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12 Best Silk Pillowcases in 2023 for Better Skin and Hair

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Waking up with perfectly smooth skin and hair sounds like a myth reserved for the realm of fairytales or rom-coms, but the best silk pillowcases can make it happen. If you roll out of bed with weird grooves etched across your face and frizzy hair, take it as an indication that it might be time to upgrade to a silk or satin pillow.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Best Overall: Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase, $89
  2. Best Hypoallergenic: Quince 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $40
  3. Best Budget: Bedsure Satin Pillowcase, $10
  4. Best Color Options: Blissy Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $80
  5. Best Lightweight: Casaluna Standard Solid Silk Pillowcase, $30
  6. Best Cooling: Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $59
  7. Best Machine-Washable: Lunya Washable Silk Good in Bed Pillowcase, $78

Happily, brands like Slip, Brooklinen, and Kitsch are reimagining their product lines to develop pillowcases made with mulberry silk — the highest quality available on the market — and specifically designed to target beauty concerns, like fine lines and frizzy hair. (Mulberry silk is made by silkworms who subsist solely on mulberries — the more you know.) Also worth noting is the momme, which is the measure of the silk’s weight. A lower momme, like 19 momme, tends to be lightweight and has a lower price point, while a higher momme is considered high-quality and more durable.

Rex Jimieson, a colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, previously told Allure that he recommends “a silk scarf around your hair at night or [using] a silk pillowcase to prevent friction on the hair.” Friction, he noted, is one of the main reasons for “manual damage” that leads to split ends and breakage — especially for damaged and color-treated hair — down the road.

Dermatologists also back the potential benefits of silk pillowcases. “Night is the best time to repair skin, so it makes sense that so many innovations are happening right now in this field,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Icon Dermatology and Aesthetics in North Bethesda, Maryland. “Since we spend up to one-third of each day asleep, why not make the most of these hours?”

With that in mind, we rounded up some of the best silk pillowcases to help you get a feel for just how transformative it can be to swap out the old cotton pillowcases and bedding you’ve been rewashing for years.

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