Quick Tip: Wig Caps



This is just a quick little tip that I’ve been meaning to share for a while, which I just posted on my FB and IG pages last night. As some of you may know, I have been using hairnets to tie down my crown at night when I’ve set my hair wet/damp and need it to dry overnight. The hairnet allows for far more airflow than a satin/silk scarf so that the area that stays wet the longest will dry more quickly, while still keeping the hair flat. I sleep on a satin pillowcase to reduce friction overnight.

Well, a couple of months ago, I picked up a couple mesh wig caps because I was sent a wig to trial. The wig didn’t fit me well, so it never saw the light of day and I ended up gifting it to a friend. But, I found a great use for the wig caps! I now use them instead of a hairnet. The wig caps are a lot easier to put on (tying the hairnet used to be a PAIN)) than the hairnet and smooth from my hair from temples to crown, to nape. I also like to wear them under satin-lined hats to keep my hair smooth!


Hope that helps!!

wigcap5All dry!


What “tricks” do you use when you want your hair to dry overnight?


4 responses »

  1. I tried this right after I saw your IG post. It worked like a charm! I’m currently sporting the results now. But I need to look for some type of gel or hold spray because it is already frizzy looking…

    Congrats again šŸ™‚


  2. Dear Shelli – I will have to find one of these wig caps!

    My ‘go-to’ method when I want my hair to dry overnight is to ‘double scarf’, e.g., put on two scarves, scarf and bonnet, two bonnets. I always wondered why YouTube divas put on two hair covers – now I know why!


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