I can’t count the number of times I’ve woken up to matted, tangled hair that bears a concerning resemblance to a birds nest – I’m sure some of you can relate! Over the past few years, I’ve heard a lot about silk bedding as a solution and its other claimed benefits. I was hesitant at first to splurge on a more premium pillowcase since I had gotten used to my basic cotton ones. However, there are a lot of options these days including very budget friendly ones, and when thinking relatively about how many hours a week you spend on said pillowcase, the cost feels a lot more justifiable! I’ve only been using my silk pillowcases for a few months, but they are a delightful small treat at the end of the day, and it’s very hard for me to turn back now!
Benefits of sleeping on Silk Pillowcase:
- Helps reduce hair tangling and breakage
- Helps alleviate some skin redness and minimize irritation for sensitive skin (Nick has eczema prone skin and kept stealing my silk pillowcases until I got a few extras!)
- Helps keep more face products on your face (silk allegedly doesn’t absorb as much product as cotton).
All of the varying options for silk pillowcases, however, can be overwhelming. So in today’s post I’m sharing a few good ones at three different price points, and my initial thoughts on each! Based on my research and testing, I liked all of the below options. I would say selection just depends on your budget and what you are looking for.
Options under $25
Zimasilk Silk Pillowcase
Features: Shiny finish, 19mm mulberry silk, hidden zipper enclosure.
Notes: Budget friendly option which feels like good quality for the price and comes in lots of colors and prints. However as with most items on Amazon, there is not a lot of info about fabric sourcing, dyes, or manufacturing other than being made in China.
Pinzon Silk Pillowcase
Features: Semi-matte finish Mulberry silk, hidden zipper enclosure.
Notes: Another budget-friendly option by Amazon’s own brand which feels good quality for the price point. This one is slightly less shiny than the Zimasilk which I actually like. The sourcing, silk quality and silk weight are not disclosed (weight feels like 19mm), however they are listed as made in China and claim their factory is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.
Options Under $60
Brooklinen Silk Pillowcase (use code ALLURE15 for 15% off $50+ their site)
Features: Shiny finish, 22mm weight mulberry silk, envelope enclosure
Notes: Silk option from popular bedding company (we get our cotton sheets from here) in a charmeuse weave that feels a little bit thicker and nicer than the Amazon options. This one comes in just a few muted color options, and there is also not much info about the sourcing and manufacturing other than being made in China.
AdorabellaBaby Silk Pillowcase
Features: Shiny finish, 19mm weight mulberry silk, option to choose your pillow closure
Notes: This Etsy shop is a great way to support a women-run small business that handmakes their products in the USA. The company was founded by a mom who wanted to develop gentle, natural products for her baby’s hair and for her own sensitive, eczema prone skin. Their silk fabric is woven and dyed in a USA mill, and their products are hand sewn one by one domestically as well. Their pillowcase is a little thinner than the Brooklinen but nevertheless feels nice against the skin. They also make various other silk-based products, including scrunchies and raw silk wash cloths which I’ve been using daily (read their listing for more info and supposed benefits!).
Premium Priced Option
Slip Standard Pillowcase: (Sephora, Nordstrom—check for Nsale value set restocks, Anthropologie)
Features: High gloss finish, 22mm weight mulberry silk, hidden zipper enclosure
Notes: Noticeably different option that comes at a higher price point. In our feel tests, this option was clearly thicker compared to the other ones above, and the silk fabric was very wrinkle resistant when I tried to scrunch it up in my hand. Slip does not share details about their sourcing but their website claims their pillowcases are made in China with the “highest grade 6A long fiber mulberry silk,” use non-toxic dyes, and that they work with their suppliers “to ensure that fair workplace practices are enforced.” One feature I did not love about this pillowcase is that the zipper closer is a little shorter than the full length of the pillowcase edge, so it takes some wiggling to get it on and off.
Hopefully this post helps you navigate the world of silk pillowcases and find one that suits your budget and wish list! If you already use a silk pillowcase or plan to get one, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts! And to help keep your silk pillowcase fresh, check out my blog post on how to wash and dry your silk items at home.