Why are silk scrunchies & a silk pillowcase good for curly hair?

Why are silk scrunchies & a silk pillowcase good for curly hair?

When it comes to haircare, everyone with curly hair knows the work required to maintain curls and keep them healthy and hydrated. From maintaining that perfect bounce without the frizz, to finding ways to keep curls defined and trying to prevent hair from getting dry, it is important to find a curly hair routine that works for you.

Introducing a silk pillowcase and silk scrunchies for curly hair

If you’ve been on the hunt for the ultimate natural haircare for curly hair, look no further.

Mulberry silk pillowcases are well known to provide a range of beauty sleep benefits for your hair, skin and overall quality of sleep, and we are seeing more and more of you making the switch to silk to enjoy these benefits. Similarly, hair scrunchies, and in particular silk scrunchies and silk hair ties, have quickly grown in popularity over the last few years, not just due to their elegance and timeless style, but also due to the wide range of benefits that silk pillowcases and scrunchies offer for your curls.

Using a silk pillowcase and silk scrunchie for sleeping is an excellent choice for curly hair as a way to reduce hair breakage, prevent frizz and reducing kinks in the hair overnight. Here we discuss why silk pillowcases and silk scrunchies are so good for curly hair, our best-selling silk products for curly hair and we share our top tips for looking after curly hair.

"I have curly hair the silk scrunchies are perfect, keep my hair in place without getting tangled and causing breakage" Customer review

Continuous use of a silk pillowcase can lead to better hair health over time and is particularly beneficial for curly hair. With the combined benefits of reduced friction, moisture retention, and less hair breakage, a silk pillowcase is an essential natural haircare tool to incorporate into your curly hair routine.

Less friction + more moisture = less hair breakage + healthier hair

1. Friction-free = less frizz

Your typical cotton pillowcase might feel soft, but it's actually quite rough against your curly hair compared to a 100% silk pillowcase. The uneven surface of cotton can ruffle the hair’s cuticle, which leads to frizz. Using a silk pillowcase for curly hair means that the surface is smooth and glides against your curls as you toss and turn, reducing friction and frizzy aftermath. 

2. Hydration & Moisture retention

If you have curly hair then you will know that curls crave moisture. Traditionally, most pillowcases are made from materials like cotton, which although my feel comfortable against your skin, can cause problems for curly hair. Cotton is significantly more absorbent than silk fabric, which means that it tends to absorb more of the natural oils from your hair overnight compared to a silk pillowcase. The result? Dry, lifeless curls.

In comparison, using a mulberry silk pillowcase helps maintain your hair's natural hydration by retaining more moisture each night, allowing you to wake up with hydrated and healthy curls.

3. Prevent hair breakage

Silk fabric is made from a natural, protein-based fibre which makes silk soft and smooth against your hair and skin. The natural properties of silk will therefore reduce hair tangles and knots, which helps to preserve the structure of your hair and prevent hair breakage.

4. Keep your curl serums in your hair

If you have a curly hair routine which involves overnight serums or oils to keep your curls hydrated overnight, it is especially important to use a silk pillowcase as this will prevent the serums and moisture being absorbed as much as a cotton pillowcase would absorb them. 

Silk pillowcase benefits go beyond haircare

The benefits of a silk pillowcase don’t stop at healthier hair. Think about the overall beauty sleep experience. The softness of silk against your skin reduces the potential of sleep creases and early wrinkles. Plus, silk is naturally hypoallergenic, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Why should you use silk scrunchies for curly hair?

It is clear that using a silk pillowcase for curly hair has a number of benefits, but why stop there?

Combining a silk pillowcase overnight with silk scrunchies to tie your hair at night is the ultimate overnight haircare routine for curly hair.

The natural texture of curly hair makes it more prone to dryness, breakage, and frizz, so it is important to use hair ties that are gentle and will not cause damage.  Silk scrunchies are gentle on the hair and scalp, which is especially important for those with curly hair to prevent hair breakage. Scrunchies that are made from 100% pure mulberry silk will mean that they are very gentle on the hair and scalp, while also providing a secure hold with a strong interior elastic. 

Silk scrunchies and silk hair ties can also be used throughout the day to help look after your curls both during the day and at night for optimum hair health. It is the easiest way to look after curly hair with minimal effort!

Our silk best-sellers for curly hair

What are the best silk products to use for curls? Here are our top picks for looking after curly hair:

The best silk pillowcase for curly hair

Silk pillowcase for curly hair


Our 100% mulberry silk pillowcase for curly hair is an absolute must! Made from the highest grade, 100% mulberry silk with a luxury thickness of 22 momme, our silk pillowcase is not only a luxury addition to your bedtime routine, but it also offers an effortless way to look after your curls overnight.

The Mini Silk Scrunchies (Silk hair ties)

Our everyday silk hair ties are an essential addition to your curly haircare routine. Using silk hair ties and silk scrunchies for curly hair instead of regular hair ties will help to minimise hair breakage and reduce frizz throughout the day. This is especially important for curly hair and wavy hair which tends to be more dry and more prone to breakage.

Oversized silk scrunchie


Our oversized silk hair scrunchie is a great option for large, voluminous curls to help keep them in place throughout the day. It adds a touch of elegance to your outfits whilst also looking after your curly hair.

Top tips for your curly hair routine

Finally, we wanted to share some of our top tips on looking after curly hair - whether you have soft waves or curl type 2A to 4C, these tips will help to keep curly hair well looked after:

  • Use a silk pillowcase for curly hair to help reduce frizz, prevent damage and keep your curls hydrated
  • Use a silk scrunchie or silk hair tie to tie your hair during the day and overnight 
  • Use a diffuser when drying your hair to help distribute the heat evenly and minimise frizz.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb: A wide-tooth comb is the best tool to use when detangling curly hair. Combing through curls with a fine-tooth comb can cause breakage and frizz.
  • Avoid sulphates: These can strip your hair of its natural oils. Opt for sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners to cleanse your curls gently.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner: Curly hair can be prone to dryness, so a leave-in conditioner is a must to keep curls hydrated and healthy.
  • Scrunch it right: When drying your hair, avoid rough towels. Instead, scrunch your curls with a soft t-shirt or, better yet, a silk scarf to maintain definition without causing frizz.


In summary, if you are looking for a way to look after your curls effortlessly each night, it's time to start using a silk pillowcase and silk scrunchies! A silk pillowcase is more than just a luxury item. For those with curly and wavy hair, it's an investment in hair health, ensuring that you wake up with your curls and waves looking their best day after day.

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