MYTHBUSTER – You should sleep on a silk pillow to keep your hair looking perfect…
June 24 2019 by:
Well, actually, we agree with this one! It’s definitely not a myth and what’s more, a silk pillow has lots of other benefits too.
The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair which often causes damage, like spilt ends and tangled strands.
And it can help prevent wrinkles too, so what’s not to like? Well, maybe the cost of the pillows, but trust us, this could be the best investment that you make this year.
Cotton, which most of us use for our pillowcases, will suck up the moisture in your hair. It will also soak up dirt and oil from your skin which can clog your pores, causing breakouts as well as leaving ‘sleep creases’ which can lead to wrinkles.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will leave you less puffy in the morning, and for anyone with rosacea, silk will be less abrasive on your face than your run-of-the-mill cotton covers, which can help reduce redness.
Plus, silk allows your hair and your skin to glide smoothly over the surface with no trace of roughness.
It’s said that silk fibres have a very similar consistency to human hair containing around 98% amino acids, together with wax and fat.
It also has a natural resistance to dust mites, mould, and fungus in addition to many other allergens.
It’s a win-win situation.