Nightcaps are often seen on social media and TV these days. But what exactly is a nightcap? what kinds of effects are there? Aren't you going to take it off right away? There are also voices of doubt.
As a user and developer of nightcaps, my conclusion is that if you can choose the one that suits you and wear it correctly, the nightcap can be a powerful ally for hair care!
In this article, the author who designs and develops nightcaps thoroughly explains nightcaps.
Click here for the ITSUKI original night cap developed by the author
The origin of the night cap is for protection against the cold! Nowadays, it is popular as a beauty item.
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.
The most famous nightcap is probably Santa's hat. The triangular hat that Santa Claus wears is actually a men's nightcap.
Perhaps the most famous character wearing a women's nightcap is the old lady dressed as a wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Or Aunt Claire, who is familiar with cream stew, is also wearing a women's nightcap.
Nightcaps have become popular as beauty items in recent years.
Nightcaps have become popular as a beauty/hair care item in recent years, thanks to Naomi Watanabe's introduction.
However, I am concerned about its effect. First, I looked up the actual voices of people using nightcaps on twitter.
Night cap I thought it looked like Little Red Riding Hood's grandma, but when I put it on, it became a hairstyle that I could go out with about two strokes and it was great— Sorto ☽ Titan (@SaltChillalis) April 25, 2022
The night cap is really amazing... I was so moved when I woke up in the morning that I regretted not doing it for a long time! ! It's completely different from the touch, and has it changed from the hair itself? ! I have a bit of a bed habit, but if I think about the usual things, I have less time to fix them, and I have a lot of good things!—sai (@sai1223) December 6, 2021
I bought a silk nightcap yesterday, tried it on, and when I went to bed in the morning, my hair was wet all the way to the tips... I was shaking. very. Frictional damage while sleeping was really dangerous...— Shiomichi (@ shiomici73) December 6, 2021
In this way, the evaluation of those who actually wear it is excellent!
I also wear a nightcap every night to sleep, but when I wake up with a nightcap, my hair is calm and my fingers run smoothly, so much that I'm afraid to go to sleep without it.
Reduce damage while sleeping with a nightcap!
Many people do hair care after taking a bath. First, towel dry, apply the out bath treatment to your hair, dry it with a hair dryer and brush it. But even so, if you sleep and wake up in the morning, people with short hair will explode. If your hair is long, it will get tangled so much that you can't even comb through it. Are there many people who have such a problem?
In other words, what should be solved is hair damage "while sleeping". Nightcap is an item that solves that problem.
If you prevent friction between your hair and bedding while you sleep, your hair will change when you wake up!
Friction between hair and bedding caused during sleep. This was the cause of hair explosion, hair tangling and dryness.
Wearing a nightcap to fix the hair reduces friction and provides hair care effects. That's why nightcaps are made of lustrous silk that doesn't cause friction.
Wearing a nightcap to sleep can be a little strange if you're not used to it. However, once you wake up in the morning and feel the smoothness of your fingers and the luster of your hair, you won't have to worry about the discomfort anymore, and a nightcap will become a must-have item for you.
Benefits of a nightcap beyond hair care
So far, we have introduced nightcaps as beauty items. However, the benefits of night caps are not limited to hair care effects.
For example, an out-bath treatment that you apply to your hair after taking a bath. If you go to sleep without using a nightcap, most of the treatment you apply will stick to your bedding and will not be effective, and it may cause skin problems on your face and neck. On the other hand, if you wear a nightcap, the treatment will not stick to your skin.
Also, people with long hair find it difficult to sleep on hot summer nights when their hair clings to their necks and backs. In such a case, you can spend a comfortable time by putting your hair together with a nightcap. Of course, in the cold winter, night caps are also useful for keeping your head exposed from the comforter.
Disadvantages of nightcaps
So how does a nightcap work? That's not necessarily true.
For example , if you wear it while your hair is wet, or if you continue to wear it while sweating in hot weather, it may even damage your hair, not just make it beautiful .
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Not only that, there are times when you fail to choose a nightcap that doesn't fit you well, or when you try to sleep with something that's easy to take off, and you can't get a good night's sleep.
I want to make my hair beautiful! If you keep in mind how to choose and use a nightcap, you can maximize the effect of the nightcap.
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How to choose a nightcap
When I was looking for a nightcap to try, there were more types than I thought and I didn't know which one to choose! For such people, we will introduce how to choose a nightcap by dividing it into materials and shapes.
Night cap material selection
The "material" is an important element of a nightcap because it touches your skin and hair every night while you sleep.
The most popular is silk, which is smooth and does not cause friction, and has a humidity control effect. 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
Choosing a nightcap shape
There are now a wide variety of night caps to match the different hairstyles. That's why it's hard to know which nightcap suits your hairstyle.
Therefore, we have prepared a chart that shows the recommended night cap for each hair length. Please use this as a reference when choosing a nightcap.
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 advantages, disadvantages and differences of each type of night cap are "Which night cap suits your hairstyle?" A thorough explanation by the night cap developer! The article explains it in detail.
how to wear a nightcap
I bought a nightcap for hair care, but the essential product doesn't come with instructions on how to put it on! It will work out. When I slept wearing it properly, it left a mark and on the contrary, my bed habits got worse! You can also hear voices like this here and there. As a nightcap developer myself, I've had the exact same experience.
From here, we will explain how to wear a nightcap according to the shape of the nightcap and the length of your hair.
First of all, from the general shape of the night cap. We often see western wives wearing it in movies, and when it comes to nightcaps, this is the shape! It is no exaggeration to say that it is a cap type.
We often see the term “doorknob cover type”, but here we will introduce the “madame type”, which has a rubber opening, a ribbon type, and a knit cap shape, all of which are common. increase.
Madam type x long hair
If you have long hair, choose a nightcap with an angle that separates the top and sides to make it easier to put your hair in!
By the way, the flat part that comes to the top of the nightcap is the top, the part that hits the side of the head by folding the top is the side, and the frilly part is the brim.
Madame type × medium hair
If your hair is around your shoulders or longer than your shoulders, this is the way to wear it.
The point is to bring the hair on the right ear to the left back of the head so that it follows the flow of the head, and conversely, flow the hair on the left side to the right back of the head and put it in the hat!
By the way, if you have chin-length hair, don't think about it and just wear a nightcap like you would a regular hat!
How to wear a hairband nightcap
This nightcap is specially designed for people with long hair and is shaped like an extended hair band, so I will only show you how to wear it for people with long hair.
If you have short hair, we recommend other types of nightcaps!
Hood type How to wear ITSUKI's nightcap
Next is a hood-type nightcap designed like the hood of a hoodie, developed by the author of this article. Developed for those with hair that does not touch the shoulders.
No difficult steps are required to put it on. Put it on and tie it with a ribbon under your chin and you're done. Since it is fixed under the chin, it will not come off unless you try to take it off.
Short hair is easy to fall asleep because it doesn't have its own weight, and its sleeping habit is stubborn!
Even though I cut my hair to reduce the time it takes to take care of it, such an unexpected pitfall can take up time in the morning. It is an item that I would like you to use at such times.
Scarf type How to wear ITSUKI's nightcap
The scarf type that I will introduce at the end was also developed by the author of this article. It can be worn like a turban, so it is easy to store your hair and looks stylish. Recommended for those with chest-length hair.
Unlike those that are made of rubber all around, the feeling of tightness while sleeping is light, and the side and back of the head are not stretched, so it is difficult to take off.
If you have long hair, it's difficult to tuck it nicely into a nightcap. While putting the hair in the hat, the hair comes out from another place. Even if you put it on, you can take off the nightcap as soon as you lie down! A scarf-shaped nightcap made for those who are worried (like the author).
Instead of putting the night cap on and then tucking in the hair, if you follow the procedure to put it on, the hair will naturally be put inside.
We have introduced the main ways to wear a nightcap.
A night cap is a strong ally of hair care that prevents friction between bedding and hair. Once you get used to sleeping with it on, you won't remember how long your hair was so tangled that you couldn't brush through it every morning, or how much time you spent fixing your sleeping habits. Even those who take a shower in the morning will definitely enjoy the hair care effect, such as preventing hair from getting tangled.
Please refer to the tips on how to wear a nightcap and have a comfortable nightcap life!
I am also developing an original nightcap! 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.