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The Best Silk Cap For Next Day Curls

One of the absolute best things about having curly hair is the ability to rock your curls for multiple days. Today I want to share The Best Silk Cap For Next Day Curls.

Curls get better with time when properly preserved. My favorite days to wear my hair are on day two and three. Because each day I get more volume while still maintaining a decent amount of definition. 

But it wasn’t always that way. For years I woke up with a lion’s mane on my head that felt like it was eating me. 

It wasn’t until I did some research and found the secret to preserving curls overnight. 

But before we get started, if you are feeling a little lost on your curly journey then girl, you are in the right place! I created a 5-day curly hair challenge just for you!

In this challenge I break down the basics steps of caring for and styling curly hair.

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Why Silk 

The best way to preserve your curls overnight is to sleep on silk because silk is smooth to touch and doesn’t absorb moisture. 

  • Because silk is very smooth it causes little to no friction when you sleep which helps keep frizz and breakage to a minimum. 
  • Unlike other fabrics, silk doesn’t absorb moisture from your hair keeping it hydrated overnight. 

The Problem With A Basic Silk Cap

When I first started reading about the importance of sleeping on silk for curly girls, I quickly ran to Target and picked up a silk cap. 

I was amazed the next morning to wake up to moisturized bouncing curls. But after wearing it a few times I quickly realized it was very uncomfortable and hard to keep on. It almost always slipped off halfway through the night.

So I started searching for a more comfortable option and reading dozens of reviews.

The Best Silk Cap For Next Day Curls

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The Scrunch it silk cap kept resurfacing during my search. I saw multiple Instagram reviews and decided to get one to give it a try. 

The Product Is High Quality

The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was that it was super high quality. It is made out of soft smooth silk and comes in a cute little silk bag. 

Unique And Brilliant Design

The design is brilliant! It has a soft elastic band that can be easily adjusted in the back and a drawstring up top to scrunch your curls to the top of your head. 

Comfortable And Easy To Use

The scrunch it silk cap is comfortable and easy to use. I pineapple my hair using a puff cuff, then slip my scrunch it over my hair and fasten it in the back. 

Then I use the drawstring to scrunch my curls on the top of my head.  

It’s A Family Owned Business 

Supporting family business has always been important to me so I loved reading the story behind the scrunch it and that it is family-owned. 

How To Use The Scrunch It Silk Cap

  1. Always do a scalp massage before bed to create blood flow and stimulate hair growth. I use Righteous Roots oil coupled with these scalp massaging tools. 
  2. Pineapple your hair on the top of your head using a puff cuff or non-damaging hair tie. 
  3. Mist your hair with water. I do this every night to add a bit of moisture.
  4. Cover your curls with the scrunch it sleep cap
  5. (optional) Sleep on a silk pillowcase. I like to do this because it’s just an added way to reduce friction. I LOVE this silk pillowcase

You can get your Scrunch it here. Use code colleen for 10% off

In Conclusion: After using the Scrunch it, I would highly recommend it to the curly community. It’s by far the most comfortable way to protect your curls at night and keep them for multiple days. 

You can see my video review below.

Scrunch it also has a plopping cap that makes plopping so much easier. Read Plopping: The Curly Girl’s Guide To The Perfect Plop



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  • Emily

    I bought one on your recommendation and I absolutely HATE it. I am an adult but my head is small–I can wear kids size glasses–and even with it being the loosest possible it caused me to have headaches. Plus, it makes my hair come out weird since it’s short and if I do anything upside down my hair will stay stuck that way and not lay close to my head like it should unless I rewet it again. Been struggling for over a year on the CG method and I am no better off than when I just used water :/

    • Colleen

      I am so sorry to hear that. Like everything with curly hair it varies from person to person. Scrunch it is a great company and I’ sure they can help you with a return <3

      • Emily

        Unfortunately there are no returns. I took a risk and it backfired. Thankfully it wasn’t an outrageous price, but after using it it’s started to unravel where the rough part of the Velcro is catching on the silk so it’s not worth the money for me.

        But even if they would have worked with me, I will never know because they never responded to my email. I checked my spam for over a week and nothing. Not a happy customer or impressed with their customer service.

        Guess I’m going back to a simple routine of shampoo/conditioner because I have seen no difference in my hair in the almost 2 years I’ve done the CG method. Good luck with your hair though, it looks gorgeous!

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