If you are prone to bed-head (like me), a silk pillow case is your easiest way to manage the situation – the smooth fibres of the silk don’t work against the hair shaft like they do with rougher fibres so while I don’t say you will wake up looking blow dried, you certainly won’t have a haystack. Perfect for curly girls (and boys) or fly-aways.
They’re also immensely cooling on the skin – you might not want cooled cheeks mid-winter (although depending where you are flush wise, you may) but come the summer, silk pillow cases come into their own. I love that first sensual feel of coolness and softness when you lay your head down. If you’re prone to waking up with creases imprinted on your skin, that won’t happen with silk – I say this as someone who misguidedly bought a pillow case with buttons (John Lewis) and spent an entire morning with a button mark embedded in my face. I use silk pillow cases all year round and am a big fan. This Is Silk are next level if you are an aficionado – a good weight so they’re not flimsy, supremely smooth and machine washable (at 30 degrees). Actually, I’m going to be a bit nerdy now and say that the most satisfying thing to iron is a silk pillow case.
I’ve taken a long way around to say that that This Is Silk has an offer for purchases of two items in their sale section – you’ll get one free. The pillow cases are £60 each – so that makes them £30. You need to add two items to your basket (from that section, they don’t need to be the same item, it will be cheapest free) and the discount will happen automatically. It’s a very good offer in my view. The pillow cases (and mask) that I have featured are £60 and not in the offer but I have my eye on the light blue one (but maybe not the black marbled one!) that is – a blue silk eye mask to go with that? Also in the sale. Another quick tip is the cashmere bed socks – again, two for one! What I want to know is if anyone has slept in silk sheets? Don’t you just quietly slide out in the middle of the night? Head HERE.
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