Most of us are already familiar with how luxuriously smooth silk is, but what is it like to sleep on? Is all the buzz about silk’s beauty benefits actually true? In this Blissy pillowcase review, Let’s take a look.
These have got to be the most luxurious pillowcases I’ve ever felt.
They’re super soft and silky smooth.
The Blissy silk pillowcase features these beautiful envelope closures which keeps your pillow securely tucked inside and you can’t see inside the pillowcase, which boosts the aesthetic value.
It’s made from 100 percent mulberry silk which is widely regarded as the highest quality silk available.
Mulberry silk is 100 percent natural, odorless, and hypoallergenic which, if you have sensitive skin or allergies, silk might be a great way to go.
We’ll get into more about in this Blissy pillowcase review in a minute.
Mulberry silk is also considered to be some of the silkiest silk on the market.
By that I mean, mulberry silk threads are rounder, finer, and lighter in weight than other types of silk threads which makes for an impeccably smooth finish.
But mulberry silk threads are also extremely durable.
Similar to cotton, silk can be woven in a variety of ways.
This silk pillowcase features a charmeuse weave which is known for producing some of the shiniest, most lustrous fabric.
If you want your silk pillowcase to have a really high sheen, a charmeuse weave is a good way to go.
A charmeuse weave is also known for producing a more light and delicate fabric.
The third thing to always think about when you’re on the hunt for silk fabric is something called momme, spelled M-O-M-M-E.
Momme is the term used to measure the weight of a silk fabric and says a lot about the quality and durability of silk.
For context, a momme of 12 to 15 is considered good quality, a momme of 16 to 19 is considered great quality, and anything in the low 20s is considered top-notch luxury.
What we have here is a momme of 22.
Between the charmeuse weave, the mulberry silk, and a 22 momme, you’re really looking at some of the highest quality silk available.
Now that we know exactly what this silk pillowcase is made of, let’s take a closer look at the unique benefits of sleeping on silk, so you can decide whether or not it’s the right fit for you.
If you couldn’t already tell, there’s a lot that I like about these silk pillowcases.
First of all, they’re incredibly luxuriously smooth.
They’re also very lustrous and shiny, and in my opinion, they’re gorgeous.
There are also some great perks that come from sleeping on high-quality silk like this.
First of all, it’s very kind to your skin and hair.
Silk like this is naturally less absorbent than cotton, for example.
It’s not pulling the moisture away from your face and hair while you sleep, which is why silk is praised by many for its beauty benefits.
Like I said, it’s working to keep that moisture locked into your skin.
If you put on face cream at night before bed, it’s much less likely to be absorbed out of your skin into the fabric, than say, it would with cotton, for example.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, so if you do have sensitive skin or you’re prone to allergies, silk is definitely a good way to go.
Lastly, as far as skin is concerned, a lot of folks talk about how, because silk has such an impeccably smooth surface, they don’t tend to wake up with those sleep lines and wrinkles that can happen with cotton, which tends to tug at your face a little bit more and bunch up in a way that silk does not.
The folks at Brooklinen say that not only is this pillowcase going to help keep your skin smooth, but it’s going to help keep your hair smooth as well.
How does it do that? It’s not as absorbent as cotton so it’s not serving to dry your hair out by pulling all the moisture out.
It also produces less friction as compared to cotton.
I can tell you, as a curly haired sleeper, the less friction you’ve got rubbing up against your hair while you sleep, the better.
Some of you may already know this, but that’s why a lot of folks who want to wrap their hair before bed in order to keep their hairstyle pristine for the next morning, use wraps made of silk.
Aside from the beauty benefits, another great thing about silk is that it’s thermoregulating, which means it adapts to your body’s temperature.
This makes it great for year-round use because it’s serving to dissipate your body heat when you get too hot.
It also serves as a great insulator when you get too cold.
As far as craftsmanship is concerned, I’ve got no complaints.
First of all, price.
Silk, especially mulberry, high-quality silk like this, does tend to come at a higher price point and this is no exception.
For a standard, it’s $59 for one pillowcase and for a king, it’s $69 for one pillowcase.
Of course, that’s not going to be in everyone’s price range.
Something else to consider, of course, is wash care.
While you can technically wash these pillowcases on a cold, gentle cycle, with pH neutral liquid detergent, in my option it’s a better way to go to just wash them by hand.
The reason I say this is because you can keep a closer eye on the fabric to make sure it’s not being damaged.
At the end of the day, you did pay a pretty penny for these pillowcases, so better safe than sorry.
When it comes to drying, it’s best to line-dry.
It’s worth noting that if you ever want to iron these silk pillowcases, you can, but make sure it’s on the lowest heat setting possible.
In fact, many irons have a silk setting so that’s definitely what I would do.
I do hope you found this blissy pillowcase review to be helpful!