Most “good for skin & hair” pillowcases are either silk or satin pillowcases. Satin is a fabric weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. While silk is spun from the natural silk protein filament produced by the silk worm when forming its cocoon. When people ask “silk and satin pillowcases, which is better”, they actually mean silk Charmeuse fabric pillowcases and Polyester satin fabric pillowcases.
Difference between silk Charmeuse fabric pillowcases & Polyester satin fabric pillowcases
|Polyester satin fabric pillowcases||Silk Charmeuse fabric pillowcases|
|Source||Synthetic fibers created from oil and has the same chemical composition as plastic bottles.||Natural protein fiber from silkworm cocoons, primarily sourced from China in Asia.|
|Feeling||Slippery with a clearly distinct texture||Softer in feel and the Charmeuse weave affords a more subtle reduction in friction.|
|Health Benefits||Both provide benefits to your skin and hair through reduced friction.|
|Cost||Cheap||Expensive. Silkworm cocoon supply is limited and the process to harvest and spin silk is complex and labor intensive.|