inferior nylon satin scarves sold by beauty supply stores. The comments were even more enlightening as several ladies explained that satin is a weave technique  and a finish, not a type of fabric. Who knew?!?! (Well, a few people I guess. ;)) After seeing all of this, I knew that it was perfect timing to resurrect the Ebonnet review and the giveaway!! And, why not throw in a discount code to boot?!?!

So, here we go!!

EBONNET REVIEW

Okay, first Eboni sent me a EboniDreams Ebonnet AND a bonus scrunchie in lovely gift wrapping with a very sweet, personal and handwritten note. It was a pleasure just to receive the package!

Next are the actual EboniDreams bonnet and scrunchie. Wow! These things are so well-made. I was sent a charmeuse satin, double-lined bonnet in Golden Leopard Dreams and a scrunchie in Eco Leopard.

What is charmeuse satin you ask? Well, I’ll let Eboni explain it:

via EboniCurls on Etsy

Charmeuse is a luxury fabric made from silk with a satin finish. It has a floating appearance which drapes very well, especially for formal wear. The fabric is also extremely lightweight, and it has a glossy appearance and extremely soft texture. This fabric should be handled with care, since it is very fragile.

And why is satin superior to cotton?

Cotton may feel warm and cozy, but it is a highly absorbent material that draws moisture from our skin and hair as we sleep. We actually need the oils that are leached by cotton to keep our hair calm and our skin supple. In addition, the weave of a cotton pillowcase acts like an abrasive material, catching individual stands of hair and causing them to tangle and break. That same weave pressed against our faces at night causes our ever-less-elastic skin to crease. And like any other repeated action, those creases can eventually become permanent. A satin pillowcase, on the other hand, allows our face and head to move easily across its surface, avoiding the friction and damage caused by cotton.

So what makes Ebonnets so special?

Ebonnets are handmade with high quality Satin or double lined with Charmeuse Satin, which is made of extremely tightly bound satin threads that provides optimum retention of the hairs natural oils along with providing additional moisture on your hairs delicate strands. Charmeuse allows moisture to stay within the atmosphere of the bonnet which results in soft healthy hair!

Well, I’d have to agree. You can immediately SEE and FEEL the difference between this satin bonnet and your run-of-the-mill BSS variety one. The fabric is opaque, silky smooth and substantive. And, the double-lining is an added bonus! I don’t see any moisture/oils escaping through the Ebonnet to soil my pillowcase while I’m wearing this!

However, after learning that satin is a finish and not a fabric, I did have to ask Eboni:

What type of fabric do you use for your products?

All of my material is Charmeuse satin. Silk is natural and made from worms. I do not use silk. The Charmeuse satin that I use is man made of polyester fibers. … I’ve found that the higher the polyester count, the better it retains moisture. And I say that charmeuse satin acts like silk in what it does for our hair and that it is more durable than silk.

Makes sense to me and the proof is in the pudding! This bonnet is densely woven, silky smooth and durable. And, although I can be a night sweater (ewwww, I know :(), I didn’t find that this bonnet made me hot or sweaty, even though I wore it towards the end of August. So, though it seals in the moisture, it also seems to allow airflow so that my head can “breathe.”

Finally, the Ebonnet is massive and manages to accommodate my big, huge buns when I feel like leaving them in for bedtime. The rope drawstring enables one to “customize” the opening to fit different head sizes. The one thing is that I do have a pea-size head (who would have guessed with this eighthead, right?).  So, if I have my hair pulled back in a low bun, it tends to move around and slip forward and cover my fore … I mean eight … head. I guess this is because the drawstring closure doesn’t cling the same way as elastic.

So, to wrap this long review up, the Ebonnet is a keeper and the quality justifies the cost, IMO. Oh, and the satin scrunchie was a nice bonus! It has some serious elastic and is roomy too!

Now the moment that you’ve all been waiting for …

EBONNET GIVEAWAY*

Want your chance to win a Golden Leopard Dreams double-lined Ebonnet just like mine? Well, it couldn’t be more simple!! Just tell us how you do bedtime hair in the comments below! That’s it!!

The deadline for entry is Friday, November 30th.

And last, but not least …

EBONNET BLACK FRIDAY 20% DISCOUNT CODE

On black Friday, from 8 am to 2 pm and while supplies last, Eboni Curls’ EboniDreams Etsy shop will re-open and you can get 20% off all Zebra print items!!!!  Just enter coupon code BLACKZEBRA at checkout (excludes S&H and non-zebra print items).

For up-to-the-minute news on restocking dates, new designs and prints, Like EboniCurls on Facebook!!

Now how’s that for making up for my procrastination!!!

*No purchase necessary. A winner will be selected at random the week following the close of the giveaway. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Hairscapades.com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open to Continental U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Claiming of prizes requires an e-mail response to hairscapades@gmail.com from the winner within 5 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

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  1. My bedtime routine is so inconsistant I dont see how my hair stood a chance over night. The thing with me is time . Re twisitng is time consuming when I have a twist out, and going to work with wet hair is anoying especially now that its getting cold. My hair does ok when i have a twistout and pull it back and then put the satin bonnet on. Im just lazy , I just want to go to bed and hope that everything works out at 5:30am. These bonnets are really cute. I could use one 🙂

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  2. My bedtime routine is different depending on my hair for that day/week. If it is a week were I wear my hair straight I will oil my scalp and my ends and then wrap it. After which I put my what I now know is a “sateen” cap on and pray it stays on all night because if not I will have a longer routine in the morning. Which incidentally seems to be many mornings. If it is a day/ week were I am rocking my curls then I still oil my scalp (especially during the winter) and if I am not too tired I moisten and detangle it (ends to root) put it together oil the ends and put on my sateen cap. If I am super tired however I will just throw on my sateen cap and wake up early enough to fix my hair. I have been looking at Ebonnets caps for quite a few months now, and even though I can only imagine how worth it the are for the price I am a college student and that is a bit out of my price range at the moment. I was hoping Santa would bring me one 🙂 Maybe he/ she 😉 will. I would really love to win.

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  3. I usually put my hair up in a pineapple and wear my satin scarf. I use to put my bonnet on top of that but I misplaced it during my recent move and now I can’t find it.

    If I’m doing twists, re-twist with a little spritz ing of water and some Shea Moisture Curl and Style milk. I still use my trusty satin scarf.

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  4. Sadly my nightly routine currently consists of covering my tresses with the inferior BSS bonnets you mentioned in your post 😦 After I’ve remoisturized (using water, Bask Beautys detangling latte or butter) and resectioned my existing two strand twists I cover with (what i now know to be thanks to this post) my little sad bonnet.

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  5. My bedtime routine consists of me wearing my satin bonnet at night since I twist my hair up every night…That’s if I don’t fall asleep watching T.V first..LOL

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  6. You know……

    This all make sense. I’ve recently abandoned one of my satin scarfs because I found that my hair was snagging on it when I took it off. I wondered how could this be, if a satin scarf is supposed to be the best night time protections for hair. I also never knew satin was a finish and not a material.

    In any case, I usually bun my hair in the night during the week, since I comb my hair at night and not in the morning. I put on a scarf to hold the front down. On the weekends, no bun, but I still wear a scarf. Can’t imagine sleeping without one. Mainly because I feel like my pillow will get oily. Lol

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  7. I’m big with WNG ..Sometimes I baggy it, other times I pin it up (if i’ve used flexi-rods) and sometimes its just wild and free….But…I always wear my satin bonnet…it’s not an Ebonnet (hint hint) but the package says it’s satin 😀

    Thanks for your cool insight and hosting great give-aways! Good Luck everyone!

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  8. Hello, and thanks for doing this give away! My most consistent bedtime ritual is to moisturize and seal my hair, then pineapple it with my ouchless ties, and put on my sue maesta hood, or my silk bonnet! Thanks again, and good luck everyone! 🙂

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  9. My bedtime routine varies depending on how my hair is styled. However, whether I pineapple my hair, re-twist, or re-braid I consistently apply my nylon satin scarf that I purchased at my neighborhood beauty supply store.

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  10. Oh what an eight head friend you have in me lol

    My bedtime routine consists of me re-moisturizing my twist out and twisting into 4-6 big sections then donning the ratchet BSS “satin” bonnet you mentioned lol

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  11. I take Down my messy bun and try to stuff all these curls under a store bought satin bonnet which usually slips off during the night because of my satin pillow case

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  12. At night I spritz my hair with aloe vera juice, seal with shea butter and then retwist. Just like most a adorn the cheaply made bss nylon bonnet

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  13. For bed time I usually just moisturize with water, braid and wrap in a satin scarf from the beauty supply but sometimes i’m too tired and I just do a loose bun and sleep on my satin pillowcase.

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  14. My PM routine depends on the style. If I am bunning, I will band or chunky braid and cover with a satin bonnet. If I am rocking a satin strip or other type of braid/twist/knot out, I just slip a satin scarf over my head. Regardless, I am on a satin pillowcase every night. But reading this post, I feel all my materials are inferior, lol.

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  15. I normally detangle/deshed my hair while I moisturize with H2O and seal with coconut oil. Double strand twist are my “go to” or if I’m feeling extra fancy, I will flat or triple strand twist the front.

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  16. I tend to put chunky twists in my hair and throw satin bonnet on. I sleep bad so I have backup satin pillowcase in case I lose the bonnet. Sometimes if I want to stretch my hair after wash and go, I put low loose bun in a scrunchy with satin cap over it.

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  17. Since I mostly wear ponytails or faux buns, I spritz my ends with Oyin’s Greg Juice, rub in EVCO, and add some wonder curl whipped butter or Oyin’s whipped pudding. I pineapple since only the ends are curly otherwise I can’t pineapple then I go to bed. I sleep on a satin (is it really satin) pillow case.

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  18. My night time routine is to put Grape seed oil on the ends of my hair, and a little leave in conditioner to my roots like Aussie Moist if it’s dry and put mysatin scarf on my head and go to bed.

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  19. My night time routine has been a joke… I’ve been using 2 bonnets (Sally’s ) at once to cover all my hair. Sounds like a good idea right. UNTIL I wake up and nothing is on my hair. LOL I’ve been wanting a Ebonnets for months, but I never seem to catch them in stock. M

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  20. If my hair is out loose, I wrap a narrow satin scarf around my edges and then place a satin bonnet over that. If my hair is in twists or braids, I put on a heavy satin scarf over the narrow one then my loc soc over that. Thanks for holding the giveaway Shellie !

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  21. I don’t really dont have a bedtime routine yet. I have been natural since January and I have a three month baby. I fall asleep early then awaken around four AM and spray my hair with aloe vera and water mix.

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  22. Bedtime Routine you say????? Hahaha! Well, where do I begin? I am the mother of 5 Au naturals! I make sure none of them go to bed with gum (that wou d be a disaster). Oh, oh forgive me, you want to know about my hair routine…truth is I DON’T Really have one. I have been fully natural since July and really have focused my attention on becoming a PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT JUNKIE…I am soooooooo tired after reading HAIRSCAPADES for hour that I just pass out with my laptop under my head! Not quite SATIN, but it is a great heat source for my DC (I am getting the lingo…lol)! Oh and I love zebra…you should see my bathroom.

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  23. My bedtime routine is sectioning my hair in 4; spritzing each section with a water and aloe Vera juice mixture and sealing with a butter or oil. I then braid each section and put on a satin scarf. Lately I sleep with a satin pillowcase as well.

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  24. My night time routine is I moisturize/seal my hair if dry and pinapple with a scrunchie or ouchless band. I then cover everything with my BSS bonnet or loc soc.

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  25. Hi Shelli, great review!! Bedtime routine for me is mostly consistant. With the winter months nightly moisture and rebraiding are a must. Braiding with a bit of butter and a rich leave in or AOHR has helped keep dryness out and moisture in. When done I live in a silk scarf and lay on my satin pillowcase. The challenge is no scarf stays on. Either way it’s still been worth the efforts. Having one of these Eboni exclusive bonnets would be stupendous. Take care!! Tell Weisi we loved his post on hair pieces. LOL…

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  26. My night time routine mainly consists of moisturizing from the inside(my crown), out. I find this helps really moisturize my hair because it is very thick. I then will put my hair up in a high loose pony and proceed to put on my, what I thought, was a satin bonnet, lol! Thanks for the insight!

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  27. My nighttime routine is inconsistent, at best. I do but a “satin” scarf it bonnet on, but underneath, sometimes it’s bunned, in a puff, it something of that nature. I keep telling myself that I need to start oiling my scalp every 2-3 days, but I have yet to start that!

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  28. Ooooh pick me, pick me (even though I live in London…. so I even count? Lol!)

    So my fav transitioning style has been bantu knots… they never fail me. At night, I usually put my hair in larger bantu knots after re-moisturizing, secure them with a bobby pin and then tie my satin scarf and cover with my satin bonnet (I move around a lot).

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  29. Hello!!! Well I definitely need that bonnet! Like two or three! I am a flight attendant and my life is a hectic on the go go non stop mess :-/ lol I’ve bn natural for 8 yrs and I swear my hair hasn’t grown in the last 3 yrs. It’s shoulder length and often dry because of hot hotel room’s with those dreadful cotton pillowcases and dry airplane recycled air! See! I need that bonnet! I hv to keep my hair up for work so its usually a bun or twists in a updo. You can imagine a nighttime routine is a quick tie down with the dreadful beauty supply scarf and I dive in the bed. Please please I need that scarf ! 🙂 hv a good holiday.
    E!

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  30. My bedtime routine is simple. If I am wearing my hair straight I just roll my hair in 9 orange flexi rods and put on a bonnet. If I’m rocking curls I usually just put on a bonnet and deal with it in the morning. My daughter’s routine is to tie down her edges with a scarf and then put on a bonnet. Usually both of us end up with a scarf around our necks instead of our heads.

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  31. My nighttime routine consists of spritzing my hair with water for moisture and resealing with my shea butter mix (courtesy of Naptural85). I then try to cover my hair with a satin bonnet, but alas, it is the store bought kind and nothing of the quality “Ebonnet” offers. Please choose me!!

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  32. My bedtime routine is pretty simple. All I do us take one of my bonnets that I brought from local beauty supply store and put it on. I also have my satin pillow cases!

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  33. I’m still in TWA territory so my nightime routine is still minimal. I apply my CD Lisa’s Hair Elixir and follow up with CD Hair Balm and apply one of my bonnets.

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  34. Lately I’ve been wearing my hair in twists as a protective style for the winter. Therefore, the winter bedtime routine is to massage the scalp with Vatika oil and loosly tie my twists with a silk scarf.

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  35. Hi Shelli,

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I love your site. My bedtime routine depends on what style I am wearing at that time. If it’s a twistout, I’ll moisturize with my mix of shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera gel and retwist then put on my satin cap. If bunning or any other protective style I’ll just wrap my hair in my satin scarf.

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  36. I don’t really have a bedtime routine. I usually put my hair up in a bun and sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase (I don’t know which kind I have, especially after reading about the various materials I don’t know if I really got the real deal since I got it from a BSS). I have tried doing the pineapple at night, but my boyfriend judges me plus it doesn’t really work well for my hair (the curls don’t look as good the next morning). I moisturize my hair very well though so that is the only real routine part. I don’t put anything over it because the scarf that I have does not fit well over my bun. It would be great to have the bonnet because then I could actually cover all of my hair (which I have a lot of). I’m a poor college student, with two jobs, and numerous bills so needless to say I can’t really afford to buy the bonnet myself, not on my budget.

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  37. nightime routine? you mean try not to fall asleep while i retwist retwist retwist and if it feels dry add moisture with a spritz and a cream or oil on top to seal it in, and when that’s done then tie it up then try to sleep but i’ve probably gotten my second wind so now i’m just wide awake? oy vey! natural girl problems. am i right!

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  38. Hi, Shelli!
    First, I am in a bun today because of your inspiration, ha ha! I used a scarf that I never use to jazz it up & I love it!
    Anywhoo, I keep it simple – pineapple. Now, if my curls are a bit dry I will spritz w/glycerin, but my hair usually stays moisturized between sessions. Simple, just like me!

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  39. Which night? lol. It varies with twists and loose hair. Satin bonnets never stay on my head 😦 I have to always put on a satin scarf first, then a bonnet but then it’s too hot by middle of night so I yank it it off and just sleep!

    I just bought a couple of locsocs to see if my hair will stay put when i sleep. Review coming.

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  40. My night time routine consist of lightly spritzing my hair with water, applying a quarter size amount of Oyin Handmade hair dew and lastly sealing it with a mixture of oils (JBCO and Almond)

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  41. At night I apply olive oil to my hair (no matter the style) and put on one of those terrible BSS bonnets (will discontinue use of these, knowledge is power) or sleep on a satin pillowcase

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  42. Whoa. I could really use one of these. I love wearing bonnets for bed, but my current one is kinda loose on my head and it will run my edges to oblivion. I try to compensate for it by oiling my hair every night. I usually buy my bonnets from the BSS, but after reading this, I’ll need to change that.

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  43. I used to be really bad with the whole nighttime routine thing (prolly still am but will never admit it). But currently, before bed depending on the state of sleepiness, I apply Jessicurl Aloeba Conditioner to my hair, almost saturating it, seal my ends with shea butter, put it either in a low ponytail or pineapple and slip on a bonnet. I wake up periodically to make sure said bonnet is still on my hair (which it usually is not ha).

    Alright, have a great day 🙂

    Reese

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  44. I big chopped longer than BSL texturized hair over this past weekend, totally spur of the moment, because I had been transitioning for the past year and had expected to go another 6 months. The ‘spring back’ of each curl after cutting was quite shocking! 6 inches of hair looks more like 2! But, I’m getting used to the shrinkage and I do love my curl pattern. Before then, I was lightly bunning with an AWFUL bonnet – the elastic was shot and it would just kindof hang on my bun – but it stayed on all night! My husband would laugh, so I waited until the lights turned off to put it on, haha. Anyway, since my BC, I’ve been using a satin wrap but it’s crushing my curls, and my new satin bonnet just seems too small. I could definitely use one of these fab bonnets, which I had already put in my fav’s list on Etsy. Great product!

    (Love you Shelli!)

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  45. My nightime routine is to bun my hair and slip on one of those bss store that I secure with a hair tie since the elastic has worn out! I also have a “satin” pillowcase just in case the bonnett comes off (which it usually does). I thought i was doing pretty good! But after reading this post i dont think what i have is actual real satin, therefore no bueno :o( . I’d really like to try the ebonnets. I love the fact that it has a draw string which means I can use this for my daughter as well.

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  46. Unfortunately my “bedtime” routine is so inconsistent mainly because I am constantly looking for the next “best” thing to do. I have been a natural for a year plus but, my consistency is lacking. My current bedtime hair involves the following. Detangle with wide tooth comb,or cherry wooden comb, or tangle teezer, or fingers (I know a lot of tools used right?!?). Then I section my hair into four parts and further detangle each section. I lightly spritz with a water mixture (water, JBCO, WGHO,Sweet almond oil), then rub JBCO from roots to tip, then rub homemade whipped Shea butter from roots to tips. Finally I twist each section of hair. After I repeat the process on each each section I stretch each twist and bobby pin it down to increase stretching. Lastly I wrap my hair with a scarf from back to front, then another scarf from front to back, then a BSS bonnet, and lastly a netted bonnet to keep all the scarves on. Whew!!! All this and guess what my hair is still somewhat dry in the morning. So, with all this being said I could definitely use a Ebonnet. 🙂
    I welcome any positive tips/suggestions to help me on my journey if embracing my KustomPhitted hair. 😉

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  47. I can finally do a pineapple but I always moisturize and seal my curls! I love it! I section my hair, moisturize with Oyin, Reve, or BASK and then I seal with Original Moxie Hair Bling, Burnt Sugar Pomade, or EVCO. I then wrap it with a scarf. I’m sure the ebonnet will help and keep my curls preserved 🙂

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  48. My bedtime routine is pretty standard. Olive oil or shea butter, then I pineapple or bun it, throw on my inferior little bonnet and pray that it stays on until the morning. Typically, I’m searching around for it in the dark several times during the night. I think I’ve learned how to find the bonnet and place it back on my head properly without waking up o_O

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  49. Great giveaway…I lightly spritz my hair with water and then seal with olive/castor oil mixture. I use a silk scarf to tie down my hair and sleep on a silk covered pillow.

    I stumbled on using silk because I destroyed a silk dress in the washing machine and was left with the wrap, and just decided to use it as a hair wrap.

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  50. My nighttime routine has been pretty simple because I’ve been wearing wash & go’s. I may lightly spritz it but then usually will sleep on a satin pillowcase. Last night was the first night that I was able to get it into a kinda-sorta pineapple. I’ve been just waiting until it got long enough and finally I can just make it. Would love to try one of these bonnets because just like everyone else, I know what I’ve been calling and thinking is satin is not really the best. I know using this would keep that needed moisture in my hair especially now that we’re running into the winter months and the heat in the house is so drying!!!!

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  51. I always put some moisture in my hair and seal with an oil since I have very porous folicles and I usually opt for a flat twist out(love the definition and I feel like it saves time) or sometimes big two strand twist. I would absolutely love to try this out!!!

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  52. I just cover my hair at night with a bootleg satin bonnet. LOL. If I think that my hair is dry, I moisturize and seal before I cover my hair.

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  53. I usually pull my hair back into a ponytail and tie a scarf around my head his is definitely not satin and a little nylon bonnet. When I wake up in the morning, both the scarf and bonnet are partly off my head. My hair is basically dry in the mornings even though I moisturize at night.

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  54. I sleep on a “satin” pillowcase and depending on if my hair is twisted/twist out, braided/braid out, Bantu knots, pulled back. wash n go or some type of rollerset I have a bss satin scarf or bonnet. I usually don’t moisterize which I know I need to do but shoot I clean my face grab the bonnet and fall out :-). Lol.

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  55. I used to sleep with a satin bonnet all the time, but then I bought a satin pillowcase and I just pineapple my hair and go to sleep.

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  56. Usually, if i’m doing twist out, bantu knot out, braid out, second day hair, etc. i just put on my Walmart Satin cap and sleep on my zebra print satin pillowcase (2 for $7 on Amazon). If washed my hair a few hours earlier, i sleep in my satin bonnet and try not to smush my hair. If i want to do an updo the next day, i set it in a high bun and try to slick my edges with a durag (but yeah, you’re not alone. if i’m wearing my cap, i’m also a nighttime sweater sometimes) However, if i’m really tired, i end up falling asleep on these rough pillows in my basement

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  57. I don’t do much for a nightime routine, for me it’s pineapple and then the bonnet. I bought a 2stay on satin night” bonnet a couple of months ago, it’s the first time I own a bonnet and it makes a huuuuuge difference to sleeping with just the pineapple or pineapple+net (the one for when you’re wearing curlers). I saw Ebonicurls’ video too and I’d love to have one of hers, if mine made a difference I can’t wait to see what her’s being of so high quality could do for my curls! 😀

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  58. My bedtime routine just depends on the day. Some days I do absolutely nothing, some days I wear a bonnet, some days I wear a scarf, some days I pineapple…..just depends on the day and my mood. I hope I win, love me some leopard!

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  59. My nighttime routine is dependent on my style for the week or day. I typically wear twist outs , so will either moisturize, seal, and re-twist or put my hair in a low bun or pineapple at night. I follow this with a silk (genuine) scarf and then a “sateen” bonnet on top of that. I figured out long ago that the cheap BSS bonnets & scarfs weren’t quality because my hair would get caught in them just as my cotton pillowcase would, so I started only using them on top of a genuine silk scarf for aesthetic purposes. I have been eyeing the Ebonnet since seeing in on Mahogany Curls view, but have been unable to get one, so I would love the opportunity to try it out! Thanks for the giveaway…

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  60. For my bedtime routine, I just re-twist/braid in larger sections if I’m wearing my hair out. I moisturize as needed. I always sleep with a bonnet or scarf on my head.

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  61. I’m still figuring out a bedtime routine that works for my baby ‘fro! For now I spritz my hair with a mix of water and what my fam refers to as “The Haitian Oil”. We buy it from an elderly Haitian lady who mixes it all together (I’m not sure what’s in it) and packages it in a small Bacardi rum bottle 😛 Then I rub some moisturizer in.. put on an inferior-to-Ebonnet “satin” scarf and call it a night 🙂

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  62. For my bedtime routine I re-twist my hair and pin curl the ends. I spritz with water and lightly apply coconut oil. I have a lot of hair so I usually end up using a satin scarf and a bonnet.

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  63. My bedtime routine depends on two factors:
    1. How my hair is styled for the day
    2. How tired I am

    I ended my one year transitioning journey on Sunday (four days ago), so this response is based on longer hair.

    Style for the day: Twist out, Braid out, or Bantu Knot out
    Bedtime routine: Lightly spritz with water, remoisturize if needed, and retwist, rebraid, or reknot.
    OR
    Mini pineapples, for days when I am too tired to retwist, rebraid, or reknot
    Visual aid: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=233361190125010&set=a.201468213314308.42993.201278006666662&type=1&relevant_count=1

    http://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2012/06/revisit-pineapple-night-routine.html

    Style for the day: Two strand twists
    Bedtime routine: If needed moisturize and seal ends. Wrap the twists around my head
    Visual aid: http://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2012/07/night-routine-for-two-strand-twists.html

    I always make sure to remoisturize my edges with Castor oil and then Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Tamanu Grow and Strengthen Treatment Masque. This combination grew my edges back within a month.

    I sleep on a satin pillowcase and wear either my satin scarf or a bonnet.

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  64. At night I do the LOC method then put on my BSS bonnet. But in a few days my routine will change, I will be getting locs on Sunday. Plan to use products the stylist suggest. This bonnet would be perfect for my fresh start@

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  65. Lately I’ve been rocking a twist out. At night, I moisturized with water, a little coconut oil, and As I Am Leave in Conditioner. I re-twist finishing with about 9-12 twists, and then braid them to stretch. I have one of those random extra large “it says satin but it’s not” bonnets from the beauty supply store, but make sure I sleep on a satin pillowcase in case it slips off. My hair is turns out soft and bouncy and the frizz is minimal. I might keep this up until the spring and see if it helps to retain some length.

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  66. Interesting video. What i do at night depends on how my hair feels. I usually try to stretch a twist out for a week (it usually turns into a puff by day 4), so at night, all I do is slap on my scarf. If my hair feels dry, I’ll spray it with a little bit of water, then put Everday Shea conditioner over the top, THEN slap on the scarf. I’m pretty lazy, so this low maintenence routine works pretty well. But if my scarf is as sucky as the video suggests….need to get my hands on some charmeuse, lol.

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  67. I’m transitioning so I usually wear my hair in a stretched style to keep the SSKs at bay so at night I typically pincurl or wrap my hair with one of those inferior caps from Sally’s or another BSS! lol! I thought I was doing good using those bonnets too! Prior to pincurling or wraping, I put in a bit of my evoo/evco/avocado oil mix in my hair. If I went to the salon, my hair is perfect in the morning but if I did it myself, only Jesus can help me get it together in the morning.

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  68. I try to keep my bedtime routine plain and simple. If I wear my hair natural in twists, then I apply tea tree oil & moisturizer to my scalp and to my ends. After that I would put my hair in a bun with a silk scarf because I dont have a bonnet. If my hair is straight than I moisturize, seal, & wrap my hair up. I try to keep it really simple and not put too much product to my hair when I don’t need it. (:

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  69. If I’m wearing my hair in a braid-out, I’ll remoisturize and braid my hair. If my hair has been straightened, I’ll moisturize my ends, wrap my hair, and wear a scarf. I always wear a scarf or bonnet, but I also sleep on a silk pillowcase.

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  70. Hey Shelli!
    Okay, I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet. I Bantu knot and cocoon (via Naptural85) at night. I am a 24/7 bunner, and I find my buns look best when my hair is stretched. Btw, I’m loving the posts on buns and the Bunning challenge! I moisturize with water and seal with coconut and grapeseed oil.

    I would really benefit from this bonnet because my satin pillowcase is torn at the seams (yikes!) and the case is always found a foot or two from the pillow it belongs to. The bonnet I have is used out of fear that my Bantu/cocoon knots will unravel and bobby pins will be strewn across my bed when I wake up lol. I just cant bring my self to sleep without it. I just don’t think its protecting my hair like it should. It’s brown and tits been called a mushroom hat haha.

    P.S. shout out from LA, there’s not many naturals here and your blog helps me get through the trials and tribulations of being a natural.

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  71. At night I moisturize my hair with either my homemade spray or leave-in, seal with BASK pomade and cover my hair with a bonnet and sleep on a satin pillowcase. Before covering my hair with a bonnet I either pineapple my hair or just stuff it in the bonnet.

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  72. Before I go to bed, I diligently twist my hair EVERY NIGHT. While it is tiresome especially after a long day at work, the results are certainly worth it. The process begins on Sunday which is wash day. On wet hair, I apply Darcy’s Botanicals pumpkin seed conditioner as a leave in in addition to JBCO. For the twist I use my homemade shea butter mixture and homemade flaxseed gel. Every night there after, I retwist on dry hair without reapplying product. Sometimes by Wednesday or thursday my hair is in need of product so I use Shea Moisture coconut hibiscus curl and style milk on each twist. This method gives me ultra stretched hair by day 3 and draws tons of compliments or amorous stares daily. I have finally found a routine that uses minimal product and produces amazing results!

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  73. For bedtime, depending on what style my hair is in, I either wrap my satin scarf on my head – when my hair is in an updo usually, or I use a cheap Sally’s bonnet or sometimes I just sleep on my scarf wrapped and tied on my pillow (Too cheap to buy a satin pillowcase! Shame on me! LOL) when my hair is in a braid out type of style. If my hair is in an updo that I have done I usually will moisturize it with either a spray and oil or just oil depending on the condition its in.

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  74. My bedtime routine is simple… Put on my WalMart variety fake-satin bonnet and go to bed. I don’t have enough hair to do much else! I’ve been natural for a long time, but used the pressing comb until Sept of this year, religiously. Have not pressed or flat-ironed my hair since the 3rd week of Sept and am trying the Curly Girl Method of Wash and Go’s as demonstrated by Jessica on MahoganyCurls.com. My 7″ of straightened locks amount to only 2″ of CurlyGirl locks — a-ma-zingly tight curls! I am struggling w/retaining moisture but holding my style of the week a little longer each week. I am absolutely loving the natural beauty and freedom that God blessed us with and often wonder why we had to “go there” in the 1st place with all that stress! I refresh in the mornings w/water spritzing and perhaps a bit more conditioner or EcoStyler Gel and off I go, rocking my curls with pride AND joy!

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  75. I wear a bun 98% of the time, so my nightime routine is simple, moisturize, seal and put on my silk scarf with a bonnet over the scarf to keep it on.

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  76. Bedtime hair for me usually consists of retwisting my hair in about 10 sections. Two times out the week I remoisturize using the loc method. Four times out the week I twist my hair with just water. The seventh day is usually wash day. If I’m not able to wash I just twist with water because I try to avoid excessive product buildup. Retwisting every night does get tiring but I gotta do what I gotta do to keep my hair right! Lol. I usually try to sleep with a satin scarf…don’t know how good it is though but 95% of them time it ends up off my head in the morning. That ebonnet may be just what I need!

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  77. I try to treat my twa like it’s a baa (lol). I do the loc method every night, do my best to catch my short sections and twist and wear a bonnet (that after I have read about the ebonnet is not very effective) I hope I win. Just came from the website to make a purchase and they are all out. 😦

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  78. I keep my nightly routine simple. Usually, by the time I’m ready for bed, I’m too sleepy to do anything too complicated;-) I apply coconut oil to my hair and oil my scalp (JBCO/EVOO mix, WGHO, or Jojoba/tea tree oil mix for scalp massage). Next, I either pineapple my hair, pin curl, or retwist/rebraid it. Lastly, I cover my hair with a satin scarf and/or bonnet and sleep on a satin pillow case.

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  79. My routine of course differs with the hair of that week! If I’m doing mini twists ill pull it back and use a do-rag-like satin scarf with the long end so my mini twists can freely lay. If I’m doing a wash and go, I put it up in 2 pineapples and use my trusty satin bonnet. If we’re doin a twist out, I rewist in fatter twists (yes, sad, I’m an every night re-twister 😦 ) and also use my bonnet. But no matter WHAT style I’m sleeping on, I always double it up with a satin pillowcase as well 🙂

    Love Hairscapades Shelli. You’re awesome! xx

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  80. I am still learning what works and doesn’t work for me in the day and evening, but more times than not my night time routine is putting a bonnet on and that’s it. I have two little ones so I have felt pretty accomplished getting a bonnet on before trying to get some sleep. I’d love to experience the benefits of an Ebonnet.

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  81. Since going natural, I’ve been desperate to perfect my hair routine. The only constant has been my bedtime routine. Every night, I lightly spray with water, moisturize with Qhemet Biologics’ Heavy Cream, and twist. When my ends need a little more love and attention, I apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil. When I’m finished, I put on my scarf and assume the position for some shuteye. This is the only nightly routine that I’ve found, so far, that keeps my natural hair from looking Harriet Tubman-esq. I’ve always thought of my current silk scarf as “better than nothing” but now I believe an Ebonnet is just what I need to take my hair game to the next level in 2013! Thanks for your consideration.

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  82. Spay water, apply leave in, seal with coconut oil or jbco, twist…and apply a regular scarf to lay edges down, and apply bonnet to cover rest of hair

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  83. My bedtime routine is moisturizing with olive oil and tresemme natural conditioner and sometimes seal with shea butter and put on my cheap, self-made satin scarf I made and cut from some old skirt. But it never stays on!!!!

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  84. My B.R.: since I am winded from work and “life” in general, I will typically “search” for my fake satin bonnet (a fonnet). After recovering my uninspiring, brown fonnet (in my bed or wherever I left it the previous morning), I’ll add almond oil oil to my hair for sheen and seal my ends with castor oil, then cover. Then I pray for a renewed spirit that will keep me in the “natural hair game” another day.

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  85. My bedtime hair routine is so simple, a caveman can do. I either put on my satin bonnet or sleep on my satin covered pillow. I’m in that awkward stage right now and this is the time where I’m REALLY learning my hair. I don’t spray, oil, or apply anything before bed.

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  86. My current bedtime routine for my flat twist updo is to tie a long rectangle scarf around the twists that lie flat against my scalp and put a satin bonnet over the bun on top. It’s held up pretty well for the past week.

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  87. I have been using a “satin” bonnet from Amazon that is really thin and does not help me retain moisture. I use a real satin scarf when I sleep with my hair in twists and I am amazed at how much better I am able to retain moisture when using the scarf rather than bonnet. I’ve been searching for the perect satin bonnet that is large enough for my fro AND has a drawstring, which is surprisingly hard to find. I am SO happy that EboniDreams has more bonnets in stock!

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  88. I go to sleep with a bonnet on my head that matches my outfit. My brother loves to call them “Shower Caps” and I reply “ITS A SLEEPING BONNET!!” lol. I love them so much. I keep my hair braided so it definitely helps to have a satin bonnet keep it beautiful.

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  89. I typically moisturize by spritzing water, adding a butter or leave in if needed, twisting up my hair and putting on my bss bonnet. Now that I know the benefits of a real satin bonnet I would love to have ths one! Great giveaway! 🙂

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  90. My night time routine is really bad. I am in the military and time is usually an issue for me. I just put my hair in a loose bun and go to sleep. The bonnets that I have purchased from Sally’s and other beauty supply stores, in attempt to save my hair from damage while sleeping, are all too tight and give me a headache. Therefore, I sleep without anything protecting my hair. I would really love to win this bonnet! 🙂

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  91. I almost always wear my hair in twists, so I try pineapple my hair at night, I have to make two pineapples (one in ton top and another on the back). I pin my bangs to the side. 🙂

    I have a big, stretched out nylon cap lol! This joker sneaks off of my head at night and makes my juicy, coily ends puffy & dry D”: I’m always waking up looking for it!

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  92. My bedtime routine is flat twisting then placing a scarf over it and the an inside out bonnet over that. I wear the bonnet inside out so the elastic doesn’t rub on my edges. Both the scarf and the bonnet are made of a stretchy, satiny fabric (but not real satin). My routine could use an update!

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  93. Most nights I spritz with a little water and put a little modified kimmaytube on my ends and sometimes the length of the hair and retwist either with flat twists or about 6 braids.

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  94. My nightly routine is really simple I flat twist my hair out wit a great leave n conditioner (so I hve a nice stretched fabolous twist out when I wake up) then I dawn my discount Beauty supply store black bonnet.

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  95. My night time routine is very simply. Every night I put a scarf on to protect my bun or when I flat iron my hair I wrap it up then put my scarf on. And I always sleep with my silk pillow case.

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  96. At night i section my hair into for quadrants, split those sections in half then moisturize with rosewater/distilled water/a water based moisturizer, then seal the moisture with a whipped butter mix or oil mix.

    Depending on how i plan to wear my hair I will rod it, braid it, or just put it in a high bun. Cover with a satin scarf or bonnet and off to bed:)

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  97. Since I am a new natural rocking a TWA (BC was done Nov.11,2012 my bedtime routine consist of moisturizing my hair with Karen BodyBeautiful”s Sweet Ambrosia leave in conditioner, followed by sealing my ends with a mixture of EVOO, JBCO, vitamin E, pepperment oil, eucalyptus oil and black seed oil.

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  98. Since I work at night, when I get off in the morning, I spritz my hair and put oil on the ends. Usually I make a loose bun so I can be able to sleep. then I would put a scarf on. If I decide to do a twist out when I wake up, I would twist my hair and put it in bantu knots.

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  99. I have been in/out of protective styles since August. But, I still mist with water, spritz w/Shea Moisture Reconstructor and wrap in satin scarf atop my satin pillowcase. Nighty-nite.

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  100. I think its serendipty that this contest is happening. I have been thinking about my nighttime routine for a few weeks now because my hair has officially outgrown the satin cap of the bss. I’d been experiencing some breakage on my edges and I definitely attribute it to the bonnet rubbing my temples at night.

    This past weekend I went rouge and made an old school stocking cap in the shape of the ever popular loc soc. It helps to get the every elusive pineapple to stay up in the air and not smush the curls of my twist out. I look crazy, but it seems to be retaining my moisture and not rubbing my edges as harshly.

    Before placing my new fangled stocking sac on my head, I spritz with water, and lighty rub my edges and the tips of my hair with castor oil. At least 2x’s a week I rub my scalp with the castor oil.

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  101. It really depends on the hair style, which is usually mini-twists or now mini-braids. After I massage my scalp and edges with JBCO, I roll my hair up like a pineapple and use silver pin curl clips to pin the hair down in 4 sections. I wrap with a scarf or a bonnet and proceed to sleep. Thank you!

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  102. Good Day!

    For the most part, my night time routine consists of starting with a scalp massage and then moisturizing my hair with my oil-water concoction. Next, I use some type of creamy leave-in conditioner and then seal with an oil-shea butter mix. Finally, I twist, pineapple or cocoon my hair, depending on what I hope to “potentially” achieve the next day :). I put my bonnet on and then go to sleep. My hair loves JBCO, coconut oil, jojoba oil and olive oil! I also use peppermint, tea tree, grapeseed and sweet almond oils in my mixes. Thanks so much!

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  103. 10-month old twins and a 2-year old make for a super busy evening with very little “ME” time! My current routine is a loose pineapple and sleeping on what I PREVIOUSLY thought was a satin pillowcase (you know: the one for $5 or less that you think was a great buy at Sally’s…). I spray nothing, oil nothing, massage nothing, wrap nothing, baggie nothing, twist nothing, part nothing, hum nothing, or sing kumbaya nothing.

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  104. I normally at night moisturize my hair with kimmay tube or another home-made leave-in conditioner and maybe another oil on top of that. My hair is a little difficult to lay down at night, I don’ know why. I am transitioning, so I am still discovering what works, and what doesn’t for my hair. I am guilty of wearing two night caps from the BSS, which evidently leave my hair a bit dry when I wake up. Thanks to the Youtube video, I now know why my hair is dry because those caps are NOT satin as I naively thought. I have been searching for the right cap at night, and I even sleep on a pillowcase from Target that is supposedly satin as well. I hope that I will be able to find a cap and pillowcase that will help with my dryness issues…

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  105. Routine? Well . . . I had a regular nightly routine that my hair loved however due to my college schedule being so hectic by the time it is bed time I am too worn out to moisturize every night. With that being sad, I put on either my faux satin bonnet from the beauty supply store or my faux satin scarf also from the bss. Throughout the night I am constantly waking up worried about my hair or adjusting my scarf or bonnet for various reasons. One reason is because the scarf continues to slide off my head and I’m scared that the pillow will damage my hair, especially the edges. Another reason is because those so called satin bonnets from the bss get so worn out quickly that it feels like I don’t have anything on my head. I can feel my hair rubbing on the pillow and those nights when I do thoroughly moisturize and put the bonnet on, the oils always end up all over my bed because that so called bonnet thinned out so much. Uggh! I need to win this giveaway. Lol.

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  106. I am transitioning….heading into my 12 month post relaxer. My bedtime routine is pretty simple. I usually wear my hair in a bun or wrap when it’s straighten. One thing I’ve always done is wrap/protect my hair even during my relaxed days. I believe having the correct type of bonnet is the key, because it helps seals in the moisture and protects the hair.

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  107. My night routine for my hair is either a pineapple or a satin scarf wrap. But after reading all of these posts (thank you, hairscapades) I know I need to change a few things!

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  108. depending on how moisturized my hair is, i just throw on my “now realizing it’s ineffective, not so satin” bonnet. if i dont feel like putting that on, i sleep on my “real fabric store bought” satin pillow case. and then if im super duper tired, i just plop in the bed, pass out, and pray for little to no damage or split ends. if i really wanna preserve a twist out i retwist as well.

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  109. For bedtime hair i do the same thing everynight. I usually apply a moisturizer of my choice, then i recently started sealing with jbco. Then i part my hair in abt ten sections and put it in big plaits. Then i pull it all back and tie it up with a silk scarf.

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  110. I apply a little coconut oil, pile my hair on top of my head, clip it, & stick on an inferior, too small “satin” bonnet!! Please, help! 😉

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  111. Because I do my hair in protective styles on Sundays to last the rest of the week (I’m in the Army) , i usually just throw my bonnet on (from which I purchased from the Walmart) and I then wrap it with a satin wrap (which now, I’m assuming is a NYLON wrap). I dont really do a lot of “putting on more sealants” because I know it will leak in the night. But I would LOVE to get this bonnet…especially since I”ll be deploying in early 2013 and this would save my life!

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