Silk pillowcases are a luxurious addition to any bedroom, offering a soft and smooth surface for a comfortable night’s sleep. Not only do they feel amazing against your skin, but they also offer all sorts of benefits for your hair and skin. Here are some factors to consider to help you choose the best silk pillowcases.
How do you pick a good silk pillowcase?
There are so many factors to consider when trying to choose the best silk pillowcase – fabric, quality, closure, size, colour, oh my! But no need to get overwhelmed… Canningvale is here to make the decision-making process so much easier.
First, is it worth buying a silk pillowcase?
Absolutely! Silk pillowcases are not only soft and luxe but have a host of other benefits that make them worth their price tag.
Silk is super-smooth, so it allows your face and hair to gliiiiiiiiiiide across the pillow. With less friction, you’ll develop fewer fine lines and wrinkles (a magic anti-aging elixir!) and reduce hair frizz and breakage.
Silk is also hypoallergenic, naturally temperature regulating and, of course, incredibly luxurious, making our Beautysilks Silk Pillowcase Twin Pack a perfect choice for hair care and sensitive skin.
Which silk pillowcases are best?
Look for a pillowcase made from 100% pure mulberry silk. Mulberry Silk is the highest quality silk available.
Silk quality is graded A, B or C, with (yep, you guessed it) Grade A being the best. And the best of the best, the A+ of silk if you will, is Grade 6A, the highest and finest quality, and the quality we use here at Canningvale.
What is Momme count and why is it important?
Momme count describes the silk weight and density used. The higher the momme weight, the heavier and denser the silk weave will be. At Canningvale we use 16 momme. This is a super soft, luxurious and affordable option.
Being a delicate silk fabric, we always advise washing these items in our delicates wash bag to protect them during the wash cycle.
What is the best type of silk pillowcase?
One of the most common complaints we hear about silk pillowcases is that they are slippery little suckers. But never fear! Our pillowcases are cleverly crafted with a 100% cotton percale reverse so the pillowcase doesn't slip around on (or off!) the bed.
This factor also makes our Beautysilks range a more affordable option for those wanting to try silk pillowcases for the first time, without the much higher price tag of 100% silk front and back.
Why an envelope closure is best
Our pillowcases are made with an envelope closure to conceal your pillow and keep the pillowcase in place for a comfortable night's sleep.
By considering these factors, you can choose the best silk pillowcase to help you enjoy a comfortable and rejuvenating sleep. Whether you’re looking to protect your hair and skin, improve your sleep quality, or add a touch of luxury to your bed, a high-quality silk pillowcase is a great investment in an even better night’s sleep.
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