July 24, 2024

13 Best Silk Pillowcases for Skin & Hair 2022

The best silk pillowcases promise to serve up beauty sleep in abundance. By definition. Sure, your night creams, serums and hair masks might go a long way towards weightless locks and a glowing complexion, but according to dermatologists, silk pillowcases of the highest quality offer a multitude of benefits to your skin and hair that your bog-standard cotton pillowcase just doesn’t.

What are the benefits of using a silk pillowcase?

With a lower price point at most retailers, cotton pillow covers are the best budget option for most sleepers. But since cotton has a high absorption rate and a rougher surface (even when the thread count is high), they can cause hair breakage, a reduced efficacy of your skincare products and a speedier onset of fine lines and wrinkles.

On the contrary, by causing less friction and allowing for free movement, silk pillowcases prevent the ruffling of your hair while you sleep (goodbye knots and frizz) – as well as the tugging of your skin.

Silk pillowcases are also less absorbent, meaning they won’t absorb too many of the scalp’s natural oils (which is great for those with greasy hair), and they won’t pull the hydration out of your skincare products overnight. Your serums and night creams will actually have a chance to penetrate the skin’s barrier and do their job as a result.

If that wasn’t enough, silk, which is derived from silkworms, is naturally hypoallergenic. Silk pillowcases prevent mould, dust mites and fungus from building up. They are also temperature regulating, which means you won’t find yourself flipping your pillow every 30 seconds to reach the “cold side”. Sold? You bet.

Oh, and yes. Many of the same silk benefits are true when it comes to silk pyjamas, silk scrunchies and silk hair wraps, too.

Best silk pillowcases: our top picks
Best silk pillowcase overall: 100% Mulberry 22-Momme Silk Pillowcase, WAS £82 NOW £61, Blissy
Best silk pillowcase, runner-up: Silk Beauty Pillowcase For Hair & Skin, £65, The White Company
Best affordable silk pillowcase: Pure Silk Pillowcase M&S, £29. 50, Marks and Spencer
Best Mulberry silk pillowcase: Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, £72, Mayfair Silk
Best silk pillowcase for curly hair: Slip Queen Pillowcase, £85, Selfridges
Best silk pillowcase for skin: 25 Momme Housewife Envelope Luxury Pillowcase, £65, LilySilk

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