8 of the best silk pillowcases for your hair and skin

Because beauty sleep isn't just about getting eight hours of shut-eye

Silk pillowcases

by Aimee Jakes |

You can buy fancy serums and dedicate entire Sunday afternoons to 'self-care' (aka a bath and a glass of red), but it can be a wasted effort if you're not sleeping on a silk pillow case.

Did you know that standard pillow cases (Including cotton and polyester) can zap the moisture from your skin and cause premature ageing, wrinkles and creases while cotton pillow cases can also wreak havoc on your hair.

Silk pillowcases create a smooth surface for your hair and skin to glide over, meaning less friction.

They work hard to keep your hair detangled and frizz-free. They're also perfect for prolonging your blow dry.

Ensure you're getting your beauty sleep with these highly-rated silk pillow cases and thank us later.

Check out: the best anti-ageing silk pillow cases

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The best anti-ageing silk pillow cases

Silk Linen Flip Pillowcase - Smoke Grey
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CREDIT: Cultiver

If you are after something truly sensational, Cultiver's Flip Pillowcase is a game-changer. Featuring 100% Mulberry silk on one side and pure linen on the flip, it doesn't just feel lush but can completely transform the look of your room. One reviewer said, "I’ve bought Cultiver linen for years, nothing compares. It’s the best quality, beautiful to use for everyday luxury. The added element of silk just makes these pillow cases extra special."

ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
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CREDIT: Amazon

Both sides of the pillowcase is organic and natural silk. It cleverly prevents hair from matting or tangling during the night. Beauty sleep at its finest. One reviewer said, "I have read that a silk pillowcase is better for your skin and hair and it is true. My hair feels so much better since making the switch and is growing faster."

Cult Beauty
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CREDIT: Cult Beauty

This luxe pillow case is made from 100% pure mulberry silk which will prevent hair damage and drawing moisture from your face. It's available in a range of colours and designs. One reviewer said: "It's a very pleasant feeling to fall asleep on silk pillow! It's a very good morning to wake up with no creases on your face and no mess with your hair! And it's a perfect luxurious present to your girl friend"

2 Pack Silk Pillow Case
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CREDIT: Amazon

A cheap alternative that is great for preventing wrinkles, dry skin and bed head. Plus, two for £7, you can't go wrong. It's had 4.2 stars on Amazon and one reviewer wrote, "Silk pillow cases came on time, the pillow cases look well made with lovely soft material which is very comfortable while sleeping."

Momme Envelope Print Silk Pillowcase
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CREDIT: Lily Silk

We love this from Lily Silk. It will protect your hair since sleeping on silk eliminates the friction you get when your hair rubs against a harsher fabric, like cotton.Reviewer Jenny wrote: "I love the smoothness on my skin. It doesn't pull my curls. It's soft to the touch. I sleep like a baby!"

Bedsure Pillowcase Set Satin Pillowcases
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CREDIT: Amazon

The Bedsure pillow cases won't absorb moisture like cotton to help retain your shiny hairstyle. We also love that it's a pack of two, so your partner can benefit, too. One Amazon review reads: "I got these pillowcases because I had just bleached the heck out of my hair and heard this kind of fabric can help limit hair breakage. It seems to have worked, or at least helped, because my hair is in remarkably good condition despite three rounds of bleach."

Only Curls Silk Pillowcase - Pink
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CREDIT: Only Curls

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is a really simple way to keep your hair and skin healthy and hydrated. It also helps keep curls intact, speeding up your morning hair routine.A review reads: "I have been using this pillow case for 2 months and I LOVE IT. It's super soft and definitely helps with tangles. I am a very restless sleeper, so this has really helped with the morning frizz!"

Silk Pillowcase with Cotton Underside
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CREDIT: Jasmine Silk

A more affordable alternative are these silk pillowcases with a cotton underside. Maybe you've had a full silk experience, indulging in an entire silk bedding set: fitted sheet, pillowcases, and a duvet cover. If so, you'll be very aware that your pillows can slide about profusely and even end up on the floor the next morning. Well, with this cotton underside option- these pillowcases prevent that from happening. Made from pure Mulberry charmeuse silk, you're sure to have a heavenly sleep with revived skin and smooth hair the very next morning.

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What's the difference between silk and satin?

Simply put, silk is a fibre, whereas satin is the weave. Often, silk pillowcases are a mix of both silk and satin. The highest quality of silk is Mulberry, which is the Egyptian cotton equivalent of silk.

Don't worry as cheaper alternatives will still give you the same smoothing benefits.

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