Discover the celebrities beauty secret
The supermodel Gisele Bündchen always carries one silk pillowcase in her travels. The supermodel has been pictured at various airports carrying hers and judging from her appearance after landing, we’d say that the investment is paying off.
Another star that swears by the virtues of sleeping on these luxury pillowcases is 90s icon Cindy Crawford: ‘I’ve noticed that I’ve not only gotten fewer pillow lines, but it’s better for my hair.’
The equally gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whitely agrees when asked for the supermodel beauty secret she’d be willing share, she said – you guessed it – ‘sleep with a satin pillowcase’.
By now, we imagine you’ve noticed a pattern emerging – some of the world’s most beautiful women all use the same trick to protect their hair and skin from damage. So what are the benefits of sleeping with silk and satin pillowcase, and what should you be looking for when you invest in your own?
The differences between silk and satin
The biggest difference between the two is that silk is a natural fibre and satin is a weave. Satin can be created by used silk or other materials. Silk comes with more strength and silk will have a more shimmery appearance compared to satin’s glossy surface with a dull back. Both have their backings from China but silk is harder to produce, as a single thread requires silk from thousands of silkworms. This makes silk much more expensive than satin which comes from synthetic fibres.
Advantages of Satin Over Silk
If the sheer price tag and opulence of real silk makes you nervous, fear not! When it comes to your hair, satin produces the same desirable effects plus other advantages which make it convenient. Satin is:
- It typically costs a third to half the price of silk.
- More readily available. Since satin is created from common materials like polyester, it’s much easier to find it.
- Easier to clean. You can throw a satin pillowcase into the wash with the rest of your laundry.
- It might be softer. You might actually prefer the feel of satin because it tends to be silkier than real silk.
Choose satin when you want the advantages of silk plus the modern conveniences afforded by synthetic fiber.