For those of you who are long-time advocates of sleeping on silk, you’d know that there is no comparison when it comes to silk and cotton pillowcases. If you are still sleeping on cotton, you have no idea what you’re missing out on! Here are just a few differences you will find between sleeping on silk and cotton.
Silky Smooth Hair
Unlike other cotton, which tugs at your hair, silk allows your luscious locks to glide over the pillowcase as you toss and turn throughout the night. This is especially ideal for extending your blow wave days after the salon. Say goodbye to waking up with a matted, tangled mess!
Kind to your skin
Cotton is quite a coarse material that can be rough against your skin. Alternatively, silk reduces friction against your skin to reduce sleep lines and wrinkles. Silk also hydrates your skin by retaining the moisture on your face.
Cool To The Touch
On hot, sticky and uncomfortable nights, I’m sure we’ve all flipped our pillows over and been instantly refreshed by the cool side of the pillow. This is because cotton holds in heat and warms your pillow. Sleeping on silk is a game-changer for hot nights! Silk has a natural cooling effect, making for a more restful night’s sleep. Also ideal for sleepers that tend to sweat more during their slumber.
Healthy nights sleep
After just one week of use, pillowcases can grow millions of bacteria and germs. Unlike cotton, silk is breathable, antimicrobial and anti-allergenic. Ideal for those with allergies or asthma.
The best way to see the difference between cotton and silk is actually trying it yourself. If you're reluctant to make the switch, try out one of our Silk and Cotton Pillowcases. These pillowcases have our classic 100% mulberry silk on one side and cotton on the underside. They are not only affordable for a first-time silk purchase but they also allow you to easily switch between the two fabrics and test the difference!