Once a well-kept secret of beauty insiders, silk pillowcases have gone mainstream, with beauty bloggers everywhere touting the virtues of sleeping on silk. As a leading manufacturer of silk pillowcases, all of us at Mulberry Park Silks are big believers in the beauty benefits of silk.
Do silk pillowcases help hair and skin?
Yes! By delivering multiple beauty benefits thanks to silk's unique properties. Silk fibers are coated with a protein known as sericin, which makes it naturally antibacterial, antifungal and resistant to mites and mold. Also, silk contain 18 helpful amino acids. Silk beauty benefits help to:
- Prevents hair tangles and bed head (saves time)
- Non-drying to hair and skin (doesn't robs your hair of essential moisture)
- Non-irritating to skin (by greatly reduces friction)
- Minimizes sleep wrinkles and sleep creases (love that)
- Hypoallergenic and all natural
Silk pillowcases are soft and moisturizing to hair
Let's start with hair. Whatever your hair type, if you wake with a head full of tangles, you can blame one thing: friction from your (probably cotton) pillowcase. Swapping your cotton pillowcase for silk will allow your hair to gently glide across the surface rather than snagging, no matter how much you toss and turn. We've found that silk pillowcases gave us a new morning look: smoother, silkier, and definitely tangle-free.
Along with tearing at your tresses, cotton also robs hair of essential moisture. Remember, cotton is known for being absorbent. This means cotton pillowcases actually act like a reverse conditioner, especially on coarse, curly, or wiry hair. Think about all the money and time you spend working to nourish and condition your hair, only to have it undone overnight by your cotton pillowcase! It's time to switch to silk.
Silk pillowcases are gentle on skin
As we noted above, cotton is by nature very drying, and can undo the good work of even the priciest facial moisturizer. In contrast, silk is protein-based, and can help your skin retain its natural moisture. Silk also reduces friction on delicate facial skin, which can minimize the occurrence of sleep creases and wrinkles. At the same time, silk is hypoallergenic and non-irritating, which means it's gentle on even the most sensitive and even acne-prone skin.
Mulberry Park Silks: Accessible Luxury
We founded Mulberry Park Silks with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals. Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk pillowcases, sheets, and accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows and hair scrunchies.