Slip silk pillowcase | anti-bedhead anti-wrinkle

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It has to be said I was looking forward to falling asleep in style with the Slip Silk Pillowcase, a soft, silken pillowcase that claims to reduce skin creases and bed-head. And since it’s recommended by dermatologists, hairstylists and beauty experts, I was looking forward to reviewing it and even dragged my mother in on the act too.

Wendy Turner

The pillow is made from mulberry silk. The smooth, sleek surface of this silk with regular usage will help prevent the creases that can appear across the skin, as well as contributing towards less frizz, tangles and knots in the hair. Sleeping on this type of pillow can help skin appear younger and more radiant after a refreshing snooze. Silk also keeps you cool which helps you maintain the correct body temperature. If you want to keep cool at night on a hot day, go with silk. On the flip side, it retains heat during cold weather which all helps in having a restful night’s sleep.

Silk fibres are similar in structure to your hair and with reduced friction they help keep the hair smooth as it moves across the silk pillowcase, resulting in more shine and less frizz. It also has a similar effect on your skin helping it keep smooth and less lined. Natural silk pillow cases are less absorbent which helps your skin and hair stay moisturised because your pillowcase isn’t absorbing all of the natural oils from your skin. Cotton, by contrast, is a very absorbent fabric which draws moisture from your face and hair. You also don’t need to worry about washing the silk as the pillowcase is machine washable.

My mother and I absolutely loved our Slip Silk Pillowcases. We both agreed it feels incredible against your skin, soft, very comfortable and it definitely left our faces less crumpled in the morning. The biggest result for me was on my curls. It made a huge difference in the amount of bed-head I had in the morning. For the first time in my life I could wear my hair down for the second day and it looked like I’d just washed it. My mother agreed too, that her hair was much smoother and easier to manage on the second day. I should point out that if your hair has a tendency to go greasy, this may not be for you. It will smooth your hair but could make it look lank if it’s this way inclined. I have discovered a very effective new beauty routine involving no cosmetics or procedures. It seems Slip have changed the way I will now shop for bedding as it will forever be on my pillow. I won’t hesitate to buy it as gift for someone either. It would be a really beautiful gift for someone.