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Sleeping with a silk pillowcase helps you shave time off your morning routine by minimising the chances of you waking up with that classic bed hair. The bird’s nest-like hairstyle that we’ve all fallen prey to in the past is caused by your hair pulling and becoming knotted by your pillowcase.
The soft, gentle texture of silk won’t catch on your hair, preventing it from becoming knotted and minimising the amount of styling you have to do when you wake up.
In the same way silk is better for your hair, it’s also a dream for your skin. Anyone who sleeps on their stomach or side is well used to waking up with lines and creases on your face caused by the harsh fabric of your pillowcase. While most of the time these lines fade a while after you get up, doing this night after night will lead to permanent wrinkles and premature ageing that can be totally avoided by investing in a silk pillowcase.
Amazon has a good selection of silk pillowcases, but they are not all of the same calibre. For five best-selling, reviewer-approved silk pillowcases your hair and skin will thank you for, keep scrolling.
Five bestselling silk pillowcases on Amazon (Image: Amazon)
vespersilk 100% Natural 19 Momme Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase & Eye Mask Set (Image: Amazon)
4.7 stars from 586 ratings
Drift off into an undisturbed slumber with this pure mulberry silk pillowcase and eye mask set.
Not only will you get all the fantastic silk pillowcase benefits we’ve already gone into, but you’ll also have an eye mask that blocks out the light while being gentle on your skin and hair.
By using strong, non-toxic dyes to colour the silk, the colour is durable and doesn’t easily fade during washing.
“I purchased this as I have very dry over-processed hair and really struggle with hair breakage. I have to say this is fantastic. It’s soft and lovely to sleep with the eye mask all night and the difference this has made to my hair is amazing.
“I no longer wake up with messy straw hair. It is always smooth and manageable, I would recommend this to anyone”.
The most budget-friendly option on this list, this naturally hypoallergenic pillowcase is gentle on sensitive skin and won’t aggravate skin conditions, such as eczema, as cheaper fabrics can do.
“Since using silk pillowcases I no longer wake up with sleep creases on my face. I must sleep most of the night on my left side and I had quite a few noticeable fine lines under and around my left eye.
“Since switching to the silk pillowcase I’ve definitely improved the skin around the side of my face I sleep on. So 100% would recommend”.
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YANIBEST 100 Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase (Image: Amazon)
4.6 stars from 589 ratings
Woven from 100 percent Mulberry silk, the luxuriously soft pillowcase feels thick, indulgent, and like you’re treating yourself to a bit of pampering as you go to sleep each night.
“Loved these pillowcases. Soft comfortable and wash well on a delicate wash in the machine. Great value compared to more expensive makes. The zip stops the pillow from sliding out.
“My hair definitely looks better in the morning too!”.
Match your silk pillowcase to your existing bedding with this ZIMASILK mulberry silk pillowcase that has 20 rich colour options for you to choose from.
The soft, breathable silk helps you keep cool and comfortable during the warmer months, as it regulates temperature effectively.
4.6 stars from 3,882 ratings
“I always have problems sleeping and waking up looking dishevelled. This pillowcase changed this. It’s so soft and comfortable.
“It stays cool and stops any markings on your face you may wake up with. I use quite a thick based night cream and it left no residue on the pillowcase. For once I got a great night sleep, which is unheard of for me”.
RRP: £22.99, on sale now for £19.54 – you save £3.45