3 Ways to Make Sure Your Winter Hats Don’t Break Your Natural Hair


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It’s cold! You love wearing beanies to keep warm but the ones you own aren’t the best for your natural hair. Wool and cotton hats can dry hair out but you can’t always find a functional winter hat that’s lined with natural hair friendly materials. Here are a few options for you.

The Quickest Fix

The easiest thing you can do is just wear a silk or satin bonnet or scarf underneath your hat. As someone who doesn’t have a lot of extra time, this is the quickest remedy for me and I can wear whatever hat I choose. Here’s the trick, though… making sure your hat stays put so your scarf or bonnet doesn’t show! I do find myself adjusting here and there to make sure nothing is peeking from beneath the hat but it doesn’t bother me much. If you think that would be an issue for you, here’s a a great DIY idea.

Create a Lining Using Snaps

If you can sew, even just a little bit, you can make this hat lining. All you need is the same type of satin cap or bonnet you’d sleep in, your hat or beanie and some snaps from your local fabric store. Oh, and a little thread. Nifty Keisha demonstrates how to simply add a lining to your favorite knit hats and beanies, making them safe to wear without risking moisture loss.

Glue a Bonnet to Your Hat

So, here’s another easy way to make your own lined hat. You don’t even need to know how to sew for this one! Get your satin bonnet and some fabric glue and you’re ready to go! Here’s a step-by-step to help you along.


Remember, healthy hair care is important all year long. Aside from all the products, we have to make sure we’re taking steps to keep our hair the healthiest it can be, especially during the colder months!

Have you ever made your own hat linings? What methods do you use to make your knit hats and beanies wearable?


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