At Mulberry Park Silks , we're passionate about all things silk-related. As a trend-setting leader in the retail silk industry, we spend a good bit of our time talking up the many benefits of pure mulberry silk. Along with being great for pillowcases, great for hair and skin, and overall wellness, silk is a wonderful fabric that enhances the health and beauty of every hair type. Sleeping on our real silk pillowcases minimizes tangles, prevents hair breakage, restores moisture to your hair, and protects delicate hair as it regrows. Real silk was once an insider secret in the beauty industry, but now silk has definitely gone mainstream.
Best of all, you need not wait until bedtime to give your hair a boost of silky beauty. Replacing your elastic hair ties with a Mulberry Park Silks hair tie scrunchie will keep your tresses pampered, conditioned, and super stylish around the clock. Silk scrunchies are the ultimate hair accessory, whether you're rocking a head full coarse curls, a baby fine bob, or any hair style in between.
1. Silk Scrunchies Protect Your Hair
Understanding silk's protective properties can help explain why a scrunchie made from pure mulberry silk should be your hair accessory of choice. Quite simply, silk reduces friction. Think about waking up with a head full of tangles; in most cases, a bad case of bed head can be blamed on damage caused by your cotton pillowcase. Cotton fibers can pull and tug at your hair when you sleep, leaving you with hair breakage, knots, and split ends. It's worse if you have fragile, coarse or curly hair, which is particularly prone to this type of damage. In contrast, your hair glides across the surface of a silk pillowcase, virtually friction-free. There's no pulling, tugging, or tearing at delicate hair. Choosing between silk or cotton is a no brainer!
The same goes for your hair accessories. Traditional elastic ponytail holders -- and even cotton scrunchies -- rip and tug at your hair. Putting them in, wearing them, and removing them can be damaging and even painful! Our real silk charmeuse scrunchies are a fabulous alternative that will leave you with fewer snags, reduced pulling, and minimal "dents." They're available in two sizes, Large (for thick, coarse, or curly hair) and Small (for shorter, delicate, or fine hair) and a range of eye-catching colors.
2. Silk Scrunchies Are Good for Your Hair
More than simply preventing hair damage, a silk scrunchie actually good for your hair! Again, going back to the unique properties of mulberry silk can help explain why. When we talk about silk pillowcases, we explain that bedding made from other materials—especially cotton—can actually be drying to hair and skin. Cotton is a plant-based material and known for being absorbent; sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can actually act like a reverse conditioner for your hair. That drying increases the likelihood of problems like split ends and breakage.
In contrast, silk is protein-based and contains vital amino acids that help hair retain moisture and promote growth. In fact, many hair conditioners and salon treatments are made with silk protein, known as fibroin. The moisture-retaining properties of silk fabric make it an excellent choice for a pillowcases and hair accessories alike! Whether you have short or long hair; thick or fine hair; or straight or curly hair, replacing your elastic hair ties with a set of silk scrunchies is a great idea. Your ponytail will look and feel fabulous!
3. Silk Scrunchies are Hypoallergenic and Environmentally Friendly
Silk is more than just soft, beautiful, and moisturizing. As we noted above, silk fibers are coated with a protein known as fibroin. Fibroin repels dust mites, which are a major source of allergic irritation. fibroin also makes silk resistant to mold, fungus, and bacteria. This means silk fabric is naturally hypoallergenic. Along with looking and feeling luxurious, silk scrunchies are ideal for anyone suffering from allergies, dry scalp, or sensitive skin.
As part of our commitment to our clients' health and the environment, Mulberry Park Silks works to limit exposure to harmful chemicals. We use environmentally friendly dyes, and all products are Oeko-Tex® certified to be free of chemicals. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was developed by European textile institutes committed to finding a way to reduce our environmental footprint by maintaining standards for the screening of harmful substances in consumer textiles.
Although silk is naturally hypoallergenic and generally non-irritating to even sensitive skin, it is important to be certain that the silk products you buy are free from specific contaminants. Low-quality silk may contain pesticides, fertilizer, bleach, groundwater waste, and other harmful toxins and chemicals. At Mulberry Park Silks, the silk fabric used in our scrunchies and other accessories conforms to the highest standards in the textile industry.
As Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified, our products have been tested and guaranteed to be free from all harmful substances, including toxins and irritants. This ensures that the silk accessories you bring into your home and wear are safe, natural and healthy. We proudly display our Oeko-Tex® certification on our packaging, website, and labels.
4. Silk Scrunchies Can Be Worn Around the Clock
Mulberry Park Silks scrunchies are a stylish accessory option that is perfect for wearing all day long and even to sleep! Whether or not you sleep on a silk pillowcase -- and we hope you do! -- wearing a silk scrunchie, while you grab your beauty sleep, is a smart move for all hair types. It can protect your style, particularly your pricey salon blowout, without leaving dents and creases or causing hair breakage or frizz. Our charmeuse silk scrunchies won't stretch or slip; they'll hold your tresses perfectly in place round the clock. Choose from Large (best for long, thick, or curly hair) or Small (best for short, thin, or delicate hair). All scrunchies are made from 100% OEKO-TEX Certified (Standard 100) Mulberry Silk over durable elastic and colored with environmentally friendly dyes. Select from a variety of fashion-forward silk hair scrunchy colors to suit your mood and style.