Satin pillowcase as a beauty tool? It’s true. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase can help both your skin and hair. Benefits of satin pillowcases are numerous and we’ll share just how this particular material can help your hair health.
WiseGeek defines satin as a “type of textile weave that makes a glossy fabric.” To be considered satin, the fabric must be woven in a specific way. “The material must have at least four threads brought to the surface to ‘float’ over a single thread running perpendicularly to them.” The floating process allows large areas of the woven thread to reflect light, creating satin’s high-gloss look.
Traditionally satin was created using silk thread. However, it’s commonly made with materials such as polyester, nylon, acetate, and rayon as well.
Benefits of Satin Pillowcases
Sleeping on a satin pillowcase can offer several benefits for your overall hair health. Remember that most pillowcase material is cotton, a cotton blend, polyester or a poly-blend. Cotton in particular, while it does breathe beautifully when worn as clothing, can have a few drawbacks when sleeping on it nightly.
You know that things like heat styling and environmental elements can cause your hair to dry out, which makes it more prone to breakage and split ends. Did you know that sleeping on cotton pillowcases also can contribute to hair breakage? Sleeping on a satin pillowcase versus one made from cotton creates less friction between your hair and the material. Less friction means less hair breakage. Sleep on a satin pillowcase and treat your hair to an overnight hair repair solution to resolve breakage.
Materials like cotton absorb moisture, which is why it’s ideal for a cute summer blouse when the temperatures soar. However, it’s not so great when you’re sleeping night after night on a material that can leach moisture not only from your skin but from your hair as well. A satin pillowcase won’t leach that moisture from your hair or skin, which leaves you with shinier, healthier hair and even healthier skin.
If you’re tired of spending time detangling your hair every morning (which can lead to breakage!), a satin pillowcase can be the solution along with our Detangling Shine Mist. Hair can get stuck/bunched up as you toss and turn on a cotton or even polyester pillowcase. The smoothness of satin allows hair to move across it with less tangling. This may be a parent’s easy solution for daughters with long hair that suffers from horrible morning snarls.
Because satin is smooth and silky, it allows your hair to glide effortlessly across the pillowcase during sleep, avoiding tangles and helping your beautiful blowout to last longer than if you were sleeping on a cotton pillowcase.
Reduction in Hair Loss
Satin pillowcases create less friction between your hair and the pillow. By reducing the friction, it not only reduces hair breakage, but it can help reduce hair loss for those who must spend a lot of time in bed due to illness or other conditions.
Difference Between Satin and Silk
Satin is a type of weave, while silk is a natural fiber. Satin can be made from silk threads. Silk on its own is a strong fiber and when woven, appears shinier than satin. Even if you opt for a satin pillowcase made from polyester, rayon, or nylon threads, it will still be silky smooth and offer benefits for your hair and skin.