#SoCS – May 14 2022 – Hat

Linda’s SoCS prompt

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun!

Hats are great things, aren’t they?

They cool you in the summer and can warm you in the winter.

They can be protective, or add a splash of glamour to your look.

Equally, they just add character to some people.

Now, when you have curly hair, hat-head can be even more of a thing for you, compared to your straighter haired compadres… Because curls do like to hold certain shapes, or they like to frizz up.

I also have the problem of when I sleep at night, I can end up with one side of flattened curls and one side still full of bounce, and I don’t wash every day because I don’t have the time to do the styling involved every morning!

This has led to some more research into products I could and should be using, and how to combat flat head, and one thing I read about was using a satin/silk sleep bonnet or pillowcase to reduce frizz overnight, and also satin or silk-lined beanies for the colder months, when you need a hat, but could do without the silly way your hair moulds to said hat, retaining its shape on your bonce, once you have removed it!

So I bought some satin sleep hats, or bonnets off Amazon (good old Amazon, you can say what you like, they have been a lifesaver for me!) and, though I look like I am about to go to bed with a shower cap on my head, they actually do retain the curl, and feel so comfortable to wear, too! I have been amazed, and even my colleagues at school have commented upon how much curlier my hair looks, on the middle days between washes!

And, the proof is in the pudding, so I am even baring my bonce, along with sleep bonnet, for you to see. This is a pic from this morning, without any extra curl spray, (and no make up or filters, sorry!) and I promise, I didn’t colour coordinate my pyjamas! It was just pure luck!

Still got the bouncy curls!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    May 18, 2022 @ 03:06:36

    It worked! I love the photos!

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  2. niasunset
    May 17, 2022 @ 10:56:17

    Dear Ritu, you are amazing, and I loved your photographs, especially your hat, Thank you, Love, nia

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  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    May 15, 2022 @ 21:36:11

    Wow, i never had thought someone can write so much about hats. Your sleep hat is really the best, Sis! 😉 It looks like a chef hat. What’s Sonu’s meaning about? Lol Is he able to recognise you, even wearing this hat? 🙂 xx Michael

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    May 15, 2022 @ 21:33:05

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  5. scr4pl80
    May 14, 2022 @ 19:03:27

    Cute. You look a bit like a chef. I wear hats a lot because my hair is getting so thin!

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  6. Erika
    May 14, 2022 @ 15:31:01

    I am not much of a hat person. There are only a few styles that suit me. But Cowboy hats look good 😂

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  7. claudiajustsaying
    May 14, 2022 @ 14:20:36

    Love the post and pic. I did write something for the prompt. . . just saying I it’s linked it properly, Claudia.

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  8. Dan Antion
    May 14, 2022 @ 12:59:30

    Good job on the prompt and a good Lon in both photos. I hope you have a nice weekend, Ritu.

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  9. willowdot21
    May 14, 2022 @ 11:36:22

    Oh! Woow the bonnets looks so cute like a 1920s swimming cap, and you look amazing as always 💜💜

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  10. beth
    May 14, 2022 @ 11:08:23

    it worked! how curly and cute –

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  11. Prejila
    May 14, 2022 @ 10:08:59

    Excellent post

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  12. Sadje
    May 14, 2022 @ 09:58:32

    Cool idea.

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  13. Lauren
    May 14, 2022 @ 09:18:02

    I had perms for years and years, longing for the curls my brothers had. I bought each of my grands a silk pillowcase and they say it helps a lot. The hat is uber cute.

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  14. Darlene
    May 14, 2022 @ 08:17:58

    The sleep-hat is so cute, very Victorian. And nice to still have the bouncy curls. You know that those of us with straight hair are jealous of your curls.

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    • Ritu
      May 14, 2022 @ 08:27:32

      Thank you, Darlene! I have 3 other coloured and patterned ones too! I have fallen in sleep bonnet love!
      And, you know what its like. The grass is always greener. There are days I long for straight hair! But I do love my curls, now! 😍

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