why people buy silk pillowcases

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For many people, sleeping on a silk pillow case is the most awesome way to spend their precious hours of sleep. They think, like many others around the world, that silk is one of the best possible materials they can use to lay their weary head against at night. For those people there is no better way to sleep than with their face against a silk pillow caseĀ from silk pillowcase uk

Due to the lack of excess space between the threads that make up the silk fabric, there is little room for allergens to lodge themselves in. Although not able to keep them totally out, the amount that will find their way into the deep recess of the fabric will be dramatically less than with cotton or other commonly available fabrics. Plus, because of the smoothness of the fabric, things that might get caught on cotton simply slide right off. This means your eyes, nose and skin will have a much easier time during the night when you sleep and just after you wake up in the morning.

One of the defining features of cotton is its ability to absorb lots and lots of water. While that’s great for some things, as a pillowcase it makes for a terrible material. Silk doesn’t have that problem. Silk naturally absorbs only about 11% of its weight in water. This means your face will stay more hydrated during the night, possibly reducing or at least preventing wrinkles.

Repeated processing of one’s hair (perms, coloring, straightening, etc.) can leave hair rather damaged. Silk pillow cases help prevent further damage to hair during sleep . Cotton can be rather abrasive to hair during sleep, causing even more damage. Silk pillow cases work with you to help your hair rest when you do.

Sleeping on cotton pillowcases is normal and most people don’t think of them as rough. Truth be told, most people don’t think much about them at all. But after sleeping on silk for any length of time, the differences between the two are quite stark. The coolness and smoothness of a silk pillow case is something that, although difficult to describe, once experienced is unlikely to be forgotten. While certain weaves of cotton, percale for example, have a reputation for being crisp and smooth, nothing competes with silk for smoothness.

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