Silk Versus Satin: How to Upgrade Your  Hair with a Pillowcase

Silk Versus Satin: How to Upgrade Your Hair with a Pillowcase


If you’re looking to step up your hair care, investing in a silk or satin pillowcase can quickly diminish bedhead and upgrade your sleep routine. Both fabrics are much better for your hair than cotton pillowcases, which dehydrate hair and cause breakage due to the roughness of tossing and turning on the pillow.

In order to achieve a look that is less frizzy and holds onto more moisture, buying a different pillowcase can help you on your way to better hair days. We decided to break down two of the best options: silk versus satin pillowcases, to help you decide which is best for you.


Silk has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes since China began to use silkworms to produce the fabric. The process has been spread throughout the world, with many switching to silk and noticing much less breakage and more moisture.

Where cotton tends to strip the hair of natural oils, silk protects you from losing any of the shine that you work hard to get. Because it is hypoallergenic, many people have positive results when switching to the more expensive fabric.

Silk is luxurious and has been proven to keep hair healthy while also keeping your pillowcase cool throughout the night. Investing in a pillowcase such as our Envelope pillowcase can keep bedhead away and leave you having a better night’s sleep!


A type of weaving technique as opposed to a fabric, satin is also a great option for someone looking to protect their hair. Satin is also hypoallergenic and works to keep your hair shiny and healthy. It is typically less expensive due to the fact that it is blended with other fabrics, though it usually contains silk. Make sure you are checking the ratio of different fabrics that your satin pillowcase contains before purchasing it in order to know if you are getting a quality satin pillowcase.

Also make sure you are previewing wash instructions for either material before purchasing. Most satin pillowcases require dry cleaning, as opposed to silk which we recommend hand washing, dry cleaning, or machine washing in lukewarm water on a gentle cycle. Taking care of your pillowcase is the most important step in keeping your investment for years to come.

Knowing what you’re looking for is the best way to decide between a silk or satin pillowcase. Both are a better alternative to cotton and will be a step up from what you are currently working with, but they are offered with different benefits and at varying price points.

Shop our silk pillowcases to see what a pillow upgrade can do for your sleep routine!



Consumer Reports Article- “3 Reasons You Should Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase” se-a2058719992/ “Is A Silk Pillowcase Best for Hair and Skin?” “Do Silk Pillowcases Have Real Benefits? What Dermatologists Think”

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