Natural Hair in the Summer Air: Satin-Lined Accessories Your Strands Need

10:40 AM

Sunglasses: Forever 21, Charm Necklace: Gifted 

I was having a bit of a worry-filled day yesterday. Mondays can be tough, and all of the things you put off for the weekend can start to build up. I text a friend yesterday that on the list of things I was worried about, melting was one of them. New York has been high heat and high humidity for what feels like weeks. As far as outfits are concerned, anything but shorts and a tank feel like you're wearing a parka. And forget trying to get these natural coils to do anything you tell them - they are out of office for the summer and running wild. Since I don't use a lot of product or heat, I have had to find some alternative ways to control these curls while walking on the surface of the sun. My biggest need in a natural hair accessory is that it not made from a material that is going to suck all of the moisture out of my strands. Below are my top satin-lined accessories picks, and links to where you can find them (you're welcome!).

Satin eTurban: Ebonnet by Eboni, $12

Sometimes you just need help with the edges, and don't want your whole head covered up - these pre-wrapped turbans are perfect for that! Whether you gather your curls up and away from your face, or use this as a forehead band the satin material will keep your hair from frizzing and breaking. They sell linings too, to place under your favorite turbans that don't have the convenient lining.

Satin Lined Hair Wrap: Satin Essentials, $13

With the simple velcro closure, this may be my new go-to for workouts. The prints are great and the satin lining will keep your edges from drying out while you sweat it out.

Satin Lined Pre-Styled Turban: Constant Covering by S. Clarke, $40

This is for all of use turban styling challenged naturals. This headwrap is pre-wrapped and lined in satin so you can wear all day without worrying about the cotton drying out your coils.

Satin Headband: Caheez, $10

I try to use satin scarves to craft my own headbands but sometimes you just need to throw something on and go. What I love the most about this headband is how wide it can be, and the elastic in the back - you can even use it to pineapple your curls on super hot days.

Satin Lined Brim Hat: Natural Born Hats, $30

I got a satin lined beanie for Christmas last year and LOVED it. My hair is normally a bit too big for hats, but while rocking my Marley twists over the winter, it was the perfect way to keep my head warm and my scalp moisturized. For those of you who love throwing on a baseball hat for the summer, they have you covered - literally.

"I tell you not to worry about your life. Don't worry about having something to eat, drink or water...Your Father in heaven knows you need all of these. But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. The other things will be yours as well. Don't worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today."       Matthew 6: 25,32-34 CEV

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