I’m sure you’ve seen ads promoting silk pillowcases as the ideal bedding to use if you want to protect your hair and skin. But what’s the deal here? Does silk possess any special properties that make it a better option?

That’s the focus of this article, so if you’ve been wondering about ordering those silk pillowcases, hold on until you get to the end of this article before hitting the purchase button.

What Is the Best Material for Pillowcases for Hair and Skin?

It looks as if silk comes out on top along with satin. You might guess both have similar properties, namely that they’re smoother than cotton, which can be quite rough.

What’s the Difference Between Silk and Satin?

If you’re wondering about this, you should know that silk comes from silkworms. Satin, meanwhile, can be made from a range of materials, including cotton and silk. So, if you want the best bedding, go for silk.

Are Cotton or Silk Pillowcases Better for Hair?

Here we are… the six-million-dollar question. And it looks like the correct answer is… silk. There are a few reasons for this too. Firstly, silk can’t absorb moisture like cotton can. This means your skin and hair won’t lose as much moisture overnight as they would if you slept on cotton pillowcases. If you already have dry hair, this can be another way to help prevent further moisture loss.

As you might guess, you’ll also lose less moisture from your skin. If you suffer from eczema, dry skin, or any other skin condition, you may well notice some improvement if you switch to silk pillowcases.

Secondly, since silk is smoother than cotton, there won’t be any friction created between your hair and your pillowcase. If you struggle with frizzy or knotted hair in the mornings, silk could make a major difference for you. This could well mean less brushing, and that means less stress for your hair.

Can Silk Pillowcases Help Stop Hair Loss?

Sadly, silk pillowcases won’t stop you from losing any hair. If you are losing your hair, it’s always best to seek expert professional advice, since hair loss can be an indicator of various conditions. These pillowcases will, however, help your hair glide over the pillowcase rather than providing a rougher texture to lay down against when you sleep.

Many people who suffer from frizzy hair notice it reduces when they switch to these pillowcases. So, if you regularly wake up with bedhead in the mornings, you may well notice some improvement if you leave your cotton pillowcases behind in favor of these.

Do Silk Pillowcases Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

No – changing your bedding would be a wonderfully easy way to generate faster hair growth, but sadly it doesn’t work that way. That said, as we’ve already seen, you can better protect your hair by switching to silk. Since it is less absorbent than cotton, it also prevents the oils in your hair from leaching out into the pillowcase.

The bottom line, then, is that silk pillowcases don’t have magical properties, but they can help you keep your hair in better condition than it would otherwise be. Does a silk pillowcase really make a difference? Absolutely! You may well notice the skin on your face is smoother and more hydrated than it previously was, which is another bonus, alongside the better condition of your hair.

Of course, you do need to make sure you take good care of your silk pillowcase as well. Wash it weekly and make sure you buy ones you can pop in the washer. You can also handwash them if you prefer. If you do put them in with other washing, check the laundry instructions and put them inside a net bag to protect them.

Your hair stylist can also provide some tips on how to take better care of your hair. However, if you suffer from tangled, knotty hair in the mornings, and you struggle with split ends, you may well notice some improvement if you make the switch to silk pillowcases. And just imagine that luxurious feel you’ll enjoy when you go to bed each night.

To learn more contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts for a complimentary, in-person hair and scalp analysis.