Silk is better for your hair and skin than satin and that’s because silk is a natural material that is spun from natural silk protein filament produced by the silkworm when it’s forming its cocoon, while satin is a manmade material manufactured from polymers that are extracted from oil and has the same chemical composition of plastic oil.
That was the short answer if you want to understand why this is true keep reading on.
Effect of The Pillowcase On Your Hair
Believe it or not, your pillowcase can impact how your hair and skin look, if you sleep on a pillowcase for one night it may have a very tiny effect but if you sleep on it for months or even years this minor effect will accumulate and might play a bigger role in the health of your hair.
It’s no wonder that cotton pillowcases aren’t the optimum solution when it comes to hair or skincare due to their natural characteristics, they absorb moisture from your hair and skin, make frictions with your hair, and leaves your skin with creases at the morning.
It needs a full article to explain the full effect of cotton pillowcases on your skin but that was a brief summary.
So you have decided to invest in your pillowcase so you can have better skin and your hair looks nicer but you’re now confused between choosing silk or satin?
And that’s what this article is going to help you with so keep reading.
First, What Is Silk?
Before we can decide which is better for your hair we need to understand the differences in between both of the materials and to understand the differences we have to understand each material separately.
Silk is a material that is produced naturally by the silkworm, the silkworm is raised in a specific way aimed to produce the finest quality of silk possible, after the period of raising is finished the silkworm starts the process of producing silk by surrounding itself with a silk cocoon, this cocoon has all the silk that we are looking for.
The cocoon is then treated to extract the silk from it and the silk is then treated into weaves and fibers.
The amount of chemical processing done for natural silk is minimal, it’s all-natural material and natural processes that yield into the final product which is silk fiber.
What Is Satin?
Satin is a type of weave not a material, the material that satin is commonly made from is polymer that’s what makes it affordable and suitable for mass production, while satin could still be made of silk it becomes more expensive so it is more common for satin to be made of polymers instead of silk.
Benefits of Silk Vs Satin
Both silk and satin provide less friction with your hair which leads to less split ends in it, but the benefits of satin ends here while the benefits of silk continues.
Natural silk pillowcases are thermal insulators helping you become cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Also silk is hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites which can benefit your hair.
So, Is Silk or Satin Better For Your Hair?
For hair and for skin silk is better than satin made from polyster, it has additional benefits to the hair and skin due to its natural characteristics and where it comes from.
Silk is made from protien filament that is main goal is to protocet the silk worm from bacteria and mites which can damage the silk worm while it’s in the transformation phase. So silk has natural protective characteristics that provides protection and benefit to your hair and skin.
While satin can also be providing benefit due to its smoothness silk can still provide more value and benefits with its natural characteristics.