Sleep isn’t really a tool you often associate with haircare. More likely when you think of tools to get that healthy shiny hair you see on TV and in the movies, you’d like thinking of expensive serums and treatments.
There’s plenty of hair oils, serums and leave-in conditioners on the market that promise sleek, shiny hair. With such a wide range, it’s easy to get lost, or lured into promises that don’t treat the root cause of the problem.
Having healthy, shiny hair might need some extra tools and attention, but some of the best things you can do for your hair are also the simplest. Let’s take a look at some simple tools, like beautiful pillowcases and changes you can make to help improve your hair's strength and texture!
Make the Switch! The Benefits of Silk Pillowcases for Hair
Just like using an anti ageing pillow, making the switch to silk has many benefits. Using the silk pillowcase skin care hack for reducing irritation actually works in a very similar way for your hair. In skincare, using silk helps to reduce friction, reduce oil and prevent product transfer, all of which reduces breakouts or acne flare ups.
Sleeping on silk pillowcase benefits your hair in a similar way, thanks to the naturally soft and smooth fibers. Hair doesn’t catch or snag as you move in your sleep. Opting for a Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, like the Champagne silk pillowcase, Taupe silk pillowcase or the Blush Pink silk pillowcase from Beauty Pillow is a simple way to glam up your bedroom and boost your haircare routine.
Mulberry Silk Fibers, unlike other silk fibers, are coated with a protein called sericin. This protein coats the threads in a protective, nourishing layer. The silk thread produced is strong and durable, yet soft and delicate.
This makes it perfect for daily contact and with skin and hair and strong enough for nightly use. It’s a bit like enjoying mulberry serum benefits for your skin and hair.
Making the switch to silk pillowcases and silk haircare accessories doesn’t mean you have to add more time and energy to your routine. Silk is easy to care for, simply wash at a low temperature with like colors.
Like other pillowcases and bedding, it’s best to wash your pillowcase once every 1-2 weeks. Silk fibers are naturally hypoallergenic, antifungal and antimicrobial, unlike traditional cotton bedding, which can be a bit like a petri dish at the end of 2 weeks.
Cotton pillowcases, unlike silk, absorb sebum, oil, dirt and sweat, transferring it back to your skin and hair. This nightly transference increases product and oil build up, leading to congested skin and dull, heavy or oily hair.
Silk fibers naturally repel oil, sweat and skin or hair care products, meaning hair stays cleaner and fresher for longer. It also means topical products are able to penetrate skin and hair for longer, giving you more bang for your buck and increasing their effectiveness, it’s win-win!
Get that shine night and day!
Using products that help to treat scalp concerns, balance oil production and help to strengthen or soften the hair are great ways to help your hair.
There's a lot of scalp treatments on the market that vary according to strength and the particular issue they’re addressing. For itchy, flaky scalps, gently massaging in over the counter treatments high in zinc can help to soothe the inflammation.
Zinc products often leave a white cast which can be a bit embarrassing in the daylight. Using these treatments at night allows the product to absorb into the scalp more fully, helping to remove the temptation to scratch and reducing the appearance of dandruff.
For treatments that focus on the hair ends or work to support curls heavier, oil-rich formulas are pretty common. Gently working these products in from the ends up can help to lock in moisture, for bouncier, shinier hair.
Sleep in hair masks, wash off treatments and even extensions and weaves require a certain amount of time and patience. Reducing contact between pillow headband and your sleepwear is key to ensuring the products can work their magic.
Wrapping your hair in a bonnet, tying it up with a Silk Scrunchie or keeping it away from your face with a Silk Headband (silk Vitamin C Serum or other facial treatments are actually ok bedfellows, thanks to silks non-absorbency) is pretty common. It’s easy to feel dowdy with these night time accessories, why not glam them up?!
The Beauty Pillow Silk Accessories Collection features Silk Scrunchies for sleeping, lounging or a chic look at home or away. Silk Headbands are perfect for sleep or when you’re applying makeup or skincare.
Enjoying the Silk Life
Just as with any routine or lifestyle change, making a change can be an adjustment. Creating little rituals around your bedtime can help make it a more enjoyable experience rather than just the end of the day.
Adding Silk Pillowcases is one way to level up your bedtime routine. Paired with chic silk hair accessories, the look is getting there, but not quite complete… What about the PJ’s?
Creating an inviting space to sleep in isn’t just about the bedding or the winding down routine. It’s about the feeling of slipping into something more comfortable and shrugging off constrictive clothing.
Sleeping in Silk Pajamas is a simple, enjoyable luxury. Beauty Pillow’s limited edition Beauty Pillow x House of Silk Collab features a White Suit and a Cinnamon Suit. These Silk Pajama Sets are perfect for home, travel or sleepovers.
To level up your morning and bedtime routine even more there’s the Kimono Style Dressing Gowns available in Midnight Black or Pearl White. The perfect accompaniment to the Silk PJ Sets, the silk satin kimono black and white options help create a feeling of cozy luxury around bedtime.
Sticking to your Bedtime Routine with Silk
Creating a habit takes 21 days. While it only takes 1 day to break. Creating an inviting bedtime routine is one of the easiest ways to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Adding Silk Pillowcases and Silk Accessories to your night time routine not only feels luxurious, the benefits of silk can help your hair feel stronger and shinier year round. Maintaining clean hair and a nourished scalp can definitely mean using additional products, according to your hair type and your hair needs.
Adjusting your topical treatments throughout the year is definitely recommended for your hair, just like for your skin. Through the seasons, you and your hair have different needs. In winter you're more likely to be drier and you might be using your blow dryer more than in the warm summer months. So, using a heat protecting treatment might be necessary in the winter, while in summer you might need a UV spray to protect the hair from sun exposure.
Sleeping on Silk Pillowcases will help to boost the efficacy of treatments and prevent sebum and product transfer, for healthier hair, everyday.
Are you ready to make the switch to silk? Shop the collections today!