Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Do you wake up with sleep creases on your face or crazy bed hair? Then it might be time to change to a silk pillowcase. Not only is it luxurious to lie but it has great benefits for improving skin and hair.
So can a silk pillowcase really have an affect on your hair?
Bottom line, yes. Here are the benefits of switching to silk and some top quality brands to make that change quick!
Helps Prevent Frizz
Silk pillows cases help to reduce friction to the hair while sleeping. Friction can disrupt the cuticle layer of the hair, which causes bed head and frizzy hair.
Silk pillowcase helps preserves your hairstyle
Just had a gorgeous blow-dry, well sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help your hairstyle last longer as your hair hair glides over the material creating less tangles overnight, so you can wake up and simply run a brush through!
Silk helps lock moisture in the hair
Cotton fibres are more porous than silk so they can absorb moisture from your hair. The smooth texture of the silk keeps skin and hair hydrated as the fibres are less absorbent. That makes them great for anymore with dry skin, flaky scalp, or dry and damaged hair.
Regulate temperature with a silk pillowcase
Silk fibres are temperature-regulating helping to keep you dry and cool all night long.
Prevent wrinkles with the help of silk
The smooth surface of the silk pillowcase can help reduce face wrinkles in the long run by allowing your skin to glide over the material when you toss and turn in your sleep, creating less friction like in in the traditional cotton pillowcase.
What makes a silk pillowcase high quality?
Cotton measures their quality on fabric weight and you will hear them talking about thread count. Silk fabrics measure by momme (or 'mm'). When selecting you want to find a brand that has a 22 mom or higher. You can also look for brands that use Mulberry silk, which is like Egyptian cotton in silk.
Another great feature of a silk pillowcase is to look for brands that have an invisible zipper closure. This helps keep the pillowcase on in place when you have a wild sleep.
You can look after your hair while traveling too with silk travel-size pillows.
How does your silk pillowcase help you?