Here at BASK ™, we often get asked how silk is different from cotton. Read on to find out more on why silk's unique properties outperform cotton, in terms of skin and hair benefits.
Cotton is a popular fabric for pillowcases, especially Egyptian cotton. However, when compared to silk, there are some essential differences that give silk a distinct advantage.
1. Cotton pillowcase is highly absorbent.
Imagine sleeping on top of cotton balls every single night that sucks all the moistures out of your facial skin…😱
Silk Pillowcase is less absorbent.
That means you can keep your expensive skincare products to yourself and not accidentally give your pillow an unwanted facial.
2. Cotton pillowcase is rough.
Imagine rubbing your delicate facial skin on the rough pillowcase surface every time you toss and turn, or even worse if you are a side sleeper or stomach sleeper who basically “squeeze” your face on your pillow every time you sleep 😰
Silk pillowcases are more slick which reduces friction and causes less pulling of your hair.
This means less tangles, bed head and breakage! We didn’t even realize how not normal the amount of shedding we were having until we tried silk pillowcase and now we almost never find stray hairs on our pillowcases!
3. Cotton pillowcase also attracts dust mites, which unknowingly agitates your skin problem and also causes allergies 🤧
On the other hand, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites.
Mulberry silk also contains a natural protein called sericin that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction. Therefore, mulberry silk pillowcase is great for those with allergies.
Silk naturally regulates heat, which helps you maintain the correct body temperature. It doesn’t conduct heat, so if you want to keep cool at night on hot days, go with silk pillowcase.