Hair Scarf 101: How To Keep Your Hair Healthy At Night

Images of Naomi Mackenzie wearing a hair scarfWe black women LOVE our head scarf. Once we find a good one we keep it FOREVER. Literally. I think the longest I’ve kept a scarf was almost 7 years. It was the perfect size, and fit just right on my head. I didn’t realize how attached I was to that scarf until I lost it. Nevertheless, I eventually had to move on.

A hair scarf is a key part of a black woman’s hair care regimen. There are a few tips and reminders that I wanted to touch on.

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1. The Right Material

Make sure that the scarf you pick is the right texture. A silk scarf is the best option because it isn’t very porous, therefore it doesn’t absorb the moisture out of your hair like cotton or other materials would. Silk scarves can be