Your hair’s beauty sleep

Not sure about you, but one of the first things these two somewhat iso-fatigued gals will do once out of lockdown, is head to the hairdresser for a fresh cut and blow wave. Ahh, that fresh blow wave feeling.

You know it, we know it. You miss it, we miss it.

We also know what happens when freshly blow waved hair meets the cotton pillowcase you *may* have purchased on sale at Adairs in 2010. Or passed down by mum.  Been there, got the pillowcase.

We spend enough at the hairdresser, right? Not to mention on our shampoos. So why don’t we ever think about preserving the crown on our heads that spends 8 hours a night on a pillow, with actual science-backed and visible in-the-morning results? We think everyone should invest in a silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases work silkworm magic. And we promise, once you try these you will never want to go back to mum’s pillowcase. Heck, even your hair won't want to. They are the easiest hair hacks ever invented, without you even having to move. In fact, you sleep.

What’s better than a silk pillowcase?

A 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase. Let’s be a little more specific, an anti-aging 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase. We’ve been lucky enough to try and test quite a few cases in our time getting Her Heir ready for literally, your best hair. We have never met anything as exquisite as a Mulberry silk case. They are known to be the best in the business of silk pillowcases, owing cult status and title of the highest quality silk, meaning they are made up of pure 100% natural Mulberry silk. The fibers in Mulberry silk are longer and more uniform, meaning the case will survive more washing machine cycles.  Also, the fibers are smoother.

What makes it anti-aging you ask? Well, here’s some science vibe.

Mulberry contains silk proteins carrying antioxidants, which advantage the skin and inhibit lipid peroxidation and tyrosinase. In simpler terms, this is the process in which free radicals “steal” electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage. By blocking these, you are preventing aging and prolonging smoother, softer skin.

More on skin. Silk pillowcases are proven to absorb less of your hard-earned night cream and leave it exactly where it belongs: on your face. Plus, it also contains 18 amino acids that help counter the effects of aging and offer deep hydration, preserving moisture in the skin.

Did we mention less sleep crease?

You know those funny lines on your face when you wake up that stick around until lunchtime? Well, the bad news is that as you get older, your skin produces less elasticity and is less likely to bounce back on those lines. The lines tend to become slightly more pronounced and settle themselves in. Even worse if you have a checkered pillowcase, us, circa 2012.

Achieving tamed locks and good bed hair can happen all while you sleep. Silk pillowcases have less friction against your hair, and less friction means you keep your hair’s health, have less to no frizz, and preserve the hairstyle that cost a week’s rent.

This luxury textile prevents pulling, tangling, and creasing all without breaking a sweat, while you lap up on beauty sleep. Silk pillowcases are also proven to prevent hair loss and hair breakage. The proteins in silk can bond to the keratin in hair and by this alone, the proteins produce a protective film on the hair, meaning they’re stronger strands and can help keep hair straight and strong! Getting major Pocahontas vibes.

So good for your hair, good for your face, and looks bougie enough to want to make the bed every morning. This is an upgrade on your beauty sleep worth every investment.