Once a well-kept secret of beauty insiders, silk pillowcases have gone mainstream, with beauty bloggers everywhere touting the virtues of sleeping on silk. As a leading manufacturer of silk pillowcases, all of us at Mulberry Park Silks are big believers in the beauty benefits of silk pillowcases.
Do silk pillowcases help hair and skin?
Yes, silk pillowcases absolutely help your hair and skin by delivering multiple beauty benefits thanks to silk's unique properties. Silk fibers are coated with a protein 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. which makes it naturally antibacterial, antifungal and resistant to mites and mold. Silk beauty benefits include:
- Prevents hair tangles and bed head (saves time)
- Non-drying to hair and skin (doesn't robs your hair of essential moisture)
- Non-irritating to skin (by greatly reduces friction)
- Minimizes sleep wrinkles and sleep creases (love that)
- Hypoallergenic and all natural
The Best Silk pillowcases are soft and moisturizing to hair
Let's start with hair. Whatever your hair type, if you wake with a head full of tangles, you can blame one thing: friction from your (probably cotton) pillowcase. Swapping your cotton pillowcase for silk will allow your hair to gently glide across the surface rather than snagging, 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. This is one of the many reasons why silk pillowcases are worth the investment.
Along with tearing at your tresses, cotton also robs hair of essential moisture. Remember, cotton is known for being absorbent. This means cotton pillowcases actually 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.
Silk pillowcases are gentle on skin
As we noted above, cotton is by nature very drying, and can undo the good work of even the priciest facial moisturizer. In contrast, silk is protein-based, and can help your skin retain its natural moisture. Silk also reduces friction on delicate facial skin, which can minimize the occurrence of sleep creases and wrinkles. At the same time, silk is hypoallergenic and non-irritating, which means it's gentle on even the most sensitive and even acne-prone skin.