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Don't Waste Your Money on Olaplex Hair Care Before Reading This

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Loyal fans swear by Olaplex hair care products for repairing hair and restoring softness and shine. But if you’re sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, you could be undoing some of the bond-building benefits Olaplex delivers to your hair. This article explains why a silk pillowcase is the perfect partner for supporting your Olaplex hair regimen.

A Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcase: A Hair-Care Essential

If you’ve spent time here at Mulberry Park Silks, you likely know that sleeping on our pure silk pillowcases can keep your hair hydrated; minimize bedhead and tangles; and protect it from damage. Today we’re going to discuss how our silk pillowcases can support your Olaplex hair care regimen and why you should never use a cotton pillowcase if you want to reap the full benefits of your Olaplex products. 

Olaplex: Scientifically Rebuilding the Bonds in Your Hair

Olaplex Image

As you might expect, we are pretty obsessed with hair care here at Mulberry Park Silks. We love keeping up on the latest and greatest products for conditioning, restoring and styling hair. The Olaplex hair care system captured our attention with its scientific, bond-building approach to repairing and strengthening damaged hair.

How does Olaplex work? Olaplex treatment is a bond perfector that restores the disulfide bonds that keep hair strong. The active ingredient in Olaplex products is bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, a molecule that targets damage caused by coloring, heat styling, bleaching, and other styling products (all of which compromise hair structure and leave it weak, brittle, and prone to breakage). The bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate in Olaplex acts as a bridge that repairs that broken bond in the protein structure of hair; this reinforces the hair structure and leaves hair stronger and more healthy.

Olaplex hair treatment products are definitely an investment. The bond-building system consists of several formulas for use both in a salon setting during hair color application and for follow-up care at home. (A set of one-liter bottles of Olaplex No4 bond maintenance shampoo and No5 bond maintenance conditioner retails for $189). Olaplex has gained popularity in the beauty industry for its ability to significantly improve the condition of damaged hair, earning loyal fans among colorists and clients.

If you’re an Olaplex fan, you know what we mean. But what if we told you that all the great work you’re doing for your hair with Olaplex may actually be undermined with one simple bedroom accessory: your cotton pillowcase.

Your Cotton Pillowcase Actively Weakens Hair’s Delicate Bonds 

Splite Ends in Hair

Fact: your cozy, familiar cotton pillowcase can be doing serious damage to the structure of your hair, night after night. This is due to two properties of cotton fabric: the fiber structure and moisture absorption.

You can’t see them, but even the highest-quality cotton pillowcase has tiny fibers that pose a threat to your hair’s integrity. As you move in your sleep, these fibers create friction against your hair, causing it to snag, tangle, and even break. The result? A less-than-ideal environment for hair that's on the mend, especially if you're actively using products like Olaplex to repair and strengthen those delicate hair bonds. Cotton also has a natural tendency to absorb moisture; unfortunately, this includes the essential moisture in your hair (and skin). As you rest your head on a cotton pillowcase night after night, it gradually saps away the natural oils and hydration from your locks, leaving them prone to dryness and frizz.

Fortunately, you can easily put a stop to the nightly destruction your pillowcase is wreaking on your hair by switching to a genuine silk pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks..

Pure Silk Pillowcases: Gentle and Protein-Based for Healthy Hair

Silk Pillowcase

Making the switch to a silk pillowcase is a simple yet impactful choice; the smooth weave minimizes friction, keeps moisture locked in, and ensures your hair glides effortlessly across the surface.

Like your hair, silk fabric is protein-based. This makes it a naturally hydrating environment for your hair and skin. And the charmeuse surface is friction free, which minimizes all of the tugging and tearing that depletes the structure and integrity of your hair. Sleeping on silk is a powerful way to support the bond-building benefits you get from using the Olaplex system and products.

A silk pillowcase is great for any hair type (especially curly or dry hair). But the benefits to sleeping on silk don’t end with your tresses. That protein-based, friction-free surface keeps your skin hydrated and helps prevent the formation of sleep wrinkles. Pure mulberry silk hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens, including dust mites. It is gentle and non-irritating to even the most sensitive skin. And just a reminder: genuine mulberry silk is the very definition of luxury and pairs well with any bedding or décor.

Mulberry Park Silks: Highest-Quality and Best Value Silk Pillowcases

Model Sleeps on Silk Pillowcase

Choosing the right silk pillowcase is an important step in protecting the hard work and money you’ve invested in your hair care routine. Make sure to purchase a puremulberry silk pillowcase, avoiding satin pillowcases or blends, which don’t offer the same advantages as genuine silk.

Mulberry Park Silks pillowcases are made with the highest-grade silk (6A) in 19, 22, and 30 momme weights. Our silk pillowcases are crafted to exacting detail, with French seams and your choice of hidden zipper or generous envelope closure. Mulberry Park Silks bedding is also OEKO-TEX® certified as safe from harmful chemicals. Our silk pillowcases and bedding are machine washable; follow these silk care instructions.

Just as important, Mulberry Park Silks is a transparent and trustworthy brand committed to selling the highest quality silk pillowcases at fair and affordable prices. We are a proud US-based company, with a warehouse, corporate offices, and customer service team all located in Branford, CT. If you have any questions or concerns about anything related to our silk, you can reach us by email or phone. We are always happy to help.

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If you’re a devotee of Olaplex bond building treatment, hair perfector, shampoo, and conditioner, it’s time to switch to a Mulberry Park Silks pillowcase. Sleeping on silk will protect your hair–especially dry, damaged and color treated hair–and extend the effectiveness and value of your Olaplex product regimen. If you’d like to learn more about silk pillowcases, check out our helpful blog.

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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.