Do silk pillowcases help hair?
Every beauty addict is always looking for new ways to improve their routine and promote gorgeous healthy skin and hair. While we often think a lot about the products we apply to our hair and scalp, we don’t often think so much about the materials they interact with. Using a silk pillowcase for hair is one of the ways you can fight these invisible beautify foes. Rather than letting your strands mattify and break on course fabrics while you sleep at night, satin or silk pillowcases encourage the stands to lie flat and glide over the surface. This results in the cuticle lying flat and the hair looking shiny and smooth in the morning.
The top benefits of a silk pillowcase for hair:
- Silk threads are much smoother and woven much more tightly than cotton fibers. This means that they cause less friction and static with your hair as you toss and turn throughout the night, which results in less frizz, less breakage, and less hair loss.
- A silk pillowcase for hair also won’t absorb your hair’s natural oils or the products you include in your nighttime routine like Gliss® Oil Nutritive Weightless Oil. Your hair won’t dry out overnight and the hair products will stay on your hair, where they belong. That also means that styling products you use on your hair won’t end up in your pores.
- Silk and satin pillowcases work for all hair types—yes, even curls. In fact, those with curly hair that is naturally prone to dryness and frizz, have turned to silk pillowcases and head wraps for years to protect their curly hairstyles. Those with fine hair will especially benefit from upgrading their pillowcase too.
Satin vs silk pillowcases: Hair benefits
So, now that we’ve answered the question, “Are silk pillowcases good for hair?”, let’s turn to another that you shouldn’t lose too much sleep over: what’s the difference between silk and satin? If we’re just talking about their benefits for hair, the truth is: very little. Silk is made from the natural fiber from silkworms and satin is a weave of synthetic fabrics. Because of this, satin tends to have had more exposure to chemicals, but you can also opt for an organic quality satin. While silk does also have natural hypoallergenic properties, the biggest difference here is the price tag.
If you decide to treat yourself to the more luxurious silk pillowcase for your hair, make sure it’s 95-100% mulberry silk and weighs 19-22 momme. Alternatively, you can also opt for a silk bandana, head wrap or turban to keep those locks moisturized and ready for a new day!