SHOULD I BE SLEEPING ON A SILK PILLOW?
There’s a beauty buzz around silk pillowcases right now, but are they worth the hype? Team RAZZO investigates.
Let’s face it, there’s a lot to love about silk. It’s soft and luxurious, exotic and expensive… so it was only a matter of time before the idea of sleeping on silk sheets (or a pillow, at least) made it into the beauty mainstream. Today, ‘beauty sleep’ has a whole new meaning thanks to the new generation of silk products designed to care for your hair while you sleep.
It was news to us, but as it turns out, the cotton pillowcases most of us are sleeping on can actually be really damaging for the hair. Their rougher texture creates friction that leads to hair breakage, and cotton can also draw essential moisture and oils out of our skin and hair, leaving it lacklustre. Makes sense, when you think about it right? The solution, say those in the know, is switching to silk because its softness makes it ultra-gentle on delicate hair strands, helping prevent breakage, stopping hair drying out and even helping your blowdry last longer. Yep, silk is officially the stuff of hair dreams.
One of the original silk beauty brands, SLIP makes luxurious and stylish 100% pure silk pillowcases and accessories. SLIP’s mantra is ‘beauty, not bedding’, and you only have to spend a night up-close with one of these pillowcases to experience the difference it can make to your hair and skin. We’re talking softer, shinier, more manageable hair, and no more annoying kinks that are impossible to get rid of without washing.
Another RAZZO fave is London-based brand SILKE, who create colourful and chic silk hair wraps that are so gorgeous, it’s actually a bit of a shame to confine them to the bedroom. Made from the finest mulberry silk, this genius silk hair wrap cocoons the hair, eliminating the friction and moisture loss that can cause breakage, frizz and split ends, and is just brilliant for caring for hair extensions too.
Never ones to miss a beauty trick, here at RAZZO we’ve also infused one of our hero products with hair-loving silk. You’ll find silk extract in our 10-in-1 Leave-in Treatment, the ultimate smoothing, multi-tasking pre-style treat that does it all, from inner strength to outer beauty.
Wake up with the best bedhead ever, with our top silk hair picks: