What is the Difference Between Satin and Silk Pillowcases?

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You've Heard Silk and Satin Pillowcases are Healthier for your Hair, but What is Better?

When it comes to bedding and pillow cases there is a lot of confusion over the differences between satin and silk. Satin and silk do not have a thread count which is often a term used for cotton instead of satin, silk and microfiber which has become a very popular fabric for blanket and bedding these days. Both satin and silk have the same ultra-smooth benefits for your hair, skin and lashes, but here are some differences and satin and silk qualities can vary from cheap and flimsy to luxurious.


  1. Silk is a natural product and is made from silk worms. Like the silk scarf shown above and the Savvy Sleepers Serenity satin pillowcases, looks can be deceiving. But when you actually feel our satin, it is often confused for silk. Yet it is thicker and more durable making it safer for the washing machine. 

'Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles (aka sheets, clothing and pillow cases).' Silk is not vegan. Silk offers many of the same beauty benefits of satin, although it is not vegan and is  more time-consuming to care for because of its delicate nature. Real silk pillow cases should be hand-washed. Real silk pillow cases are usually more expensive (in the range of $60-$90 per pillow case for high quality silk).


Savvy Sleepers satin pillowcases protects hair from breakage as it's ultra-smooth compared to cotton. Our Nappuccino in Standard Size show above.


If you are looking to use a high-quality satin pillowcase to help prevent hair breakage and to protect your salon blowouts, you can shop our full collection below. Each Savvy Sleeper satin pillowcase is machine washable, satisfaction guaranteed and includes a bonus secret pocket for love notes, hair ties or a sweet surprise. Shop our full collection below.


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