Back at university, I was (and I'm still) the best friend of a girl who had an obsession almost like a baby blanket with her pillowcase made of silk. Not only did she use it every night in the dorms, but she brought it with her to the dates and tips of the spring break. And those nights when she would forget about it – and we'd go back in a taxi to get it back – I would tease her without mercy. It's a creepy pillow girl.
So imagine my surprise when, years later, silk pillowcases began to receive all kinds of love in the world of beauty (even celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian). need for hair care. Unless my pillowcase has been rubbed with argan oil, what effect could it have on my skin and hair?
A considerable enough, says Gary Goldenberg, MD, of Goldenberg Dermatology in New York. "Silk, like cotton or wool, is a natural fabric, natural fabrics are simply better for the skin, especially for sensitive skin or eczema," he explains. suffering from acne or acne-prone skin can benefit from a high quality silk as it does not obstruct the pores. "
Andre Walker, celebrity hairdresser and co-founder of Andre Walker Hair, shares this feeling. "The standard cotton cases are known to cause breaks and split ends," says Walker, and because cotton is such an absorbent fabric, it says it can undermine your moisture-wicking hair. "Silk pillowcases help maintain your style, in addition to protecting your curls and loops from frizz." Because the fabric is smooth and absorbent, it reduces friction against your hair, which helps your eruption to last longer.
Blush the face with silk every night would seem to be a no-brainer for someone as crazy as Kourtney Kardashian … so the pragmatist in me was skeptical. I therefore decided to catch the most popular silk pillowcase on the market – the Silk Pillowcase Brief ($ 79, nordstrom.com) – and the test for two weeks, observing the effect that she had on my hair and skin along the way.