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If you've ever doubted the concept of beauty sleep, let us present you with a compelling argument: silk pillowcases. The Internet has inspired an impressive obsession with this luxurious bedding accessory, and yes, said obsession is totally justified. Mulberry Silk Pillow
Traditional pillowcases rely on cotton-heavy fabrics that create friction while you sleep — and when you consider that you're laying on a pillow for seven-plus hours a night, that friction (and the stress it can cause to your hair) makes a massive difference. Rex Jimieson, a hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, previously told Allure that silk alternatives can prevent manual damage associated with split ends, breakage, knotting, and bedhead. He recommends "a silk scarf around your hair at night or [using] a silk pillowcase to prevent friction on the hair."
Friction can be equally damaging to your complexion. New York-based board-certified dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, previously told Allure that skin creases caused by cotton pillowcases are "caused by the skin crunching against a pillowcase and breaking down collagen and elastic tissue," which can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, silk pillowcases are less absorbent — meaning your p.m. moisturizer will continue to penetrate your skin and not your pillowcase, while you snooze.
If you're ready to make the swap from crunchy cotton to smooth silk, we've curated a list of the best silk pillowcases to buy at Amazon. You'll find splurge-worthy options made from 100-percent mulberry silk to affordable satin alternatives that reap complexion-loving benefits. Beauty sleep awaits.
Overlooked in favor of the brand's memory foam mattresses (and adorable animal-clad advertisements), it's time we give Casper's Silk Pillowcase the credit it deserves. This durable bedding accessory is crafted from 100 percent mulberry silk, which means it remains breathable and cool to the touch on even the hottest days. Opt for a bundle that offers a matching sleep mask if you're feeling extra luxurious.
Sizes: Standard and King Colors/Patterns: 3
Capped off at $10, Bedsure Satin Pillowcases provide luxury on a tight budget and are an excellent (and adorable) holiday gift option. Crafted from 100 percent polyester satin, you'll receive two pillowcases with four size options and 22 colors. Hues range from plum purple and burgundy to champagne and lavender, which means achieving your perfect bedroom aesthetic will be easy as pie.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 23
Kitsch is a brand rooted in coils, clips, and scrunchies that inflict less damage on your 'do, which is why the Kitsch Silk Pillowcase is a natural extension of its product mission — silk pillowcases are, after all, a fantastic alternative to traditional cotton materials because they encourage less friction whilst you sleep. And as you probably know by now, less friction means less breakage, less knotting, and less frizz.
Sizes: Standard and King Colors/Patterns: 11
The Shopbedding Luxury Satin Pillowcase is an affordable choice that lasts thanks to a 100-percent woven polyester construction. It's less delicate than other finer silks on this list but is ideal for amateur launderers who tend to throw their delicates into heavy-duty wash cycles.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 25
If you prefer statement bedding, you'll adore the pattern options that Slpbaby's Silk Pillowcase has to offer. From vibrant florals to museum-worthy geometric shapes, you'll feel spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on one of the 36 designs. We're partial to the leopard print.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 37
Bedelite Pillowcases are a great starter pack for folks making the transition from cotton to silk pillowcases. You'll get a set of two for $13 and will reap the best benefit of nixing said rough cotton — waking up with hair that isn't knotted beyond measure. Your paddle brush thanks you in advance.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 25
If you detest envelope closures and find them cumbersome to fold, consider adding Ravmix Silk Pillowcase to your shopping cart. Why? They're designed with hidden zippers that remain perfectly in place — a.k.a if you're a toss-and-turn kind of sleeper, you won't wake up with your face on a bare pillow.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 18
Fishers Finery's Silk Pillowcase is made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk that will stand the test of time and the test of a washing machine. Just be sure to throw it in a mesh bag, run it on the gentle cycle, and lay it flat to dry to keep it in tip-top shape. This is also designed with an envelope closure that leaves a bit of extra slack room, meaning it can fit slightly larger or unconventionally-sized pillows.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 11
Silk pillowcases are great for your skin but not great for staying in place, which is where MYK's Pure Natural Mulberry Silk Pillowcase outshines its competition. While 100 percent mulberry silk is used on side A of the case, side B is crafted with cotton to prevent slippage — so say goodbye to having to fluff and adjust your pillow a trillion times throughout the night.
Sizes: Standard, Queen, and King Colors/Patterns: 10
While this list contains our crowning jewels in the world of silk pillowcases, Amazon has so many more options to sort through, if you so please — so head on over to amazon.com to upgrade your bedding routine, stat.
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