Hair Accessories That May Damage Hair or Cause Hair Loss

Do Hair Accessories Damage Hair?

The main purpose of hair accessories is to move hair out of your face and keep your hairstyle in place. In addition, they can add style and glamour to your hairstyle. Unfortunately, some cheap and low-quality hair accessories can weaken the hair shaft, leading to breakage and hair loss. This can happen for two reasons. The first is a poorly designed product, and the second reason is not using the hair product correctly.

The most damaging hair accessories include hair ties, bobby pins, and hair barrettes.

a women using hair tie to lift her hair in a ponytail

Hair Ties

Can Hair Ties Damage Hair?

Hair elastics are usually used when we want to lift our hair and tie it in a ponytail. Hair ties can leave a crease, create tension, and tangle the hair. Using hair elastics can damage your hair especially if the elastics are cheap and of poor quality. The possibility of damage increases if you use these hair ties too frequently.

Can Hair Ties Cause Hair Loss?

Tying and wearing a ponytail pulls out hair and can weaken it at the root, causing you to lose a few strands of hair every time you untie your ponytail. Additionally, persistent pulling can damage hair follicles and lead to hair thinning. Thinning commonly occurs along the hairline since this area is most exposed to the stress caused by tight hairstyles.

How to Avoid the Damage from Using Hair Elastics

You should not buy cheap hair accessories, because such savings can do more harm than good. Low-quality hair ties lead to tangled hair and hair breakage. Quality hair accessories are worth the expense. It is also recommended that you avoid putting your hair in a ponytail every day.

And when you do tie up your hair in a ponytail, wear a loser version and try to wear it at different heights.  Finally, never tie up your hair when wet as wet hair is extremely fragile and will damage easily.

When you untie the ponytail, do it slowly, and gently remove the elastics without pulling and tugging.

Instead of using traditional rubber bands, look for elastics that are covered with a soft material that won’t snag or damage your hair. The silk cover is the best choice when you want to protect fine and thin hair from tension and breakage.

Bobby Pins

hairresser using hair pins to hold hairstyle

Do Hair Pins Damage Hair?

Bobby pins are used to keep the hair in place, where a sleek look is desired. They are great for styling your hair, but they also have the potential to damage hair, especially if you are not careful about inserting them on and taking them off. Sharp edges of cheap hairpins can accidentally scrape your scalp or snap hairs. The possibility of damage is greater if you sleep with hairpins because the movement can cause pins to pull out hair and break the hair shaft.

Can Bobby Pins Cause Hair Loss?

Prolonged wearing of bobby pins on the same spot on your head can cause hair loss. Persistent pulling on the same area can damage follicles and cause bald spots in your hair.

How to Avoid Hair Damage from Using Bobby Pins.

Be very careful when inserting bobby pins and taking them out. Make sure not to put the hair pin in the same place every time, as this increases the chances of damaging the hair shaft. When you wash your hair, be sure to remove the hairpins because they can pull out and tangle hair during the washing process. Also, make sure to remove all bobby pins while blow drying your hair.

Avoid using bobby pins too often, especially if your hair is fragile.

Never crisscross them because crisscrossed pins can put too much pressure on one spot and may cause hair breakage.

Use hair pins that have a rounded tip with a smooth coating to prevent hair from encountering sharp edges. Throw away damaged hair pins to avoid the chances of hair breakage or scraping your scalp.


a young blonde woman wearing a headband

Can Headbands Damage Hair?

Headbands are used to move the hair back from your face. Metal or plastic headbands and headbands with built-in combs put a lot of pressure on your hair and scalp and can negatively affect your hairline and temples. Silicone grip bands have a strong grip that can be potentially damaging to the hair. Those with built-in combs put pressure on your hair and can break your strands when removed.

There is no evidence that wearing headbands made of fabric will damage hair. Many people agree that their hair looks neater and that headbands help absorb sweat during sports activities. However, a tight headband made of uncomfortable material can harm the hair by causing frizz and breakage.

Do Headbands Cause Hair Loss?

Constantly wearing an uncomfortable headband is associated with hair loss around the hairline. A tight and uncomfortable band tightens the hair and is associated with increased hair loss in men.

How to Prevent Hair Loss from Wearing Headbands?

If you decide to wear headbands, choose one made of smooth material such as satin or silk and make sure that it is not too tight.

If you need a headband for exercising, choose velvet bands that are much gentler and won’t tag your hair.

Hair Barrettes

hair barrette

Are Barrettes Bad for Your Hair?

Barrettes serve to hold smaller sections of hair in place and may also be decorative. Since they are made of metal or have metal parts, there is a possibility of harming hair and scalp. Hair often gets caught in the clasp. In addition, this accessory doesn’t remain stable on the hair and may need frequent adjustments, which additionally increases the possibility of tearing off the hair, as well as injury to the scalp.

How to Minimize Damage to Hair and Scalp from Using Barrettes?

Always try to clip the correct amount of hair. Grabbing more hair than optimal increases the chances of hair damage and breakage. On the other hand, too little hair makes the barrette unstable, and it won’t stay in place throughout the day.

If possible, check the metal parts by touching them before buying. If you feel sharp edges and rough spots, do not buy the item.

Be careful not to pull your hair too tight when clasping it in a barrette, as this will increase the chances of pulling and tearing.

Claw Clips

a women with claw clip in her hair

Do Hair Clips Damage Hair?

Claw clips are much gentler on the hair than rubber bands and bobby pins, which makes them popular among people with fine and thin hair. With claw clips, you can effortlessly lift your hair to create different hairstyles with minimal hair damage. However, claw clips can cause hair damage if they have sharp spots or if the mechanism that closes the clip does not work well. Like other accessories, they must be used properly.

How to Prevent Hair Damage from Using Claw Clips

Use only quality clips that have a perfectly smooth surface and rounded edges. Use clips that have a secure gripping mechanism that doesn’t catch and snag the hair.

Clip it in a slightly different place every day to avoid putting the pressure on same spot on your hair or scalp.

a woman inserting bobby pins in her hair

How to Put In Tinsel Hair and How to Care for It

Bold, bright, rainbow shimmer or subtle monochromatic hues –if you want to bump your self-care and enhance beauty at the same time, hair tinsel or “fairy hair” is a cheap and effective method for 2022.

What is Hair Tinsel Exactly?

Hair tinsel is typically made from polymer fiber (a sort of plastic/fabric) or polyester, while higher-quality tinsel is made of silk. That means it’s flexible and lightweight, so it will move just like your hair without you noticing it.

It’s applied to the hair by tying it by hand or using a small hand-tied knot (or a tool to help) near the scalp. The results of the knot are so small, that the attachment isn’t noticeable. What’s noticed is the beautiful slight strand of hair that sparkles or shimmers as your hair moves.  

Beyonce with hair-tinsels in her hair

How to Attach Hair Tinsel to Hair

Now you might remember the decade encapsulating Y2K, low-rise jeans, and shimmery strands you could bead-snap into your hair using a small plastic machine of no better quality than an easy-bake-oven. But just as time improves technology, the techniques for applying hair tinsel have upgraded as well. So how exactly do you get Hair Tinsel in your hair?

For professional results, you can book an appointment with an extension expert who uses micro rings to secure tinsels near the roots. With this method, tinsel strands will last longer than when using the tie technique. It’s cost-effective as well since you’ll only need a few strands to decorate your hair in just the right way.

Knotting the tinsel to your hair by hand requires some practice to master it. The knots will hold tighter if you take one small bit of hair and only two to three strands of tinsel and tie them. Another good thing if you take less hair is that the knots will be less noticeable.

Hair Tinsel Tutorial! Video by SweetHearts Hair

If you’re into doing it yourself, there are amazing hair tinsel application kits sold on places like Amazon at very affordable prices. These are perfect for DIY connoisseurs with easy-to-follow instructions and all the tools you’ll need to get started and apply them all on your own. There are also a lot of video tutorials on hair tinsel on YouTube.


How to Care for Hair Tinsel

What’s really amazing about these beautiful shimmery or diamond-studded strands, is the care. With minimal effort, you can add these to your hair without worry or concern.

After reading the manufacturer’s instructions or discussing a care routine with your extension expert, you can wash, dry, and even curl on low heat settings if the hair tinsel you get is heat resistant. When shampooing your hair, take extra care to gently massage your roots around the knots or beds.

In terms of care, hair tinsel goes unnoticed. You can treat it like the rest of your hair, so you don’t have to make significant changes in your everyday routine. But in terms of effect? These bits of gorgeous color, sparkle, or shimmer leave a significant impact.

Can You Curl Hair Tinsel or Use Flat Iron Over It?

If the tinsel you use is heat resistant, you can curl your hair with tinsel in it with a flat iron or curling wand. Higher-quality tinsels are made of silk or quality polyester fibers, which are heat resistant and can withstand the temperature of your hot tools. You can use a flat iron to straighten hair like normal, just make sure to avoid tugging on the tinsel.

Plastic tinsel can be curled by stretching. You can curl it this way even before attaching it to your hair. Apply more pressure if you want tighter curls and less pressure for softer curls.

How Long Will Hair Tinsel Stay In the Hair?

If you place them correctly hair tinsels will stay in your hair for 2-6 weeks depending on your hair type, what are they made of, and how you take care of them. Tinsels made of silk have greater durability and they will last longer in thick hair than in fine hair types.

Make sure not to tag them when shampooing and brushing hair. Put your finger to make pressure on the knot when brushing. Hand-tied tinsel may fall when the hair strand it is tied to falls out naturally. Tinsels attached as the micro ring extensions can last longer, but make sure to check them by hair extensionists periodically.

Does Hair Tinsel Damage Hair?

When attached and maintained properly and hair tinsels won’t damage your natural hair. However, you need to be gentle when shampooing your hair.  Don’t vigorously massage your roots where the tinsels are attached to your hair. For the same reason carefully comb and brush your hair and don’t brush the area behind the knots or beds to avoid pulling your hair.

As with any other type of hair extension, you shouldn’t wear tinsel hair extensions longer than two months without consulting your stylist.   

Are Bamboo Pillowcases Good for Your Hair? Not all of Them

Ever wonder how “bad hair days” come to be? When you have something resembling a tumbleweed sitting on your head, your first instinct is likely to grab the flat iron to correct the mess. Though it often feels like a stroke of bad luck or a sign of worse things to come, it’s really not that deep. One likely reason for your messy hair is your pillowcase.

As harmless as they may seem, pillowcases have the power to affect your skin and hair while you sleep. Think about it: you spend a decent amount of hours every night with your head nestled on a pillowcase. If you often twist in your sleep and use a rough pillowcase, a frizzy head of hair is inevitable. Similarly, if you suffer from hair breakage and split ends, a gentle pillowcase would be a good way to go.

Today, we’re breaking down the benefits of bamboo pillowcases and exploring some options available in the market.

an unhappy girl sitting in bed and touching her messy morning hair

What are the benefits of a Bamboo Pillowcase for Hair?

While traditional cotton pillowcases are more cost-friendly, they tend to absorb natural oils leaving your hair dry and brittle. They also have a rough surface that may cause unwanted friction as you move in your sleep.

Bamboo pillowcases, however, are the superior option for you as they can:

Reduce frizz and tangling: Bamboo pillowcases have a silky-smooth feel, which reduces tension and allows your strands to effortlessly glide over the surface. As a result, you’ll notice less frizz and overall healthier hair. Similarly, if you have textured hair, ditching your cotton pillowcase for one made of bamboo may improve the health of your hair in the long term.

Protect your style: You’ll also notice increased longevity in your hairstyle when using a bamboo pillowcase. For example, that blowout you spent way too much money on at the salon will last longer when you sleep on an ultra-smooth bamboo pillowcase.

Keep you cool and dry: Unlike cotton or silk, which often get warm, bamboo pillowcases make you feel cooler in hot weather. Bamboo fabric is a highly sweat-absorbent material that in addition to cooling properties helps to keep your hairstyle in place.

woman laying on bamboo bedding sheets

Additional Benefits of Bamboo Pillowcases

Bamboo has been emerging in all forms lately: straws, utensils, and toothbrushes – just to name a few. To provide more eco-friendly options, brands are open to making just about anything bamboo. So, if you are environmentally conscious, bamboo likely has already earned your attention.

Bamboo pillowcases do more than just care for your hair. Below are some additional benefits of using a bamboo pillowcase.

Bamboo might be hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Some evidence suggests that bamboo fibers can slow down the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Less microbial and high breathability help protect sensitive skin from inflammation.

Bamboo is low maintenance. Bamboo fabric can go in the washer and dryer. You should wash bamboo pillowcases on a gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water. They do wrinkle in the dryer. To reduce wrinkling issues, put them to lay flat after the drying cycle or hang them on a drying rack to air dry.

Bamboo pillowcases are vegan-friendly: If you’re vegan, a bamboo pillowcase may be a good alternative to silk for you, as they don’t sacrifice the welfare of animals in production. Plus, bamboo is a highly renewable resource.

Bamboo vs Silk Pillowcase

a blonde girl holding a pillow with a silk-cover

For years, silk pillowcases have been hailed as one of the best solutions for hair damage. Silk fabric has a smooth, luxurious surface, so it’s less likely that your hair will suffer from frizz and tangles.

Unfortunately, good things come at a cost – the same can be said for silk pillowcases. High-quality silk is one of the most expensive fabrics on the market. If you’re trying to save money, a bamboo pillowcase could be a more economical option.

Bamboo pillowcases are easier to maintain. To retain its softness, Silk should be hand washed whenever possible. Bamboo pillowcases can be tossed into the washing machine with your everyday clothes, but make sure to avoid hot water.

Another factor to consider is the production method of silk. Silk pillowcases are made from silkworms, meaning they are not a viable option for vegans or anyone concerned about animal welfare.

Which Bamboo Fabrics are Eco-Friendly?

Well, it depends on how bamboo fibers have been made. The bamboo plant is highly sustainable as a raw material. However, some products made of bamboo aren’t eco-friendly as the production method also matters.

1. Bamboo viscose/rayon: The majority of bamboo pillow covers are made of bamboo viscose, also known as bamboo rayon. The viscose rayon process involves the use of potentially hazardous chemicals and isn’t good for the planet. In addition to that, some manufacturers don’t use ethical labor practices.

2. Bamboo Lyocell is an innovative and high-quality textile for bedding products. Bamboo lyocell fabric is sustainably sourced and is also stronger and softer than bamboo rayon. Ettitude is the first company that makes bedding products from this innovative textile material. Their exclusive line of bamboo bedding is called CleanBamboo.

3. Bamboo Linen: (also known as bast bamboo fiber), is produced mechanically, without chemicals. This bamboo fabric is sustainably manufactured and eco-friendly, but it is slightly coarse and wrinkles easily. The coarse texture makes it a non-suitable option for pillow covers. Another disadvantage is that this bamboo textile requires a lot of maintenance (ironing).

How to Choose the Best Bamboo Pillowcase for Hair?

An Asian girl sleeping on a bamboo pillowcase

When purchasing a pillowcase with your hair in mind, you should pay attention to the type of bamboo fabric used to make the product you are going to buy.

Bamboo pillow covers made of bamboo rayon are prevalent in this market segment. They are soft and gentle on your hair. Plus, they can increase your sleep quality during hot summer nights. However, if you are environmentally conscious, you can’t rest assured that you have purchased a ‘green’ product.

Pillowcases made with bamboo linen fibers are the most environmentally friendly option. However, this fabric doesn’t feel silky and won’t offer any benefit to your hair. That is why bamboo linen fabric is not a good choice for your pillowcase.

Pillowcases made of bamboo lyocell are an ideal option that can meet both the customer demand for a high-quality product and a sustainable production process. They are made from 100% bamboo and add a luxurious touch to your bedroom. Bamboo lyocell tends to be more expensive than bamboo viscose (rayon) fabric, but it will help you put your bad hair days to rest.

Beautiful woman sitting in the bed and holding a pillow

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Dreads

Dreads are a fancy hairstyle for anyone to sport and rock with any outfit. They are worn by men and women in different shapes, styles, and sizes. However, many people are interested in cool and attractive ideas on how to decorate dreads. If you’re interested in learning how to add dreadlock accessories to your hair, this article is for you. We’ll be taking a look at how to transform your dreads, whether they are natural, braids, or synthetic dreads.

Let’s begin

The following tips will teach you innovative ways to beautify your dreads:

Look For Dreadlocks Accessories Around You

The great thing about having locs is that there are various hair accessories for dreads. Many of them can even be found around you. Are you short of ideas? Look into your jewelry box, take a trip to the thrift store, or look out for something on the shores of the beach. You may always check the internet for inspiration on loc jewelry.

Beautiful young woman with dreadlocks decorated assorted beads

Don’t hesitate to add any fancy details you find to your loc accessories. Check through your drawer and pick up some of your siblings’ items. You’re free to add anything you want to your hair except if it’s sticky. As long as you can come up with an attractive design, then there is little or nothing to worry about.

Some popular items that can be used as dreadlock jewelry include:

  • Yarn
  • Elastic bands
  • Dread bands or head wraps
  • Seashells
  • Necklaces
  • Strip of fabric
  • Feathers
  • Flowers
  • Craft wire
  • Barrettes, and so on.
Dark skinned girl with dreads decorated with wire

Now that you’re done scavenging for fancy items to add to your hair, it’s time to try out some decoration ideas.

1. Dread Beads

Dread beads are one of the most common items that you can use to decorate or transform the appearance of your locks. The best type of beads to use is usually those made from acrylic, metal, natural stone, and wood. These materials are durable and will take some time before you have to replace them.

young girl with dreadlocks

You can attach dread beads to your hair with your hand. You may also choose to use a hook or braid tool to make the work go faster. All you have to do is insert the hook or tool into the bead and insert your dread into the hook or braid tool. Keep pulling on the hair till it slides through and holds the bead firmly.

To ensure that you don’t misplace your beads by having them slip off, it is a great idea to attach them to the upper parts of your hair. Also, make sure you don’t pull on the hair too much or you may risk damaging it. The way your dreadlocks are formed will hold the bead in place. However, if your hair accessories still manage to slip off, you may add mini elastic bands for extra support.

2. Embroidery Thread or Yarn

You may also wrap your dreads with embroidery threads. The great thing about using yarn is that you will get various options to use in styling your hair when you pay a visit to a sewing shop.

Attractive model with long dreadlocks

The most common pattern adopted by most people who want to decorate their dreads with yarn is to use a criss-cross pattern. To do this, cut a piece of thread that is 2-3 times longer than your loc. Create a knot close to the hair roots, and then proceed to create a criss-cross pattern along with the dread. This criss-cross pattern keeps your hair exposed to air and sunlight. Take care not to use embroidery thread or yarn in your hair for too long because they may rot.

You may also use the embroidery thread or yarn that you have gathered to form tight hair wraps. However, these headwraps for locs may prevent your hair from getting fully dry. Too much moisture in your hair will result in the formation of mildew and other complications. Creating a removable head wrap is a more reasonable solution.

3. Seashells for Dreads

Natural items such as seashells and small bones are a beautiful, inexpensive way to transform your hair, braids, and head wraps. The best thing about adding natural items is that you can always find them in various shapes, designs, and sizes.

Avoid picking materials that may degrade quickly such as leaves. Natural items can come with a load of germs and dirt. Clean and sanitize them with warm soapy water. Soak them in a solution of half alcohol and half hydrogen peroxide. This solution will kill the bacteria or microorganisms found in the item. As an extra measure, you may decide to soak these items in boiling water for a few minutes.

When you have identified and cleaned the natural items you intend to use to transform your hair, the next thing to do is to attach them firmly to your hair. Attach or tie them to your hair with the right type of thread. Some low-quality threads may rot quickly after some time. A good piece of advice would be to pick the threads that will match your hair color and won’t stand out too much.


And that’s all on decorating your dreads. We hope you enjoyed this article and found the information useful. These are amazing dread decoration ideas to give you an all-new, and attractive look.

a young woman with dreadlock jewelry, backside
girl wearing dreads decorated with yarn

6 Heated Caps for Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

Struggling with dry, frizzy, and rough hair. Plus, the ends of your hair tend to split after years of heat styling. To make things worse, regular conditioning treatments are no longer doing the trick.

A thermal cap for deep hair conditioning is the solution for people dealing with lackluster, dried-out locks. This cap can boost the efficiency of treatments you apply to combat dryness and brittleness, especially if you have stubborn, low-porosity strands.

What is a Heated Hair Cap?

A heat cap is a reusable conditioning cap that helps you maximize the benefits of deep conditioning hair treatments. The principle is simple: the heat helps to open the cuticle, allowing moisture and hair products to penetrate deeper. Without the heat, products just sit on top of your hair rather than penetrating the hair shaft.

A heating hair cap brings your deep conditioning routine to a higher level without hurting your pocket like a salon treatment would. It works great for hair masks and hot oil treatments.

Deep conditioning caps will accommodate any hair type and texture. Plus, they are so easy to use and are much more convenient than sitting under the dryer.

a worried woman checking her damaged hair

Types of Heated Caps

There are two main types of thermal hair caps: cordless/microwavable and electric. Which type is right for you depends on several factors, including your personal preferences. Let’s take a closer look at these two heat cap types and at some related products.

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Cordless Heat Cap for Deep Conditioning

This hands-free deep conditioning cap is designed to produce gentle heat for up to 30-45 minutes. The cap is filled with flaxseed or a kind of gel that can hold heat for a while. You need to warm up the cap in the microwave for a minute or two before placing it on the hair. As the name says, you don’t have to struggle with an electrical cord or stay near an electrical outlet during the treatment session. Instead, you can freely move around and continue with your duties.

Deep Conditioning Microwavable Heat Cap by ThermalHairCare

Available at Etsy

When it comes to deep conditioning cordless heat caps, Hot Head is the biggest name in the game. This is a high-quality cap created by a professional stylist to give you access to salon treatments in your home. Hot Head heat caps are made using only all-natural materials and are environmentally friendly products. They are filled with flaxseed and will retain the heat for up to 30 minutes. Additional pluses are that these thermal caps are reversible, soft to the touch, and very easy to use.  

2. Deep Conditioning Thermal Cordless Heat Cap by Glow by Daye

Super comfortable and lightweight, the “Grape” cordless deep conditioning heat cap is an easy runner-up option for all hair types. It’s designed with comfort and effectiveness in mind, allowing for up to 30 minutes of top-notch treatments. Flaxseed inside each bonnet ensures that heat radiates through the cap evenly and gently.

3. Flaxseed Deep Conditioning Heat Cap by Boloye

This microwave heating cap is made of soft and comfortable microfiber cotton fabric and has an interior filled with flaxseed. Flaxseed ensures even heat distribution through the entire cap.

Boloye Heat Cap has adjustable elastics to accommodate most head sizes and hair lengths.

The packaging includes several plastic disposable shower caps and a nice soft pouch for traveling and storing.

The main downside is that it cools quite quickly. It stays hot for about 15 minutes, so you may have to reheat it to finish your treatment.

Electric Heating Caps for Hair

Electric heating caps must be connected to an electrical outlet to work. Once you plug the unit in, it will start to produce heat. The benefit of going the electric route is that the temperature will remain constant for much longer than when you use cordless options. Plus, they are quiet and comfortable and don’t burn your skin.

4. VICARKO Hair Steamer Thermal Heat Cap

Although labeled as a steamer, this electric heat cap doesn’t produce steam. Instead, the VICARKO heating cap provides consistent heat and distributes it evenly. The heat lifts the hair cuticle, dramatically improving the results of your hair treatment. The VICARKO heat cup reaches 45℃ at the low-temperature setting and 65℃ at the high setting, allowing you to select the comfortable temperature for your hair type.

A wide and deep design ensures that you will easily cover all areas of your head. It is still compact enough to find a place in your cabinet and carry while traveling. Although this cap comes only in one universal size, an adjustable head strap allows it to fit different head sizes.

The most convenient feature is the built-in attemperator. This means that the unit will shut off once it reaches the desired temperature to prevent overheating. It will turn back on after the temperature drops. You can set one of two available temperature options and relax or work on your laptop.

5. Luxebell Hair Steamer Deep Conditioning Heat Cap

Luxebel heat cap is designed with a high front and low back to easily cover your head. This heat cap does not put out steam but with the conditioner you use and a plastic cap over the hair, it works like a steamer. It gets hot quickly and distributes heat evenly.

The unit has two levels of heat control 113- and 149 degrees F. When the temperature reaches 149 degrees, the heat will turn off by itself to prevent overheating. When the temperature drops below 25 degrees, the cap will automatically turn on and continue to produce heat.

The unit is compact, foldable, and doesn’t take up a lot of space for storage.

6. Tyche Pro Professional Heat Cap

The Tyche Pro Professional Heat cap is another choice for those looking for an electric option. This heat cap comes with three heat modes to adjust settings for fine, normal, or thick hair. It does a good job of allowing the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft.

However, there are many reports about heat not being evenly distributed through the cap.

The Benefits of Deep Conditioning Caps

  1. Helps hydrate dry strands: With a heat cap, you can make deep conditioning treatments much more effective. The heat opens the hair cuticle, which maximizes the effects of your hair products. This helps to hydrate dry strands, reverses the effects of damage, and restores softness and shine.
  2. Easy to use and budget-friendly: When your hair needs a moisture boost but you can’t afford a professional salon treatment, heat caps are a good alternative. They are an achievable option for any budget. They are easy to use and much more comfortable than sitting under a hooded dryer.
  3. Improve hair elasticity: Using heating caps is an efficient way to reduce hair breakage and avoid split ends on your hair. They can straighten both curly and straight hair. Deep conditioning with the heat cap may be the only thing standing between you and gorgeous curls with incredible elasticity and bounce.
  4. Promotes blood circulation in the scalp: Heat improves blood circulation in the scalp area for better oxygen and nutrient supply. Enhanced blood circulation in the scalp area creates an optimal environment for faster hair growth.
hairdresser putting a thermal cap on clients hair

How to Use a Heat Cap to Deep Condition your Hair

Whether you’ve opted for the cordless or electric option, using a heat cap for deep conditioning is really simple.

  1. Wash your hair as normal and gently pat dry to remove excess moisture.
  2. Apply a moisturizing hair treatment of choice to your hair.
  3. Put a shower cap underneath the heat cap to keep the heated cap clean and prevent burning your scalp.
  4. For the cordless heat cap: place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Turn the cap over and microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Flip it once more and heat it for the final 30 seconds.
  5. For the electric heat cap: Plug the heat cap in and set the heat that matches your hair type.
  6. Place the heat cap over your hair saturated with the conditioning product.
  7. Continue the treatment but no longer than 30 minutes per time.
  8. Once completed, rinse the conditioner out with cool water to close the cuticle and lock in moisture inside your hair.
  9. Style hair as normal and enjoy your silky, hydrated locks.

Final Words

A heat cap is a convenient alternative to sitting under a dryer and an easy, inexpensive way to improve the health and hydration of your hair. Whether you opt for a cordless or electric model, you can achieve professional deep conditioning results without expensive trips to the hair salon. You can be sure that your hair will effectively absorb moisture and your favorite hair products for improved softness, and manageability.

a happy woman after using a heated cap

9 Benefits of Microfiber Towels for Drying Your Hair

Drying your hair the right way helps protect it. Air drying might sound like a good idea. However, if you’re like most people, then the reality is that you simply don’t have time to allow it to do so. This is where wrapping your hair in a towel comes in handy.

Cotton towels have been used for years to help soak up the moisture from wet hair. The age-old practice of wrapping your wet locks in a heavy cotton towel, however, could lead to breakage because of its weight. This could mean that you’ll have short hair near your hairline.

Microfiber towels, on the other hand, are man-made material that has fibers that are no more than a single denier. Because this is about 100 times finer than a strand of human hair, a microfiber towel that measures just one square inch has a large and absorbent surface of nearly 200,000 fibers. This offers you a number of benefits including the nine outlined below.

young woman wipes her hairs with a microfiber towel

What Are The Benefits

1. Cut the drying time by half

The first and perhaps most obvious benefit of using a microfiber towel to dry your hair is that you’ll significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to do so. That’s because this quick-dry hair towel has a greater amount of surface that is available per square inch in which to absorb water. In fact, the average person’s hair should almost completely dry in about 30 minutes when using a microfiber hair towel. This is a nice reduction in time to get your hair ready for styling, especially if you have long and thick hair.

Note: The quick-dry hair towels won’t dry your hair instantly like some sellers would like you to believe. They, also, don’t dry your hair 100%, so you still need to use a hair dryer.

2. Gentle on the hair

Choosing only those products that are gentle on your hair helps keep it healthy and beautiful. Because microfiber is a soft and smooth material, you don’t have to use as much effort and friction in order to quickly dry your hair. Your hair will be dry – but not excessively so – which helps maintain its softness and manageability.

3. Lightweight and comfortable

The fast-drying hair towels are a lighter and more comfortable alternative to wrapping your hair in heavy bath towels. Unlike cotton towels which can be rough on your hair, the texture of microfiber towels is very nice and soft. Some microfiber hair wraps have a button to secure them in place, so you don’t have to keep your hands busy to keep the towel from falling off your head.

beautiful young woman wipes her hair with a microfiber towel

4. Help prevent snags

Cotton towels are made with tiny loops that can sometimes get caught in your hair and snag it. Not only can this be painful, but it can also cause your hair to break off as you are trying to untangle it. The smoothness of microfiber towels means that there are no loops that can get intertwined with your hair and snag it.

5. Help lessen frizz

Cotton is a coarser material compared to microfiber. Frizzy hair can sometimes be a side effect of using cotton towels. In comparison, microfiber has a smoother texture that is gentle on your hair. It helps keep your hair cuticles closed. You won’t have to put a ton of products in your hair to control frizz.

6. Eliminate the bulk

Microfiber towels are noticeably thinner than giant cotton towels. Their space-saving design means that they are easy to pack when you’re going away for the weekend or on vacation. They dry quickly for reuse, so you don’t have to bring more than one or two pieces.

7. Great for curly hair

Curly hair needs special care and microfiber towels deliver it. There’s sometimes a fine line between fizziness and curls. When using a microfiber towel, you won’t need to rub your hair in order to get all the moisture out. This means that your curls will retain their bounce and shape without getting frizzy.

You can even sleep with it on and wake up with soft, beautiful curls.

THE BEST HAIR TOWEL FOR CURLY HAIR YouTube video by The Glam Belle

8. Better value

Microfiber hair towels have the exceptional durability that enables them to outlast cotton towels. In fact, you can expect to be able to wash them about 500 times before you’ll have to finally replace them.

9. No lint balls

Cotton towels are notorious for having lint throughout the material. Unfortunately, when you use a cotton towel to dry your hair, these lint fibers can wind up clinging to its strands. Microfiber is a closely-woven material that discourages the transfer of lint to your hair.

A woman wipes wet hair with a towel

How to Care for Microfiber Hair Towels

Microfiber towels require a bit of special care in order to keep them in good condition. One of the most important rules involves washing microfiber towels.

Be sure to wash microfiber and cotton towels separately from one another. Otherwise, you’ll find the lint from the cotton towels all over the microfiber towels.

Additionally, it isn’t necessary to use fabric softeners when washing microfiber towels. Using a fabric softener will clog the fibers of the materials. Microfiber towels will still retain their soft and smooth texture without a softener.

With all the benefits you’ll reap from using microfiber towels, why would you accept any substitutions for your beautiful locks?

A woman holding a basket of microfiber towels

7 Ways You Can Store Your Wig

If you’ve invested in a good quality wig, you’ll want to keep it safe and in good shape when not wearing it. Just tossing your wigs on your dresser isn’t a good option. Your wigs require appropriate storage to look their best.

Proper storage accessories will keep your wigs organized, protect them from tangling and deformation, and extend their lifespan. Appropriate wig storage will also ensure a clutter-free and more comfortable space.

Get your Marie Kondo groove on, ladies and gents! Your most frequently used wig will be readily available when you want to put it on.

Plus, there’s a wide range of accessories designed for storing your wigs. The following are some most common options for storing wigs listed from the highest to the lowest degree of user convenience.

Wigs on wig heads and stands

1. Hanging Wig Stands

Hang out without a doubt with this cool and effective option!  If you want to keep your wigs out of the way, but still easily accessible, consider buying a hanging wig stand. This isn’t an all-purpose wig storage accessory, but it works great for drying and storing wigs. If you have multiple wigs, this is a must-have wig accessory. Wig hangers are suitable either for short-time or for long-time storage.


  • Space savers: If you’re running out of space on your dressing table, hanging wig stands are the way to go. The greatest thing about wig hangers is that you can put them out of sight, so your room is more organized. Don’t stress over any mess since they also can hold wig bands, hats, caps, and scarves.
  • Keep your wig clean and safe: The wig hangers enable you to hang the wigs discreetly in your closet to keep them away from light and dust, out of the reach of pets, and safe from children. Your wigs will remain in good shape and untangled between uses. The hanging design preserves the bottom of your wigs from collecting dust.
  • Efficient for storing long wigs: Another advantage over regular wig stands is that hanging wig stands can be used either for short or long wigs. You no longer have to choose separate wig holders for your short wigs, and another one for long ones. Long wigs can hang freely, without tangling, which helps to increase their longevity.
  • Ideal for drying wigs: A wig hanger is very handy when you need to dry your wig after it’s been shampooed. You can hang it on your shower rod to dry. A wig hunger provides good ventilation for fast and complete drying, and it also keeps your wig in good shape while it’s being dried.
  • Convenient for traveling: Wig hangers are collapsible and easy to disassemble for easy travel. Bermuda or Bali, anyone? When taken apart, they lay flat, so they take up little space in your suitcase. They’re super convenient when you need to dry a wig and keep it handy in your hotel room.


Moves and grooves: While more practical for storing than a mannequin head, a wig hanger isn’t suitable for styling a wig as it’ll tends to move.

2. Collapsible Wig Stands

These stands are intended for displaying, storing, and drying your wigs. You need to assemble them to get them ready for use. Make sure to place them on a flat surface, such as your dresser or closet shelves. Place the wig on the stand after combing it out and it’ll be ready for the next use. Free your wig worries with this folding fix!


  • Eye Candy: The innovative design makes them more eye-pleasing than canvas and foam heads.
  • Fly Dry: An open frame allows for air circulation all around, so the wigs dry quickly and evenly.
  • Heaven Scent: The hollow design helps to eliminate the typical odors of brand-new wigs.
  • Shape Up: This method keeps your wigs in good shape and tangle-free when stored.
  • Frequent Flier: The collapsible construction makes them highly portable and travel-friendly.
  • Head and Shoulders: They can also be used for displaying hats and caps.


  1. Slide and glide: Collapsible wig stands aren’t convenient for styling due to the lightweight base that will move around if you try to brush the wig.

How to Put Together Wig Stands – YouTube video By

3. Wig Stands with Adjustable Height

Height Without a Fight: This wig stand is usually made of plastic and is easy to put together. The height is adjustable to accommodate different wig lengths. An adjustable plastic wig stand is used preferably for displaying and storing wigs. It helps retain the shape of your wig and keeps it tangle-free when not in use.


  • Runway Ready: The design is minimalistic, modern, and very stylish.
  • Flex and free: Lightweight and collapsible designs are convenient for traveling


  • Handle with Care: The base isn’t heavy enough to sit securely during styling.

4. Cork Canvas Block Heads

From Wine to Wigs: A canvas head is the best choice for making wigs because it’s sturdy and t-pins friendly. These mannequin heads are made of cork and lined with fabric. They’re rather bulky and require a stand or tripod to sit securely. Canvas heads are much more durable than foam heads and can last for years. If cork works for your wine bottles, it’ll work for your wig!

Helpful tip: Make sure to protect it from moisture if you do any kind of wet styling. Use saran wrap to wrap it and prevent mold inside of the head.

5. Plastic Wig Heads

Fantastic Plastic? These mannequin heads are designed to mimic the shape of humans’ heads. Natural and realistic appearances make plastic heads ideal for displaying wigs. Wig heads will also preserve the style and shape of your favorite wig when not in use. Using wig heads for storing multiple wigs isn’t a good option if you have limited space. 


  • Eyes on the Prize: Unlike a canvas base, the presence of ears and eyes allow for a better visual appearance.
  • Multipurpose: It can also be used for displaying sunglasses, hats, jewelry, scarves, and masks.
  • Style Status: Some models have flat bottoms and can sit on their own. The heads with a hole can be fixed to a stand or tripod underneath to withstand styling.

a) Wig Heads Made of Soft Plastic

Wig heads made of soft plastic are pin-friendly and can be used for displaying, storing, making, and styling wigs.

b) Wig Heads Made of Hard Plastic

Mannequin heads made of hard plastic offer the perfect accessory for displaying wigs and storing your most-used wig. They’re sturdy enough to hold heavier wigs.

They don’t work very well for wig styling since you can’t put T pins in the plastic, so the wig may slide around when you try to brush it. More expensive models have a net attached to the head to ensure your wig doesn’t slide off. 

plastic mannequin head

6. Foam Wig Heads

Roam in Foam? Foam heads are inexpensive, lightweight, and suitable for storing and styling wigs. However, most foam heads look flimsy and can easily disintegrate over time from using T pins

wig foam head

7. Wig Boxes

Rock the Box: If your wig comes in sturdy packaging, you can store your locks by placing them back in their original box. You also can purchase a wig box that fits your needs. Wig boxes look tidy while keeping wigs away from sunlight and dust. Some wig boxes have an insert that preserves the shape of your wig when stored. Lightweight and compact boxes are very portable and perfect for traveling.


Space Chase: Low-quality wig boxes don’t leave enough space for your wig to breathe.

a wig in its original wig box

Bottom Line:

Regardless of which of the Lucky 7 options you choose, keep your wig stored safely and shine bright!

wig head with a wig and a hat