How Sleeping On Silk Benefits For Your Skin & Hair

silk pillowcase benefits

Silk pillowcases have become more popular lately, with more and more people like beauty experts and bloggers going on about how good they are. Can they really be as good as everyone is saying.

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help tame morning hair frizz and provide beauty benefits like younger looking glowing skin and help keep you cooler throughout the night. They are also hypoallergenic so offer some relief from eczema and psoriasis.

So what is it about silk that makes it so good to sleep on? Some people love their silk pillowcaes telling friends how it has changed their lives and helped them sleep so much better.

Well lets have a look at the facts and see if a simple pillowcase can live up to all the hype that its had over the last few years.

A silk pillowcase is a lot smoother than cotton so sleeping on silk can give you glowing hydrated skin and smoother more manageable hair in the mornings. They are hypoallergenic and cooling to sleep on.

The best silk pillowcases are made from 22 Momme silk making them machine washable and long lasting.

Below we list 9 benefits you will get from sleeping on a silk pillowcase

Key Points

1. Silk pillowcases are machine washable
2. Silk is very quick-drying
3. Sleeping on silk reduces hair frizz
4. Wake up with fewer fine lines and wrinkles
5. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic

6. Very long lasting
7. A silk pillowcase is naturally hypoallergenic
8. Suitable for delicate skin
9. Luxurious to sleep on and cooling in summer

The experts are agreed that a 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase has added beauty benefits like reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As you move around in your sleep cotton pillowcases catch your hair resulting in you waking up with frizzy hair.

The smooth texture of silk allows your hair and skin to glide over the pillow so when you wake up you don’t have frizzy bed head.

We look at some more reasons to sleep on a silk pillowcase in this article.

Machine washing a silk pillowcase

You can machine wash silk pillowcases

One of the first questions often raised by those considering a silk pillowcase concerns keeping it clean. People imagine that it is easily damaged and therefore must be hand washed, but this simply isn’t the case.

It can be machine washed at 30 degrees – and usually dries far more quickly than its cotton counterpart, too.

It is also surprisingly robust. It is strong as well as super soft, and even repels night-time nasties, such as bed mites or other creepy-crawlies. If you don’t want to share your bed with unwanted guests, a silk pillowcase is a must.

Sleeping On Silk will prevent wrinkles

Mulberry silk is naturally hypoallergenic. It is also reported to provide relief for those with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, and because it is so gentle on the skin it can be very beneficial for those who are undergoing chemotherapy and have very sensitive skin as a result of their treatment.

As well as being gentle on the skin and hair, it can help to hydrate it, too – which can reduce the cost of face creams and other skincare potions. Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that another benefit of sleeping on a silk pillowcase can minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and give silk fans a youthful, glowing complexion.

Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase is a bit like sleeping on blotting paper. Cotton is a very absorbant material... thats why they make towels from cotton.

So every night you lay with your head on cotton for 8 hours it is drawing moisture and your expensive night creams from your face.

This is why in the mornings you wake up with tight feeling skin. All the moisture has been sucked out.

Silk on the other hand does not absorbe moisture but lets your face glide over the fabric. Helping you wake up with glowing hydrated younger looking skin. This is one of the main benefits of silk pillowcases.

They will keep you Cooler At Night?

Silk is so soothing to sleep on, and it’s not only renowned for its anti-ageing properties, gentleness and luxurious smooth texture.

It can also help to control, and reduce, hot flushes. Ladies who have reached a certain point in their lives love silk because it can help to get them through the night without waking up because of feeling too hot.

In fact, silk can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture, which can really help those who suffer from night sweats that can be due to hormones, medication or other health-related reasons.

Silk pillowcases prevent too much tossing and turning giving you a better nights sleep.

Sleeping On Pure Luxury Silk is amazing

Putting skin and hair care benefits to one side for a moment, consider the pure luxury of laying on silk. Silk looks the part – it has a very becoming satin sheen to its surface, making it look just as luxurious as it feels.

Then, there’s the actual feeling of high quality silk on the skin. Once people have experienced silk, they often report having no intention of ever going back to cotton or man-made fabrics, which they often describe as ‘scratchy’ or ‘rough’ in comparison.

a silk pillowcase keeps you warm at night

Sleeping On Silk Keep You Warm In Winter

So silk is cool in summer or for those experiencing hot flushes or night sweats, but how about when the weather is colder? Well, silk is also great at retaining warmth, which can help to minimise waking up in the night due to feeling chilly. This unique quality may also even help to keep down those heating bills, too.

If things get really heated, though, and a fire breaks out, silk will help to protect you. It is naturally non-flammable, so there will be no spreading like wildfire because of silk bed linen, unlike many other furniture and soft furnishing items found around the home.

Silk Will Help Reduce Hair Frizz And Give Give You Glossy Hair

Silk pillowcases prevent friction, giving you smoother sleeker hair which has implications for haircare. Friction is often to blame when it comes to split ends, and it doesn’t help those who are prone to bad hair mornings, either. Those with Afro Caribbean hair, in particular, can benefit from sleeping on silk, as it tends to help keep those tiny, tight curls under control.

It’s not only afro hair that can be tamed though. Plenty of other people struggle to smooth their frizzy hair, too. Laying on silk, rather than a cotton pillowcase, can help to keep hair silky-smooth, too – leaving you more time to do things other than wielding their GHDs or spend a fortune on salon blow dries.

Sleep on silk for no more hair frizz

What Are The Best Silk Pillowcases To Buy IN 2022?


So if you’re convinced, and decide to go ahead and buy a silk pillowcase to two.

What silk do you choose?

Is all silk made equal?

The answer, of course, is no. Silk can vary tremendously in quality. So how do you know what to look for?

There are two main factors. One is the weave. A charmeuse weave is the best weave used in making silk because it gives such a smooth and lustrous surface. This is all the better to rest sensitive skin or flyaway, frizzy hair on because it reduces friction.

The other thing to consider is the ‘momme’ count. Like a thread count as applied to cotton, the momme count gives an indication of the thickness of the material. A higher momme count is generally better, with 22 being the absolute ideal for bed linen.

At Silk Pillowcase, we only use charmeuse 22 momme 100% Mulberry silk. The best silk you can buy.

The very best quality silk pillowcase is:

 1. Charmeuse weave

2. 22 momme count

3. 100% Mulberry

If you like the sound of these benefits of silk pillowcases then why not try sleeping on luxury silk for yourself?

It’s a small price to pay for enjoying so many nights of comfortable, luxurious beauty sleep, as well as smoother skin and hair.

We have a range of colours to choose from including 100% Mulberry white silk pillowcases.

Do silk pillowcases make good gifts?

Silk pillowcases are great for your hair, your skin and your sleep. They’re also easy to care for, long-lasting and luxurious - so is it any wonder that they make great gifts?

do silk pillowcases make good gifts

Show them You Care With A Silk Pillowcase

Giving Mulberry silk as a present shows someone you really care about their happiness and wellbeing. Whether you choose a plain, undyed ivory silk pillowcase, go for their favourite shade or opt for an animal print inspired by the natural world, pure mulberry silk pillowcases make fantastic gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, anniversaries - the list goes on.

A Perfect Gift For a Friend Or Loved One

Whether you wrap it all up beautifully by yourself to make a lovely, soft package adorned with pretty paper, ribbons and a matching gift tag or invest in one of our reusable gift boxes, a silk pillowcase makes a very thoughtful present indeed.

a beautifully wrapped silk pillowcase

Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, Weddings, Just to let them know you are thinking of them

Who wouldn’t want to be treated to a beautiful item for their home which would also give them numerous other benefits - including improved sleep, smoother skin and sleeker hair?

As Mulberry silk naturally repels bed mites and is hypoallergenic, it’s also suitable for even the most sensitive gift recipient.

If someone you love would adore a machine washable, quick-drying silk pillowcase that’s also cooling and anti-ageing, why not consider this delightful item next time you want to give them a present they’ll truly appreciate?

Let someone you know you are thinking of them and give them the benefits of silk pillowcases. They really are the ideal gift for anybody who likes to look after their skin and hair.