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The Best Satin and Silk Bonnets to Protect Your Natural Hair

Satin and silk Bonnets have offered hair protection for hundreds of years. Unsurprisingly, silk and satin bonnets offer some of the best protection for natural hair. Here at Wakuda, we have a great selection of silk bonnets and satin bonnets that are handmade by black-owned businesses.

In this article, we’ll cover the main reasons why satin and silk bonnets are good for protecting your natural hair before rounding up some of our favourite bonnets you can find on Wakuda.

Check out some amazing bonnets and other hair care accessories here.

Benefits of Wearing Satin and Silk Bonnets

If you’re fed up with waking up early in the morning to spend ages doing your hair, then bonnets are for you. Silk and satin are hands-down the best materials for protecting your natural hair and here’s why:

  1. Less dryness

Materials like cotton tend to absorb moisture, which is the opposite of what your hair needs. Satin bonnets are helpful because they don’t absorb moisture, which keeps your hair feeling fresh and reduces the chance of breakage.

  1. Less frizz

Moving about at night causes friction between your hair and the pillow. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a particularly energetic sleeper, chances are you’ve woken up plenty of times with some untameable frizz. Well, silk bonnets act as a barrier between the pillow and your hair, thereby reducing frizz.

  1. No need for ponytails

How do you keep your hair out of your face when sleeping? Ponytail? Hairband? Most methods put tension on your scalp, meaning you can wake up with a headache from hell. Silk and satin bonnets not only offer hair protection, but they keep it out of your face without putting unnecessary tension on your scalp and follicles.

  1. Cost-effective

The handmade bonnets we sell aren’t expensive anyway, but investing in one is a great cost-saving measure in the long run. More than anything, you won’t have to use as many products to de-frizz and untangle your hair (not in the morning, anyway) so you should notice the cost-benefit relatively quickly.

As you can see, there are several important reasons why silk bonnets and satin bonnets are beneficial for natural hair. But if nothing else, they make keeping your hair under control much easier.

Does Satin or Silk Bonnets Matter?

If you’ve been doing research into choosing the right bonnet for hair protection, you might have wondered whether there’s any difference between silk and satin and whether this matters.

The main difference between them is that silk is all natural while satin can be either a silk weave or other fibres. Satin will usually be synthetic, whereas silk is always natural.

This means that satin is always the less expensive option because there’s less production time involved.

But when it comes to the best product for hair protection, there’s not loads of difference. High-quality satin, such as that found in our sellers’ handmade bonnets, will offer just as much protection as silk.

The Best Handmade Bonnets by black-owned businesses

At Wakuda, we have a range of excellent handmade bonnets in both satin and silk. Here are our top picks from black-owned businesses that’ll offer you the best hair protection at the best prices.

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Satin Reversible bonnet

As the name suggests, this satin reversible bonnet from FreddyAnneWray is reversible, giving you two colours to choose from. 

It has an elasticated rim that will fit comfortably on your head, keeping your hair in place, without using unnecessary tension. You can also adjust the fitting of this bonnet to fit your current hairstyle.

This bonnet has a silky satin material. Perfect for reducing the friction in your hair. This bonnet comes in three sizes, small medium and large.

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Silky Satin Long Hair Bonnet

FreddyAnneWray has silky satin bonnets that also cater for very long hair. This bonnet can be easily adjusted. Its size makes it suitable for kids to use for hair protection too.

This is unlike the usual adjustable satin bonnets, as this is not elastic. It has an adjustable tie so that you can tie the bonnet to how you prefer.

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This reversible satin bonnet comes in multiple colours that you will love. The print is an African print using the noticeable Kente and Ankara print styles.

This satin bonnet is handmade to perfection by AfroFaith.

It’s ideal for hair protection while sleeping because its elastic band holds it in place comfortably. You’ll barely even notice it’s there!

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If you’re looking for a vibrant silk bonnet, this is for you. It’s covered with an African print and is lined with satin.

The benefit of using double-layered satin bonnets is that it reduces friction even further because the bonnet has another layer to rub against, meaning there’s plenty of fabric between your hair and the pillow.

One of the best features of this bonnet is that it has an adjustable band. You’ll find a toggle at the back, and so even though it only comes in regular size, you’ve still got plenty of adjustability.

This regular-sized bonnet can be used for children aged 3 and up. The seller, Creative Alia, also offers a bulk discount when you buy two or more.

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Creative Alia also produces a toddler’s version of their African print satin bonnet. This size is suitable for children aged less than 3 years but still has an adjustable elastic band for improved fit.

It’s double-lined using a super-soft satin and the outer layer features a randomly selected African print. No matter what you get, you can guarantee it’ll be beautiful.

As with the regular size option, there’s a bulk discount when you buy two or more.

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Kasoa Satin Bonnets

Another great handmade Satin bonnet by Krafts By Kerry. This Ankara Luxe Black Satin Bonnet is perfect for all hair types. 

Like most satin bonnets this allows your hair to retain its moisture, which is key for promoting hair growth.

Krafts By Kerry has a range of handmade satin bonnets, all African-inspired. Visit their store right here to find more handmade satin bonnets and amazing art prints by inspiring black figures.


Hopefully one of the satin bonnets above is the perfect choice for you. Buying from Wakuda means you’re supporting black-owned businesses when choosing one of their handmade bonnets.

Whichever one you go for, at least you know you’ll be getting the best hair protection you can while you sleep. 

Why not browse the rest of our store to see what other great products we sell? If you are looking for more hair protection accessories, check out our hair accessories section.

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