If you have any hair damage, such as split ends or hair breakage, you may want to change your pillowcase. If you are sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, you may be making the damage worse without even knowing it. According to my previous hairdresser, cotton pillowcases do not move as easily and are rougher than silk so it can pull on the hair causing splits in the hair shaft. She said that cotton pillowcases absorb more oil and moisture, therefore, cotton pillowcases may also dry your hair out.
Every now and then my hair goes through periods of either splitting or having some kind of breakage mainly if I am under a lot of stress or if I am getting my hair colored often. I have slept on a cotton pillowcase for my entire life until I decided to recently switch to a silk pillowcase instead. I was willing to try this because I would prefer to prevent any damage to my hair.
I replaced my cotton pillowcase with my new silk pillowcase and I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair. It seems to be less dry and split and it also has a little more body to it. Besides the pillowcase feeling smooth, silky and luxurious on my skin, it has really helped to improve the condition of my hair. My hair feels smoother and looks a bit healthier since I’ve made the switch.
I have only been sleeping on silk for about a month, but I’ve been gradually seeing noticeable changes in my hair. It also looks and feels more moisturized than before when I was using a cotton pillowcase. I was worried that it might make my hair look greasy, since the hairdresser told me that silk pillowcases help the hair to retain moisture. However, my hair is no more oilier now than it was before I switched to silk. In fact, I think it helps to keep the natural oils on my head, which is what makes the hair appear healthier.
If you experience any signs of damage or you would like to prevent further damage to your hair, you may want to try using a silk or satin pillowcase. While I still sleep on cotton sheets, I will continue to purchase silk pillowcases for my pillows. Not only does silk feel smoother on my head, it also feels a lot better on my skin, so I am glad that I switched to a silk pillowcase because it has benefited both my hair and skin.