Wear Bonnets And Durags That Match For Hair Protection
Both bonnets and durags serve an important function although they do have many differing uses which we run through further down the page. The reason for which you are wanting them will certainly influence which style you may choose in the end. Obviously they can be purchased individually as well as the sets available for a couple that we speak of here. Just the fact that they do come as a matching set is one of the reasons to be buying them and looking coordinated together in a color of your choice may have been the primary reason behind considering buying a pair. Either separately or together they serve a great function but the fact that they do match makes them even more desirable due to how fantastic you will both look wearing them together.
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Considering how awesome a couple can look in their matching items there is a whole range of clothing, accessories and jewelry that come in a matching set. The range covers many different things and it can be said that if you can buy it as an individual item you will find it somewhere as a set of two. There are certainly enough varieties to satisfy almost everyone’s tastes although there are still many critics of the niche who are not fans of couples walking around in shirts for instance. However the range goes beyond just clothing and can be found in jewelry with items like bracelets or things for the home such as glasses which often have an altogether different type of buyers.
As these are sets particularly for couples it is them that will choose together and make the purchase or it will be one buying the set for the other for a gift. This kind of item actually make for wonderful gift ideas and can be a life saver for anyone stuck as to what to buy. Most of us at some time or another have had no ideas at all for presents and ended up buying the same things we have in previous years. This kind of gift is unique, unusual and personal and can be given for many different celebrations including Christmas, New Year, Birthdays, Thanksgiving or Wedding Anniversaries.
In certain ways bonnets and durags have a similar purpose and that is a functional one rather than trying to look good although they also achieve this. Their primary function is to protect the hair, usually while sleeping but also when generally relaxing around the home. Obviously you still have friends and family visit the home which means they likely to see you wearing your protective head pieces but they do have the advantage of being fashionable accessories as well. This means rather than choose something at random, you will want a style that fits in with you colors and tastes in fashion.
In terms of actual design they are all pretty similar and the only real differences or options you have are the various colors and the small range of materials. They come in a vast array of colors which would without doubt be enough to suit pretty well anyone’s favorite color palettes of their wardrobe. Because this protective function is one of their main purposes it means materials are limited and with silk and satin being favorites due to the way they are constructed.
A His And Her Bonnet And Durag Can Be Stylish And Cool
There are a few time a year when life’s worries are lifted from the shoulders and you feel much happier. This feeling usually revolves around some of the yearly festivities while you are celebrating a certain occasion. Part of these occasions includes gifts and receiving one is always an exciting and pleasant time. For many people the giving of a gift to a loved one brings just as much joy as we see the happy look on their faces. They are the person you love and the one who supports and cares about you and will be the one who stands by you through all of life’s challenges. Giving a present on those special occasions brings a wonderful experience for both of you but sometimes a spontaneous surprise gift to show how much you appreciate them can be a good idea. It only has to be a small gesture and while you could choose chocolates or flowers, something more unique with a personal element might be a better idea and that could be a bonnet and durag set.
Giving a set like this as a gift means it is not only going to get some use but is also quite romantic. Wearing anything that matches is a way of showing affection for one another and telling anyone who sees you how much of a strong bond and connection you have. You are saying we are together as one and our relationship is strong and loving and we also look really stylish in our matching pieces. The actual bonnets and durags, as we have previously mentioned, have a couple of functions and reasons for wearing them.
If your hair is prone to damaging easily like many African and African Americans then wearing a bonnet to sleep in or relax around the home should be as an important part of your beauty routine as moisturizing your face. Durags offer the same function for men as bonnets and have a few other reasons for wearing them as they are more widely worn outside whereas most women tend to limit there bonnet use to in their house and sleeping. Although it is more often men that wear a durag obviously women can and do wear them also.
The Advantages Of Wearing A Bonnet
They Prevent Tangling
As you sleep at night many people with long hair are prone to have it tangling but a bonnet or silk pillow case will prevent those tangles.
Whether it is sleeping or relaxing your head against the sofa, if it is not silk or satin then friction through movement will minimize frizz and split ends.
Anything that is cotton that the head falls against and that includes pillow cases and bed sheets absorbs the moisture from the hair which is the cause of dryness. A bonnet traps the moisture which allows for stronger and healthier hair.
Bonnets are fairly cheap and because they protect your hair you will spend less on hair products in the long run.
Prevent Hair Being Ripped Out
As you sleep your hair can get caught up in the bedding or your night wear and can sometimes rip out from the scalp.
When Other Methods Cause Discomfort
Putting your hair into certain styles or wearing scrunchies can help to protect it but for some people these measures are uncomfortable and effect their sleep.
You Like To Sleep On Cotton
One of the best ways to protect your hair is to sleep on silk or satin but this does suit everyone so if cotton is your preferred material to sleep on then a bonnet will do the job of protecting your hair.
Reasons To Wear A Durag
Protecting The Hair
Just like a bonnet protects a womans hair the durag will serve the same function for a man. As they are also worn outside they protect the hair from the elements such as snow and rain which can ruin the hair. They also will help to keep the head warm in colder weather. Additionally they will also protect it from the suns rays.
One of the most sought after styles for black men with shorter hair are 360 waves. The waves are produced when the hair is rolled into a tight curl and this creates an ocean wave effect.
Men with longer hair with braids will know they soon become messed up when sleeping and a durag will prevent this.
Stylish Street wear
They not only serve important functions they are also a fantastic accessory when it comes to street wear. The classic durag ramps up an outfit to another level and if you haven’t tried one, now is the time.
Great For Exercising
With any type of exercise long hair can soon grow annoying by always being in the way but by putting your hair in a durag it is kept out of the way.
Improving Product Effectiveness
Everyone’s hair loses some moisture during the day and with long or tightly curled hair it can soon get coarse which is where oils and creams can help by adding more moisture. By wearing one of these you are helping to lock that oil or cream in which means it will be more effective for longer.
If you cycle or ride a motorbike a helmet is required and this could potentially result in a scalp with a lot of sweat. By wearing one of these you are adding a layer between helmet and hair with should eliminate the problem.
Maintaining A Hairstyle
As well as offering protection over longer periods they are great if you just wish to preserve your hairstyle between your home to wear you are heading. They will keep the hair in place until you reach your destination where you are ready to take it off and reveal your impressive hairstyle.
Whatever your reason maybe for wearing them buying them as a set for you and your partner means you are looking to wear them together so the only actual choice then is what color to wear? Being a popular item they come in a whole range of colors but are cheap enough to be able to buy many different ones in order to suit the outfit you intend to wear.
Silk Satin Velvet Find Inspiration For Your Rag Set
Most of these rag sets are all very similar in style with the only differences being material and colors but we have listed a few of our favorites to give you a few ideas.
- 2 piece set – long tail silky in blue
- Unisex set of 2 silky long tail in burgundy
- Silky long doo rag 2 piece set in various multi-colors
- Velvet 2 piece, super soft with long tail in burgundy or purple
- Velvet set of two in pink
- Two piece velvet unisex in royal blue
- Velvet rag set of 2 in purple
- Turquoise silk pair with elastic fit bonnet
- Silk set of two for keeping hair in place during parties and sports in dark green
- 2 piece satin set in yellow with long tail
- Individual bonnet with Good Night Boo printed on top
Spend Time As A Couple In The Best Fashion Accessory
Throughout your life there will be many prominent moments and happy times you will look back on and have treasured memories of. Most of those moments will be those spent with family and close friends and in later years your partner. As you spend more time together and perhaps get married there will be precious times with her when new memories are created. They are there for you through everything in life and sometimes a small gift can say a lot of words and many thank you’s.
Although it only has to be a small gesture the impact is great and your partner will love the surprise and special thought. It will be items like this than can act as symbols of you love for each other and can represent the eternal bond you share. Putting on your bonnet and durag could be one of those things you do together, choosing what color to put on and having a laugh while doing it or putting each others on for them. It might only be a small moment shared but they all add up to a healthy relationship. Having a matching set can also help you feel closer when apart as you both know you are putting the same color on and it feels like you are connected and closer together.
When you wear your set together you know that you are spending time together in what must be the coolest fashion accessory. As they are all pretty well the same in design, apart from choosing the color the only other option would be the material and there are a few that work better than others.
Pure silk is shiny and help with compression when worn. The material itself helps to keep moisture on the hair and prevent any friction between you and whatever your head is against.
These are silky in appearance but use materials similar to silk with polyester to create the same look and effect as silk and it is the silk variants that yield quicker results for forming the 360 waves.
Satin is very similar to silk and does a great job at retaining the hair’s moisture while it is very light in weight. They do look great in terms of appearance but lack in terms of compression which makes them not so effective at creating those 360 waves.
While not as effective at hair compression and therefore creating waves as the silk varieties they look great and are comfortable to wear. You can also opt for a silk inner layer or combine two for the best job.
Mesh are the least effective at compressing and styling your hair but are cheap and if you enjoy the lightweight, see through look aesthetically then they are another option.
As those material have different advantages and disadvantages you will want to determine why you may be wearing one or if they are a gift, why the receiver wishes to wear one. The choices will generally come down to one of three points and those are the level of comfort and this is important because an uncomfortable version is not good to wear. The biggest influence for you may be price and they vary from cheap to fairly expensive. The last point is when and where you will wear it, if it is purely for aesthetics then you can choose from any type that suits your style of fashion but if you are looking for the best protection or compression then silk or a silky type will be the ones to go for.
While many years ago bonnets were worn for fashion purposes or to protect from the cold and the sun, durags had a rather darker beginning to their popularity. During the 19th century African Americans were forced to wear durags to identify them as slaves. While they were associated with negativity for some time during the 1930’s black culture was developing and the durag was identified as a good protector of hairstyles. During the 1960s it played its role as a fashion piece during the black power movement but in the years following were mixed in popularity. In more recent decades they have become popular again and can be seen as fashion pieces on the heads of rappers and athletes.
Today they are very popular with many superstars donning them for not only their overall presence but as with bonnets their wonderful ability to protect hair. People with long, curly or kinky hair have problems with hair being easily damaged. Everyone’s scalp produces sebum which is a natural oil which travels along the hair and this is easily achieved in straight hair. The sebum struggles to travel along the length of hair that is tightly curled or kinked and this in turn means that any moisture also does not reach all parts of the hair. The moisture is what helps the hair to be strong and healthy. There are certain fabrics that make this problem worse and among these are cotton. Cotton is probably one of the most used material for bedding and pillowcases but for this kind of hair it creates a lot of damage. Wearing a bonnet or durag, especially the type that are made from silk or satin will help to retain the hairs moisture and protect against materials that can cause issues, like cotton.
Your matching bonnet and durag set are not only going to make you both look incredible and be the envy of any of your followers on social media but will also preserve your precious hair. There are many positives to them and can be a shared idea or surprise gift. They can be purchased for any couple and could make a fantastic present for a bride and groom or for anyone who has just got engaged. As a pair they show off you love for one another and portray the strong connection that defines your relationship. Of course wearing anything that matches also brings a lot of fun to any situation but in a romantic, pleasing way. All you need to do is decide what color or colors best suit your current wardrobe.