I Slept On Silk Pillowcases To Tame My Frizzy Hair And Then THIS Happened!

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I was told that my cotton pillow is the probable culprit for my dull and tangled hair, so I tried silk pillowcases and here's what I found out.

Even as an experimental beauty gal, I never bought into the idea of using a silk pillowcase for frizzy hair. Does silk have a special quality that works to detangle hair whilst one slept? And if so, how did it work? I often wondered. 

So after having tried my fair share of oils, shampoos, conditioners, and sprays to remedy my hair problem, I finally pulled out the big guns.

Experts ask clients to use silk pillowcase for frizzy hair 

At this point, buying hair product after hair product was not financially practical so the only solution was to go to my beauty gurus for advice (read: beauty blogs and YouTubers). And what I found surprised me!

In a Cosmo article that Jen Atkin (hair stylist to the Kardashians and Jenners) that my cotton pillow is the culprit behind frizzy and tangled hair.  


In that article Atkin says, "Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry."

She added. "This is especially beneficial for hair types that are prone to frizz, such as coarse hair types or girls who have wiry curls.

With the hair queen herself setting the record straight once and for all, I decided to look for silk pillowcase options. 

So I scoured the internet for options and found Eve The Label and Lady Satin to be the most reasonably priced. 

However, I wish there were more satin pillowcase brands available like these in my country, particularly Slipsilk (not sponsored, I swear) since it has been getting rave reviews online. Granted it's 79 USD, but it will last a lifetime. 


I finally tried silk pillowcase for my frizzy hair! 

It's been two months and counting and I'll never go back to cotton pillowcases. Yes, the skeptic is now a convert.

It works because it retains my hair's moisture, as Atkin rightly pointed. Moisture is what keeps our hair healthy and shiny and you can literally see results overnight.

In fact, I feel that my hair is extra bouncy now when I wake up. 

Silk pillowcases also have a good slip to them so they doesn't give you a really ugly bed-head look in the morning.

It also gave me great skin

Another good thing that happened thanks to silk pillowcases was great skin!  

I was pleasantly surprised that I no longer woke up with super oily skin. I'm not claiming that this is an actual effect of my silk pillowcase. But my theory is, since silk doesn't suck up moisture like cotton does, my skin doesn't feel the need to produce more oil to keep is moist.

You see, your oily skin is a product and effect of not getting enough moisture on the skin (and not drinking enough water, tsk tsk). So your skin becomes oily to combat dryness.

Also, when you do your nighttime routine add apply all these amazing serums, creams, and oils on your face, all of it gets sucked up by your cotton pillowcase. So there's that. 


I'm currently happy with my silk pillowcase to solve my frizzy and uber-tangled hair. But I want more benefits! Silk can actually help you with hair fall, breakage, and wrinkles. 

I'm even looking into buying silk eye masks, silk hair ties, and a silk headscarf. Especially for days I want to keep the hair blowout effect longer! And oh, silk pyjamas! Once I get these it will be one heck of a beauty sleep every night. 

What kind of silk pillowcases should you buy?

If you want to give silk pillowcases for frizzy hair a try, I suggest you go for 100 percent pure silk. Mulberry silk to be exact because that's the best kind.

Don't confuse silk with satin. Although satin has the same soft feel and shiny look as silk, it might not give all the benefits you need.

Also, there are other silk pillowcases in the market for the different hair types and skin types.

Here are a few that I like in addition to what I mentioned above: SHHHSilk's marble print silk pillowcase, OOSILK's 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase, The Dry Bar's Slumber Party silk pillowcase, Iluminage's Skin Rejuvenating silk pillowcase, and Skin Laundry's Sleepcycle pillowcase with silver ion technology (perfect for oily skin!). 

Also read: The Curly Girl Method is the Ultimate Hair Hack to Bring Lustre Back to Your Curls!

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