Pillowcase for Hair and Skin 22 Momme 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcases
with Hidden Zipper Soft Breathable Both Sides Pure Silk
What’s momme, and how much of it do I want in my silk pillowcase?
Momme refers to the density of the silk and indicates the quality of the material. Think of it like thread count—more threads mean extra durability, making for a more luxurious experience. A 13 to 19 momme count is perfectly fine, while 25 is top-of-the-line. A 25-momme variety is going to be significantly more dense than a 22- or 19-momme—and far more expensive. If it's your first time buying a silk pillowcase, one with momme in the teens will get the job done. Really looking for a splurge? Pick an option that's at least 22 momme and made with mulberry silk, which is basically the equivalent of Egyptian cotton. The fibers are longer and more uniform, so the fabric is smoother and will hold up through more washes.
Why momme silk is best?
Instead of thread count, silk fabrics use momme – i.e. fabric weight. You'll usually find a range of 15-30 momme, but in our tests, the top performers were 22 momme or higher. Heavier momme makes a huge difference.
Silk pillowcase function
1: Protect the skin and prevent wrinkles
Silk pillowcases are called "beauty pillowcases" because they are protein fibers and contain 18 kinds of amino acids that are beneficial to the human body. They can help the skin maintain the metabolism of the surface lipid membrane, nourish the skin, prevent skin aging, etc., can clean the skin, and increase skin cells' vitality. Its texture is also very smooth and cool. When sleeping, no matter how squeezed and rubbed, wrinkles are not easy to produce on the face.
2: Maintain hairstyle and prevent frizz
Silk pillowcases can not only beautify and prevent wrinkles but also keep hair soft and smooth. Because silk does not absorb moisture in our hair like cotton, its chemical fibers can help hair lock moisture and reduce friction, so even if we sleep for a night, our hair will still be shiny and not easy to warp or become unkempt.
3: Anti-mite and antibacterial, moisture absorption and swelling
The silk sericin has ingredients that prevent the breeding of mites and molds and can prevent harmful organisms from invading the human body during sleep. The silk protein outside the silk contains a substance called "hydrophilic side chain amino acids", which can absorb the sweat and water discharged by the human body, and remove it to maintain dryness and air permeability, and at the same time can relieve skin edema. Silk is also hypoallergenic. For people with sensitive skin, it will reduce allergies, redness, and congestion.
Silk pillowcase care
1. Daily maintenance: It should not be corroded by saltwater, and should not be treated with chlorine-containing bleach or chlorine-containing detergent.
2. Washing method: It is best to wash by hand, soak the pillowcase in cold water for 5-10 minutes, use a special pure silk detergent or a neutral detergent, and gently rub it.
3. Do not spray deodorant, perfume, etc. on the surface of silk products; do not put it together with mothballs to avoid discoloration.
SILK CARE INSTRUCTION
How to wash silk in a washing machine
Choose a low heat setting (30°C) and a gentle wash cycle
Only wash silk items with similar colours to help avoid color run
Use a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics
Place extra delicate items inside a laundry bag or pillowcase to protect them whilst in the washing machine drum.
How to wash silk by hand
To begin with, fill a bowl with cold water. Add a little detergent and then put your silk items inside the bowl.
Move the clothes around the bowl gently to help the cleaning process.
Once cleaned, remove your items from the bucket and empty the water. Rinse each piece of clothing separately in cold water until all detergent residue is removed.
How to dry silk safely
- Getting the drying process right is just as important as washing when it comes to silks.
- Never wring your silk garments as this can leave lasting creases and risks breaking the fibers
- Squeeze excess water out gently and then pat them dry with a clean towel.
- Hang the items away from direct sunlight or heat
Style: Invisible zipper design
Material: 100% Silk
"I've been sleeping on silk pillowcases since high school and have tried tons of different brands, but I keep going back to this one. It's gentle on my skin and helps keep my hair smooth, but doesn't have that super-slippery feel, which gives me the heeby-jeebies (just me?). Plus, it stays cool all night and feels super well-made. It's also a reasonable price, which is crucial." —Bella Cacciatore, beauty associate