Silk Sheets and Pillowcases: Great for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness

Who doesn't want to sleep better and wake up looking and feeling great? Yes, please! But what if your current sheets and pillowcase are actually preventing that from happening? It's time to switch to silk and get the great night of beauty sleep you deserve.

Silk has a well-earned reputation for pampering hair and skin; providing a comfortable night's sleep; and benefitting overall wellness. The experts at Mulberry Park Silks are here to weigh in on all the wonderful things sleeping on silk sheets and pillowcases can do for you:

  • Preventing hair breakage, bedhead, tangles, and frizz
  • Helping hair and skin retain moisture
  • Minimizing sleep wrinkles
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Fighting allergies and irritation

and much more, including feeling more luxurious than any fabric on earth. Let's take a closer look at all the wonderful benefits of silk sheets and pillowcases.

Learn about the many benefits of sleeping on silk

Silk pillowcases tame tangles and preserve your hairstyle

Whatever your hair type, if you wake with a head full of tangles, you can blame one thing: friction from your (likely cotton) pillowcase. Even the softest Egyptian cotton has plant fibers that can be rough on your hair. Swapping your cotton pillowcase for a mulberry silk pillowcase allows hair to gently glide across the surface of your pillow 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. Goodbye bedhead and frizzy hair!

Silk helps hair and skin retain moisture

Along with tearing at your tresses, cotton also robs hair of essential moisture. Cotton is known for being absorbent. This means a cotton pillowcase can 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. The same goes for your skin The absorbent nature of cotton bedding can undo the good work of even the priciest moisturizer and damage dry skin. In contrast, silk fabric is protein-based, and can help your skin retain its natural moisture. In fact, many salon- and spa-quality hair and skin treatments are made with silk protein.

Silk minimizes sleep creases and wrinkles

As you sleep, cotton fibers in your bedding pull at your skin. This repeated action causes a sleep crease, which, over time, can develop into a permanent wrinkle. When you sleep on a silk pillowcase, you move friction-free, without the pressure and pulling that can lead to wrinkle development. It's just one more way sleeping on a silk pillowcase is a real beauty boost!

Silk sheets are breathable and regulate body temperature

Couple lying in white silk sheets wearing silk sleep masks
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One of the main reasons people love sleeping on silk is that it feels fabulous. Silk is truly the essence of luxury and comfort. But it also has the special property of being breathable and naturally temperature regulating. This is due to the unique structure of silk fiber, which has a hollow center. This means silk fabric is comfortable in warm and cold weather alike. Unlike a cotton sheet, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks away moisture to keep you cool and dry. In colder temperatures, silk's low conductivity means that the fiber is able to create a thin layer of insulation that will keep you warm. Only 100 percent mulberry silk sheets can give you a comfortable night's rest year ‘round in any conditions. No other fabric--including cotton, bamboo, or man-made satin -- can compare.

Silk sheets are hypoallergenic

Pure silk is naturally hypoallergenic. This is due to a special protein in silk fiber known as sericin. During the silk processing, the water-soluble protein sericin is removed. The protein retained in the silk is called fibroin, which is rich in 18 amino acids. These amino acids coat each strand of silk thread with a protective layer of protein that repels allergens, fungus, and dust mites. Silk bed sheets are a wonderful option for anyone suffering from seasonal or environmental allergies.

Silk is non-irritating even to delicate skin

Along with being hypoallergenic, pure mulberry silk is made from long, smooth silk fibers that are known for being the strongest and softest on earth. Our Mulberry Park Silks bedding is woven in a lustrous, smooth, charmeuse weave that is super soft on skin. Pure, natural silk bedding is an ideal choice for anyone with sensitive skin -- including babies and children -- or with an underlying skin condition such as acne, eczema, or dermatitis. Dermatologists and pediatricians often recommend sleeping on silk bedding to patients with sensitive or easily irritated skin.

Silk bedding is easy to care for

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You may not realize it, but our silk bed linen is quite simple to care for. Your silk sheet set and pillowcases and duvet cover can be washed at home in your machine. At Mulberry Park Silks, we recommend using a detergent specially formulated for silk and washing in cool or cold water on a gentle cycle. Use mesh laundry bags to protect your silk sheets; put your flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases in separate bags for best results. Your silk bedding can be hung dry indoors or outside away from direct sunlight. Use a cool iron to touch up if necessary.

What to look for in quality silk sheets and pillowcases

At Mulberry Park Silks, we sell the only highest quality pure silk products. We recognize that shopping for silk can be confusing, and consider it part of our mission to educate consumers on what to look for when shopping for silk. There are five characteristics you should consider when purchasing a silk pillowcase or a set of silk sheets: the weave, the grade, the type, and the weight of silk, as well as whether the silk is certified to be free of harmful chemicals.

We use the helpful acronym "CHARMS" to explain why our silk is the finest in the marketplace:

Ch - Charmeuse weave: we weave our silk with lustrous, super smooth finish on one side and a matte feel on the reverse
A - Grade 6A silk is the highest quality: Silk is graded by both number and letter to signify quality. All of our products are 6A, the highest quality in the market.
R - Real 100 percent pure mulberry silk: Our items are pure silk, and labeled as such. Never settle for anything less.
M - Momme weight of 19, 22 and 30: Our silk comes in a variety of momme weights, which are similar to thread count. Higher momme items are more densely woven (more silk) and made with thicker strands.
S - Safe for people and the environment as certified by OEKO-TEX: All of our silk is independently certified to be free from toxins and chemicals. While silk itself is a natural fiber, we have taken this extra step to assure our clients that the silk we sell is safe and healthy.
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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.