Silk is one of the most coveted bedding materials on the market, with its unparalleled silky and luxurious texture. Not only is it irresistibly soft to the touch, but the shimmering tones of silk adds a touch of glamour to anything it is used for.
Over the past year silk pillowcases have soared in popularity. No longer are they synonymous with our Grandma’s bedding sets, but with a dramatic entrance they have made their way to the 21st century as one of the biggest trends in bedding. But what makes this trend so much more than making your bed look and feel luxurious, is the benefits a silk pillowcase can bring to your hair and skincare. The ladies of the 1920’s were way ahead of their time! So are silk pillowcases really worth their hype?
Are Silk Pillowcases worth it?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, yes, yes.
Hitting at a higher price point compared to cotton and polyester pillowcase, silk pillowcases are an investment, but one that may be worthwhile for you. If you are an avid skincare or haircare junkie, a silk pillowcase is a no brainer. With most of us spending around a third of our day in bed, our face and hair are coming into contact with our pillows a large portion of our time.
Did you know? Traditional pillowcases that are made from a cotton or polyester blend can cause friction against our delicate skin and hair. Once you’ve switched to a silk pillowcase, their rougher texture will be something you can’t help but notice!
Are silk pillowcases better for your hair and skin?
One of the main benefits of a silk pillowcase is its glide, eliminating the friction caused by regular pillowcases. The delicate and smooth texture of the material will allow your hair and skin to glide across your pillow without any tugging at your skin or pulling at fine strands. Particularly if you are prone to tossing and turning during the night, a regular pillow can result in crepe-ing on the face and unruly hair when you wake up in the morning. So if you are looking to extend the life of your blowout or twist up, or prevent premature fine lines, the first step could be switching up your pillowcase to a Mulberry Silk alternative.
The benefits of a silk pillowcase don’t stop there. Not only are silk pillowcases a champion at minimising friction, but the natural properties of the silk fibres prevent skin and hair from drying out overnight. Unlike the absorbent nature of cotton, silk pillowcases won’t absorb the moisture and natural oils from your skin and hair, leaving you with more hydrated face and hair. This will further contribute towards reducing hair breakage and reducing skin irritation. Did we also mention how divine it feels to fall asleep on? All that from switching up your pillowcase!
What is the best silk pillowcase?
The newest addition to our Fine Bedding Company collection is our Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Made from 100% Mulberry silk, the highest quality silk available, these pillows are beautifully soft and smooth to the touch, making them extremely gentle on your skin and hair. Switching up your pillow to a Mulberry silk alternative will help your skin retain moisture levels overnight, help minimise wrinkles caused by the friction of regular pillows, and will also minimise hair static. Say goodbye to bedhead! What makes these coveted pillowcases even more desirable, is they are naturally breathable and hypoallergenic.