Silk Pillowcase vs Cotton Pillowcase
How is Mulberry Silk different to cotton?
Firstly, it is a protein-based fibre and is naturally moisturising, whereas plant-based cotton is absorbent and can dry out hair and skin. Silk is moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating, but when cotton gets wet, it stays that way. In fact, cotton is known for being absorbent, which contributes to drying out your hair and skin.
Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic, odourless, non-irritating, and resistant to mould and mites. It’s therefore gentle on sensitive and even acne-prone skin. Finally, compared to the texture of cotton, nothing on earth compares to the luxurious feeling of sleeping on silk.
Silk fibres are coated with a protein layer called sericin, which is a natural moisturiser. In fact, sericin is often used to make hair and skin products. Sericin is anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Silk fibres also have a hollow centre which helps in the regulation of body temperature during cool and warm conditions.
A silk pillowcase is a much better choice for anyone experiencing hair loss as it won't dry out or damage fragile regrowth, and also makes it a wonderful option for anyone experiencing hot flushes or night sweats.
Nothing else feels quite like sleeping on a silk pillowcase and with a silk eye mask. It's the very definition of indulgence and luxury. At the same time, silk is naturally non-irritating, resistant to mould and mites, and is hypoallergenic.
In short, silk does things no other natural fibre can do, and we love that 🤍
(📝Mulberry Park Silks)