17 Best Silk Pillowcases That Can Smooth Out Fine Lines *and* Frizzy Hair
Sleeping on silk pillowcases is an incredibly luxurious experience. And while they may be an investment upfront, they can make the world of a difference for your hair and skin.
Why choose a silk pillowcase?
From a hair standpoint, silk is softer and less absorbent than cotton, which means it's less likely to dry out your strands. "Silk allows the hair to move easily over the pillowcase without friction, thereby keeping its style in place,” Marnie Nussbaum, MD, a New York City dermatologist, previously told Well+Good. “It also allows the hair to keep its natural oils and prevents frizz and dehydration."
Sabrina Porsche, a hairstylist based in Los Angeles, swears by silk pillowcases. And sometimes when her hair is really acting up, she'll sleep on silk sheets just in case she doesn't spend the entire night on her pillow.
"I use silk pillowcases as well as scrunchies and eye masks," says Porche. She typically sleeps with a bonnet at night to retain her style, but when her boyfriend is over, she ditches the bonnet and relies on her silk pillowcase. "I don't ever want him to see my hair wrapped—at least not yet, we haven't gotten there yet." She says sleeping with a silk pillowcase keeps her style "pretty much the same. I'm not a wild sleeper and I pretty much sleep on one side, so I'll wake up and it'll keep my hair preserved."
Silk's less-absorbent qualities also offer benefits to your skin. “Cotton pillowcases can potentially absorb moisture and hydration from skin and hair leaving the skin dehydrated and increasing the appearance of fine lines,” says Dr. Nussbaum. “While there is no scientific evidence, decreasing the friction between the skin and the pillowcase could also potentially minimize fine lines.”
While satin pillowcases are a more cost-effective option, if silk pillowcases are within your budget, they'll give you the full hair and skin benefits and honestly feel so much better.
Shop 17 of the best silk pillowcases
Made from 100 percent mulberry silk, these pillowcases from Nest Bedding are also infused with argan oil and aloe vera to keep your hair smooth and shiny while you sleep. This case is available in two colors: pearl (pictured) and stone; and two sizes: standard/queen ($69) and king ($79). It is washer and dryer safe.
This set from YGN is complete with a pillowcase, eye mask, and three hair scrunchies, all made from 100 percent mulberry silk. It comes in one size and is available in this hot pink, navy, and champagne.
This mulberry silk pillowcase is from Quince, a direct-to-consumer retailer that makes it easier to enjoy luxury fabrics at an affordable price. It’s available in six colors: navy (pictured), champagne, ivory, gray blush pink, and black.
Most silk pillowcases come in solid colors. Brooklinen allows you to have some fun with a mix of fun prints and gorgeous solid options. They’re made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk.
Made by Lily Silk, this pillowcase is made from 100 percent charmeuse silk. If you’re looking for a ton of color options, Lilu Silk is the way to go. It offers 13 solid color options and three patterns. Each option is available in three sizes: standard, queen, and king.
Handcrafted from mulberry silk, these pillowcases are great. They’re available in one size (standard) and in three colors: blush (pictured), white, and silver.
Get both a pillowcase and an eye mask with this set from Casper. Both are made from 100 percent mulberry silk. You can choose a pillowcase in size standard or king.
Infused with copper oxide, this pillowcase will not only help protect your hair, but also works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s available in one size and color.
Get two 100 percent silk pillowcases with this set from Sunday Citizen. It’s available in two colors: latte (pictured) and pearl white; and in two sizes: standard ($170) and king ($210).
If you’re looking for silk pillowcases in rich colors, opt for ones from Slip. They’re available in eight great colors including gold (pictured), navy, black, charcoal, silver, caramel, pink, and white.
Add a delicate pop to your bedding with these 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcases. They’re available in multiple colors including pink (pictured), ivory, blue, white, silver, and more.
This Allied Home pillowcase is made from 22 Momme silk and is machine-washable. It’s available in three sizes: jumbo ($60), queen ($68), and king ($75). It comes in four colors: silver (pictured), ivory, navy, and rose.
Made from 100 percent charmeuse silk, this pillowcase is made with amino acids to nurture the skin while you sleep. It’s available in four sizes (boudoir, standard, queen, and king) and six colors: blue, white, brass, pink, green, and champagne.
If you want your pillowcase to be versatile, try this option from Night. One side is made from 100 percent mulberry silk while the other is made from 100 percent rayon. This is perfect if you sleep with a partner who prefers a different type of pillowcase but you still want them to match. It’s available in two size: standard ($50) and king ($60); and three colors: gunmetal (pictured), white, and champagne.
This handmade pillowcase from Blissy is made with 100 percent mulberry silk. It’s available in three sizes: standard, queen, and king; and in five colors: gold (pictured), white, pink, silver, and black.
It’s hard to find silk pillowcases that come in a twin size, but this one from Gingerlily does. It comes in twin, full, queen, king, and California king each for $80. It’s available in two colors: nude (pictured) and silver.
Explore lots of colors with this 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcase from Fishers Finery. It’s available in 11 colors in standard, queen, and king sizes.
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