After a long day at work, I go home in a semi-coma state and shovel dinner into my mouth and crash into bed. The last thing I want to worry about is the pillowcase I sleep on. Of course, I change them regularly and grudgingly do my laundry ever so often, but swapping my owl-print pillowcase for a silk one did not cross my mind.

If one thing can convince me to try something new, it is the promise of better skin and hair. So when I heard that a silk pillowcase can give me better skin and hair, I had to try it. So I snuck away from office (my boss better not be reading this) to buy myself a silk pillowcase, and mind you, they can be expensive, I shelled out a cool K for a pair of mulberry silk pillowcases. Used it for a week and these are my observations...

It is easier on the skin
 

It is easier on the skin

Silk reduces friction on the skin and prevents unnecessary rubbing against skin. Although I did not notice any marked difference to my skin, it definitely feels softer against the skin.

Fewer tangles in my hair
 

Fewer tangles in my hair

The good news - I hit the jackpot and inherited my mother’s lush, thick hair. The bad news – I also inherited her premature greying syndrome, so I ended up having a full head of grey by the ripe old age of 16. Consequently, I have been regularly colouring it and have lost much volume in my hair.

If there is one thing I will go to great lengths for, it is to preserve what I have left on my head. In this respect, a silk pillowcase did help. It left my hair with fewer tangle when I woke up and hence did not have to spend too much time combing it in the mornings. It also made my hair look shinier, although I do not know how.

I do not get those skin creases anymore
 

I do not get those skin creases anymore

I have the unfortunate habit of sleeping on my tummy, so my face is squashed against the pillowcase for most part of my slumber. Sometimes, I wake up with skin creases that take a while to disappear. But with a silk pillowcase, I find that these tell-tale marks no longer appear. So this is definitely a plus!

The verdict: It is worth the investment, and there are only advantages to be had. If I have to mention the negatives, it has to be the price tag. Also, they are not available in prints, and as I mentioned earlier, I am partial to owl-print pillowcases!

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