By Sharon Brandwein
Coming in at upwards of $50 per case, silk pillowcases are a bit of an investment. To be honest, though, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so when you think about it, there is perhaps no better investment than your bedding.
And while they may be a bit pricey, you may find that silk pillowcases are actually worth the purchase. This sleek and silky indulgence comes with some serious beauty benefits like keeping split ends and frizzy hair at bay, and they might even be good for your skin. Not too bad for a pillowcase, right?
But, price tag aside, silk pillowcases require a bit more TLC than your run-of-the-mill cotton cases, which can be a deal-breaker for some. Silk has a low wet and dry resiliency, which means it wrinkles easily when wet and doesn't recover well, either. That's not to say that washing a silk pillowcase at home is impossible; it just means that you'll need to know how to do it right. If you’re not sure whether you want to make the switch to Team Silk Pillowcase, we have all the deets ahead.
This guide walks you through everything you need to know about silk pillowcases: why they’re so great, how to care for them, and how to keep them looking like new even with regular use.