Satin Pillowcases and Satin Bonnets are a must nighttime necessity to protect your hair while you sleep. If you get annoyed with morning tangles and bedhead, a silk pillowcase or hair bonnet will help you wake up with smoother strands. The soft satin won't agitate your hair, allowing you to wake up frizz free and ready to take on the day! Also, in addition to keeping your hair calm and relaxed throughout the night, it’s also great for your skin. When using a regular pillowcase, the roughness of the fabric can cause friction which over time can create fine lines on your face and hair breakage to your beautiful hair strands. Satin allows your face and hair to slide across the pillow which causes less damage to both. It also helps to restore the appearance of your skin and the luster of your hair. And it's perfect for those who like to sleep "pretty" without a headscarf so not to ruin their high quality hair extensions and wigs.
Sleeping with a satin cap versus a satin pillow can also mean no more split ends. A satin bonnet also protects your hair from the dryness caused by friction between your hair and moisture-absorbing materials such as cotton. This helps to greatly reduce breakage, tangles and thinning. If you have curly or wavy hair, you know that sleep can cause a serious mess!
Satin Pillow and Hair Tips That Will Save You Time & Money:
If you have long curly hair, you can also go to sleep on a satin pillowcase or with a silk bonnet. My advice is to put your hair in a pineapple. This also prevents lint and tangles.
For 75% of women using satin pillowcases, research has shown increased hair moisture by the 5th day. Your hair will be softer, shinier and hydrated and over 70% of women experienced less frizz. So use your satin pillowcase every night for best results. Also, satin will keep your head, neck and shoulder area cool and it does not make you sweat while sleeping.
Another benefit is that satin does not absorb those pesky little dust mites and pollen spores which can live within cotton pillowcases. They can cause difficulty with breathing and lead to a stuffy nose in the morning. Dust mites have a lot of trouble living in bedding stuffed with silk. Also, silk pillowcase will retain less of your body’s moisture, making them inhospitable to dust mites.
How to Care for Your Satin Pillowcase: The first step to caring for your satin pillowcase is to know what type of fibers were used to create it. If you bought your pillowcases as part of a satin sheet set, there’s a good chance it’s made from polyester, nylon, acetate – or one of those three blended with silk. In certain pillowcases, like those made from acetate or silk, you may find a tag which says dry clean only. You should follow those instructions. If not, you can machine wash the pillowcases in cold water with mild liquid detergent on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat, adding a dryer sheet to prevent static. You should avoid heavy chemicals like bleach as it can damage the fabric.
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