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.
Soft and nice like any silk. Havent washed yet.
I was looking for silk pillow cases and decided to buy these ones due to high reviews from others... and let me tell you, the reviews are spot on! For the price, I was surprised how silky & soft they were... and even my husband was wowed by them. We've been using them for a few days now (and this may sound clich') but I've noticed I've been sleeping so much better. The New England weather has been real hot and muggy lately and for me, these pillow cases stay cool during the night... which is a huge plus for me. I highly recommend!
My first so I don't have a comparison. However, I enjoy the feel of silk. I don't notice any real difference in skin, but I did notice not as much hair on my pillow, so I am thrilled. Very quick delivery, product as described and I love the color!
Very nice. Fits well and the color is rich. Bought it to protect my hair from rubbing against the pillow and getting pulled out and it works. Protects my hair.
I purchased this to avoid the face creases and "bedhead" hair left by sleeping on cotton pillowcases. It works! And it washes (by hand) beautifully. Far less expensive than others. Very satisfied.
This is an excellent pillowcase. The eye mask is also perfect.
Very soft & I no longer find hair breakage on my pillow the next morning. I know that I should tie my hair up at night, but I hate doing that, it's not part of my natural routine. This pillow helped save my hair. Wish I'd had it months ago after first coloring my hair.
This is a very well made silk pillowcase. I am happy to recommend this product.
I purchased this item on advice from my hairdresser. I have experienced hair breakage in one spot on my head. She suggested getting a silk pillowcase. I noticed the difference immediately, since it doesn't pull at my hair the way other cases did.
Great choice of colors and sizes. I received it quickly once I ordered it. Don't think about it, do it!!!