7 Amazing Benefits of Using Silk


It is no secret that using silk pillowcases and bonnets have many benefits than your regular cotton ones you’ve been using all along. If Victoria Beckham and supermodels endorse them, you know they’ve got to be good, right?

We at Majesticurl not only provide you the opportunity to have a taste of this silk goodness at an affordable price, we use premium grade “Mulberry” silk which is the highest quality silk on earth. Here are seven reasons why you should use silk.

1. Silk fabric does not absorb the moisture and oils in hair

The natural oils produced inside the scalp don't make their way as easily down the hair shaft if your hair is curly because of the way it bends. This is why curly hair is much more susceptible to dryness than straight hair. You should always find ways to lock in the moisture and natural oils of the hair. Most of the natural oils of hair and scalp absorb to the cotton pillowcases when it interacts with the pillowcase for average time of 8 hours a day. The silk fabric does not absorb the moisture and oils in hair and makes the strands glide over it without friction which provides excellent protection for hair strands.

2. Less frizzy hair

If you ask me what would be one of the most annoying things about curly/wavy hair is, it would be frizzy hair.  No one likes getting up to a halo of out of control hair. A silk pillowcase or a bonnet for hair is a much better option than cotton or linen.

Silk cuts down on the friction between your hair and bedding while you sleep. This allows you wake in the morning without a fear of “bed head”.

3. Reduce split ends

Continuously rubbing hair on another rough surface when it is dry, damages the hair, thus forming split ends. When the outermost cuticle layer becomes damaged, the small scale-like cells of the cuticle become frayed and lead to the formation of split ends.

4. Reduce hair tangling and breakage

Hair care specialists recommend the use of Silk pillowcases because, Cotton may feel soft to the skin but its weave actually grips and tugs at individual strands causing damage and breakage. The effects of continuous contact with cotton pillowcases can tangle and ultimately leads to hair breakage and ruin hair texture.

5. Reduce signs of aging and maximize the uses of night creams

Silk  contains 18 amino acids that naturally complement your skin care regime, thus helping to reduce signs of aging . Silk will not absorb natural moisture from your face and hair, or facial beauty creams while you sleep, unlike cotton, which is an absorbent fiber.

Believe it or not, silk pillowcases CAN reduce wrinkle formation. Silk fibers reduce stretching and tugging of facial skin and hair which leads to winkle formation. Less wrinkles means slow aging!

6. Silk does not conduct heat or static electricity like other fibers

It does not conduct heat which simply means that wearing silk would not make your head feels like it’s on fire during summer or a mobile refrigerator in winter. Silk is more comfortable and cooler than cotton and contributes to a good nights sleep. 

7. Hypoallergenic

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and odorless making it a must for allergy sufferers. It contains a natural protein called “Sericin” that reduces the possibility of allergic reactions aiding restful sleep. It helps sensitive dry or itchy skin and it is also inhospitable to dust mites and it is naturally fire retardant.

Now that you know all the great reasons to use a silk pillowcase and a bonnet, are you ready to give them a try? Curly/ Wavy hair may appear rough on the outside but that needs a lot of tender love and care to grow in to lustrous healthy springs of joy. One of the best and easiest ways to treat your luscious curls is just using a silk pillowcase or a silk bonnet. Show your curly hair some extra love and see it fall over your shoulders in a cascade of curls. If you are super busy and no time for hair care or skin care, this is the best and easiest ways to treat yourself and enjoy the 8 hour spa while you sleep.

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