Do Silk Pillowcases Really Benefit Your Skin and Hair?

Dermatologists and textile experts weigh in on the beauty benefits of silk pillowcases.

Our customer service representatives often receive letters from customers, and people generally have such questions, are silk pillowcases really good for hair and skin? In short, yes — silk pillowcases really do make a difference. Next, FreedomSilk will give you a fair answer.

Top Questions About Silk Pillowcases

1. Can silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles?
Believe it or not, they can! A “smooth surface with very little friction” means less tugging on skin than with a traditional cotton pillowcase. We get ‘crush wrinkles’ from sleeping on our side/face, so we may get less of those when sleeping on silk. Studies show that friction from tossing and turning causes creases in the skin, but a silky smooth surface can reduce that effect in the long run.

2. Do silk pillowcases prevent frizzy hair?
Yes! Thanks to silk’s super smooth texture, hair glides over it without any friction which means you’ll be less likely to wake up with frizzy hair, tangles, or bedhead, whereas cotton can snag hair and muss it up into a nest of tangles overnight. Sleeping on silk is a secret that women with textured and curly hair have been using for years to keep styles like braids and blowouts preserved for longer without adding frizz.

3. Do silk pillowcases keep skin hydrated?
Thanks to that super-smooth texture, this is actually true. Silk’s smoothness means it’s less apt to absorb moisture from skin, keeping skin nice and hydrated without zapping it of valuable moisture. That makes silk pillowcases great for anyone with dry skin (or for use in dry winter months).

4. Do silk pillowcases keep hair healthy?
In some ways, yes: They help keep hair hydrated, and that silk can help with brittle hair. Cotton is more porous than silk, so traditional pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair, while silk leaves that hydration right where it belongs: in your hair. That means if you suffer from dry strands or a flaky scalp, a silk pillowcase will be a godsend.

5. Can silk pillowcases regulate temperature?
Silk may not be the most cooling bedding option, but it certainly does regulate temperature. Silk fibers are inherently temperature-regulating. Unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks moisture away to keep you dry and cool all night long.

6. Can silk pillowcases prevent split ends?
The slippery smooth texture of silk will prevent tangles and frizz, but it can’t prevent hair breakage and damage altogether. Instead, try using a deep conditioner and getting regular trims to prevent split ends.

7. Write at the end, do silk pillowcases really make a difference?

Yes: Silk pillowcases can improve skin and hair hydration, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and result in smoother, frizz-free hair every morning. If you’re ready to invest in a silk pillowcase, For top quality silk, look for a high momme (or ‘mm,’ which is the fabric weight) of 22 or more. Also look for Mulberry silk, which is the best silk type.

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How to Maintain Silk Pajamas

Since ancient times, silk pajamas has been loved by people for its softness ,hygienism and constant-temperature. Looking at a piece of silk pajama set on the body is very beautiful, but many people don’t know how to clean and maintain it if it is accidentally dirty.

  • Silk should not be soaped:First, because tap water contains calcium and magnesium rods, when it comes to soap, it will become calcium soap or magnesium soap.

the positive charge of silk, soap with negative charges, the two are easy to combine, precipitation attached to the silk surface, there will be gray-white spots, so silk is best rinsed with water or washed with detergent.

  • When silk pajama set and silk clothing is washed, strong rubbing will cause abrasion or “displacement” of silk fibers under the action of magic, stretching and twisting forces, thus causing clothing deformation, losing its original stiffness and shortening its life
  • Silk clothes are not washable for a long time. Salt in sweat can make the surface of light-colored silk clothes show yellow spots.
  • Silk garments must be rinsed clean after washing.When washing silk products, we should choose a good detergent. Because silk is slightly acidic as human skin, it is not suitable to wash it with alkaline detergent or soap. It is better to use a small amount of neutral detergent (such as detergent for washing vegetables and fruits).

After washing, silk fabrics should be soaked in water with a few drops of acetic acid for a few minutes, which can make the color brighter.

Silk clothes should be thoroughly cleaned when they are collected. It’s best to dry-clean them once. It can not only decontaminate, but also protect the material and shape of clothes. At the same time, it can also play the role of insecticide and sterilization.When collecting silk clothes, white silk should be wrapped in blue paper to prevent yellowing.

Bright-coloured silk garments should be wrapped in dark paper to keep their colours intact.Silk clothing is lighter, afraid of extrusion, easy to wrinkle, should be stored alone or placed on the top of the suitcase.

How to wear pajamas in public

Lucky for the sluggish, sleepwear is having a major moment, which means leaving the house in something you just might have worn to bed the night before is finally socially acceptable. There’s something wildly intimate and luxurious about wearing silk pajamas in public—like you’re showing your most private of moments to the outside world. Ahead, a collection of some of our favorite bedtime-inspired streetwear to keep you chic and cozy.

Wear As A Coat

You will find various ways to make the sleepwear as a coat. A short silk robe or pajamas top can be wear with pants, dresses to make you cool and relax.

Match with Jeans

Pajamas top with lace can be wear inside with jean coat. A little sexy, a little frisk, making it perfect for shopping or traveling.

Pajamas top also could wear with jeans pants. You will love the way it looks.

Pattern and Trimming are Popular

From classic stripes, tiny polka dots or delicate florals, then add intricate heels to offset that casual vibe. A cotton or silk set can quickly turn dressy with the right accessories!

pajama dressing has remained a constant in fashion’s revolving door of trends. First, there were hints of it with silky bottoms and drawstring elastics one season, and then flourishes of lace trimming pretty  dresses the next. From pretty solids to playful prints, shop our seven favorite pajama sets that you can wear out in public.

Which fabric will you choose for your nightwear

Happy couple sleeping in a comfortable bed at home

When we sleep, we should be as comfortable as possible. Fabrics for sleepwear and bedding can play a major role in how well we sleep at night. We want to be cool enough so that our bodies can drop off to sleep, but warm enough that we are still comfortable as well. We’ve probably all been told to wear lightweight, loose, breathable fabrics to bed for the most comfortable sleep. We’ve heard: don’t wear polyester fabrics because it prohibits air circulation; do wear cotton because it’s lightweight and breathable.

Do you tend to sweat a lot at night? Or do you easily feel chilled? Choose the best fabrics that cater to your body and environment! Here is a list of some old and new nighttime fabric options.


Cotton, a natural, soft fiber grown from the cotton plant, has been used in textiles for a long time, and for good reason. It is soft, lightweight, and breathable, which allows air circulation to your skin. It is extremely common, durable, and easy to wash. For all these reasons, a soft cotton fabric still may be a choice for sleepwear and bedding.


Wool is the textile made from the natural hair of a sheep, goat, or similar animal. When you see wool, you probably think “warm” and maybe also “itchy.” For many kinds of wool, this is can be true. Wool is an excellent insulator, but the amount of insulation you might want likely depends on your sleeping environment, so choose the weight and weave of your fabric accordingly so you don’t get overheated. Watch out: some wool can be quite itchy, which can irritate the skin at night.


Ahhh, what sounds nicer than a pair of silk pajamas or nestling into clean silk sheets? You’ll feel like royalty. Silk is a natural protein fiber made from the cocoons of silkworms. It is incredibly soft, strong, and is an excellent thermoregulator, keeping you cool when it is warm and warm when it is cool. All that being said, perspiration can easily weaken and stain silk, and therefore any fabric in contact with the skin (like, say, silk pajamas and silk sheets) should be cleaned regularly. Silk can absorb a lot of moisture, and that means a lot of sweat if you tend to perspire at night. It is also generally recommended that silks be cleaned with dry cleaning methods. Therefore, while certainly luxurious and comfortable.


Like silk, linen is considered more of a luxury material for sheets and sleepwear . Unlike silk, linen is a natural fiber derived from the flax plant. Linen has been around for centuries, but still remains popular because it is so breathable and cool. If you live in a hot climate, consider linen a great bedding and sleepwear fabric option. High-quality linen is soft, very strong, durable and can last decades, so even though it may have a higher initial price tag, it can be good value. Unfortunately, linen wrinkles easily, so if you mind the wrinkled look on sleepwear and sheets, be ready to get your iron out regularly.

How to care for silk beddings for long usage

Silk is an investment. It’s a fabric that should be bought with a long term relationship in mind. Picking timeless styles and avoiding quick trends will help keep your investment pieces relevant beyond a season. And how you store, wear and wash your silk beddings will also help the longevity of your silk’s life. That’s why, when talking about caring for your silk we’re talking about the whole 360° approach.

Hand Wash

You’ll want to make sure to do colours separately and read the detergent label before using it on your silk. Words like “suitable for silk” and “delicates” are your best friends when it comes to washing silk by hand. Bleach will damage your silk’s fibres so it’s always a big no.

Wrinkles and Creases

Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out, but not everyone owns a steamer. A great steamer hack is to hang your silk in the bathroom and let it steam while you take a hot shower.

If you can’t steam the creases out then here are a few tips on how to safely iron your silk:

  • Flip your garments inside out and set the iron to low heat (or the silk setting).
  • Iron silk only once it’s dry and be sure to put a cloth between the silk and the iron.
  • Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, you may get water-stains.

Hanging and Storing

To avoid ironing, the best solution for your silk is to store it by hanging it in a cool dry place. Silk creases so it’s best not to fold or leave it bunched up for long. If you’re storing your silk sheets for a long period of time then make sure it’s clean and stored in a breathable fabric bag (avoid plastic ones because they lock in moisture). Another tip for long term storing is to store your silk away from the sun to avoid fading the colour and weakening the fibre. Silk is a protein, this means it can attract moths so, if you add a natural moth repellent into the bag your silk will be sure to thank you.

How to wash silk products

While you should always read the care label on your silk items before washing them to check for washing instructions, there are a few golden rules to washing silk that you can follow too.

Here are some of the answers to common questions about machine washing and hand washing silk.

  • Never wash silk with chlorine bleach. It could damage the natural fibres
  • Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure can cause damage or fading
  • Never tumble dry silk – the heat can also cause damage or shrinking
  • Use a mild, non-biological detergent like Persil Silk. A detergent specially designed for the purpose is best for washing silk
  • Always check if the item is colour-fast before washing. Dab an inconspicuous area of the silk with a white, wet cloth to see if any colour runs from the item. If colour sticks to the white cloth, we recommend that you do not hand wash or machine wash your item – take it to a professional dry cleaner instead

Can you wash silk in the washing machine?

If your item’s care label doesn’t feature the ‘dry clean only’ symbol or the ‘hand wash only’ symbol, then it’s okay to use the washing machine to do the job for you!

Here’s how:

  1. Pop your item in the washing machine – we recommend placing any silk items inside a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase to avoid snags or damage caused by the drum.
  2. Select a cool, delicate cycle (do not set the wash temperature to any higher than 30°C).
  3. Choose the shortest spin cycle and add the appropriate dose of a mild detergent, like Persil Silk & Wool.
  4. Dry your item as with the above method.

Buying high quality silk comforter and duvets wisely

Maybe you purchased silk sheets in the past and loved them, but can’t seem to find new ones that are as nice? Whether you are a first time buyer or a longtime fan of sleeping on silk this guide is for you!

 having a different duvet for winter and summer is recommended. Thicker silk duvets are ideal for winter as they trap more of your body’s natural heat, while thinner ones are ideal for summer as they allow more air to cool your body.

When shopping for silk duvets you should look at the tog to identify how warm or cool the duvet is. The tog is a rating of how insulating a particular duvet or other kind of fabric is.

Making sure that this duvet is pure silk is very important if you want to stay cool all summer long.

Then, the fun part of shopping for silk bedding. Choosing a color combination that works for you and your decor is very important. Not only will the colors you choose enhance your mood but they can also help you fall asleep easier.

The best silk sheets can make your room infinitely more luxurious and sophisticated, but it’s a big investment, so it’s worth a little research beforehand.

The price tag may seem steep, but this set is overall the best deal you’re going to find. Not only does this set come complete with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, but they’re 100 percent Mulberry silk, have a 400 tread count, and 19 momme. They’re available in twin, queen, and king and come in a few neutral colors including silver (shown), black, and white.

If you’re on a budget, consider the this fitted sheet. It just comes with one piece, but it’s made from 100 percent pure Mulberry silk to make your mattress especially cool and breathable throughout the night.

After buying these FREEDOMSILK silk sheets, people say that they “never want to get out of bed.” They’re made from 19 momme Mulberry silk filling, and they’re machine washable in lukewarm or cold water. There are also tons of color and size options to choose from.

This Comfortable silk comfort has over a hundred reviews because it’s filled with 100 percent Mulberry silk, it’s soft and fluffy, and it’s machine washable. It’s a great addition to any silk set because it keeps you cool and refreshed in any season. One reviewer even wrote, “I actually have purchased 5 of these duvets… They are spectacular.”

Why should choose silk pillowcase?

A set of silk sheets can do more than give your room a super-fancy Marie Antoinette vibe. Swapping your go-to cotton pillowcase for a silk version packs majorbeauty benefits for your skin and hair, putting a literal spin on the term “beauty sleep.”

Benefits for Hair

Although your current pillowcase may feel soft to the touch, the friction created by tossing and turning at night can be damaging to the hair follicle, ultimately resulting in more frizz and less shine.

Cotton is a material meant to absorb moisture, and it will do just that to your hair.
Hairstyles that lack moisture tend to appear frizzy, lifeless, and more prone to static. Silk is a material that will allow hair to slide around more smoothly so you will have less breakage, and no more bed-head.”

Benefits for Skin

Silk is completely natural (and hypoallergenic), so it’s gentler on your skin, and there is a far slimmer chance that you’ll wake up with an unwanted crease across your cheek. Just like it helps your hair stay hydrated, silk won’t draw the moisture out of your skin. Additionally, the material breathes much easier than others, meaning those hours late into the night spent searching for the cool side of the pillow are officially over.

Your complexion can benefit from a silk pillowcase, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side.

Ways of improve sleep quality

  • Make Your Bedroom a Sleep Haven. Use this room for only sleep,
  • relaxation, and sex, so you don’t associate it with other niggling distractions, such as work or paying bills. Use blackout curtains to block light from the outdoors, paint the walls a calming blue shade, and invest in a mattress, sheets, and pillows that you find comfortable. Using a white noise machine and keeping the room between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit can also help. In addition: Keep pets off your bed, as they are prime sleep-disrupters.
  • Create a Bedtime Ritual. Relaxation is vital in order to fall asleep faster, so try doing something regularly in the hour before bed that your brain will associate with sleep, such as listening to a calming playlist on your iPod, practicing a few simple yoga poses such as child’s pose or “legs up the wall,” or taking a warm bath (the rise and fall in body temperature preps you to snooze).
  • Limit Tossing and Turning. Staring at the clock when you can’t sleep actually increases the stress hormone known as cortisol in your body, making it tougher to fall asleep. First, try turning your clock away from you. If that doesn’t work, get up after 20 or 30 minutes and do something simple and repetitive (such as folding laundry) or relaxing (such as knitting). And if you’re worried about something, try putting it on paper to get it out of your head, so you can quiet your mind for sleep.
  • Try to use silk beddings.

Silk fabric is soft and comfortable and relax yourself in a good mode and environment.Control the temperature to make    you feel the most comfortable.High quality silk sheets and silk pollowcase is necessary.

Tips for folding your fitted sheets

Silk, a natural protein fiber, is luxurious and smooth. Some people think it is difficult to care for silk because it is delicate. In general, with proper care, ilk can keep its beautiful for a long time.

Silk is expensive, thus you should choose the suitable color that go with your overall room decoration when buying silk fitted sheets.

Learning how to fold a fitted sheet is like riding a bicycle: Both tasks can seem overly complicated at first, but once you’ve done them smoothly, they become second nature. If you’ve got riding a bike down pat but still a little help with folding a fitted sheet, FREEDOMSILK is here to provide those figurative training wheels for a little longer.

Follow These Steps

  1. Drape the Fitted Sheet Over Your Hands
    With the top two corners inside out and the elastic edge facing you, hold the fitted sheet with one hand in each of the top corners.
  2. Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half and Tuck in the Corners
    Fold the fitted sheet in half vertically, flipping the right corner over the left to create a pocket. Turn the bed sheet 180 degrees and create a second pocket up top. (If your folded sheet has gathered sides, tuck them into each other.)
  3. Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half Again
    Readjust your hold so there are two corners over your left hand and the other two over your right, with the folded seam at the bottom and the tucked and gathered edge facing you. Fold the sheet in half once more so that all four fitted corners meet, and flip the right set of corners over the left set.
  4. Lay the Folded Sheet on the Bed
    With the gathered edges facing up, fold the longer part of the curved edge in toward the center a few inches to create a straight edge. The sheet should now be a rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold into thirds.