You must have heard the buzz going around about silk pillowcases. What they can do for your sleep, your skin, your hair. How they can actually prevent you from forming more wrinkles while you sleep. How you’ll wake up with a smooth, silky mane. All of these claims are true, as long as you pick the right pillowcase. With so many on the market that can be a daunting task. Let’s check out the bestselling silk pillowcases on Amazon, rated by the people that actually use them.
Why Use A Silk Pillowcase?
Once you start sleeping with a silk pillowcase you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier. Laying your head down onto the cool, soft surface is, as one reviewer put it, like sleeping on a cloud. You won’t believe the improvement in the quality of your sleep from just this one little change.
Silk is a natural fiber, made by silkworms, and it actually has around 18 amino acids in it. These acids do wonders for helping your skin fight the signs of aging, and they also promote a sense of calm and relaxation which is just what you want when you slip into bed.
It’s a natural thermo-regulator, meaning it stays cool all night. No more flipping the pillow in the middle of the night looking for the cool side. Both sides are cool, and they stay cool.
Why Is Silk Good For Skin?
The smooth texture of silk cuts out friction so your skin won’t drag against your pillow, even if you’re someone who likes to sleep with their face smushed right down into it. The creases and sleep lines that you usually wake up with, and that take longer and longer to disappear as you age, will be a thing of the past.
Silk doesn’t draw moisture away from your skin, so you’ll stay well hydrated. Your expensive serums and night creams will stay on your face, instead of rubbing off onto your pillow.
Why Is Silk Good For Hair?
The pillowcase won’t leach moisture from your hair either, so if you’re prone to frizz this could be the answer. Your hair slides gracefully across silk, without creating static. It stops your hair from getting all tangled. Your chances of waking up to a good hair day have sky-rocketed.
Silk is hypoallergenic and antibacterial. It repels dust-mites and bedbugs. It’s a very breathable yet durable material. If you suffer from allergies, acne, or sensitive skin you owe it to yourself to try sleeping with a silk pillowcase.
What To Look For In A Silk Pillowcase
There are a few important factors to look out for when choosing a silk pillowcase.
Firstly, and most importantly, what silk is best for a pillowcase?
If you want to get into the nitty-gritty of that question then check out this article on the different types of silk available. But for convenience’s sake, I’ll tell you the answer right now . . .
It’s Mulberry silk.
Of course, that’s a generalization. Nothing is suitable for everybody. If you’re vegan, or against sericulture, then Mulberry silk is definitely not for you, so I will include at least one or two alternative options on this list.
However, most of the top-rated pillowcases are made with Mulberry silk. It’s the softest, smoothest, highest quality silk on the market and lends itself perfectly to pillowcases.
Secondly, mommes. What are mommes and why are they important?
Mommes (mm) are the units used to measure the weight of silk. The higher the momme, the better quality the silk.
Threadcount is another way to measure the quality of silk, although its weight is the most important factor. Threadcount usually goes up as the weight goes up – so the higher the momme, the higher the thread count. As with cotton, the higher the thread count, the better the quality.
There are a couple of other things to consider but they are down to personal choice.
Do you want a pillowcase with a zipper, or do you prefer a slip-on or envelope style?
Do you want silk on both sides of the pillowcase or are you OK with one side being cotton?
FYI, I’m only including pillowcases on the list that are silk on both sides. Personally, I think a silk pillowcase should be made entirely of silk. I’d be very disappointed if I ordered one and it turned out to be one-sided.
One other thing to keep in mind when you order is sizing. Pillowcase sizing seems to be all over the place and what’s standard size with one company is Queen size with another. Your best bet is to measure your pillow and compare your measurements to their size charts before placing your order.
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Top 10 Silk Pillowcases on Amazon
The Most Popular 19 Momme Pillowcase
The Zimasilk 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase – $23.99
With over seven thousand reviews, the Zilmasilk pillowcase is the most popular on Amazon, and with good reason. It’s 19 momme of 100% Mulberry silk, with a high thread count of 600. The pillowcase is well-made, has a hidden zipper design, and comes in a wide range of colours.
“I honestly intend to buy one of these for every woman I’ve ever liked. You sigh and smile contentedly into your pillow at least 12 times per night because they feel so amazing, and the improvement it has on NOT giving you face wrinkles…well…you will apologize to your poor face for all the years you dragged it along a scratchy cotton surface all night long.” Abylon, USA
“No strings, snags, or pulled threads. They keep their shape and they are so easy to put on the pillow.” Cartec, USA
“It’s a step above the others I’ve had, both in the silkiness and the fact that there’s a zipper on the end. This is pure genius because with all the others I’ve had, the pillows have always slipped out of the case. Adding a zipper solves that problem. I recommend this product.” J Hume, USA
“No more wrinkled bed face in the morning. Hair seems to not get greasy so quickly.” Moaning Mini, UK
“It’s very comfortable and stays cool all night. The zipper works very well and is securely sewn with no loose threads. I’m very pleased with this pillowcase. I would definitely purchase again.” Jennifer sculpts, USA
“I can’t recommend this product enough. 10/10 would buy again.” Rebekah Horton, USA
“After trying it last night for the first time, I’m blown away. I woke up with my hair just as it was when I went to sleep, sleek and smooth. If you’re looking to wake up with better skin and hair, I highly recommended going for this! And this is from someone who isn’t easily impressed :)” Liliana Vui, UK
The Cheaper 19 Momme Pillowcase
MYK 100% Pure Natural Mulberry Silk Pillowcase – $17.99
This pillowcase is a steal for under $20. It’s 19 momme, 100% Mulberry silk, and comes in a variety of colours and patterns. It’s one of the cheapest silk pillowcases you’ll find on Amazon and is quite popular judging by its reviews.
“I had heard that silk pillowcases can help prevent visible wrinkles on my face. Wrinkles did not happen 10 years ago, but now they do. Well, the first night, no wrinkles! And none since then. Silk really works and this product is very reasonably priced. Very fast shipping. I’m buying more.” Deborah Myers, USA
“I absolutely love my MYK silk pillowcase! It feels so luxurious and is such a dream to sleep on. The best part is knowing that when I sleep on my MYK pillowcase, I will wake up with smooth, frizz-free hair. I have very textured, curly hair and this just makes my life a little easier 🙂 ” Janna E, USA
“The first MYK product I bought was for a travel pillow. I found the silk to be such high quality that I wanted one for my own bed.” Christine W, USA
The Most Popular 21 Momme Pillowcase
The Ravmix 100% Pure Silk Pillowcase – $23.99
Another highly popular item, this pillowcase is 21 Momme with a 600 thread count. It’s made from Mulberry silk and has a convenient hidden zipper design. Over three-quarters of the almost 6,500 reviewers gave this pillowcase 5 stars.
“I absolutely love this pillowcase! It’s exactly what I wanted! The hidden zipper is great and seems to be very sturdy and not cheaply made. The same goes for the pillowcase itself. It’s a great pillowcase all around and seems a lot more expensive than it is. It’s very luxurious!” Karley, USA
“I am African American. I have purchased another Ravmix pillowcase because the first one is sooooo comfortable, excellent for the hair, and not only that, excellent for your skin.” Goldwire, USA
“It’s velvety to the touch. I sleep like a baby!” Grace, USA
“Love it! Love it! Love it! I was VERY skeptical about the health claims of better hair and skin. I am a believer now!! It’s soft and luxurious, a piece of heaven is the best way to describe it. I’ll be ordering still more again soon.” Mrs Redbear, USA
“So comfy & so soft. I love it!” Steven Jay Engfer, USA
“My hubby is yelling for his silk pillowcase and I will order for him for sure.” Meiyu Li, USA
“My first purchase was 3 years ago and the case is still in great condition. I truly love these pillowcases so much I have given 4 as gifts.” Heather RB, USA
The Most Famous 22 Momme Pillowcase
The Slip Silk Pillowcase – $89
Slip claims to be the “Original & the Best” when it comes to silk pillowcases. They’ve been in business since 2004 and are the go-to brand for many celebrities including the Kardashians and Victoria Beckham. Made with Slipsilk™, 22 momme Mulberry silk, which they have specially commissioned and refined for over ten years, to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness, and durability. Slip pillowcases are available as a slip-on or with a zipper. You need to check this when ordering.
“So smooth and comfortable. I’ve tried other silk pillowcases and the price for this brand is justified – pure luxury.” Amy, USA
“Excellent quality, gorgeous design!” Julie Linzer, USA
“Skin is smoother and hair breaks less since using this pillowcase! I can’t sleep without it now!” Ryan Brenzal, USA
“Great for hair and face wrinkles.” Ronnie Jean Burnham, USA
The Less Expensive 22 Momme Pillowcase
The Tafts 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase – $27.99
A lot cheaper than the Slip, this unknown brand is very popular on Amazon. Their 22 momme, 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase is made with 6A grade long fibers and is OEKO-TEX certified, meaning it has no toxic chemicals. They have a hidden zipper design.
“I really like the silky feeling of the material against my head, neck, and face when sleeping. And that it does not create any static cling. Also, it keeps my head cool, the fabric does not seem to heat up while sleeping.” Sam, USA
“I appreciated the resealable bag that the pillowcase comes in. It can be used to store the pillowcase away or even for other uses. The detail given to the packaging makes the Product experience more enjoyable and justifiable. Overall I would say that Tafts gives customers a luxurious experience, from the extra detail given to packaging, to the silk smooth and soft fabric.” Amazon Verified Buyer, USA
“I love these pillowcases! I love how luxurious they feel, how it definitely puts some more shine into my hair, and my skin is a little brighter with fewer blemishes and breakouts. It’s so nice and cool and I think breathes really well. You don’t have the tendency to turn over your pillow in the middle of the night when it can get overheated. I definitely recommend this product and after doing two washes, these stand up to the quality and still feel brand new!” Andrea Luz Dela Cruz, USA
The Most Popular 25 Momme Pillowcase
Celestial Silk 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase – $36.99
This luscious little number is 25 momme, charmeuse weaved Mulberry silk. It comes in loads of different colours, plus a classy marble print and a wild galaxy print (not everyone’s taste but I love it). Oeko-Tex certified and uses non-toxic dyes, this pillow comes with or without a zipper closing so check that when you order. They come in beautiful packaging, with tissue paper and a nice box, so are great to give as gifts.
“The silk was very noticeably SOFTER and thicker. It felt higher quality too. This actually came in a nice box with a nice hand-signed name at the bottom detailing who wrapped up the pillowcase.” NinjN, USA
“It is durable and lovely and the zipper is perfect, and I was shocked to discover that it actually keeps my hair from looking dirty and crazy! I have fewer flyaways and spend less time camouflaging slept-on hair every day. I couldn’t be happier.” Hannannah, USA
” The box is beautiful and the pillowcase itself is hand packaged with a notecard inside from the rep that packaged it – how classy is that? Furthermore, the owner of the company Danielle sends you a personal email checking in to see if you are satisfied with her product. EXCEPTIONAL Customer Service. Thank you!” Amazon Verified Customer, USA
“I’ve had mine for three years and it’s made a noticeable difference in my skin and hair. My skin is dry and sensitive and with this pillowcase, I don’t wake up with dry patches around my chin and mouth anymore. My hair is less frizzy and greasy too and doesn’t break as easily as before. This is definitely worth the money but you do need to take the time to properly take care of it once a week.” Student, USA
The Cheaper 25 Momme Pillowcase
Wonwo Silk Pillowcase – $29.99
The Wonwo pillowcase is an Amazon Choice item. It’s 25 momme, 100% Mulberry silk with a 600 thread count and a hidden zipper design. It’s available in a few different colours. The company uses an eco-friendly dyeing technique that produces durable colours that won’t fade and is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified.
“Neat sewing, hidden zipper, and good quality silk are making a comfortable pillow, nonfrizzy hair, and soft-touch skin. Exactly love ❤️ it .” Pagmaa, USA
“I love this silk pillowcase. It has reduced my acne on my right cheek embarrassingly well. It makes my hair look so much better because it doesn’t tangle as much. It feels sleek and looks absolutely fabulous. Even if the maintenance is a little tougher than usual I think it’s worth all its benefits.” Vanessa, USA
“I’ve only slept on this pillowcase two nights so far but both mornings I woke up with zero frizz in my hair. It also somehow seemed to lessen my dark circles. (I usually wake up looking like a zombie). I’m not sure if it has something to do with less friction from sleeping on the silk or if I just got a better night’s sleep both nights. My husband got curious because I love it so much already and he asked me to order another one for him to try!” Matthew H, USA
“Good for preventing hair loss and acne formation overnight. Soft pillowcase that gets cool quickly and stays cool. Great for turning a hard pillow into a more bearable pillow. Although tough to clean!” Harshad Patel, USA
The Most Popular 30 Momme Pillowcase
Fishers Finery 30mm 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase – $59.99
Fishers Finery pillowcases are recommended by Good Housekeeping Magazine. This particular one is made with 30 mommes of pure Mulberry silk. The higher the momme, the better the quality. A 30 momme pillowcase is made with around 58% more silk than a 19 momme pillowcase. These cases have an envelope-style closing, rather than a zipper. Hand-washing is recommended, but they can be machine washed on a gentle cycle. Just follow the care instructions. It comes packaged in a lovely black box so makes a great gift too.
“It’s much heavier than the 19mm, as it’s supposed to be. I wasn’t sure if it would be that noticeable but it is. I was originally reluctant to spend this much money but after having slept on it for a while now, I feel it was money well spent.” Debbie, USA
“I already had silk pillowcases, they are 25MM, but I decided to try these and see if I noticed a difference, and WOW you can really feel the quality of these pillowcases. Highly recommend!” Jessica, USA
“The quality and the feel of this silk, from my experience from the previous one that I bought, you will not be disappointed. Even the pretty black gift box it came in is top quality.” Vera, USA
Two Vegan Alternatives
The Natural Option
Vegan Silk Bamboo Pillow Cases – $15.95
Made from 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell, an OEKO-TEX Certified Sustainable fabric, this pillowcase is a great cruelty-free alternative to silk. It feels as soft as silk but without the sheen. It’s also hypoallergenic, breathable, and thermo-regulating like silk, but is a much more sustainable and eco-friendly fabric. Bamboo offers similar benefits as silk to skin and hair, but vegan and at a fraction of the cost. These pillowcases have a hidden zipper design, and you’ll receive a set of two when you order.
“My sleep is now better than ever. I want my pillows to be cool. My previous pillows get warm after like an hour or two. But this stays cool until I wake up. Like I’ve said, my sleep is now better than ever because of these pillows. And they are made from bamboo so that’s a bonus for helping the environment.” Micortz, USA
“I used silk for many years— but these have become my new favorites.” Betty Di Marco, USA
“Fabric is so nice, does not shrink. They are not hot with the summer heat and have good wicking so pillows do not get stained. Would definitely purchase these again.” Judith Blake, USA
“I want to try out this new environment-friendly lifestyle so I’m switching all the products I use. I was surprised and pleased to see that there are vegan pillowcases now. I was wary about what the quality would be like, but it seems I was worrying for nothing because the pillowcase is very soft and silky. I can now sleep easier knowing I’m doing my part for the environment.” Shaena, USA
This satin pillowcase is extremely popular on Amazon. It may look and feel a lot like silk, but it’s man-made from polyester and rayon fibers, so is much cheaper than silk. It doesn’t have any of the antibacterial or hypoallergenic properties of silk or bamboo. Satin is smooth so won’t create friction against your skin and hair, and it’s vegan friendly.
“I was originally looking for silk pillowcases but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again.” Kate, USA
“LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of grey, well-made and at a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair breakage and I’ve already noticed a huge difference!!!” Shawnell Newberry, USA
“They feel cool to the touch and have the pleasant feel of silk, so it feels luxurious to lay down with these at the end of a long day. I’d highly recommend these, especially for the low cost.” AJ, USA
There are plenty of excellent reasons why you should switch to a silk pillowcase today. You owe it to your skin, your hair, and most of all to yourself so you can start getting the quality beauty sleep you deserve. This simple little change is a great way to hack your sleep and really get the most out of your time in bed. Any one of these silk pillowcases on Amazon is an excellent choice. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Mulberry silk is the top choice for most, but Bamboo still offers lots of benefits and is becoming more and more popular nowadays as people want to live more greenly. There are some other options that are suitable for vegans that aren’t available on Amazon just yet. Check out this article to learn more about ethical peace silk pillowcases.
I hope you’ve found this post helpful and that you’ve picked out the pillowcase that’s right for you. If you have any questions, comments, or other recommendations I’d love to hear them. Just pop them in the comments below.
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