If you have curly hair, odds are you’ve already heard about the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase. While most people lie their heads down on cotton pillowcases, curlies should consider avoiding this common material. While cotton pillowcases are inexpensive and readily available, they could be doing a number on your curls. Cotton is a highly absorbent material, which means it could be leaching the moisture from your curls every time you lay your head down at night. Curls with less moisture equals curls with less definition, less styleability and lots more frizz. As you know, curly hair requires even more moisture than straight, because it takes longer for natural oils to reach the bottom of the hair shaft. Additionally, curls can slip across silk easier than cotton, which reduces the risk of breakage.
Check out these three options for amazing silk pillowcases (listed from highest to lowest on the price scale) and to see even more great options, click here.
Celestial Silk Pillowcase (Available on Amazon): This pillowcase is top rated (we’re talking 4.9 stars out of 5) and beloved by those who have purchased it. While it’s also made of 100% Mulberry silk, the charmeuse weave creates a thick, luxurious and smooth fabric that people can’t get enough of. It’s extremely cooling and has a hidden zipper so your pillow won’t move around.
LILYSILK Mulberry Silk Pillowcase (Available on Amazon): The top of this pillow is made of pure Mulberry silk and the bottom is of cotton, which prevents slipping on the bed. Not only does it have a great hidden zipper, you can throw it in the wash and then line dry.
ALASKA BEAR Natural Silk Pillowcase (Available on Amazon): This high quality pillowcase is made from 600 thread count Mulberry silk and is naturally dyed. Thousands have raved about this high quality pillow, commenting on how durable it is as well as the 20 colors and six sizes to choose from.