Nightcaps are often seen on social media and TV these days. I knew it was effective, but when I looked into it, there were surprisingly many types. Many people may find it difficult not only to find out which type of nightcap suits their hairstyle, but also to find out the difference between each type of nightcap, making it difficult to choose.
As a user and developer of nightcaps, my conclusion is that there is no one-size-fits-all nightcap that suits all hairstyles. However, if you choose a nightcap that matches your hairstyle, it will not only be a strong ally for hair care, but it will also be effective in reducing the time you spend in the morning.
In this article, we will introduce night caps that we recommend for different hairstyles.
What is a nightcap
A nightcap, as the name suggests, is a hat that you wear while you sleep. It was developed over 500 years ago in the West to prevent lice and protect against the cold. In recent years, it has become popular as a beauty/hair care item after being introduced by Naomi Watanabe.
The reason why nightcaps are attracting so much attention is that they reduce the friction between hair and bedding that we have overlooked until now.
For details, see What is a nightcap? How do you wear it? A thorough explanation by the night cap developer! ] is introduced in the article.
Nightcap materials and effects
Not only the shape but also the material is important for the effect of the night cap.
The most popular material for nightcaps is silk, which is slippery, friction-resistant, and has a moisturizing effect. However, silk is basically recommended for hand washing, so cotton is also recommended for those who value ease of care.
On the other hand, the night caps that are easy to get at 100 yen stores and drugstores are also made of synthetic fibers. As a writer, if your skin isn't sensitive and all you're looking for is less friction damage, then a synthetic nightcap might work for you.
For details, see the article "Which one is best for my hair and skin? Nightcap materials suitable for hair care, explained by nightcap developers ." See also
Find out on the chart! Nightcaps that match your hairstyle
We have prepared a chart that allows you to find out which nightcap suits your hairstyle by simply answering the questions with Yes/No, as well as explanations for each type of nightcap. First of all, please check the chart and check the shape of the nightcap you are interested in in detail.
Bob cut, short cut from the top "shorter than shoulder". For those with middle-cut to long hair, start from around the chest. If you are super long, please proceed from "around the waist".
The author strongly recommends the hood type for those with shoulder-length hair.
First of all, if your hair is relatively short, you can shampoo and dry your hair in a short time, but on the other hand, the hair itself has no weight, so it tends to float and bounce. In addition, if you have a sleeping habit, it tends to be stubborn and difficult to remove.
In such a case, if it is a hood type, it is worn from above, so it is difficult not only around the bee but also around the neckline. In terms of difficulty in taking it off, if it is a type that is firmly fixed under the chin, it will basically not come off unless you try to take it off.
If I dare to mention a disadvantage, it is that when the hair grows and the neckline comes out from the hood, the hair will have a habit of flying outside. It's still not longer than shoulder length, but if you're looking to grow your hair longer, you may want to reconsider, as you'll have to repurchase it.
The cap type is a shape that can accommodate a relatively wide range of hair lengths.
It can be said that this is the most popular type of nightcap, so there are a wide range of choices such as colors, patterns, materials, frills and ribbons. Perfect for when you want to try something cheap.
The disadvantage is that the cap type, which has rubber around the entire circumference, stretches and opens between the pillow and the head, causing hair to come out and eventually come off, so you can wear it until morning. A difficult point to follow.
If you are worried about taking it off, first put your ears inside the hat. Ears get caught and it becomes difficult to remove. If you can still take it off, you can also fix it with a hairpin. When I was wearing a cap type, I was worried about taking it off and had a hard time sleeping, so I tried fixing it with a hairpin (but eventually gave up because I was worried about it sticking in my head). The one that uses a ribbon on the cover mouth seems to be relatively difficult to take off even with the cap type.
Recently, scarf type that came to be seen here and there. This is the shape I would recommend for people with chest-length hair. (Thus, the nightcap developed by the author is the original scarf type nightcap.)
The scarf type is a mechanism that scoops up the hair from the bottom to the top. Since the hair is collected at the top of the head, the hair does not get loose between the back of the head and the pillow while sleeping, and the neck area is refreshed. In addition, since the rubber part is on the forehead, the opening does not open when you toss and turn, making it difficult to take off.
The disadvantage is that it is a little complicated to wear. However, even those who are not good at arranging hair can learn it with a little practice. I can't stand that there are many processes to wear! For those with chest-length hair, we recommend the following hair band type.
D | Hair band type
Among the night caps for people with long hair, the hair band type is the easiest to wear.
If you lie down so that the part wrapped in the hair band does not get caught under your head, the hair will not accumulate behind the back of your head, so it will not disturb your sleep. In addition, many hair band types are made of knit and stretch. I don't want to be tightened! It is a form that can be especially recommended for those who say.
The disadvantage is that it is easy to take off as much as it stretches. I definitely want to wear it until I wake up in the morning! For those of you who think there is no point in wearing a nightcap if you take it off, why not consider other types?
E | Super long only
Most of the night caps for super long people have a deeper cap type head. Super long hair acts as a hook in the hat, making it more difficult to remove than short hair.
However, the feeling of a foreign object due to the accumulation of hair on the back of the neck is strengthened. If you want to avoid that, consider using a hair band, although it will sacrifice the protection of the ends of your hair.
how to wear a nightcap
After choosing a nightcap that matches your hairstyle, the next thing that comes to mind is how to wear the nightcap. The reason is that most nightcaps do not have detailed instructions on how to wear them.
But don't worry. There is a suitable wearing method for each shape of the nightcap. As an example, here is an illustration of how to wear a cap-type nightcap for people with long hair.
For a more detailed explanation, see What is a nightcap? How do you wear it? A thorough explanation by the night cap developer! ] is introduced in the article.
We have provided a chart showing the shape of the nightcap that we recommend for each hairstyle. Did you find a nightcap that matches your hairstyle? Also, I hope you have understood the advantages and disadvantages of each type of nightcap. Let us help you choose the perfect nightcap for you.
In addition, the author is also developing an original nightcap that is particular about the shape! From the link at the bottom of the article, you can see the special page where you can see the whole picture of ITSUKI. Please take a look.