Why You Need to Ditch Your Cotton Pillowcases

Girl in bed sleeping


Silk is the best thing for your hair and skin. It's 100% better than sleeping on cotton. Not only will it make you feel like a princess, you’ll wake up with hair that no longer resembles a wild bird’s nest and you can forget about those sleep creases on your face too. But don't worry, you don't need to spend a fortune. As long as your pillowcase has a silky satin finish, it will do the job.

The important thing is, when you sleep on cotton pillowcases, the cotton clings to your hair causing it to twist and stick, which is why you often wake up with that bed head frizz. The difference with silk and satin-finish pillowcases is your hair moves freely; there’s no friction or tugging, which means you wake up with smooth hair. Another thing we didn't know is cotton draws moisture from your hair, which over time makes your hair brittle and more prone to damage. Not to mention it’s literally absorbing your skincare and haircare products into the pillow that you sleep on every night. Gross, right?

Think about it more closely; you spend at least 7 hours with your head on a pillow every night. Making the switch really makes a lot of sense, for your skin and your hair! So, whether you fancy investing $60 in a real silk pillowcase or you want to test the benefits first with a less expensive satin-finish pillowcase, it might be the best thing you ever did.