Curly Hair Benefits from Special CareIf you’ve got naturally curly hair, it’s no surprise to hear your tresses need special care to keep them healthy, hydrated, and looking their best. That’s why Mulberry Park Silks recommends one of our silk pillowcases to protect curly hair—and any hair type—while you sleep. The smooth charmeuse weave prevents tangles and bedhead (which curly and natural hair are extra prone to) while helping your hair retain natural moisture. Using a silk headscarf takes the protective powers of silk a step further. Read on to learn how a silk scarf can be an important part of your curly hair care routine and what to look for in a genuine silk scarf.
Curly Hair Needs More Attention to Thrive
Curly hair is more susceptible to frizz and breakage than straight hair or even wavy hair. Rather than lying flat, as is the case with straight hair, the scales on a hair cuticle of curly hair stand up and thus are more vulnerable. Additionally, the twists and turns of the curl pattern make it more prone to breakage and tangles. Curly hair is also less efficient than straight hair at retaining moisture; with straight hair, natural oil easily travels from the scalp down the length of their shaft. This is more challenging with curly hair or coiled hair, where the hair texture and shape make it hard to distribute these oils evenly. Additionally, any type of hair color or heat styling like a curling iron make curly hair types even more prone to dryness.
Use a Silk Headscarf to Protect and Nourish Curly Hair
Using a silk head scarf for curly hair involves more than just style; it's also about protecting your curls. Just like a pure mulberry silk pillowcase, our silk scarf has a smooth, gentle surface that minimizes the risk of frizz and breakage to allow your curly hairstyle to retain its natural shape and shine. The softness of silk also prevents curly or textured hair from snagging on rough fabrics, reducing the likelihood of split ends and damage. Lastly—thanks to the unique protein structure of silk—a silk scarf helps dry hair retain its natural moisture. It’s like a wearable hair treatment!
To wrap your curly hair in a silk head scarf, start by ensuring your hair is well-moisturized (note: never put wet hair in a silk scarf). If your hair is long, gather your curls on top of your head and secure them with a silk scrunchie. Our silk bandana headscarf is a generous 36” x 36” inches and can be tied turban style; check out the product description page for a step-by-step video that shows you how to do it.
Choose a High-Quality Silk Headscarf from Mulberry Park Silks
When selecting a silk head scarf for curly hair, opt for one made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk of the highest grade (6A) like those we sell at Mulberry Park Silks. And remember that, while silk and satin are both smooth to the touch, that is where the similarities end. Pure mulberry silk is a natural, protein-based fabric; satin is a synthetic made from petroleum byproducts. Only genuine mulberry silk—with its superior quality and durability—delivers the special benefits your curly hair deserves. You can learn more about how to tell genuine silk from artificial satin here.
Our silk bandana head scarves are sewn to a generous 36” x 36” size in a lustrous charmeuse weave. They are available in four stylish shades: black, pink, lilac, and magenta, to suit any mood. Our silk scarves are perfect for wearing day or night to protect your curly hair in style. They are also wonderful for protecting hair extensions. And there’s more great news: Our silk headscarves are washable by hand or machine. We recommend using an enzyme-free detergent like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Detergent and following these instructions (the same as for washing silk pillowcases).
Power Up Your Curl Care Game with Pure Silk Accessories
Expand your natural curl care routine by incorporating other silk accessories into your regimen. Our silk scrunchies offer a gentle way to tie back your hair without causing damage or leaving creases. And—new for 2023—our silk sleep bonnets are made specially to protect long hair styles with the nourishing power of silk. You can read more about silk bonnets here. Together with a silk head scarf, these accessories form a powerful trio to help maintain the health and beauty of your curly hair.
When it comes to hair care, finding the right tools and accessories can make all the difference, especially for those with curly hair. Our silk head scarves stand out as the perfect accessory for textured hair by controlling frizz, reducing breakage, and preserving your defined corkscrews. Our silk is definitely luxurious, but if you’ve got curly hair, it’s a true beauty necessity. If you’d like to learn more about how our silk accessories and bedding can be part of your nightly beauty routine, check out our blog here. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions or if you need assistance; our team of silk experts is here to help.