15 Silk and Satin Products That Help Protect Hair from Damage

15 Silk and Satin Products That Help Protect Hair from Damage
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It doesn’t matter how long or how short your hair is, if you want it to thrive, a certain level of investment is required. There are the baseline products, like shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner. From there are more tailored picks, like an everyday styler or hot tool. Among these and the techniques you practice day to day, hair care can admittedly feel like a full-time job. However, before you try replicating the 20-step routines touted by vloggers who may not even share your curl pattern, identify the smaller habits you can begin at a moment’s notice.

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One of them is adding silk or satin to your bed or hair accessories. By now, you’ve probably been told that both fabrics are a godsend for your mane, but do you know exactly why? While cotton can absorb moisture, silk and satin do the exact opposite. The smooth fabrics actually retain your hair’s natural oils and allow the strands to lie on top of it without causing friction and, ultimately, a tangled mess. Plus, there’s just something about a silk or satin accessory that instantly elevates an otherwise basic ensemble to new heights.

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And there you have it: a small change that reaps big benefits, like more hydrated, healthy and easy-to-style hair. Before you pick up a frumpy bonnet from the beauty supply, check out 11 satin- or silk-lined products that are easier on the eyes (but still get the job done). They may just inspire a newfound love for hats and scarves, just in time for winter.

Originally published October 2018. Updated November 2018. 

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STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories |
Silke 'The Dita' Turban

We're in love with the color combinations of each 100-percent-silk turban in this collection.

$57.44 at Silke London

Photo: Silke London.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined Cap
Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined Cap

We never leave our house without this brand's satin-lined beanie; especially if our hair is wet!

$16.80 at Grace Eleyae

Photo: Grace Eleyae.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Forever 21 Satin Floral Baseball Cap
Forever 21 Satin Floral Baseball Cap

Athleisure, but make it high fashion.

$14.90 at Forever 21

Photo: Forever 21.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Pretty AnntoiNet's Denim Apple Hat
Pretty AnntoiNet's Denim Apple Hat

If you're partial to the oversized look, this cotton cap with silk charmeuse lining is definitely your speed.

$32 at Pretty AnntoiNet's

Photo: Pretty AnntoiNet's.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Silke Hair Ties
Silke Hair Ties

These pure-silk headbands won't leave indents once you've taken out your ponytail or bun.

$35 at Neiman Marcus

Photo: Neiman Marcus.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Drybar Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase
Drybar Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase

Extend your blowout or freshly washed curls by resting your head on this 100-percent-natural silk fiber pillowcase.

$45 at Sephora

Photo: Drybar.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | L. Erickson Silk Scarf Headband
L. Erickson Silk Scarf Headband

Complete your look with a pop of silk charmeuse that'll feel as good as it looks on your styled strands.

$38 at Nordstrom

Photo: Nordstrom.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Grace Eleyae Baseball Cap
Grace Eleyae Baseball Cap

Fun fact: The brand also makes a line of stylish turbans, scrunchies, and our personal favorite: a good old-fashioned baseball cap!

$22.37 at Grace Eleyae

Photo: Grace Eleyae.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase Set
Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase Set

Yes, the set is marketed for its benefits to the skin, but hear us out. The magic ingredient in these pillowcases is copper, a mineral long regarded for its properties that aid in blood circulation throughout the skin. And in case you forgot, underneath those hair strands is a scalp, which means that part of the body also benefits.

$60 at Sephora

Photo: Illuminage.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Layd Beret
Layd Beret

Soft wool on the outside and silk on the inside. Keep it cute and protect your strands simultaneously. We can't think of a better invention.

$64 at Layd

Photo: Layd.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Ruby Sampson Faux Suede Satin-Lined Headwrap
Ruby Sampson Faux Suede Satin-Lined Headwrap

This epic suede and satin fabric reminds us of the iconic Erykah Badu during her "Baduizm" era. We need this in our closet ASAP.

$38 at Ruby Sampson

Photo: Ruby Sampson.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Slip Silk Pillowcase
Slip Silk Pillowcase

100-percent mulberry silk is used to make this luxe-looking pillowcase, offered in an array of colors.

$85 at Sephora

Photo: Slip.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Violet & Wren Pleated Floral-Print Silk Turban
Violet & Wren Pleated Floral-Print Silk Turban

This 100-percent-silk turban comes equipped with an elastic panel, so you don't have to worry about it slipping off.

$85 at Moda Operandi

Photo: Moda Operandi.
STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | adidas Originals Satin Cap
adidas Originals Satin Cap

Elevate your athleisure ensemble with this forest green version of the classic baseball cap.

$26 at Macy's

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STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Donna Pillow Satin Rollers
Donna Pillow Satin Rollers

OK, so these are the cutest, but when you want heat-free curls, these satin-lined rollers won't tug at your strands like the foam ones.

$4.99 at Target

Photo: Target.

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  • STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Grace Eleyae Baseball Cap
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  • STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Ruby Sampson Faux Suede Satin-Lined Headwrap
  • STYLECASTER | Silk- and Satin-Lined Hair Accessories | Slip Silk Pillowcase
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