The humble pillowcase has had many reiterations, but none have been so precious as its silk incarnation. Once only reserved only those of sovereign stature, the silk pillowcase is now accessible to the masses. But why choose silk over your fleecy flannel counterparts? All in the name of beauty, of course.
Whilst Sleeping Beauty always slept on her back, there is a good chance you don’t. After-dark wriggling and wiggling may seem innocuous enough, but a lot happens in that protracted phase when night falls (no, dirty minds). Hair loss, fine lines, dehydration, collapsed blow-waves (ermahgerd, stop, it’s all too much) – it’s a beauty disaster.
Lucky then, that the silk pillowcase is here to save the day (or night).
The benefits of a silk slip transcend mere touch and feel, proffering a host of benefits for both skin and hair. Their cotton counterparts cause friction of the unwanted variety between the sheets; of skin and pillow. This in turn causes lines (we’ve all been there – waking up crinkle-faced and cranky) and over time, such innocent lines become forever wrinkles. But, silky, shiny, sheeny cases make for smooth snuggling sans any friction.
There’s also the promise of frizz-free, healthier locks, as top hairstylist Anthony Nader explains: “When resting your head on say cotton or cotton blend, this tends to agitate and rough up the hair cuticle, which leaves you waking like you’ve had a rough night’s sleep; because of the silk fibres being smooth and shiny, when you sleep at night and you move your head, your strands will glide or even slide along the fibre with ease. You’ll notice a photo finish difference in the morning and also less time styling, which can zap up your morning routine before running out the door.” It also keeps your blow-wave buoyant for extra days (phew).
Plus it locks in your skin’s natural moisture, not absorbing any lavish (and expensive) night creams applied before hitting the sack. And for those prone to a sneeze and a snuffle, silk repels allergens such as dust, pollen and bed bugs; so bulbous morning eyes be gone.
For your most sovereign sleep yet, five of the cutest for your consideration, plus one nifty, silky sleep appendage. Time to slip into something more comfortable.
Slip XO Slip Pillowcase
Slip XO Silk Pillowcase, $79.95. SHOP NOW
The Goodnight Company Silk PillowcaseThe Goodnight Company Silk Pillowcase in Natural White, $79.95. SHOP NOW
Go-To Face Case Silk PillowcaseGo-To Face Case Silk Pillowcase, $65. SHOP NOW
Ettitude Bondi Pillow
Ettitude Bondi Pillow Set in Grey, $40. SHOP NOW