How to Wash a Satin Bonnet (7 Simple Steps)

how to wash a satin bonnet

The article explains how to wash a satin bonnet in 7 simple steps.

But first, it is important to know a few things.

If you’ve located this article, you must have been wondering how often you need to wash satin bonnets. How many times in a week or in a month should you wash them?

First, we will see why some people may need to wash satin more frequently than others.

For example:

  1. If your hair is too oily, you might have to wash the bonnet after every 3-4 days.
  2. Those with shorter hair and don’t use a lot of hair products may only need to wash the bonnet once every two weeks.

So, having known that multiple other factors could determine the frequency of washing, let’s get into the meaty part – how to wash a satin bonnet.

To hand wash:

Hand-washing is without a doubt the safest method for cleaning satin. Once you’ve determined that your satin bonnet can be hand-washed, follow with the instructions below.

Also, for if the Satin is made from silk, use a gentle detergent and any delicate liquid detergent to remove strains from satins made from other materials.

What materials do you need?

  1. A sink, or tub. A bucket is also okay
  2. A mild detergent
  3. A soft towel

Washing Satin Fabric

Many people believe satin is some type of fabric like cotton or polyester. Not really. 

Allow me to deliver the news to you. It isn’t the case. It’s a type of weave, and satin weaves can be made of polyester, wool, nylon, and, even best of all, silk.

Satin, especially satin made using silk, is exceedingly glossy, shining, and smooth to the touch. And while we’re on the subject of satin bonnets, if you want to give your hair a present, it’s better to cover it with a satin bonnet and avoid using chemical hair treatments.

how to wash a satin bonnet

Can You Wash a Satin Bonnet?

Yes, you can wash a satin bonnet although they can be very delicate. The process of washing it is pretty easy as long as you take proper precautions such as using the right detergent and procedure.

So, there are a number of things to know before beginning the cleaning process.

List of Things to Know Before Cleaning a Satin Bonnet

TRY NOT TO SKIP this important section.

You’ve probably heard a lot about the many benefits and problems of satin. But you’re not sure which is correct. In this section, we explain the DO NOTS of cleaning a satin bonnet.

We make the explanations as simple and easy as possible.

1. Check the Label

This should be the initial step in cleaning your satin bonnet. As previously stated, satin is not an actual fabric. So, if you need to know what material your satin bonnet is made of, look at the care label. It will also provide washing instructions and other critical warnings to keep in mind.

2. Never Wash Satin with Regular Clothes

Avoid washing satin bonnet with other clothes. It is okay, however, to wash the hair bonnet using machine but ensure to set it to delicate wash.

How to Wash a Satin Bonnet

You can clean a satin bonnet using the following 7 steps:

1. Fill the bucket or tub with cool water

Take a medium sized bucket and pour cool water in it. You can use a tub if there is no bucket available.

2. Add delicate detergent

A delicate detergent is usually recommended. You can use baby detergent as well.

An example detergent is Woolite.

3. Soak bonnet in water

Take your bonnet and turn it inside out. Shove it into the sudsy water and allow it to soak for 5-10 minutes.

4. Squeeze the bonnet

When soaking time has elapsed, squeeze the bonnet in the sudsy water to speed up the removal of dirt and oil.

Squeeze it repeatedly until the fabric is clean.

5. Rinse thoroughly

Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness, rinse the bonnet with clean water until all the sudsy water is finished.

6. Lay out the bonnet

The next critical step after rinsing is to lay it over a clean towel. A slanted, but clean surface may also be alright.

This step usually helps to reduce excess water from the fabric.

AVOID twisting the bonnet because satin loses its shape when twisted.

7. Air-dry the bonnet

Sun drying is advisable because it protects the texture and color of the material.

Remove the bonnet from the towel wrap. Be cautious not to twist, since this can destroy the shape of your bonnet. Always allow the bonnet to air dry in a well-ventilated place.

That wasn’t so difficult, was it?

Read Also: How to Wear a Bonnet the Right Way

RELATED ARTICLE: Best Way to Wash Silk Pillowcases