Ever woke up to discover your hair appears to have had a wild night of its own? Does your skin look better when your hair is tied up and back? It’s a fact – hair can cause acne due to both natural oils and product build-up.
We are so inspired by the history of hair wrapping and head coverings. We are not historians but have loved learning about the rich history this practice has, that goes back to before 13 BC. This is not a new concept; all over the world and for a maryaid of reasons, women have covered their hair. Hair wraps and head coverings have been used for religious reasons, as status symbols, to show family lineage, for celebrations, and even as a tool for oppression and then resistance.
While planning her wedding, NiteCap Founder Sarah Marantz Lindenberg was experiencing breakouts on her face, neck, and back. She began sleeping with a vintage silk scarf to preserve her hair and complexion. To her delight, she noticed how much better her hair looked in the morning, her blowouts lasted longer and yes, her skin improved too.
During her pregnancy with twin girls, Sarah was required to go on bed rest – allowing her research silk sleepwear for hair. She was inspired by the delicate benefits of this luxurious fabric along with the rich history of hair wrapping.
Although silk scarves, bonnets, and synthetic options were available. Sarah wanted a functional and aesthetic system, locally made and sustainable. The designs, fabric sourcing and testing began and one year later in 2019, NiteCap was born.
We are women. We have hair. We pay homage to all women and the cultural significance of hair wrapping and head covering. We want to celebrate it!
We know that hair is highly emotional and we have been moved by all of the personal stories we have heard.
Stories from Black women who sleep in bonnets, Muslim women who wear hijabs, Jewish women who wear tischal, Mennonite women who wear bonnets, and Amish women who practice Christian veiling, to name only a few.
The stories were moving and inspiring, and some emotional and heartbreaking.
In particular, we've heard a lot from the black community. We know that hair is deeply tied to the black identity.
We continute to be inspired by every womens story and encouage conversation and openess. NiteCap is about self-care and self-love. Our goal is to celebrate all of these women and so many others.
We hope you will enjoy the benefits of NiteCap and share our passion for sustainable production and female-owned and operated entrepreneurial spirit.