How to Wash a Silk Pillowcase
We all need deep, restful sleep to maintain good health and refresh our bodies. One of the best tools for maintaining shiny hair and a healthy complexion after a night's sleep is a silk pillowcase.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcases offers benefits well beyond the sheer glamour of it all. If your hair is prone to frizziness, the silk will help to keep your locks from becoming overly dry. And for those who are prone to acne, dermatologists recommend silk pillowcases as a way to reduce blemishes. Dry clean can prolong the lifespan of silk, but it can also be achieved if you follow the instructions for washing silk.
Silk is a natural fibre and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. If you can't find a detergent that specifies ph level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products.
Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.
If you wish to maximize the life of your pillowcase, hand washing is the ultimate method. The gentler you wash your slip pillow case, the longer it will keep its sheen. The shinier it is, the better it will 'slip', which is one of the benefits to its health and beauty qualities. The same goes for drying your pillowcase, do not place in tumble dryer.
Go through the above steps and clean your silk pillowcases with enough care, you’ll find that silk pillowcases can also last for many years.
Love these pillowcases. They are soft and seem to really help with my hair. I also love that they come in gift boxes. Will definitely get more in other colors.
Beautiful and so silky! I had to double-check to be sure they were silk and not satin because they were so smooth and flawless.
I have been sleeping on silk cases for awhile. This pillow case is freaking fabulous. Great weight -super smooth I wii be getting more for myself and my girls
So soft and such a dream to sleep on. My skin is very delicate and normal pillow cases are usually uncomfortable for me. I've used silk pillow cases before, but this was the first one with a zipper, which is great, because otherwise it just slips right off the pillow. The color is very nice. I wash it once a week with shampoo and air dry it, and it's back to (almost) like new. Worth the price, in my opinion.
Received this lovely silk pillowcase. I just love it!!! I truly love pure silk pillow cases for the sake of my hair and complexion. Thanks for the lovely product!!!
It feels cool when sleeping on it. I am now buying 2 more to match my new bedding. It's the best!
These are real silk. Softer than other brands that I have purchased at similar price.
Mommesilk has great quality products! They have never ever failed to be very honest and a great company! I love their items! The softness and comfort of this pillow case mis impeccable! LOVE IT!
Can't say enough about this pillowcase. I'll be ordering more colors. The quality is great, fits my pillow perfectly.
Knew immediately when I opened the box that this was a keeper. So very soft!