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The Best Silk Pillowcases for Healthier Hair and Skin

Oprah Daily Logo By Melissa Goldberg of Oprah Daily | Slide 1 of 17: If you're like most people, you've probably spent years—if not decades—testing every cream and cleanser, shampoo and conditioner in order to build the perfect routine for flawless skin and seriously healthy hair. But chances are, there's one component you may not have considered: your beauty sleep—namely, the material of those pillowcases you're snoozing on.Yes, it may seem bougie, but making the switch to a silk pillowcase can really help your hair and skin. Because silk is an extremely soft, smooth material, it doesn’t snag your hair or tug on your skin (something that can happen with regular cotton sheets and pillowcases), which can help minimize frizz, breakage, and even wrinkles. Not to mention that silk isn't absorbent like cotton, so it won’t suck moisture from your hair and skin either.So, what's the best silk pillowcase to buy? First things first, let’s address a common source of confusion, which is the difference between silk and satin. Put simply: Silk is a fiber, while satin is a type of weave. That means satin fabrics can also include rayon, polyester, nylon, and other fibers. Now, we know what you’re wondering: Are silk or satin pillowcases better? That really depends on how much you want to spend, because silk tends to be a bit more expensive.If you do decide to invest in silk, one of the most important metrics to consider while shopping is the momme count, which reflects the weight of the silk. While you'll usually find a range between 15 to 30 momme, keep in mind that the average momme count is 19, which is perfect if it's your first time trying a silk pillowcase. If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, pick an option that's at least 22 momme and made with high-quality mulberry silk.To make sure nothing comes between you and your beauty sleep, we rounded up the best silk pillowcases for every budget.

If you're like most people, you've probably spent years—if not decades—testing every cream and cleanser, shampoo and conditioner in order to build the perfect routine for flawless skin and seriously healthy hair. But chances are, there's one component you may not have considered: your beauty sleep—namely, the material of those pillowcases you're snoozing on.

Yes, it may seem bougie, but making the switch to a silk pillowcase can really help your hair and skin. Because silk is an extremely soft, smooth material, it doesn’t snag your hair or tug on your skin (something that can happen with regular cotton sheets and pillowcases), which can help minimize frizz, breakage, and even wrinkles. Not to mention that silk isn't absorbent like cotton, so it won’t suck moisture from your hair and skin either.

So, what's the best silk pillowcase to buy? First things first, let’s address a common source of confusion, which is the difference between silk and satin. Put simply: Silk is a fiber, while satin is a type of weave. That means satin fabrics can also include rayon, polyester, nylon, and other fibers. Now, we know what you’re wondering: Are silk or satin pillowcases better? That really depends on how much you want to spend, because silk tends to be a bit more expensive.

If you do decide to invest in silk, one of the most important metrics to consider while shopping is the momme count, which reflects the weight of the silk. While you'll usually find a range between 15 to 30 momme, keep in mind that the average momme count is 19, which is perfect if it's your first time trying a silk pillowcase. If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, pick an option that's at least 22 momme and made with high-quality mulberry silk.

To make sure nothing comes between you and your beauty sleep, we rounded up the best silk pillowcases for every budget.

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