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Considering a silk pillowcase for your hair? Read our blog on why it’s a must-have for any naturalisa.
Sleeping on silk is very good for your natural hair because it helps your hair retain its moisture, unlike cotton pillowcases which may well be absorbing this moisture, which can leave your hair feeling dry and more prone to tangles (not to mention its great for your skin too).
Did you know your scalp produces its own moisture for your hair? Sebum is the natural oil produced by your sebaceous gland. These glands are attached to your hair follicles and produce this natural lubrication into the follicular duct, which pushes it to the surface of your skin. Sebum helps to protect your scalp and hair, keeping them healthy, waterproofed and moisturized. Due to the hair pattern of natural hair, this sebum often has trouble penetrating the lengths of your hair. Adding your own moisture to the lengths and ends of your hair is a great way to help with this, but if you are sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, you are undoing all the hard work.
Cotton is one of the most absorbent materials which means it can absorb the natural oils which your hair produces and any that you add yourself. One of the most common issues with natural hair is moisture retention. Without moisture, natural hair becomes dry and brittle causing it to break.
Here is a list of reasons silk pillowcase is good for natural hair:
Silk Pillowcase Pros: