Silk pillowcases these days are no longer kept secret and have gone viral with beauty bloggers and beauticians everywhere sharing their first-hand experiences about silk pillowcases’ beauty benefits. Studies have also supported that sleeping on silk can provide multiple positive effects on your hair and skin because of its unique fibre characteristics and properties.
1. Works wonders on skin
More hydration, fewer wrinkles - beauty secret of all time!
Silk is a natural protein fibre, containing 18 amino acids that are essential for your beauty and health. For this, silk has also been considered the “human’s second skin”. The properties of silk suggest that it doesn’t absorb moisture from your skin like cotton does. Conversely, silk retains moisture in your skin, so you don’t lose that well-needed hydration while you sleep. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is like having an 8-hour beauty treatment with which your skin will feel hydrated and rejuvenated in the morning.
Unlike cotton, which are rough short fibres, can cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead and cheek. Cotton pillowcase also draws moisture out of your skin and the night cream that you apply before bed, due to their exceedingly absorbent ability. Hence sleeping on cotton would further increase the likelihood of wrinkles over time.
Silk, on the other hand, has a super soft surface, making it extremely gentle on your skin. It minimises the friction between your skin and the fabric, preventing the occurrence of sleep creases and wrinkles when sleeping on it.
2. Works wonders on hair
More lustre, less frizz - you will love your new morning look!
Along with skin benefits, silk can also deliver incredible benefits that help keep your hair healthier and shinier. While cotton absorbs your hair’s natural moisture, silk hydrates hair cuticles and locks in the moisture where it belongs in your hair, making it appear more lustrous and healthy. Dry and dehydrated hair can cause many, if not all, hair issues. If you have dry strands or a flaky scalp, silk pillowcases would be a great addition to your everyday hair care routine.
If you find yourself waking up with a head full of tangled hairs, most likely it’s caused by the friction from your pillowcase (cotton in most cases). Cotton can snag hair when you toss and turn at night, resulting in constant friction over your hair and scalp.
Thanks to silk’s smooth texture and cling-free properties, sleeping on silk allows your hair to glide without tugging and pulling. In turn, it prevents the risk of hair tangling and knotting, or any unwanted breakage.
Further to that, we also found that silk pillowcases can help preserve your hairstyle while you sleep, so you’ll be able to hold on to your styles like blow dry and braids, for extra days longer. Regardless of hair type, thin, thick, curly, dry or oily, you can surely benefit from silk’s unique natural properties that contribute to the “silky smooth hair” we all long for.