15 Silk and Satin Products That Help Protect Hair from Damage

It doesn’t matter how long or how short your hair is, if you want it to thrive, a certain level of investment is required. There are the baseline products, like shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner. From there are more tailored picks, like an everyday styler or hot tool. Among these and the techniques you practice day to day, hair care can admittedly feel like a full-time job. However, before you try replicating the 20-step routines touted by vloggers who may not even share your curl pattern, identify the smaller habits you can begin at a moment’s notice.

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One of them is adding silk or satin to your bed or hair accessories. By now, you’ve probably been told that both fabrics are a godsend for your mane, but do you know exactly why? While cotton can absorb moisture, silk and satin do the exact opposite. The smooth fabrics actually retain your hair’s natural oils and allow the strands to lie on top of it without causing friction and, ultimately, a tangled mess. Plus, there’s just something about a silk or satin accessory that instantly elevates an otherwise basic ensemble to new heights.

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And there you have it: a small change that reaps big benefits, like more hydrated, healthy and easy-to-style hair. Before you pick up a frumpy bonnet from the beauty supply, check out 11 satin- or silk-lined products that are easier on the eyes (but still get the job done). They may just inspire a newfound love for hats and scarves, just in time for winter.

Originally published October 2018. Updated November 2018. 

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