#1 Genius Beauty Hack: Silk Pillowcase
Hailey Bieber recently has joined the celebrity bandwagon promoting the life-changing benefits of an organic silk pillowcase.
Finding the best silk pillowcase can legitimately change your sleep habits and beauty routine! Let's first take a list of celebrity promoters:
- Kim Kardashian
- Victoria Beckham
- Gisele Bündchen
- Cindy Crawford
- Katy Perry
- Kris Jenner
- Sophie Turner
Reasons why to buy a Silk Pillow Case
One of the first was Cindy Crawford, saying: "I've noticed that I've not only gotten fewer pillow lines, but it's better for my hair," she said. "That's the one thing people don't talk about with aging. We all know skin is so important, but your hair changes, too." She then continued: "When you're 20, pillow lines go away pretty quickly, but the older you get, the longer they stay. This silk one helps me not wake up with those lines, and it keeps my hair from getting frizzy."
And what did Sophie Turner have to say about her silk pillowcase? “They keep your skin soft, they keep your hair soft; you sleep on them, you wake up and you look so refreshed. It’s really good for everything.”
So, let's look at the true benefits of this hype. We spend about a third of our life in bed, and if you’re sleeping on traditional cotton pillowcases, you could lose more than just a little sleep. You could also be losing your skincare product and healthy hair tonics to fabric absorption. But there’s more to the hype about what makes the best silk pillowcase than simply how nice it will make your skin and hair feel.
Here are 4 reasons why silk pillowcases are worth the hype.
Reason #1: It’s Better for Your Hair
Silk’s smooth texture is unlike any other textile in the world. This makes for less friction for when you toss and turn in bed. Less friction = less hair breakage, knots, and frizz. Silk is also beneficial to hair due to the absorbency style of its hollow, protein silk fibers. Compared to traditional bedding textiles, such as cotton, silk wicks away significantly less moisture from your hair. That leaves your overnight hair treatment products in place to do their job keeping your hair texture in its optimal state. This is a particularly big deal for women with curly hair and women of color rocking their natural texture. One product tester submitted the following review to Black Beauty & Hair magazine after the first night of using a silk pillowcase, “I never wear my hair out, but I wanted to really test how my hair would survive a night on the silk pillowcase. The results are definitely promising. All of my curls stayed intact and springy. I had minimal frizzing in comparison to how it would have looked after a night on a cotton pillowcase. I’m surprised that my hair doesn’t feel knotted and again it only required minimal refreshing.”
Reason #2: It’s Better for Your Skin
Our silk pillowcase’s natural ability to protect your hair’s moisture and reduce frizz applies to your skin, too. Your hyaluronic acid serums and night creams will stay put to do their job all night long, locking in your skin’s precious moisture. Not only will your anti-aging creams and serums stick around longer to do their work, your silk pillowcase has its own anti-aging tricks to contribute. That’s because retained moisture leaves your skin firmer, and plumper with fewer wrinkles. PLUS your silk pillowcase creates less friction than traditional textiles, leading to fewer sleep wrinkles and creases when you wake from a luxurious, restful sleep. What's more... If you suffer from skin allergies, acne, or other skin conditions that leave your face prone to redness and inflammation, silk might be the assist your skin needs to rest and heal overnight. Our 100% organic silk’s fibers are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and hypoallergenic. So, if your rough cotton pillowcases are irritating your sensitive skin, switching to silk might be beneficial. Silk protein has even been added to some medical bandages after studies showed its ability to reduce scarring (2), while silver has been used for centuries in wound healing (4).
Reason #3: A Silk Pillowcase is Better for the Environment
Our organic silk pillowcase is sustainable and more eco-friendly than standard cotton bedding. Creating sustainable products that elevate your everyday life is at the heart of what we do. That’s why our silk pillowcase isn’t just a fab treat for your self-care routine - it’s the best silk pillowcase you can find! Here are some quick stats on how we work toward sustainability: Doesn’t take up valuable food crop land. Mulberry trees can grow on marginal land that is not reserved for food crop production. No growth hormones or toxic chemicals. Also, in the rearing rooms, we opt for non-chemical methods like steaming, sun drying, or hot-air sterilization. Uses less water than most textile plants. Additionally, our water-conscious facilities have water treatment as an additional stage so that freshwater is conserved, and treated water is recycled back into the system. Requires much less energy for production than most other textile industries Ethical factories that support rural economy in low-income areas of the world.
Reason #4: They’re GORGEOUS!
Sure, we’ve boasted a lot of thoughtful benefits to having an organic silk pillowcase, but we can’t help but gush over how gorgeous and luxurious these beauties are! In a range of colors to suit any bedroom design, our organic silk pillowcase is the best silk pillowcase to use as backdrop for your next bed selfie ‘Gram shot.
Recapping: skin and hair gently glide across as you catch z’s, reducing friction and leaving your skin and hair hydrated. This is key in helping to reduce bedhead, hair breakage, fine lines and wrinkles and dull, dry skin. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, which keeps your sleep surface clear of allergens, dust mites and mold aka skin irritants that can cause breakouts. For acne prone skin, this is key to consider, and something that we hear many dermatologists call out. You’ll wake up fresher and be out the door faster with less time messing with your hair and skin. What's not to love?