Can A Silk Pillowcase Really Be That Good?
Silk bedding has become more popular lately, with more and more people like beauty experts and bloggers extolling silk pillowcase benefits in particular.
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15 benefits of using a silk pillowcase?
1. A silk pillowcase is machine washable at 30 degrees
2. Silk is very quick-drying
3. Bed mite repellant
4. Good quality silk is long-lasting
5. Silk is a natural product and hypoallergenic
6. Suitable for the most sensitive skin
7. A silk pillowcase does not draw away moisture like cotton
8. Sleeping on silk has anti-ageing benefits
9. Wonderfully cooling in summer
10. Warming in winter
11. Less absorbent than cotton
12. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase feels luxurious
14. Silk is a smooth fabric so reduces hair frizz
15. Beauty benefits include fewer fine lines and wrinkles
The experts are agreed that a 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase has added beauty benefits like reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As you move around in your sleep cotton fabric catches your hair resulting in you waking up with frizzy hair. Silk allows your hair and skin to glide over the pillow so when you wake up you don’t have frizzy bed head.
Can you wash silk pillowcases?
One of the first questions often raised by those considering a silk pillowcase concerns keeping it clean. People imagine that a silk pillowcase is easily damaged and therefore must be hand washed, but this simply isn’t the case. Silk bedding can be machine washed at 30 degrees – and usually dries far more quickly than its cotton counterpart, too.
Silk is also surprisingly robust. It is strong as well as super soft, and even repels night-time nasties, such as bed mites or other creepy-crawlies. If you don’t want to share your bed with unwanted guests, a silk pillowcase is a must.
Do silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles?
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic. It is also reported to provide relief for those with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, and because it is so gentle on the skin it can be very beneficial for those who are undergoing chemotherapy and have very sensitive skin as a result of their treatment.
As well as being gentle on the skin, silk can help to hydrate it, too – which can reduce the cost of face creams and other skincare potions. Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that sleeping on a silk pillowcase can minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and give silk fans a youthful, glowing complexion.
Cooler Nights Sleeping On A Silk Pillowcase
Silk is so soothing to sleep on, and it’s not only renowned for its anti-ageing properties and gentleness. It can also help to control, and reduce, hot flushes. Ladies who have reached a certain point in their lives love silk because it can help to get them through the night without waking up because of feeling too hot.
In fact, silk can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture, which can really help those who suffer from night sweats that can be due to hormones, medication or other health-related reasons.
Sleep On A Pure Luxury Silk Pillowcase
Putting skin and hair care benefits to one side for a moment, consider the pure luxury of sleeping on silk. Silk looks the part – it has a very becoming satin sheen to its surface, making it look just as luxurious as it feels.
Then, there’s the actual feeling of high quality, pure silk on the skin. Once people have experienced sleeping on silk, they often report having no intention of ever going back to cotton or man-made fabrics, which they often describe as ‘scratchy’ or ‘rough’ in comparison.
So silk is cool in summer or for those experiencing hot flushes or night sweats, but how about when the weather is colder? Well, silk is also great at retaining warmth, which can help to minimise waking up in the night due to feeling chilly. This unique quality may also even help to keep down those heating bills, too.
If things get really heated, though, and a fire breaks out, silk will help to protect you. It is naturally non-flammable, so there will be no spreading like wildfire because of silk bed linen, unlike many other furniture and soft furnishing items found around the home.
A Silk Pillowcase Will Reduce Friction And Hair Frizz
Sleeping on silk reduces friction, giving you smoother sleeker hair which has implications for haircare. Friction is often to blame when it comes to split ends, and it doesn’t help those who are prone to hair frizz, either. Those with Afro Caribbean hair, in particular, can benefit from sleeping on silk, as it tends to help keep those tiny, tight curls under control.
It’s not only afro hair that can be tamed by sleeping on a silk Pillowcase though. Plenty of other people struggle to smooth their frizzy hair, too. Sleeping on silk, rather than a rougher fabric, can help to keep hair silky-smooth, too – leaving silk pillowcase owners more time to do things other than wielding their GHDs or spend a fortune on salon blow dries.
The Worlds Best 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcases
So you’re convinced, and decide to go ahead and buy a silk pillowcase to two. What do you choose? Is all silk made equal? The answer, of course, is no. Silk can vary tremendously in quality. So how do you know what to look for?
There are two main factors. One is the weave. A charmeuse weave is the best weave used in making silk because it gives such a smooth and lustrous surface. This is all the better to rest sensitive skin or flyaway, frizzy hair on because it reduces friction.
The other thing to consider is the ‘momme’ count. Like a thread count as applied to cotton, the momme count gives an indication of the thickness of the material. A higher momme count is generally better, with 22 being the absolute ideal for bed linen.
At Calidad Home, we only use charmeuse 22 momme 100% Mulberry silk. The most luxurious silk you can buy.
So Now You Know The Main Reasons You Should Be Sleeping on Silk
- 1. Machine washable at 30 degrees
- 2. Quick-drying
- 3. Bed mite repellant
- 4. Long-lasting
- 5. Hypoallergenic
- 6. Suitable for sensitive skin
- 7. Hydrating
- 8. Anti-ageing
- 9. Cooling in summer
- 10. Warming in winter
- 11. Absorbent
- 12. Luxurious
- 13. Non-flammable
- 14. Reduces frizz
- 15. Reduces split ends
The very best silk pillowcase is:
- 1. Charmeuse weave
- 2. 22 momme count
- 3. 100% Mulberry
If you like the sound of these silk pillowcase benefits, why not try sleeping on luxury silk for yourself? It’s a small price to pay for enjoying so many nights of comfortable, luxurious beauty sleep, as well as smoother skin and hair. We have a range of colours to choose from including 100% Mulberry white silk pillowcases.