ALL IN THE BALANCE (Colour version) - (Selected by GETTY IMAGES

What is the best silk?


Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Regardless of your hair type, if you wake up to a head of hair that resembles a rat's nest, it's not the friction against your cuddle partner, it's your pillowcase. That thin sheet that keeps your pillow clean could be — and most likely is — doing a number on your hair if it's not made out of the right fabric, aka silk or satin.

To figure out why cotton pillowcases cramp your (hair)style, I asked celebrity stylist and all-around mane addict Jen Atkin to weigh in. "Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry, " she says. This is especially beneficial for hair types that are prone to frizz, such as coarse hair types or girls who have wiry curls, she adds.

Silk pillowcases also have a smooth slip to them — they're like the sexy lingerie of pillowcases and are super-gentle on skin and hair — so they won't leave sheet indentations on your skin when you wake up (bonus!), and the fabric allows your strands to flow freely over it without friction. This is what causes the not-cute version of bedhead, which is exactly why you should want to invest in a silk pillowcase.

Don't want to part with your cotton pillowcase? Atkin is also a fan of wrapping hair in a silk scarf before sleeping to maintain your style. "This is great for all hair types, but is especially beneficial for natural hair, " she says.

Now that you know the benefits of what snoozing on a silk or satin pillowcase can do for you, your hair, and your skin, here are a few to start sleeping on stat! And P.S., just because they're silk doesn't mean they're going to cost you your Starbucks or shoe fund. There are options out there that won't break the bank — see below!

Get non-boring fashion and beauty news directly in



Share this article





Related Posts


What is elastane?
What is elastane?
What is cotton industry?
What is cotton industry?
What is non woven fabric?
What is non woven fabric?

Latest Posts
What does synthetic materials means?
What does synthetic…
Synthetic Fragrance Bias and the Natural…
Clothes making process
Clothes making…
From time to time I get e-mails from…
Textile Printing. design
Textile Printing…
Product Description ONE YEAR PROFESSIONAL…
Open weave Material
Open weave Material
Straight Shift is an unstructured open…
Pleated Chiffon Fabric by the yards
Pleated Chiffon…
SILK CHIFFON Silk Dupioni Drapes and…
Search
Featured posts
  • What is elastane?
  • What is cotton industry?
  • What is non woven fabric?
  • What is Twill weave?
  • What is a weaving machine called?
  • What is bamboo viscose?
  • What is viscose made from?
  • Delicate Fabrics list
  • Linen Fabrics by the yard
Copyright © 2018 l www.xinlongtex.com. All rights reserved.