Taihu Snow 100% Pure Natural Silk Housewife Pillowcase
My nan always said Silk pillowcases were the best, they protect hair from tangles, keeping it shiny and unbroken, and silk prevents creases that get in face overnight, so I was excited at the chance to put her words to the test. So many “old wives tales” have been proved to actually contain more than just a nugget of truth, so I wanted to see if this had any real effect.
I opted for the Light Lavender, which is a very subtle shade, almost a dove grey with just a gentle lilac tint to it. The fabric feels really soft, and seems to be a close weave ( see photos). Its more than roomy enough for my pillow, so I popped it on and have been using for a few days. I’ve waist length straight hair and it does tangle as I’m a really restless sleeper, so the knots in the morning….sometimes I plait it but then I get lots of breaks so mostly its just loose. These past few days it does seem less tangled in the morning, not a miracle cure but everything helps. It seems to assist with the shine too – my hair is pretty strong as I don’t use heated products or backcomb or anything, but silk apparently helps the scales to lay flat promoting shine. According to web searches it has to be 100% mulberry silk charmeuse to get best effect, not cheaper ones or man made copies, so its great that this is. Its costly but…another of nan’s mantra’s “cheap always comes dear in the end” .
My face looks like an AA roadmap most mornings, and that’s not really the effect I want, so I was pleased that again this really did help. I still tossed and turned, but somehow the creases didn’t get ironed in as usual. I have really dry skin so again that was a real bonus. Its really comfortable, feels fabulous against skin, and seems to absorb and dissipate sweat somehow, no wet, clammy pillowcase in the early hours as I usually have.
I’d love a full set of silk bed linen, one day maybe…when my ship comes in 😉 In the meantime at least I’ve got my one gorgeous pillowcase.
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