The 13 Best Silk Pillowcases for Smoother Hair and Fewer Wrinkles
Say hello to smooth skin, sleek hair, and sweet dreams with these luxe pillowcases you won't know how you ever lived without.
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Taking beauty sleep to a whole new level
You’ve probably heard by now that silk pillowcases have all sorts of benefits. Their smooth, almost slippery texture helps eliminate frizzy hair and tangles. And because silk isn’t porous like cotton, silk pillowcases help your skin retain its moisture, which may lead to fewer wrinkles. Plus, here’s a biggie when you have to roll out of bed and right into that Zoom meeting: The best silk pillowcases don’t crease, meaning you’re a lot less likely to wake up with those dreaded sleep wrinkles. Also, let’s not forget how good they feel on your skin.
If you’re shopping for a silk pillowcase, here’s a term to know: momme. This refers to the weight of the silk. The higher the momme, the denser and more luxurious (and expensive) the silk. Most silk pillowcases are in the 16 to 22 momme range. You’ll also see the term mulberry silk show up frequently. This coveted silk variety is made by silkworms who spend their short lives munching on nothing but mulberry leaves, which results in strong, elastic, high-quality silk strands.
To help you sleep well and wake up looking fresh as a rose, we’ve compiled our picks for the best silk pillowcases in a range of prices and features. Once you’ve found the best one for you, why stop there? Check out the best mattresses, sheets, pillows (including cooling pillows), and throw blankets that’ll make your bed so much cozier—and your nights so much more restful.
Blissy Silk Pillowcase
We love Blissy silk pillowcases because they tick all the boxes: 22-momme, 6A-grade (the highest) mulberry silk, and available in 19 colors and patterns and three sizes. At an average cost of $90 per standard pillowcase (though you can often find them on sale for less), Blissy is on the high end of the silk pillowcase spectrum, but it’s a high-quality product. The pillowcases are machine washable, but Blissy recommends you wash them in a mesh bag.
Brooklinen Silk Pillowcase
Brooklinen is known for its quality bedding that, while not cheap, consistently delivers a solid product for the price point. This 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcase is a solid mid-range choice for those who don’t want to spend too much but don’t want to spend too little. Available in eight colors and priced between $50 and $60, Brooklinen’s silk pillowcase has an envelope closure (no zipper) and is hand washable. Happy customers tout its luxurious delightful feel, coolness on the skin, and benefits for hair. One reviewer writes, “It really helped defrizz my curly hair and has helped with all the damage that comes along with it. There is a noticeable difference when I sleep on [it]. A must-have purchase, for sure!”
Parachute Silk Pillowcase
Momme’s the word when it comes to silk quality, and Parachute’s 25-momme silk pillowcase stands above the crowd for its higher-density material. Their pillowcases are available in just two colors (white and light gray), but that’s in part because they use a minimum of dyes and other chemicals to produce them; there’s also no artificial softening. Priced from $89 to $109, this is an investment-level silk pillowcase, but a worthy splurge from a women-owned company that does a lot of philanthropic work. Reviewers say they “love, love, love” it because it’s like “sleeping on a soft cloud.”
Mulberry Park Silk Pillowcase
If you want to try a silk pillowcase for the first time or you have several sleepyheads to buy for, the value-priced silk pillowcase from Mulberry Park might just do the trick. Their entry-level pillowcase, priced between $26 and $29, is made of 19-momme silk, which the brand says is comparable to a 600-thread-count cotton pillowcase. For something a little more luxe, Mulberry Park also sells 22- and 30-momme pillowcases on their website, but this one definitely does the trick, according to nearly 1,300 Amazon customers who gave it five stars. “With this real silk case, I literally wake up, pat down a couple of stray strands of hair, and go,” says one reviewer. “No frizz, no curls all mashed up into clumps. It’s astounding. Plus, it’s lovely and cool all night.” Another says that she loves it so much, it may be her new “go-to birthday gift for everyone.”
Slip Silk Pillowcase
If celebrity endorsements are any indication of quality, then high-end Slip silk products are must-have items for beautiful skin. Everyone from Katy Perry to Cindy Crawford loves them, and for good reason. The company says studies of their 22-momme, 6A-grade mulberry silk pillowcases showed significantly less absorption and 43 percent less friction compared to cotton sheets. That means your expensive anti-aging face cream stays on you, instead of rubbing off your pillow, and your skin can retain its moisture. A silky-smooth surface also reduces morning sleep creases.
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MYK Silk Pillowcase
With a 25-momme density, this ultra-smooth silk pillowcase from MYK Silk will help all hair types tame the frizz. Because silk is non-absorbent, the same properties that keep skin from drying out do the same thing for hair, so that your locks retain moisture, shine, and luster. And the smoothness of these pillowcases helps fight tangles, even for people with long hair or those prone to tossing and turning. Since they’re hypoallergenic and free of chemicals and dyes, dermatologists and beauty experts recommend them, and at $45, they’ve also got a smooth price.
SmartSilk Silk Pillowcase
SmartSilk makes a wide range of silk and silk-and-cotton bedding products, all designed to combat allergies, regulate body temperature, and prevent night sweats. We love that their 100 percent silk pillowcases are sold in pairs and are hypoallergenic and naturally moisture-wicking. Another plus? SmartSilk silk is humanely harvested, meaning the silk cocoons are boiled and spun after the silkworm has transformed into a moth and flitted away. Here are more eco-friendly gifts you’ll feel good about.
The Ethical Silk Company Silk Pillowcase
For animal rights advocates, silk is often problematic, because most silk cocoons are boiled with the silkworms still in them. But if you want the luxury of silk without any guilt, The Ethical Silk Company uses all humanely harvested silk, adheres to Fairtrade employment and environmental standards, and donates 10 percent of profits to social welfare causes. Plus, its matte-finish, 19-momme mulberry silk pillowcases are dye-free and priced from a comfortable $65.
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SLPBABY Silk Pillowcase
If you need a splash of color and design in your life, SLPBABY has one of the widest selections of printed silk pillowcases, including lots of vibrant florals. These pillowcases are made of 16-momme silk, which is on the low-end of the momme scale, but at $21.99 for a standard pillowcase, they’re also on the low end of the price scale, making these a nice choice for kids’ rooms or guest rooms. A zipper closure keeps everything nice and neat, and they’re machine-washable on the gentle cycle. They also have more than 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with customers raving about their beauty and softness.
ZIMASILK Silk Pillowcase
Talk about variety! There’s no need to stick to basic white, ivory, or taupe for your silk pillowcases. Brighten (or darken) things up with ZIMASILK’s 19-momme silk pillowcases, available in 35 colors and patterns, including a pretty violet and a peacock blue. They’re top-selling sleep products on Amazon and very highly rated, with more than 20,000 wildly positive five-star reviews, and their low price ($25.99 for queen) makes them especially attractive. Need more convincing? Check out this review: “You will sigh and smile contentedly into your pillow at least 12 times per night because they feel so amazing, and the improvement you feel it has on NOT giving you face wrinkles…well, you will apologize to your poor face constantly for all the years you dragged it along a scratchy cotton surface all night long. Don’t blame yourself. You didn’t know.” But now you do!
Silk by TBG Silk Pillowcase
As a thoughtful gift—for someone else or for yourself—a monogrammed silk pillowcase from Silk by TBG makes a luxury item even more special. TBG’s silk pillowcases are 22 momme, and the monogramming is free of charge. The cases, which sell for $65 to $85, come in three colors, and monogramming is available in 12 different-colored threads and five type styles. If you love this idea, here are more personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
ShhhSilk Silk Travel-Size Silk Pillowcase
It’s tough enough to sleep on airplanes, and those scratchy airline pillows just add insult to injury. If you pack your own travel pillow, or you want to upgrade an airplane pillow, try wrapping it in a luxury silk travel pillowcase from ShhhSilk. The Australian company is a favorite among A-list celebrities used to flying first class, but these 22-momme 6A-grade mulberry silk pillowcases will elevate your ride in coach, too.
Silky Tales Silk Pillowcase for Kids
Why should adults reap all the benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcases? Silk feels smooth and cool against the skin and can help little kids sleep more comfortably. Plus, you’ll have to deal with fewer tangles in the morning! Trust us: This is a win all around. Plus, the six whimsical designs on these 19-momme mulberry silk pillowcases from Silky Tales are absolutely adorable. Next, check out the best non-toxic mattresses for your little ones—and you.
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