The Beauty Secret Behind Silk Pillowcases

Do you know that a silk pillowcase can keep your hair undamaged and much less tousled when you wake up?  It’s a little beauty secret that may help you get up and go faster with your hair in the morning…

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Another benefit of using silk pillowcases is that if you style your hair the night before you sleep, it keeps your hairstyle unbroken because silk pillowcases pull your hair much less than regular cotton pillowcases. When you toss and turn on regular pillowcases it’s much easier to break individual hair strands and most likely avoid waking up with split ends.

In addition, silk pillowcases are not only good for the hair but also more skin-friendly.  They relieve your face and skin from scratches, prevent fabric lines on your cheek and sweat unlike with regular cotton pillowcases.

The best choice for hair and face skin is Silk Charmeuse Pillowcase. If you get a silk charmeuse pillowcase, look for a momme (MM) weight of 19-20 or higher.

What is Momme? Momme weight is a way of measuring things developed by the Japanese. Momme weight is a standard way of measuring the weight of silk as well as a common way to measure pearls. Momme is pronounced much like the word “mummy.”  For silk sheets a momme weight of 12-19 is considered good quality with silk sheets in the range of 16-19 being very high quality. Anything lower than 12 will result in sheets that are not as durable as they should be which means they will be more prone with damage and tearing.  On the other hand, 19 and higher is of best quality.

Now you know where you get your “morning tangle disaster” and that your pillowcase is most likely the culprit.

Here are some suggestions for silk pillowcases on Amazon. Click on each product for more info:

1. Pair of 25 Momme Luxury Mulberry Silk Pillowcase (Standard, Ivory)

2. Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Facial Beauty Pillowcase, Standard/Queen, White

3. Silk Pillowcase Pillow Case Cover Unusual Gift for Wife Mom Grandma Single Pack Queen / Standard Size 130-NW-M

4. Silk Pillowcase Pillow Cover Case Charmeuse Silk Gifts for Women Single Pack Queen / Standard Size (132-PW-M)

5. White Luxury 100% Silk Pillowcase for Hair & Facial Beauty Queen / Standard

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