Why are silk pillowcases good for hair?
Reduces friction against hair while sleeping at night. .
- Reduces friction against hair while sleeping at night. Silk is very smooth and the weaves are much tighter then you will find with other textiles. This means your hair will have: Less split ends, Less broken hair strands, Less pulling and stress on hair roots.
Silk absorb less of your hairs natural oils or your hair care products like conditioner.
- Your body produces natural oils that help your hair to stay healthy. Every day however your hair comes in contact with different conditions which damage this natural defense. With most people spending 7-8 hours a night sleeping on a pillowcase, it is vital to protect your hairs natural oils by not sleeping on fabrics that suck these oils out of your hair like a sponge.
Silk has less chemicals then those often found in other textiles like cotton, polyester and rayon.
- Silk is a natural textile woven from the protein chains making up the silk worms cocoon. These silk worms are raised in captivity and feed harvested mulberry leaves to ensure the finest silk fabric can be created. This environment is free predators, meaning less need for harsh pesticides, like those used in cotton production. To separate silk fibers, the cocoon is placed in boiling water to help the single continuous strand to separate into a thread. Compare this to rayon, where the cell walls of various materials are broken down using strong chemicals. From these broken cells, a viscous fiber is spun and the chemicals are washed away (mostly). Polyester is a spun fiber from polymer chains, in other words “oil”; the same stuff that gas is made from and you pump into your car.
Silk reduces the incidence of bed head and helps maintain your hair style longer.
- low friction helps you keep your hair style longer and reduce the incidence of bed head.