We could all use a bit more beauty sleep — and we have a $7 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 Ryan counts on silk pillowcases to keep her tresses smooth for the camera. They can be a bit pricey — as much as $89 each — but Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Bedsure satin pillowcases do the same trick for just $7 (for two!) — on sale with Amazon's Black Friday deals.
Silk and satin pillowcases are a beauty secret celebs like Kristen Bell and Victoria Beckham swear by. Unlike cotton pillowcases, silk and satin 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 and satin 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 particular pair has an envelope closure to help your pillows stay put while you sleep. The easy-on, easy-off design lets you quickly toss the pillowcases in the wash when needed. They're both soft and durable — even more than silk ones, which usually need professional care.
Available in four sizes and a massive range of colors — from classic silver grey and beige to bold coral and dark green.
More than 190,000 Amazon shoppers are already converts, with many gushing about how their hair and face look in the morning.
"PREVENTS HAIR LOSS!!!!" writes an overjoyed reviewer. "Been having massive hair loss when I shampoo (~50 hairs daily). Thought I was gonna go bald by the time I hit menopause. Got this after reading about how normal pillowcases tug at the hair when you sleep and gave it a shot. HOLY CRAP. I coupled this with DHT-blocking shampoo and I maybe lose 3 hairs when I shampoo now!!! Baby hairs growing everywhere since using this combo for 3 months."
Other reviewers say they keep their fine hair tangle-free. "I have fine hair and I always wake up with my hair in knots, literally! These pillowcases have completely solved that problem!" said one shopper. "Wish I would have discovered them years ago. I can brush my hair in the morning, it's not full of electricity and knots, will definitely buy it again!"
"They work!" says one of the many customers who say they solve their frizzy hair problems. "Greatest thing since sliced bread! I have very long gray hair and it was drying out and frizzing. Couldn’t figure out why. Tried a gazillion hair washes and treatments to no avail. These pillowcases are miraculous! My hair is getting softer, doesn’t break and my facial skin is getting smoother!!!"
"One thing I found that I wasn't expecting with this pillowcase is I have less face 'indents' from sleeping on it," wrote another rave reviewer. "My regular cotton pillowcases left me with creases on my face if I slept on a wrinkle on the pillowcase, and I don't have this issue with these pillowcases. My hair seems a little less wild in the mornings using this material for my pillowcase as opposed to cotton."
“The first morning after sleeping on my new satin pillowcases, I looked in the mirror and wondered why I looked so well-rested,” a happy shopper shared. “The wrinkles in my face, particularly the ones around my mouth, are not nearly as pronounced upon waking.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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