We could all use a bit more beauty sleep right about now — and we have a $10 solution. Actually, we got the idea from someone who knows about looking refreshed in the morning: Kelly Ripa. The co-host of Live with Kelly and Mark counts on silk pillowcases to keep her tresses smooth for the camera. If you've shopped around for them, you might have noticed they can be a bit pricey — as much as $89 each! However, Amazon has one that's très affordable at just $10 right now.
Silk pillowcases are a beauty secret celebs like Kristen Bell and Victoria Beckham swear by. Unlike cotton varieties, silk pillowcases don't absorb moisture from your face while you sleep — that means all your expensive anti-aging night creams stay on your face to do their jobs instead of ending up on — even in — your pillow.
Silk pillowcases are gentle on your hair, too — there's no friction when you toss and turn (cotton can leave you in tangles). That's exactly why Ripa started using them. In 2015, she did a Facebook video on set with Jon Hamm explaining what they do for her.
"I sleep on a silk pillowcase because when I first cut my hair, I'd wake up in the morning with crazy bedhead all over the place," she told Hamm. "My hair stylist said, 'You gotta get a silk pillowcase because it will keep your hair under control and your face won't wrinkle.'"
This pillow case has a zipper closure to help your pillows stay put while you sleep. It's soft and durable and the easy-on, easy-off design lets you quickly toss the pillowcases in the wash when needed. Available in four sizes and a massive range of colors — from classic silver grey and beige to bold coral and dark green. Over 12,300 Amazon shoppers are already devotees, with many gushing about how their hair and face look in the morning.
"My wavy & frizzy hair is noticeably less oily, and easier to manage," wrote an overjoyed reviewer. "I gifted my a few relatives with these mulberry silk pillowcases. Can't wait to hear how they like them. Handwashing isn't my favorite, but it only takes a few minutes to wash and rinse it in a bowl. Then I let it drip dry, hanging over the bathtub. It dries faster than I imagined. I save time fixing my hair, so it's worth having to hand launder my pillowcase."
Other reviewers said they keep their fine hair tangle-free. "My thinning hair is very fragile and this pillowcase didn't allow it to get tangled and break off so easily!"
"I have a $100 silk pillowcase and like this almost as well," wrote another rave reviewer. "Held my hair from looking so messed up in the morning and keeps deep wrinkles from my face."
“Keeps my smooth silky hair from getting bunched up & dry during sleep,” a happy shopper shared. “Really nice on my face too. Keeps moisture in your skin instead of draining it like rough cotton cases.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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