Most pillowcases are made of cotton which happens to be one of the most absorbent materials. So, while you sleep, the natural oils that are produced by your scalp, and are meant to moisturize your strands, are soaked up by your pillowcase instead. Curly hair needs even more moisture than straight hair because it's harder for natural oils to reach the bottom of the hair, especially long hair, so curly-haired people need all the natural oils they can get!
Cotton pillowcases can leave your hair feeling dry and tangled in the morning — especially if you move around a lot in your sleep! Silk pillowcases can help your hair retain its moisture throughout the night and allow for even distribution. Unlike cotton, which can cause snagging and breakage, silk also helps to preserve your style because of how slippery it is - silk fibres allow hair to glide smoothly over the surface which prevents friction, reduces breakage and frizz and protects hair from losing moisture. When the ends of your hair rub against a cotton pillowcase, it can cause breakage and split ends. A silk pillowcase will hold the curl pattern longer so that you can go longer between wash days and don’t have to refresh by wetting your hair every morning.
And there is an added bonus! Silk pillowcases are gentler on your skin too – they don’t tug at your face causing sleep lines and wrinkles over time. They also don’t absorb the face creams you put on at night as soon as you put your head on the pillow!
Silk pillowcases are a great beauty investment! And not just for your curls – for your skin too! Free your curls!