Do You Sleep with Silk?
Silk – natural, rich and glorious, brings thoughts of fabulous blouses, suits, scarves and dresses. This luxurious fabric feels soft, yet cool, to the touch. Not just for couture, there are sheets, pillowcases, hair wraps and sleeping masks to consider.
Mulberry silk from the mulberry silkworm moth caterpillar and is the best known, purest quality textile silk.
Silk was first developed in China and only royalty such as a Chinese empress could afford such a luxury. As this magnificent and versatile fabric grew in popularity, this wonderful fabric became popular throughout the world when merchants had access to Chinese merchandise.
The production process starts by feeding silkworms. From Wikipedia, I learned that to make one kilogram of silk, 104 kg of mulberry leaves must be eaten by 3000 silkworms. It takes about 5000 silkworms to make a kimono.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is no doubt a luxury. There are silk pillowcases and then there are silk pillowcases. I really do believe that by sleeping on a silk pillowcase my hair remains luxurious and there are no wrinkles around my eyes.
You don’t have to buy the most expensive pillowcases. You want to look for mommes which designates the grade, quality and density of the silk. My silk pillowcase is 22mm which means it is high quality.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and if you’re experiencing health issues or hair loss challenges, this gentle, cool fabric is very comforting.
Have you slept with a hair wrap? I think they could be a terrific hair savior especially if you tend to wear your hair rather longish. Using a silk hair wrap makes perfect sense…hair and head would be cool throughout the night.
Tying up your hair in a hair wrap looks easy – bend forward from the waist, gather the scarf place it at the nape of the neck and bring the ends together on top of your head. Tie the ends into a top knot.
Eye masks are another popular silk item. They promote faster, deeper sleep because you sleep in total darkness assuring that you wake refreshed.