August 5, 2010

Why Do Black Women Wrap Their Hair At Night?


You can probably refer to the picture of Naomi Campbell about a month ago and just be done with it. But...

As if you didn't already know, black women need to wrap their hair at night to maintain a healthy head of hair. REALLY...it's not just about looks. It's about the health of the hair as well. If you go to bed all willy nilly and lay it down on the pillow you are begging for split ends. It's also unhealthy to apply heat to our hair on a daily basis. So wrapping the hair at night is a technique that will help to maintain a great look without using the curling iron.

If you paid Vicki $75 to get your hair done, you want it to last longer than 3 hours, right?? RIGHT!!! We already have the elements to fight...rain, humidity, that crazy man that brushed up against your head while you were in line at the grocery store. Let's NOT fight when we are at HOME!

But lately I've been hearing how men are really upset that their woman comes to bed at night with their head wrapped. I'm sure there have been some full blown discussions amongst couples about why a woman's hair is so important. OH...I know it's not just me! LOL!!! If they really love you then they need to love all that comes with being you! I guess we could try to at least make it a little cuter and not so grandma-ish. I know mine is down right ugly!! But it gets the job done like no other. So what it leaves the lines on the side of my head. I've tried to buy cuter ones and they just don't do it!

Do Men really mind?? They might not get it at that moment, but they sure do appreciate it at 8pm when y'all are headed to dinner and your hair is looking super fly! Again...do they really want this?

What do y'all think...to wrap or NOT to wrap? That is the question. :o)

DCSquared

15 comments:

  1. Wrapping the hair is an absolute must!! Its so important for the health of the hair and honestly I can't even get comfortable if a scarf isn't on my head before I lay down. As for the man....I say just tie it up right before bed OR try one of those satin pillows...IDK he'll have to get over it lol

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  2. Hopefully they will get it ONE day! :)

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  3. No! Unacceptable! LOl Why are y'all goin to bed w/ a bandana on at night? Are you trying to channel a dream about being a Crip? Or don't let that scarf slip down and accidentally cover your eyes. Now ur lookin' like you've been kidnapped or ur tryin to look like the lone ranger. :0) I just don't see why women are so at peace goin to bed lookin' like Mrs. Buttersworth. If I wanted Mrs. Buttersworth, I'd go and pull her out the cabinet. Then they can't understand why we just stare and blink when they are getting in the bed. There's got to be a better way, DC! Gotz to be! :0)

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  4. If we don't wrap at night then during the DAY we will look like Mrs. Buttersworth. WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER!?! :) lol

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  5. I agree with nikki necole -- however, there are some very pretty wraps that can be applied and worn stylishly to bed. A bandana or a "Mrs. Butterworth" look is def a no-no - day or night, man or not!!! LOL!

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  6. But the Mrs. Buttersworth ones are the ones that work! *poked out lips* LOL!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I stumbled on to this by mistake but could not help but read the post. First, I am a black male,and I have always dated sista's. I am currently in a relationship with same the duration of which is approaching two year. Having said that I really do not see why my brothers have a problem with this.My lady rolls and ties her hair almost nightly. I could care less what she has to do to make herself look good in the am. I am glad that she feels comfortable enough to be herself around me. I short I love the lady, not the hair. Even if we do not go "to sleep" right off I am not focused on her hair style or what she may or may not have on/in/around..her hair.

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  8. Thank you for chiming it in! It's great to hear that some men DO NOT MIND and understand!!! LOVE IT!!! :)

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  9. Yes, I think that it is very important that we also start to wrap our young girls hair at night. As a child, my mother never taught me how important this was. I spent a majority of my life fitting hair breakage because i didn't know any better. I have been wrapping both my girls heads since they were 6 years old. You can find cheap hair wraps for kids at Kmart or Walmart. I personally didn't have much luck with these wraps staying on my girls head at night. I had better results with the KiddieWrap. At least 90% of the time it stayed on all night.

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    1. Yeah I think we can help a lot with the breakage if we start young and take care of their hair. Thanks great to hear you are!!! KUDOS!!!

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  10. Let me start by saying that I am a white female. Now, I don't have the typical fine white hair that people picture when they think of white hair. I have THICK (I mean my black roommates are surprised by how thick my hair is) wavy, textured hair (but still by no means ethnic hair). I spent the majority of my life wanting the shiny typical white hair, but I always had major damage, frizz, fried looking hair. I watched as my roomies wrapped their hair every night and looked into it. It doesn't just protect your do- it maintains healthy hair! Tossing and turning in your sleep damages your hair, cotton pillows damage hair, and I had NO IDEA. I started wrapping my hair most nights, among adding deep conditioning and oil treatments, and I must say, I am hooked. My hair has lost almost all its frizz but still has the luscious waves! I am fortunate that when my bf stays I don't have to wrap my hair, but if I had to I DEFINITELY would. It has saved my hair. I think even white girls with damage should try wrapping. And you best believe that when I get married, the hubby will have to deal with the hair wrap.

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    1. THIS RIGHT HERE...
      :)
      It's definitely about health! Thank you so much for posting!!!

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  11. I never had my hair wrapped, I had damaged hair all the way up into my late teens, once I reached adult hood I looked into Howe to treat African American hair, as son as I knew what needed to be done... Here I am years later with healthy great hair. My boyfriend comes from a house full of black woman, he knows the drill about a "sistas" hair lol I am a wild sleeper, every type of scarf or head wrap I put on my head, no Matter how brain suffocating tight it is... It falls off. With my boyfriend having 6 sisters, I learned that silk pillowxases come handy dandy in my situation :)

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  12. I think a lot of men don't like it because it shows that their hair is just not as attractive as other hair types. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings girls, but that's the truth.

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