The Satin Durag: Soft & Sophisticated

Its waving season! Whether you are a seasoned waver or are new to 360 wave training, the proper durag can make all the difference in your waves.  Proper hair protection is key to having deeper 360 waves.  You are probably used to hearing about silky durags aka the silky.  What most people do not know is that the silky durag is actually a satin durag.

The silky satin durag is a staple for anyone and something that you should have in your wardrobe.  In this article, we discuss everything that you need to know about the satin durag and show you the best places to buy a durag online!   But first, here is a crash course on satin material.

What is Satin?

Dating back to medieval China, satin is a type of weave with a complex structure.  Despite popular opinion, it is not a raw material.  The satin weave is made by four or more weft threads going over one warp thread or vise versa.

Satin weaves with fewer interlaces leads to the smooth surface that we all love.

satin durag material

What is Satin Made of?

When satin is produced using filament fibers such as silk, nylon, or polyester, then the resulting fabric is satin.   However, in the past and in some people's definitions, some insist satin can only be made from silk.

It depends if you’re a purist or not. If you’re producing a satin weave using filament fibers such as silk, nylon or polyester, then your resulting fabric is a Satin. However, there are some definitions that insist a Satin fabric can only be made from silk.

What are the Advantages of Satin Material

Each material has its advantages as to why it is used.  Here are some of satin's advantages
  • The luxurious feel and aesthetic
  • Floaty drapes
  • Versatile
  • Smooth surface
With these benefits, it's easy to see why satin is a great material to use on durags.

Are Satin Durags Good?

So now you have a background on satin as a material.  We know that it is good for drapes and dresses, but are satin durags good for my hair?  Yes, the benefits of satin are perfect to protect your hairstyles.

Using a Satin Durag for Waves

When trying to achieve that full 360 wave hairstyle, a satin durag is what you need to protect your hair.  Wearing satin durags at night allow your hair to stay in place, but also providing necessary airflow to your scalp.

Using a Satin durag for dreads

Keeping dread locs out of your face at night or during the day can be a chore.  Using a durag allows you to hold the hair out of your face to keep you comfortable.

wiz khalifa in satin durag

Satin vs Silk durag

What's the difference between a satin durag vs silk durag?

Well for starters, the name silk durag came from the look of the durag.  Because of the satin material, the durag looks smooth, soft, and sophisticated.  99% of the "silky durags" that you see are made from satin.

To get more technical silk is the name of the fiber and satin is the name of the textile weave.  Silk can be used to form satin, but also weaved in a way that is not considered satin.  Satin can be made from any longer fibers, not just silk.

Velvet vs Satin durag

The main difference between velvet and satin is the material.

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric, that due to the threads being cut evenly with a short dense pile, it is given a distinctive soft feel.

Satin is a weave that has a glossy surface and a dull back. When trying to choose between these two types of durags, the only things you should consider are:

  1. temperature
  2. stylistic look
Velvet durags are thicker, which makes them perfect for colder wearing.  In addition to the fabric, the look of velvet looks more luxurious.

Should I Be Wearing a Silky Satin durag 24/7?

You know the old phrase, too much of a good thing is a bad thing?  Well, that applies to almost every aspect of life including wearing durags!

Durags are amazing, they are fashionable and they protect your hair.  You can wear a durag all day and not have any issues, so long as you do not tie it too tight.

There as been cases where wearing a durag too often and too tight can cause the hair under the ties to thin slightly.  Usually, this happens with days of continuing wearing a durag too tight without giving your hair a break.

Now if you are experiencing this, fear not after a couple of days or weeks your hair will return to its normal thickness.

man wearing satin durag

7 Best Satin Durags Online

Looking to find the best premium silky satin durag for your hair?  Take a look at these durag styles below!  Which color is your favorite?  Let us know in the comment section below!

7) Yellow Silky Satin Durag

6) White Silky Satin Durag

5) Orange Satin Durag

4) Black Satin Durag

3) Military Satin Durag

2) Pink Satin Durag

1) Red Silky Satin Durag

Shop Better Spirits Durags for Your Next Satin Durag

Better Spirits Durags sells premium silky and velvet durags for 360 waves, braids, and dreds.  From classic styles to limited drops, we have you covered with the highest quality durags money can buy.

If you want to treat your head with some respect, choose Better Spirits Durags for your durag today.  Click here to visit what new durag styles we have live on the website!

April 15, 2020 — Armani Goens
Tags: satin durag

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