Other pillowcases don’t slip, causing damage to hair and delicate facial skin.
Slip silk allows your skin to glide, whereas cotton scratches and tugs on delicate facial skin, resulting in premature stretching and sleep-crease.
Technically, aesthetically and functionally; there is literally nothing like silk. While man has spent decades trying to copy silk with products like synthetic satin, nothing has ever come close to providing the health benefits of the real thing.
Made from mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme, slip silk pillowcases are the very best available anywhere in the world.
Ever woken up with a ‘sleep-crease’ on your face? While the creases usually go away later the same day, they are an indication of the damage done to your face when sleeping on a cotton pillowcase.
Cotton draws moisture from your hair, drying it out and further contributing to bed-head. Unfortunately ‘bed-head’ is not only an inconvenience, but a symptom of something more serious. The same rough treatment that causes bed-head can also damage your hair follicles, leading to thinner, less healthy hair.
A secret that hairdressers and movie stars have known for decades, silk pillowcases are infinitely gentler on your hair than cotton. Cotton grabs your hair and twists it at the root throughout the night, damaging hair and causing bed-head in the morning, whereas silk is so gentle on your hair, it allows your hairstyle/blow-dry to last overnight, which is great news for people with hair extensions, curly hair, fragile hair and anyone wanting to maintain the integrity of their hair.
Cotton not only draws moisture from your hair but your skin as well, drying it out and nullifying the benefits of moisturising crème.
Silk breathes. It’s hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. It’s also a natural temperature regulator, so it’s cooler in summer and doesn’t sweat like synthetic satin and other man-made imitations. Synthetic satin (e.g. polyester) may feel nice and soft in your hand, but after an 8 hour sleep your hair and facial skin can really feel the difference.
Celebrity Hairstylist, Founder and CEO of Ouai Haircare and Mane Addicts.