For years I've heard of the benefits of sleeping with a silk pillowcase. I first heard of it on the Dr. Phil show many moons ago. I remember there was a woman talking about how she switched to silk as a means to help prevent wrinkles on her face. At the time I was in my 20s and wrinkles were probably the furthest thing from my mind which is why I never purchased one until now, as a woman in my 40s.
Skin care has become a very important topic in my life this year which is why I must've remembered this episode, hopped to to Amazon, and ordered the Spasilk 100% silk pillowcase, which arrived just a little over a week ago.
Now that I've had some time to test it out, what I can tell you is that it's too early to know if it's helping slow down any wrinkling BUT it has helped me have some fantastic hair! Every morning I now wake up with, what can only be termed as, "sexy bed-head" and my hair seems to be maintaining it's "day 1 hair" quality so I've not needed to wash it every other day. Basically, my hair feels a lot healthier and my scalp feels a lot less greasy, if I'm honest.
According to The Ethical Silk Company:
- Silk is the strongest of natural fibers. It contains natural protein and 18 essential amino acids. It also contains natural cellular albumen which speeds up the metabolism of skin cells.
- As it is a breathable fabric and a natural temperature regulator, silk helps the body retain heat in cold weather and excess heat is expelled in warm weather. Therefore your body maintains a natural, comfortable temperature.
- Silk is hypoallergenic; it does not attract dust mites and is a natural fungal repellent.
- With its extremely smooth and soft texture, silk proves to be beneficial for those with sensitive skin conditions (e.g. Eczema).
- Silk does not conduct static electricity, it reduces hair breakage whilst helping the hair to maintain proper moisture balance.
I've definitely jumped on the silk pillowcase bandwagon and I can tell you that I'm a changed woman. For the rest of my life, I will only ever use silk pillowcases.
One caveat however is that, after some further research, I see that there are more ethical and sustainable ways of creating silk (in this instance it's called "peace silk") so I'll be looking into that the next time I need to purchase pillowcases and hope that I get the same effect.
Do you use silk pillowcases? What's been your experience?