Silk Bonnets for Sleep: Invest in Your Crown

Whether you’ve been rocking sleep bonnets since childhood or are new to the overnight hair cap game, there’s a world of benefits waiting for your locks every night. Some real talk: maintaining glossy, healthy hair is a 24/7 job and it doesn’t stop when you hit the hay. Considering we spend about a third of our lives in dreamland, it’s time to talk about the overnight hair care superhero: a pure silk sleep bonnet.

One of the best ways to preserve hair health and vitality is using a silk sleep bonnet overnight. As leading manufacturers of silk bedding and accessories, we’re thrilled to introduce the crown jewel of silk bonnets: the Mulberry Park Silks Sleep Bonnet. Designed specifically to protect long styles, this luxurious bonnet is made from 100% pure mulberry silk of the highest grade (6A); features a comfortable band and roomy design; and is reversible for maximum style.

Model wears ivory sleep bonnet


“We’ve wanted to introduce a bonnet for some time now,” said Mulberry Park Silks Brand Manager, Kendra Cosenza. “But we knew we had to get it right. This design is the result of exhaustive input from hair care professionals who told us what they and their clients desired most in a sleep bonnet.”

Read on to learn why incorporating our silk sleep bonnet can transform your personal bedtime routine and your hair. It’s time to say goodbye to bad hair days–frizz, dryness, the morning tangle fight–and wake with gorgeous healthy hair. Our silk bonnet will give your crown the royal treatment it deserves while adding elegance to your beauty routine. 

Preserving Hair’s Integrity: A Game-Changer for Curls and Beyond

We’ve all heard the mantra: curly hair is thirsty hair. For those with textured hair, thicker hair, and anyone devoted to natural hair styles, this is a daily truth. Silk bonnets are like a hydration station for your dry hair: locking in the moisture, preventing brittleness; and keeping hair as hydrated as a plant in a rainforest! Yes, your hair will be that happy. Straight hair can also benefit from the TLC of a sleep bonnet, especially if your hair is on the thinner side or prone to breakage. The beauty of a silk sleep bonnet is that it can work for so many different hair types, especially longer hair styles that need some reviving.

Friction: Your Hair’s Nemesis

Model wears silk bonnet in sage

Remember the childhood game of rubbing a balloon on your hair, only to end up looking like you’d been shocked? Well, imagine your hair having a balloon party every night! Because that’s exactly what happens when you toss and turn on a traditional cotton pillowcase. Unfortunately, this repeated friction can lead to hair breakage, split ends, and frizzy hair. That's where the silk sleep bonnet comes in. Silk is a natural protein-based fiber derived from sericin, which contains amino acids that are beneficial to delicate hair. Silk’s smooth texture (aka our charmeuse weave) allows your hair strands to glide over it easily, minimizing friction and reducing the risk of damage. Additionally, Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than cotton, which keeps those natural oils right where they should be, leaving you with smooth, shiny, happy hair.

Investing in Your Crown

Let’s be real: your hair is your crown and you spend a pretty penny on it. In 2022 alone, Americans poured USD 91.60 billion into the hair care treasure chest. With silk bonnets, you’re doing more than protecting your locks; you’re making every penny spent on hair care count. They amplify the power of your leave-in conditioner treatments, ensuring your hair drinks up all that moisture while you catch some Zzzs. Think of it as your hair’s best friend, saving you time in the morning and keeping your style looking fresh.

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Scalp Health: Where Good Hair Days Are Born

Balance is key in life, and when it comes to our scalps, we’re all a little Goldilocks – it can’t be too oily, can’t be too dry, it has to be just right. That’s where the silk comes in. By helping preserve your natural hair oils, a silk bonnet plays a crucial role in regulating oil production. This ensures that your scalp maintains a perfect balance, avoiding the extremes of becoming excessively oily or overly dry This optimal environment is the secret sauce for improving hair growth. The reduction in friction and breakage, coupled with the preservation of natural oils, creates a healthier environment that encourages hair growth.

Silk and Satin are NOT the Same

Model sleeps in silk plum bedding

Now, let’s set the record straight: silk and satin may look and feel luxurious, but they are not created equal. A satin bonnet or sleep cap is typically made from petroleum-based polyester or nylon processed to resemble silk but–like comparing cubic zirconia to a diamond–it's just not the same. Silk, with its natural, smooth goodness, is in a league of its own. Silk is kind to every hair type, is eco-friendly, and ensures your locks glide through the night friction-free. Learn more about the difference between artificial satin and real silk here.

More About the Mulberry Park Silks Bonnet

With silk being so wonderful for enhanced hair health, sheen, and overall allure, we’ve incorporated the very best materials and design to create the best bonnet for every kind of hair. Our silk sleep bonnet boasts a wide 100% silk band; this protective style detail is meticulously designed to safeguard your precious hair edges. Moreover, the bonnet is equipped with a stretchy elastic band at the back, ensuring a snug yet comfortable fit throughout the night. One of the standout features of our bonnet is its fully reversible design, allowing you to wear it with the glossy charmeuse side in contact with your hair, maximizing the benefits without any visible seams to spoil the aesthetic.

model wears gunmetal sleep bonnet

Our silk sleep bonnet is also generously sized, making it suitable for even the thickest locs and box braids. Measuring 12 inches wide by 24 inches long with a generous two-inch-wide band, our silk bonnet provides ample room to comfortably accommodate a variety of long hair styles. Treat your hair like royalty and pamper it with our 100% Mulberry Silk Sleep Bonnet. Not only will you wake up to gorgeous hair, but you'll also be adding an indulgent element of self-care to your routine that you 100% deserve. Our sleep bonnet comes in five stunning shades: Black, Gunmetal, Ivory, Plum, and Sage.

Our silk is also naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to irritants. Our silk sleep bonnets are also easily washable by hand and machine; follow these guidelines and be sure to use an enzyme-free detergent like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Detergent. If you’re machine washing, put your bonnet in a mesh laundry bag and always hang or lay flat to dry.

Model wears silk headscarf

Mulberry Park Silks specializes in Grade 6A silk with a charmeuse weave in 19, 22 and 30 momme. In addition to silk sleep bonnets, we carry a wide silk pillowcase collection; silk sheets and bedding; and pure silk accessories including headscarves (perfect for shorter styles of hair and extensions as well) and silk glam bands to hold hair for makeup or skin care, luxurious silk robes, sleep masks and more.  

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.