I’ve been using a silk pillowcase for years – and it’s completely changed my frizzy hair

My secret to waking up with smooth and shiny locks every day.

Silk pillowcases are one of those items that seem like a luxury, but in reality, are completely necessary if your hair tends to run on the frizzy side and your skin on the oily.

As someone with both, I made the switch from regular cotton to smooth silk a few years ago, and I’ve never looked back. But after a recent bedroom refresh (my old pillowcases no longer matched my aesthetic) I found myself on the hunt for a new one.

This is where I came across The Silk Store – a brand loved for its high-quality silk that promises to reduce frizz and hair breakage and is great for people with sensitive or oily skin.

Basically, everything I needed and more from a silk pillowcase. Below, my full and honest review.

The Silk Store’s Pure Silk Pillowcase review verdict

  • Our rating: 9 out of 10
  • Why we rated it a 9/10: it’s soft, it’s smooth and so is my hair!


  • Incredibly soft and gentle on your skin and hair
  • Perfect for sensitive or oily skin
  • Breathable and temperature-regulating


  • Must be hand-washed


What’s so special about the Pure Silk Pillowcase?

It does exactly what it promises to do, providing a smooth base to rest on without any frizz or friction to your hair afterwards. Other key features that stood out were:

  • Helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines
  • Standard size (51*66cm) fits most standard-sized pillows
  • Available in a range of colours

The Pure Silk Pillowcase materials

This pillowcase is made from 100 per cent pure mulberry silk, which is less likely to cause irritation or allergies compared to cotton or polyester.

Silk also keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter and reduces the risk of wrinkles, fine lines, frizz, and breakage, while preventing creases and marks on the skin.

Expert’s opinion

“Silk has a smooth texture that reduces friction and helps prevent breakage and frizz,” hair care specialist Emily Rodriguez told The Silk Store.

“By embracing the gentle touch of silk, you’ll wake up to hair that’s smoother than ever,” she added.

How to care for the Pure Silk Pillowcase

If, like me, your main concern with a silk pillowcase is how to wash it, then fear not because the process is quite simple.

For starters, you want to avoid putting your silk in the laundry machine as silk is a natural fibre that can only be washed by hand. So, when washed in the laundry machine, it will lose its shine.

Instead, you want to hand-wash your silk pillowcase – without twisting – and gently drain the water using a towel. Afterwards, let it dry in the shade.


Results from our test

Having slept on this pillowcase for a few weeks, I can honestly say I love it. In fact, the only problem I have is that I can no longer sleep on any other pillowcase without feeling weird.

Seriously, once you go silk you can never go back. My hair is unbelievably smooth every morning and my skin doesn’t feel irritated no matter how often I toss and turn in my sleep.

Overall, is Silk Store’s Pure Silk Pillowcase worth it?

I’d say the Pure Silk Pillowcase from The Silk Store is totally worth it. It provides less friction compared to other pillowcases I’ve tried and is incredibly soft to sleep on.

It comes in multiple colours too which is great for matching your current bedsheets or covers.

Where to buy Silk Store’s Pure Silk Pillowcase

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