A Silk Pillowcase: Postpartum Self-Care Essential

A silk pillowcase makes a thoughtful and practical gift for a sleep-deprived new mother. This article discusses all the unique health, wellness, and recovery benefits silk delivers to postpartum moms.

Lots of new moms get the advice to “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” Sounds like a great plan! But anyone who’s ever had a baby knows that it’s far easier said than done. Newborn babies eat, on average, at two-hour intervals for the first couple of months. Add to that diaper changing, soothing the baby back to sleep, grabbing the occasional shower, and eating to keep their own energy up, and there’s precious little time for a mom (or dad) to get any significant shut-eye. (Not to mention the many tasks involved in caring for older children and keeping a household running).

A Silk Pillowcase for Postpartum Sleep, Health, and Wellness

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Those first bleary weeks home with a newborn are always a challenge. But, at some point, babies eventually settle down to rest for a stretch (we promise, they do!). And it’s really important that their moms do the same. That’s why a Mulberry Park Silks pillowcase is such a special gift for a new mother: it promotes good sleep and delivers unique health, wellness, and beauty benefits at this special time.


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Comfort:A pure mulberry silk pillowcase in a smooth charmeuse weave is soft, comfortable, and the very definition of luxury. Truly, there is nothing like laying your head down on silk.

Purity:A high-quality silk pillowcase, like the ones we produce at Mulberry Park Silks, is naturally hypoallergenic and pure. It resists allergens, mold, and dust mites, making a hygienic environment that fosters quality rest and pampers sensitive skin.

Hydration: Silk contains amino acids and natural proteins that keep hair and skin naturally hydrated. It is all too easy for a postpartum mom to become dehydrated, particularly if she is breastfeeding her baby. Along with drinking plenty of water, sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps preserve natural moisture in hair and skin (unlike cotton pillowcases, which are absorbent and pull moisture away from hair).

Hair regrowth:The postpartum period can be hard on hair. During pregnancy, the body slows down the natural shedding of hair (that’s why many pregnant women report having lustrous hair, skin, and nails). After delivery, the body makes up for lost time by shedding all the hair it didn’t lose during pregnancy. Many postpartum women report losing quite a bit of hair (this is normal) and noticing fine, delicate regrowth (also normal). A silk pillowcase protects that new hair by preventing breakage and encouraging healthy regrowth. And unlike cotton pillowcases, which contain tiny fibers that can pull and tear at hair, silk is a gentle, smooth, and nourishing surface that fosters and promotes regrowth. Read more about silk and postpartum hair loss here.

Temperature regulation: Silk is a breathable fiber that naturally regulates temperature to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is especially important during the postpartum period, when many people experience night sweats. These are totally normal and a response to the declining hormone levels after delivery. A silk pillowcase helps minimize the discomfort from hormone-based night sweats to make them less disruptive to sleep.

Beauty benefits: A silk pillowcase delivers a great night of beauty sleep. The smooth texture of our silk pillowcases reduce friction to minimize sleep wrinkles and fine lines; prevent hair breakage; and tame bedhead and frizz (especially important for curly hair or frizzy hair). 

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If the idea of postpartum skincare feels overwhelming, let Matrescence Skin handle it for you. This clean, Black-owned brand delivers spa-quality skincare and lifestyle products crafted by mothers, for mothers. Embracing the principle of "mothering the mother," we fully support their mission. Matrescence Skin provides comforting self-care practices that easily blend into the hectic schedules of moms.

Choose a Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcase for the New Mom in Your Life

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A quick online search reveals many silk and “silky” pillowcases out there. Mulberry Park Silks is committed to producing the best silk bedding and accessories in the market; selling them at fair prices; and being entirely transparent about why our silk pillowcases are truly the best silk pillowcase for your money. 

Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcases are Machine Washable


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New parents don’t need any extra work in their lives! That’s why we’re so happy to remind you that our silk pillowcases can be easily washed right at home in the washing machine (or by hand if you prefer). We recommend a gentle cycle, using a mesh laundry bag, and an enzyme-free detergent like Heritage Park Silk and Wool detergent. Check out these easy-care washing instructions here.

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.