Chemo sleeping hats are a popular choice for those seeking the soft comfort before bed, but did you know that sleeping hats in the Victorian era were popular for both men and women? You may recall seeing them depicted in illustrations of Charles Dickens’ books. Think for example of The Christmas Carol.
Sleeping caps have stood the test of time. There are traces of their existence throughout centuries. Back in the day, their main goal was to provide warmth. Additionally, sleeping bonnet’s kept elaborate hairstyles in place.
Sleeping Hats in the 21st Century
The evolution of sleeping caps has been considerable. Currently, there are so many colours and styles available. The appropriate material and style depend on you and the desired result.
Provides various benefits for those experiencing hair loss:
Keeps the scalp warm
Beneficial for sensitive skin
Minimises friction between scalp and pillowcase
Materials: Bamboo, cotton
(pictured: Chemo sleeping cap by Masumi Headwear)
There is so much emphasis placed on wigs and headscarves. (For women experiencing hair loss.) That covers during the day. But what about at night while sleeping?
Sleeping caps for hair loss are particularly useful. A sleeping cap provides insulation and warmth to the scalp. In essence, performing the role that hair would. Additionally, during warmer nights sleeping caps are a great way to keep cool.
Sensitive skin is a common after-effect from hair loss. Thus, a sleeping cap covering the scalp comes as a welcome relief. Also, without it, it may be that skin feels exposed. Especially if wearing headwear or wig during the day is normal.
Other uses for chemo sleeping hats:
During the day, experiment by tying scarves around. In wintertime, use as a base layer under headscarves. In turn, this provides soothing warmth. Also, sleeping caps are practical to use when performing gentle exercise!
Sleeping hats for hair
Equally, sleeping caps are recommended for those with hair yet provide different results.
- Minimises tangles
- Reduces split ends and frizz
- Reduce friction between hair and fabric of the pillowcase
- Maintain curly hair, braids and dreadlocks
- Maintain moisture
- Create waves for afro-hair
Materials: Satin, silk, polyester, velvet, mesh
There are many types of sleeping caps for hair. For instance, a do-rag or durag applies to afro-hair. It creates waves, maintains braids, dreadlocks, and moisture. But, a silk sleeping bonnet minimises tangles, reduces split ends, and maintains curls. Also, it reduces friction between hair and the fabric of the pillowcase.
Every type of sleeping-cap ensures deep sleep in total comfort. You will wake up and feeling well-rested and refreshed.
And on that note, sweet dreams!