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Are Silk Pillowcases Worth It? Luxury for Everyday People
Are Silk Pillowcases Worth It? Luxury for Everyday People

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Key takeaways:

  • Silk pillowcases have beauty benefits for skin and hair unlike cotton.

  • High-quality mulberry silk prevents wrinkles and breakage while sleeping.

  • Silk helps regulate temperature for better sleep.

  • Caring for silk pillowcases properly allows them to last 10+ years.

 

Silk is a highly luxurious fabric with impressive beauty benefits for hair and skin. Silk bedding and other silk products have been highly sought after for thousands of years. In ancient China, silk was the go-to fabric for nobility and was even used as currency!

Now, this brilliant textile is no longer reserved for high society. It’s an accessible and affordable option that you can effortlessly integrate into your beauty routine.

Silk's smooth surface affords many benefits to hair, skin, and sleep quality. In this post, we'll focus on mulberry silk, one of the finest kinds of silk, and how sleeping on the best silk pillowcases can lead to fewer facial wrinkles and sleep creases, prevent breakage and split ends, and help hot sleepers get a better night’s sleep.

There are many different silk products available to benefit hair, skin, and sleep quality. These include silk pillowcasessilk hair scrunchiessilk sleep masks, and silk robes—just to name a few.

So, are silk pillowcases worth it? Let’s find out by learning some silk basics and what makes it so stellar.

a silk pillowcase doesn't absorb as much moisture as a cotton one

What to Look for in a Silk Pillowcase

Mulberry silk

When looking for a silk pillowcase, make sure that the material is 100% mulberry silk. Mulberry silk is one of the the best quality silks that you can purchase. It comes from the Bombyx mori silkworm, which feeds exclusively on leaves from the mulberry tree, giving the silk special properties.

Silk has a grading scale that gives you information about its quality. The grading scale for silk ranges from A-C (with A being the highest quality). There is also a number grade for each letter. For example: A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A. 

Grade 6A silk, the most luxurious and purest available, ensures a durable and smooth experience in bedding, thanks to its decreased friction.

delicate raw silk strands

Momme count

The higher the momme (the unit used to measure silk weight), the denser the silk will be. Blissy's 22-momme silk pillowcases are the best silk pillowcases you can find. They offer a luxurious experience while benefiting your skin and hair. With their dense weave, they compare to a 900 thread count in cotton fabric, making them a high-quality choice for anyone looking to reduce sleep wrinkles and retain moisture in their hair and skin.

Are silk pillowcases worth it?

Yes, if they are made from the highest quality silk. Otherwise, you may find irregularities, a less smooth texture, or fabric weaknesses in other silk pillowcases of a lower grade. Blissy only uses grade 6A, pure mulberry silk fabrics in their products.

Plus, Blissy silk pillowcases feature a hidden zipper closure which gives it an extra-sleek style, allowing both sides of the pillowcase to be used equally. Pillowcases with the more common envelope closure include a seam on one side of the pillowcase, which can cause sleep wrinkles.

Blissy pillowcases can be machine-washed in a mesh laundry bag for easy care, sparing you the high maintenance associated with other silk pillowcase options that you must hand wash or dry clean.

Is a Silk Pillowcase Worth It? Your Skin Says Yes!

Silk pillowcases have many beauty benefits that might surprise you. And what’s even better is that you can receive all of them while you’re sleeping!

silk prevents acne and promotes smooth skina

A Blissy silk pillowcase is:

  • Anti-aging
  • Helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hypoallergenic and non-irritating
  • Hydrating
  • Noncomedogenic (will not clog pores)
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Bug resistant

Smoother, Softer Skin

A silk pillowcase will reduce friction on hair and skin and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles

from forming on facial skin. Silk doesn’t absorb skincare products either, unlike cotton. So expensive lotions, creams, and oils won’t be wasted.

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase keeps moisture in the skin and is ideal for those trying to rid themselves of acne, skin irritation, dryness, and other skin issues.

Sensitive Skin

Silk pillowcases are hypoallergenic, which makes them a great choice for those with allergies, sensitive skin, or skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Did You Know?: Silk repels dust mites and mold!

Are Silk Pillowcases Worth It? Your Hair Also Says Yes!

Blissy’s pure silk pillowcases have amazing benefits for both skin and hair. While all hair types benefit from a silk pillowcase, high-maintenance curly or natural hair especially loves a silk pillowcase. Chemically-treated hair too! Straight hair will also benefit greatly from sleeping on silk, as silk keeps more moisture in the hair, leading to smoother, frizz-free, healthier hair for all!

bring a silk pillowcase to bed for smooth frizz-free hair

Benefits for hair include: 

  • Glossy, smoother hair texture
  • Less frizz: pure silk satin has reduced friction–nearly half the amount of friction as cotton pillowcases.
  • Softer, smoother hair
  • Silk pillowcases help the hair not to tangle.
  • Silk pillowcases allow you to keep hair products in your hair (silk won’t absorb hair products).
  • Will prevent split-ends and breakage
Did You Know: Silk naturally contains the protein sericin, which helps you say goodbye to frizzy hair.

Is a Silk Pillowcase Worth It? Yes, If You Want To Improve Your Sleep

Blissy silk is very soft with a smooth surface that exudes comfort. It also helps regulate body temperature

and has moisture-wicking properties that help you stay cool and dry all night long. Silky satin pillowcases are perfect for both side and stomach sleepers. But they're also great if you sleep on your back as they will prevent a hot sweaty neck! 

 

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If you currently have trouble sleeping at night, you know the unfortunate cost of sleep aids. It’s worth investing in a Blissy Silk Pillowcase to not only save money but to feel more comfortable—and get better hair and skin while you’re sleeping!

Is a Silk Pillowcase Worth It? If You Like Things That Last, Then Yes!

Silk is a delicate, ultra-soft material—but it’s also strong and durable. Taking care of a silk pillowcase may sound intimidating, but it’s not. Blissy’s silk pillowcases are machine washable!

 

blissy mesh wash bag
Did You Know: If your silk pillowcase is properly cared for, it should last about 10 years. This equates to a cost of only about $6-$8 per year!

Here are some tips to care for your silk pillowcase while machine washing:

  • Wash in a mesh laundry bag
  • Flip inside-out to protect the satin weave
  • Use cool or cold water
  • Set your machine to a gentle cycle
  • Wash only with other delicate items
  • Only use detergents formulated for silk
  • Never use bleach or fabric softener
  • Allow your silk pillowcase to line dry
  • Avoid wringing it out, to not stress the silk fibers

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Better for the Planet

If you are looking for silk pillowcases that are also planet positive—Blissy’s silk pillowcases have less of an impact on the environment that other fabrics.

Here are some reasons to prefer Blissy’s silk pillowcases over other brands:

  • Blissy’s are certified safe, eco-friendly, and non-toxic
  • They're made from 100% pure mulberry silk satin (natural fiber)
  • Blissy’s silk pillowcases are OEKO-TEX certified
  • They don't contain harmful chemicals or additives

So...Are Silk Pillowcases Worth It?

If you’re still debating are silk pillowcases worth it?, here’s a quick recap of all the amazing benefits of a Blissy silk pillowcase:

  • It's hypoallergenic
  • It's anti-bacterial
  • It helps you get smoother skin and hair
  • Silk satin is a comfortable, ultra-soft, luxurious feeling material
  • Silk helps regulate body temperature so that you can get some well-deserved beauty sleep
  • It's a sustainable, eco-friendly option that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals or additives

Blissy’s Silk Pillowcases are worth investing in—not only for your own beauty benefits and comfort but for the planet, too. Adorn your pillow with luxury. Treat yourself to better hair, skin, and sleep—because you deserve it!

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