I’ve heard so much recently about how silk pillowcases are meant to have so many benefits for your hair and skin but I’ve always been curious how. Interestingly, we don’t put much thought into bedding other than whether or not it looks pretty and feels nice. But to actually sleep on something that has positive benefits is quite an exciting concept!
After doing some research and trying out a silk pillowcase for myself I have grown to love sleeping on silk – it feels amazing! I’m not sure I’ll ever go back either, I love how cool and refreshing it feels to rest your head on some rich material. Alongside the bonus benefits of skin hydration and reduction of bad bed hair (thank goodness!).
My silk pillowcase was from Calidad Home, they use Mulberry Silk which is one of the most luxurious silks you can buy. The quality is measured/graded by the Momme number (the higher the number the thicker and more durable the material is), typical bedding is made from 19 Momme, whereas Calidad Home use 22 Momme for their products.
Benefits of sleeping on silk
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Providing relief for skin conditions e.g. eczema or acne
- Anti-ageing benefits
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces hair frizz
- Reduces split ends
- Avoids bedhead
- Smoother shiner hair
- Machine washable at 30 degrees
- Quick drying
- Bed mite repellant
- Good quality silk is long lasting
- Naturally hypoallergenic
- Cooling in summer
- Warming in winter
- Less absorbent than cotton
- Feels luxurious to sleep on
Understadbly, silk bedsheets are EXPENSIVE. Why not start out with a single pillowcase? This will allow you time to try it out and discover the added benefits before breaking your bank.
You may find that long-term you’ll save more money by having a silk pillowcase as you won’t need to buy skin or hair products. Not to mention you’ll be having an amazing nights sleep each night, so really… what’s not to love?
If the switch to silk is something you’re considering, take this as a sign to go for it – you won’t regret it!
Disclaimer: This post contains gifted products.
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