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Trying the Silke hair wrap

Trying the Silke hair wrap

1930s style: the Silke hair wrap is styled like a turban

1930s style: the Silke hair wrap is styled like a turban

Hair wraps may not be a new idea but this fancy silk one arrived on my desk recently claiming to keep hair smooth overnight and prolong the life of a blow-dry, so I had to give it a whirl.

How does it work?

Silk wraps work by preventing the usual hair-on-pillow friction that goes on overnight and roughs up the hair cuticle which leads to frizz and, if you are unlucky, to split ends and broken hairs. 

All you do is slip it on before bedtime - it's baggy enough to accommodate my longish hair, which I twirled into a soft bun to fit it in, and to my surprise it stayed put all night. 

Another colourway, from the SilkeLondon website

Another colourway, from the SilkeLondon website

Benefits?

Other benefits the Silke wrap claims include improving hair texture because the warmth encourages hair's natural oils to spread evenly down to the roots, which may or may not sound like a good idea depending on your hair texture, but because mine is always dry at the ends, that appealed. 

Does it work?

And in short, yes it works very well, as you can see in the video - apart from the fact that the knot at the front of the turban left a great dent in my forehead which took all morning to disappear. I'm still using the wrap, but I've learned to push it higher up on my forehead overnight. 

How much and where from?

The wrap costs £45 at SilkeLondon.com

Beauty guru: Paula Begoun

Beauty guru: Paula Begoun

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