The benefits of using a silk pillowcase

Do you wake up with your hair in all directions, looking nothing like how you left it the night before? Maybe you find yourself wondering what good your face cream actually did overnight, with sleep lines on your face and dry skin?

If this sounds like you, we’re going to guess you probably don’t use a silk pillow. Because if you did, it would be a different story.

The lesser-known trick of using a silk pillowcase is the answer to your overnight hair- and skincare complaints. 

Naturally hypoallergenic, soft and anti-static, silk pillowcases are designed to be kind to your skin and hair. Not only do they prompt a good night’s sleep, but they boast a long list of benefits. 

These include: 

  • Reduced hair frizz
  • Less hair breakage overnight
  • Fewer tangles 
  • Hair feels silkier
  • Less drying for skin and hair
  • Less friction on skin and hair

You can expect to wake up with your hair still in tact – like it was the night before – so you avoid the bedhead look. Meanwhile, your skin will thank you, as silk absorbs less moisture and dirt.

“Silk may present a kinder and cleaner surface for cradling your cheek,” explains Healthline. “Cotton also sops up the natural oil and bacteria from your face and hair, and that grime accumulates on your case night after night, creating a petri dish out of your pillow.”

In other words, your skin will be cleaner and less prone to inflammation and breakouts.

At Hairworthy, we use 100% Mulberry silk, which is the highest grade silk on the market. It’s a breathable, easy-care product that's silky smooth on both sides. 

It’s a game changer and one Hairworthy founder, Safi Diop, loves.

Why does she use it?

“To preserve my curls at night I prefer pineappling my curly hair and resting my head on my silk pillowcase, rather than using a bonnet and sleeping on cotton,” she explains. “It gives me that luxurious feel and it's better for my skin too.”

You’ll have to try it to believe it. 

For the best results, be sure to wash your silk pillowcase each week, on a delicate wash.

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