Have you heard that sleeping on a silk pillowcase can actually help you avoid fine lines and wrinkles? What’s more, it can also help protect your hair from falling out as well as from breakage and split ends! So if you’re ready to take beauty sleep to the next level, it might be time to rethink your bedding.
That’s right — your pillowcase you could be responsible for your bad hair days. The reason is that traditional pillowcases are typically pretty abrasive for hair, especially if you’ve got thin, dry, or overly-processed strands. According to Good Housekeeping, the cotton and polyester materials used to make pillowcases tend to snag at hair, causing it to break, fall out, or tangle into a giant mess. Silk pillowcases are (obviously) made of silk, which has a soft, smooth texture.
What’s more, silk pillowcases can help keep your hair and scalp hydrated, minimizing hair loss and damage. Silk is much less absorbent than cotton or polyester, so it helps your hair keep its natural oils. Cotton pillowcases, on the other hand, tend to absorb the natural moisture from your hair, contributing to dryness and breakage. Yikes!
Beyond the benefits for your precious mane, silk pillowcases, as previously mentioned, can also help your skin. Since they don’t absorb moisture, they can help your skin stay hydrated as you sleep. They’ve also been said to regulate temperature pretty well, helping to keep you cool during the night.
So if you’re ready to start snoozing on a silky smooth pillowcase, we can’t say we blame you. Check out a list of our favorites, here! We’re wishing you a holiday season full of beautiful hair and skin.