Yeah sure, they feel nice, soft and are a great sense of luxury but is there really any benefits to investing in silk pillowcases?
Well here’s just some of the benefits to sleeping on a silk pillowcase…
We spend a half of our lives in bed and unlike cotton which draws moisture from your skin, silk is a natural fibre that keeps your skin hydrated & assists in keeping your skin natural moisture, valuable face and hair products where they belong. Studys show that high quality silk reduces friction by 43% on average which can reduce stretching and pulling on delicate skin.
Unwanted Bed Creases
Ever woken up and experienced bed creases?
Silk allows the skin to glide freely with far less pressure and friction on the skin saying goodbye to unwanted bed creases when you wake up!
Some of silks natural hypoallergenic properties include a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mold, in addition to many other allergens.
Just like with the skin, most fabrics draw moisture, whereas silk aids in keeping moisture in the hair, reducing the feeling of dry hair.
Bed Hair/Split Ends
Hairdressers from around the world have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair friendly silk to preserve the life of their blow waves. Friction created by ordinary fabrics leads to hair tangling, frizz, split ends and in some cases breakage.
For your hair it really does pay to invest in a quality silk pillowcase.
Great Value For A Piece Of Luxury
Silk is definitely one of the most luxurious fabrics on the planet and there is definitely no more important part of your bedding than your pillowcases. When you purchase a silk pillowcase you are getting the best quality fabric on the planet for the most crucial part of your sleep experience. What other investment can you make that will have so much impact on your skin and hair over a long period of time–and for less than a $100?
"Persistently pressing our faces into a pillow causes trauma to the skin. Over time, this trauma, aggravated by the friction of a cotton pillowcase, can create permanent creases as our collagen breaks down."
- Dr. Dennis Gross – Dermatologist
What does Dr Sobel (New York Magazine’s top Dermatologist five years in a row) have to say – “Long the secret of film divas, Silk pillowcases prevents facial skin from creasing during the night and allows the skin to glide along the pillow so the face rests comfortably without placing pressure on creased skin, effectively “ironing in” wrinkles”
- Dr Sobel – Dermatologist
"You can avoid waking up with bed head by sleeping on Silk Pillowcases, cotton causes more friction and disrupts the hair cuticles”
- Charles Worthington – London
What is Momme?
Silk Momme, actually pronounced as moe-me, is a unit of measurement for silk fabric. It is a measure of the weight of silk fabric. The more weight that a silk has, the longer the silk will last.
Aren't all silk pillowcases the same?
Not all silk pillowcases are created equal. You must watch out for toxic dyes and false claims of momme.
I personally recommend Shh Silk or Slip as they are pure mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme which are the best available in the world.
What is the difference between 'Satin' & 'Silk'?
Technically satin isn’t a fabric, it is a finish. ‘Satin Pillowcase’ is a very misleading abbreviation that has occurred over the years which generally means synthetic satin pillowcase. Synthetic satin(eg. Polyester) may feel nice and soft but after 8 hours sleep your hair and facial skin can feel the difference. Silk is a natural fibre, whereas ‘satin’ is petroleum based. It’s thinner, rougher and it ‘sweats’, essentially negating the benefits.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Links to the things spoken about in this blog post;
Shh Silk Silk Pillowcase
All information collected in this blog post is from previous knowledge, lovasilk.com, shhsilk.com.au, & slip.com.au.