Want to get your frizzy hair under control? Now, silk pillowcases can help you.
Cotton vs. Silk Pillowcases
Traditional cotton pillowcases cause your hair to become frizzy as you sleep because they cause excess friction. Cotton pillowcases with a high thread count have fibers, offering resistance to fragile hair and skin cells. During your sleep, the threads essentially tug and rub at the face, neck and hair as you move, which will break off hair. Cotton draws in moisture from the hair and body, resulting in frizzier hair in the morning.
However, silk is a much smoother fabric than cotton and the friction factor is eliminated. Your hair can easily and delicately slide across silk pillow. Silk won’t draw moisture from your hair and skin, and it allows hair conditioning products to stay in your hair where they are most needed.
Buying Silk Pillowcases
Since there are various types of silk on the market and they can vary greatly in quality, most people don’t know which to choose. Here are some tips to help you quickly find a suitable one.
100% Mulberry Silk
Mulberry silk is made from silkworms that are fed exclusively on mulberry leaves and raised in captivity under exacting conditions. The thread is long-fibered and consistent throughout.
There are different ways to weave silk. For instance, charmeuse weave, a tight, heavy-duty weight weave, creates a fabric with one lustrous side, and a back side that is nonglossy. Pass three or more threads over a single thread to produce a durable smooth, silken surface. In general, charmeuse weave is the favored choice for 100% mulberry silk pillowcases and bedding.
Higher Momme Weight
As a matter of fact, momme weight is silk’s actual weight, and describes the weight of 100 yards of silk, 45 inches wide, in pounds. Different weaves of silk have different momme weights. For pillowcases and bedding, one momme weight of teens up to 22 is considered good quality. A higher the momme weight signals higher quality.