The Must-Have Gift of 2020 - Silk Pillowcases!

On average we spend one third of our life in bed and from all that time spent with our face or hair pressed up against a pillow we cause friction which creates creases in the skin and overtime wrinkles! Not to mention the effects on our hair - a tangled mess which only takes longer to style in the morning. Thankfully, the silk pillowcase is here to give us the beauty sleep of your dreams.

As recommended in Vogue - silk pillowcases create a smooth surface for your hair and skin to glide over – with less friction there will be less creases on your skin and less frizz in your hair, helping to prevent breakages and split ends.

Silk also has inherent cooling capabilities which is perfect if you tend to get hot or toss and turn at night, you won’t need to wake up in the middle of the night just to flip the pillow over to the cool side, you can sleep through the night and wake up relaxed and refreshed

Here's everything you need to know about silk pillowcase benefits:

Do silk pillowcases really make a difference?
Yes, when it comes to bedhead and wrinkles! Studies show that friction from tossing and turning causes creases in the skin, but dermatologists say that a silky smooth surface can reduce this effect in the long run. Similarly, with less friction on your hair, you're less likely to wake with frizz and tangles.

Silk by nature is hypoallergenic and is reported to provide relief for skin and hair conditions - it will protect you through the night. But keep in mind: you should always be wary of unrealistic promises and you can't expect major changes like fewer breakouts, amino acid absorption, or anti-aging benefits.

What momme silk is best?
Instead of thread count, silk fabrics use momme – i.e. fabric weight. You'll usually find a range of 15-30 momme, but tests show the top performers were 22 momme or higher.

What's the difference between silk and satin?
Silk is a fiber, whereas satin is the weave. Most silk pillowcases are both silk and satin, but you can find satin pillowcases made of polyester for a lower price. Mulberry is the highest quality of silk you can find. Think of it as the Egyptian cotton equivalent of silk: The fibers are longer and more uniform so the fabric is smoother and more durable. Faux silk pillowcases won't feel as luxurious, but they can give you the same smoothness benefits (plus some added durability).

Handmade for No-ThirtySix
At No-ThirtySix we currently have silk pillowcases available to purchase and can also make bespoke pillowcases in order to fit your existing pillows. These make the ultimate luxurious gift to you or someone else!

Visit our online store to buy or email ashley@no-thirtysix.co.uk or judi@no-thirtysix.co.uk to find out more about our bespoke service.