I know this may sound strange, but I’m still in my winter beanie. It’s just still cold outside. Should I prep my hair a certain way underneath this cap? – Antoinette
It’s not strange at all because i’m still in mine. I think I’m going to wear my read beanie until the threads fall out of that thing. here in cali, it’s getting a bit warmer, but as I type this, I have a space heater blowing on my feet and it’s the second day of may so I feel you.
Beanies are fun for lazy hair days not to mention they look really good on. A beanie and some fitted jeans with a white tee and platform heels calls for major laid back swagger just oozing from you. A beanie and lipstick–that kills them every time too. But let me get to your question because your question was about prepping your hair and not what to wear with the beanie.
As far as what you should do, it’s nothing different than what you should already be doing daily–making sure your hair is moisturizing and proceeding accordingly. To be safe though, I suggest a silk cap under a wool beanie because wool can be extremely drying to the hair. Going to be in the wool beanie for a few mins while you run to the store? Then not having a silk cap underneath is okay. Running out to shop all afternoon in a wool beanie? Then let’s pop on a silk cap. Black is best as it looks the most like “hair” if your hair is dark brown or if the beanie slips up in the back for any reason.
Personally, I wear my head scarf because you can’t see it (I have a tightly woven beanie) but either way, you’ll need some kind of “friendly” barrier between you and the beanie. Silk or satin only, please.
Beanie rules are simple. Just keep the moisture in your hair and don’t let that cute hat suck it out!