Sleep is very important and necessary for all of us! Especially when we spend a long and busy day, all we want is to lie down on our bed and relax. Most people, however, buy cotton bed sheets depending on their price, color or design! The truth is that we all have in our drawers many cotton bed sheets and pillowcases.
Other materials, such as silk or satin, are more expensive and most people avoid buying them!
But if you wake up every morning with wild and dry hair, your pillowcase may be responsible for that.
Celebrity stylist Jen Atkin explains why cotton pillowcases destroy our hair: “Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry,” she says. “This is especially beneficial for hair types that are prone to frizz, such as coarse hair types or girls who have wiry curls.”
”Silk and satin pillowcases give this soft feeling to the hair and skin as they do not leave “marks” on you when you wake up, while the cotton ones allow the hair to fall freely without rubbing. This is precisely why our hair looks like this after sleeping.”
If you do not want, however, to say goodbye to your cotton pillowcases, Atkin suggests to wrap your hair in a silk scarf before sleeping to maintain your style.