Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fight the Frizz... With a Pillowcase?

I have heard rumours here and there about silk sheets and their benefits for your skin and hair, but was surprised to hear that there is a brand solely dedicated to natural silk pillowcases. 'SilkSkin' pillowcases boast a list of beauty & health benefits including:
  • Helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles appearing through maintaining moisture levels in your skin.
  • The same moisture-maintaining properties also claim help to relieve eczema and dry, irritable skin and scalps
  • Reducing 'bed head' by avoiding the friction that is common between cotton sheets and hair strands
  • Dettering dust mites, therefore leaving you with 'cleaner' bedding (they don't live in silk apparently!)



As a fairly skeptical person in general... I have to say I was not convinced that these pillowcases really would make a difference when I was offered to try one out, but none the less I was intrigued and agreed to play guinea pig.

And I'm very glad I did.

One week later my hair is significantly less knotty and ruffled when I wake up in the morning - Not totally frizz-free but I'd say it's a 60% improvement! As for the anti-ageing benefits, I don't think that is something you can monitor so well, but the pillowcases do feel amazing against the skin, they are ridiculously soft and feel super luxurious.

The one downside is the price. These don't come cheap at £36 each and to be honest, I'm not really sure how much difference using these would make when compared to another type of silk pillowcase... none the less, I'm seriously impressed by these and would certainly recommend them to anyone else who (like me!) wakes up with a birds nest on their head every morning!
I'm definitely a convert.

SilkSkin products are available to buy online here or in Harvey Nichols. Would love to know if any of you have tried these, or like to sleep on silk... any other converts?
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23 comments

  1. Thanks for the post... I'll have to give silk ago, I have just recently decovered I have an allergy to dust mites..

    Luv Stephanie xx

    http://beautysoiree.blogspot.com

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  2. I recently bought a silk bedding set with a silk pillowcase and it's amazing! My hair looks much less fluffy in the morning :) Thanks Fleur! I'm tempted to give this a try xx

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  3. not to sure about this one but may need to investigate as I have allergies & eczema. I'm not sure I'm willing to pay £36 each does anyone know of a cheaper brand?
    http://sugarpuffish.blogspot.com

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  4. Also wrapping the hair with a satin hair scarf at night, does wonders for the hair. My hair has grown immensely from doing this.

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  5. Might need to give these a go! My memory foam pillows are giving me a sore neck. If these ones have benefits for your hair - needs must :P

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  6. I have heard about the benefits of silk pillowcases years ago, but actually they were hard to find! It seems they are getting mainstream now, which is good, as they might become less pricier! THanks for the post Fleur!

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  7. These sound great! Wonder if they are available here in Australia? I change my pillowcase everyday to help control blemishes.

    I blogged about it here http://danniibeauty.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-often-do-you-change-your-pillowcase.html

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  8. I've been hearing about these for a while and I'd quite like to give it a go but then again, I'm not sure if I'm fussed enough to bother. I'd definitely like to wake up without a bird's nest head though!xx

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  9. These sound interesting, I definatley want to give them a try now, great post (:

    http://vanessabeautyfix.blogspot.com/

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  10. I bought the satin pillow protectors at Bed Bath & Beyond and it works almost the same. It was 3.95

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  11. Ooh i'd feel like a princess if i slept on silk pillow cases xx

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  12. I can not sleep on silk its like my worst nightmare its toooooo slippey and slidey ahahaha just not for me xxx

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  13. I have naturally curly hair and like to shower at night. My hair is dry when I go to bed (I try to avoid using the blow dryer so I don't damage my hair more) but it always look like a big curly frizzy mess when I wake up. On rare occasion I wake up and it looks curly and great, but most of the time, no. I'm really going to have to try this out. Glad you posted this :)

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  14. Agreed with Stephanie! cannot stand silk, makes my hair so static! and unfortunately cannot stand the slippery feeling along my legs and such, I need my duvets to cuddle me :D

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  15. I will have to suggest this to my Mother - Personally my hair is polker straight but my Mum struggles with frizzy hair! We should try this!

    Love Heather xx

    http://teacupsandgarlands.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great tip! My hair is always so knotty when I wake up in the morning, but I never thought it was from my pillow case! Wonder if there is something similar in the US?
    http://productdoctor.blogspot.com

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  17. I actually participated in a survey for the company, along with many others, which proved no significant improvement for any level they promise - so your the first out of us 100 with good results.

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  18. try www.silkkiss.co.uk for the exact same product at a much cheaper price...silk is more expensive but very durable, therefore proving value for money in the long run

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  19. Beware of cheap copies who advocate shiny silk which makes your head and face sweat! SILKSKIN was designed for beauty & hair care. Great product with proven results - Also stocked by top retailers. The product was researched for two years before it went onto the market,5 years ago. It has won awards and is used by many celebs. Not just a shiny silk pillowcase on a website. There is a great offer on at the moment too...

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  20. you can find silk pillowcases on ebay and amazon for an affordable price.. I found some black ones at target on clearance

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  21. The best quality silk pillowcases are a 25 momme weight - the higher the momme the better the quality

    Organic Mulberry silk at www.silkgifts.co.uk
    and at wholesale prices £22

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