Are You Throwing Money Away Caring For Your Hair and Skin? (Probably. We’ll Explain Why.)

This article explains why swapping out your regular cotton pillowcase for a silk pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks can save you money! Pure, protein-based silk can power up your beauty routine and protect the investment you make in your skin and hair.

Your Beauty Routine: An Investment of Time, Effort, and Money

If you're a savvy beauty consumer, this article is for you. You diligently research serums, creams, cleansers, treatments, and conditioners to find the perfect products to pamper your skin and hair. You don't mind investing in these products and services, but you want to get the very best value for your beauty dollar.

But-who knew?-you could be sabotaging all these good efforts on a daily basis. And Mulberry Park Silks is here to tell you why. Read on to learn how to make the most of your beauty routine.

The One Big Beauty Mistake You're Making

It's so simple: the culprit is your cotton pillowcase. You may not realize it, but cotton has inherent properties that directly undermine all your hard work and effort. Let's dive in and look at the toll your cotton pillowcase is taking on your hair and skin.

What Does Your Skin Think of Cotton Pillowcases?


White Cotton Pillowcase


We'll start with skin. All those cleansers, toners, serums, masks, and moisturizers? That expensive eye cream? They're all going straight into your pillowcase. Cotton is known for its absorbency (that's why it's the perfect material for making luxury towels). But your cotton pillowcase soaks up these beauty products and stops them from penetrating deeply into your skin. That's a lot of money to pour into your pillowcase every night! Friction is another factor; cotton rubs and drags against delicate facial skin and creates unattractive sleep lines that ultimately lead to wrinkle formation.

Cotton: A Friend or a Foe to Your Tresses?

Now, let's talk about your tresses. Just like your skin, your hair needs hydration. And if you're sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, the absorbent cotton fabric is stripping moisture away from your mane around the clock. The texture of your cotton pillowcase is more troublesome. Even the highest-quality cotton contains tiny fibers that pull and tug at your hair. This leads to bedhead, frizz, tangles, and-worse-split ends and hair breakage. And forget about preserving your braids, weave, or even pricey blowouts if you're sleeping on cotton; it is just too rough on hair.

Why A Silk Pillowcase is Different


Model Holding White Silk Pillowcase


Fortunately, you can prevent all this waste with a silk pillowcase. Unlike plant-based cotton, natural silk fibers are protein-based and made from the protective cocoon of the silkworm. It is naturally hygienic, hypoallergenic, and hydrating. The smooth surface of silk is nearly friction-free, which creates the perfect gentle sleep environment for your hair and skin. (After all, there's a reason they call it "beauty sleep").

Silk Pillowcases and Skin


Woman sleeping on silk with a black silk head scarf to protect hair


A silk pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks helps your skin retain moisture and keeps your skincare products on your face to allow them to work most effectively. Silk fabric is also incredibly smooth and gentle on your skin. This friction-free environment reduces compression and minimizes fine lines and sleep wrinkles. A silk pillowcase helps you get the most out of your skincare investments while actively promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Silk Pillowcases and Hair


Model with Blonde Hair Smiling on Silk Bedding


The news about silk and your hair is just as exciting. A silk pillowcase allows your hair to glide across the surface, minimizing friction and keeping your strands smoother and more intact. Silk also helps your hair maintain its natural moisture levels, so you can wake up with healthier, more manageable locks. This is especially beneficial if you have dry, damaged, or color-treated hair; hair that's prone to tangling or breakage; or any type of braids or extensions. Sleeping on silk is also a great way to preserve your pricey blowout.

More Great Benefits of Sleeping on Silk

In addition to powering up your beauty regimen, silk pillowcases offer a host of other benefits. They are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, making them a great choice for those with allergies or sensitive skin. Silk is also temperature regulating, helping you stay cool and comfortable throughout the night. And of course, there's always the luxury factor; nothing compares to the sumptuous and indulgent feel of resting your head on a silk pillowcase at the end of a long day.

But, Isn't Silk Expensive?

A Roll of Cash on a Silk Background

Yes…and no. There's no denying that a high-quality silk pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks is an investment. But it's a drop in the bucket compared to the potential savings you'll enjoy by not wasting skin- and hair care products. And that's before you factor in the longer-term benefits to your skin, hair, and health.

Think about it this way: a 22 momme pure silk pillowcase costs about the same as a blowout at a high-end salon and about half the price of a jar of deluxe night cream. And it's a fraction of the price of a single keratin treatment. A silk pillowcase is a wise investment that delivers the giant return of keeping your hair and skin looking their best for years to come.

Mulberry Park Silks: Your Source for the Best Silk Pillowcase


Model Waking Up on a Silk Pillowcase in the color Sage


With Mulberry Park Silks, you'll get the very best value in a silk pillowcase. Our silk pillowcases are made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A (the highest in the market) in a luxurious charmeuse weave. We offer a choice of 19, 22, and 30 momme weights; a range of colors; and your choice of zipper or envelope closures. Our silk is also washable, either by hand or in the machine. We are a U.S.-based company with headquarters, warehouse, and customer service located in Branford, Connecticut. Our silk experts are here to answer questions and make product suggestions. We want you to be absolutely delighted with your silk pillowcase. We also sell a wide variety of silk sheets and accessories, including a silk sleep mask to block light and help protect the tender skin around your eyes while you rest.

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Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park 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 silk sheets and silk 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 sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.