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    Quote Originally Posted by trollkjerring View Post
    I am sleeping with a bonnet for many years now and I am still happily married.

    My first ones were from tenderheaded but now I own this:

    Charmeuse Silk Bonnet Deep Chocolate

    I wear it inside-out cause I want the silky shiny side on my hair. There is nothing better for my hair than a silk sleep cap, wonderful hair in the morning and this makes me happy, so hubby is also happy
    trollkjerring, I keep going back and forth between the Tenderheaded and the Prettyanntoinets. How do they compare? The Tenderheaded is described as being extra roomy for longer lengths and roller sets. I have classic length hair, average thickness (much thinner at the bottom). Do you think one or the other would be better for me? Do you like one better than the other? Why? I also have a somewhat freakishly large head. (Thanks to Liese for that description!) Which cap is larger, do you think? Is the Prettyanntoinets worth $10 more?

    Many thanks for your thoughts on this.
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    Tresses I also have a bonnet from Prettyanntoinets and it fits my hair fine with some growing room. I've never tried one from Tenderheaded so I can't give you a comparison. I ended up getting the Prettyantoinets one as they ship to NZ

    ETA I wonder if this one might be better for more hair - but you'd have to bun or similar for it to work (and I can't sleep in a bun)
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    I use the one from Tenderheaded, but I'm really intrigued with the ones at Prettyanntoinets. It might be worth a try, down the road. I have had the one from Tenderheaded for about 4 years and last year I had to replace the elastic, which was pretty simple.

    Tresses, my hubby thinks I'm a bit...well...strange, so it really didn't surprise him at all when I showed up at bedtime with a silk cap on my head. He takes all my eccentricities in stride. LOL!
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    Thank you for your input, little acorn and harpgal! Every time I think I've made my decision, I change my mind!
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    I have a satin sleep cap. It won't stay on my head.. plus my hubby makes fun of me when I wear it. It is really fugly.

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    I would have a really hard time wearing a sleep cap every night. Hot flashes during the night (or night sweats) would only be increase I'm afraid.

    Every once in a while I do sleep in a cap when I'm doing an overnight oil treatment, but I find that I am up and down all night feeling too warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darian Moone View Post
    I would have a really hard time wearing a sleep cap every night. Hot flashes during the night (or night sweats) would only be increase I'm afraid.

    Every once in a while I do sleep in a cap when I'm doing an overnight oil treatment, but I find that I am up and down all night feeling too warm.
    Is your sleep cap silk or a synthetic satin? I wonder if that makes a difference. I hadn't considered hot flashes. I don't have them...yet. It's only a matter of time.
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    I just found a free pattern for the type of cap I was looking for.:wee: It actually is a pattern used as a sleep cap by nuns who wore a habit and was on a site with cap patterns for chemo and alopecia patients. i have some silk left over from making pillowcases so I think I will try it.


    Head Huggers: Sewn Pattern: Quick & Easy Sewn Chemo Cap

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    Here is a comparison pic with my chocolate Antoinette and butterscotch colored tenderheaded caps.



    The rubber band from the butterscotch cap is worn out, it was fine for about four years so I am happy with the quality. I will replace the rubber band, the silk ist still perfectly fine and I wash it a lot in the machine.

    The chocolate cap is indeed a little bit smaller, less place for lots of hair in it. My hair is only BSL and of average thickness so I have lots of room to grow into it still.

    For me it is really important to use real silk, not artificially material or I will sweat. With silk I have no problem, just nice hair in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tresses View Post
    Is your sleep cap silk or a synthetic satin? I wonder if that makes a difference. I hadn't considered hot flashes. I don't have them...yet. It's only a matter of time.
    It is synthetic, so maybe natural silk would breathe quite a bit better. I'm afraid it would still be pulled off with a hot flash though. I can't even bear cotton when I get one, but it's a good idea to go that route. The flashes actually are less than they used to be, so maybe I would be able to use a natural fabric cap at least part of the time.
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