Beauty sleep is something that’s real. Good sleep is essential for our health and well-being. Silk pillowcases are a great way to keep your hair shiny and your skin healthy after a long night of sleep. But silk pillowcases have a better quality than any other pillowcase. Many people prefer silk pillowcases over cotton pillowcases. They are hypoallergenic, and are good for your skin. They are also quite expensive. I wash my silk pillowcases daily.
What are the Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
Silk is a natural fibre made by silkworms. These silkworms eat mulberry leaves and spin a cocoon with long, shiny fibers. The cocoons are boiled with water to release their fibers. They are then spun into yarn. Silk fabric is strong, flexible, resistant to wrinkles and absorbent. It can be woven into smooth, silky finishes. This makes silk the perfect fabric to use as bedding.
- Because it is a natural fiber, less chemicals are used in fabric production than artificial fabrics like microfibers made of petroleum-based material.
- Silk fibers can help retain moisture in the skin. Because the fabric is smooth, friction against the skin is reduced, which decreases inflammation and wrinkles.
- The fabric’s hypoallergenic qualities make it resistant against mold, dust mites and other allergens.
- This silky smooth touch reduces breakage and frizz.
Silk washing detergent
Before we can do that, we need to have the right detergent. There are many detergent that can be used to wash silk materials. Heritage Park Fine Silk & wool Detergent The Laundress Delicate Silk wash, SLIP Silkwash, Woolite Delicates and others.
How do you wash silk pillowcase
How do you wash silk pillowcases properly?
Silk is delicate so you should wash it according the instructions. For children and husbands, it is not recommended to twirl wash silk with a cotton pillowcase. It will result in fine wrinkles and dullening of the color.
From a professional perspective, I would like you to know three ways to wash your pillowcases. These washing methods allow you to continue using your favorite pillowcase with ease, without losing the silk’s suppleness or luster.
Hand wash silk pillowcases
First, inspect the washing machine. The laundry sign is located on the back of the pillowcase (inside). You must ensure that your clothes can be washed by hand.
(1) Fill the tub with water, and pour a neutral detergent into it to wash fashionable clothes.
(Water temperatures are around 20 degrees C. Hot water may cause problems if it exceeds this temperature.
(2) To wash silk pillowcases, you need to gently press them and wash them many times. Tapu tapu should be washed with water, but not forcefully. (OK, within 30 seconds!)
3 Use the cleaning solution one time and rinse with water until you see no bubbles. Rinsing is essential when washing silk. The detergent that has been left on silk can cause discoloration, and even deterioration. Rinse with water five to six times.
After the bubbles subside, fold the silk pillowcase in half and press the seam to drain excess water. Dry with a towel.
The silk’s suppleness will be diminished if it is squeezed. You must not squeeze silk to preserve its goodness.
Let the garment dry in a cool, ventilated area after washing. You need to stretch it so that it doesn’t wrinkle.
Here are some tips for washing silk by hand.
Pillowcase made of silk can be washed in the washing machine
It is a hassle to touch silk pillowcases that much. There are many other washing options and washing methods available.
Let’s now learn how to wash with a washing-machine.
This label will indicate that washing at home is not possible.
Let me show you now how to wash in the washer.
1 Fold the pillowcase of silk and place it in a net.
(2) Use a neutral detergent to wash fashionable clothes.
3 Leave the dehydration period for around 30 seconds. Dehydrated pillows can become wrinkled, and silk’s goodness will be diminished if left for too long.
You can dry it in a shaded area in the same manner as hand washing.
Cleanse the silk pillowcase by taking it out
I find it surprisingly difficult to wash silk pillowcases myself. Because silk was originally made from a material that could not be washed, it is difficult to wash with water. Silk is extremely delicate and can only be washed with water.
When washing silk, professionals pay most attention to it. It is best to send your silk pillowcase out for cleaning. If that is the case, you might want to have some silk pillowcases around so you can make the laundry routine.
How to dry silk pillowcases
High temperatures and silk are not compatible. A drying rack is the best place to dry your pillowcase away from direct heat sources or sunlight. To speed things up, tumble dry the pillowcase at the lowest heat setting on your dryer. Then remove the pillowcase from the dryer while it’s still damp and let it air dry.
Silk pillowcases should not be stored in a tightly packed box with sharp edges. This can damage the fiber. You can fold the pillowcase gently or roll it up before placing it on a shelf that will not fall apart.
Iron Silk Pillowcase
Your pillowcase can be ironed at the lowest temperature setting of your iron if it seems too wrinkled. To avoid scorching, use a press cloth or a white cotton cloth between your iron and silk. The silk fibers of burned silk cannot be re-used. Never iron your silk fibers with sharp creases.
How often do you need to wash silk pillowcases?
The world of sleep can be messy. Every product that you use on your body, hair and skin is transferred to your pillowcase. Even if you do not shower before you go to bed, you should still wash your pillowscases once a week. You should wash your pillows more frequently if you have any skin conditions, such as acne or skin problems, or if you are suffering from colds or other viruses. It’s a good idea to have an extra pillowcase in case laundry day is delayed.
It was great! I’ve given you three washing options. This will enable you to use your favorite pillowcase with ease, without damaging the silk’s softness or luster.