We’re very happy to present a new we heart this feature; The Myth Squad. We’ll examine the myths and legends that you’ve heard hundreds of times, and determine if they’re valid and should be brought into your routine, or banished to the old wives tale file. Today, we have wht member Holly delving into the staple of every 50s housewife, the silk pillowcase…
I am going to talk about something that brings a whole new meaning to the term “a wrinkle in time.” Have you ever woken up with a sleep crease? If you sleep on your side, you know what I mean; that telltale crease that the pillow makes on your face while you are sleeping. What about wild woman bed head? You went to sleep with normal hair and woke up with a rats nest in your hair. If you can not personally relate to them, I’m sure you’ve seen someone experience one of those phenomenons.
The silk pillowcase is a simple and easy solution for both. This is not a new or high tech product. In fact, they’ve been around for a long time and there is something to be said about an item that stands the test of time. Even my Grandmother, who was born in 1906, considered a silk pillowcase to be a key beauty item.
Here is how they work…
Basic pillowcases, like ones made of cotton do not offer any slip or give. During the night the fibers in the traditional pillowcase continuously tug at delicate parts of the face and neck. Pillowcases made from silk provide a certain amount of slip or give required to prevent sleep crease and even skin stretching. When I think about all of the money I have spent on facial cream, serum, my Clarisonic and other various hair products to stay young, I literally kicked myself. Why did I ever stray away from my Grandmother’s beloved silk pillowcase?
Silk pillowcases are also amazing at keeping your hair in check. Silk is woven closer together than cotton and other materials. This makes silk much gentler on your hair. Silk allows your hair to glide over the pillow without getting caught in the fibers. I immediately noticed a huge difference the next morning. I have long thick hair and it looked nearly as good the next morning, saving me time I would have spend restyling. My hair stylist also swears by the silk pillowcase to extend styling. This is especially true for people who have brittle hair. She also highly recommends it to anyone with thinning hair or someone who has a lot of damage.
From now on, I am going to be like Grandma and sleep on a silk pillowcase. Who knew the “old school” silk pillowcase was such a multi tasker? So, the wht Myth Squad Verdict? The power of the silk pillowcase is not a myth!
Want to wake to smoother hair and skin? Try a beauty staple, the silk pillowcase. Readers – do you Agree or disagree with my verdict?