Silk pillowcase benefits in the summer heat

Silk pillowcase benefits in the summer heat

silk pillowcase benefits for hair

Why is a silk pillowcase essential in the summer months? 

As the summer heat intensifies, finding ways to stay cool and comfortable during the night becomes a top priority. Many of us can struggle to fall asleep easily during the hotter months which can significantly impact the quality of our sleep. Incorporating cooling fabrics into your bedding is an easy way to improve your summer sleep routine.

One product that has gained tremendous popularity, especially during the summer, is a pure silk pillowcase. Offering a luxurious and soothing experience, a silk pillowcase is the ultimate luxury bedding accessory and has become a must-have for those seeking a restful night's sleep. Not only does silk’s inherent properties provide ultimate comfort, but a silk pillowcase also has a range of beauty sleep benefits for the skin and hair.

Our focus as a brand is on creating timeless silk pieces that will improve overall wellbeing, and our 100% silk pillowcase is a key tool for achieving better quality sleep this summer, so we are excited to share the reasons behind their increasing popularity during summer months for improved sleep and ultimate comfort.

Here we will explore the numerous benefits of a silk pillowcase, especially during the summer months to help you keep cool and comfortable in the summer.

Silk Pillowcase Benefits in the summer

Thermo-Regulation: Stay Cool and Refreshed

One of the key advantages of silk pillowcases, particularly during the summer, is their natural thermo-regulating properties. Silk fabric is a 100% natural material, unlike synethic materials that are often used for pillowcases like polyester or satin, which means that using a real silk pillowcase comes with a range of natural health and wellness benefits. 

Silk’s inherent properties make it excellent at regulating body temperature by effectively managing moisture, allowing for a cool and dry sleep experience. Unlike other fabrics that tend to trap heat and moisture (stay away from polyester!), silk fibres are breathable, light, and 100% natural. This unique combination ensures that your face remains cool and comfortable, even during warm summer nights. Silk’s moisture-wicking properties also help to prevent excess sweating and discomfort, which means that using a silk pillowcase can help you to maintain a refreshing and rejuvenating sleep environment.

Breathability: Enhanced Air Circulation

Silk pillowcases are renowned for their exceptional breathability. The fine and smooth silk fibres allow for better air circulation, facilitating proper ventilation around your face and head as you sleep at night. By promoting better air circulation, silk pillowcases create an environment that is conducive to a good night's sleep, even on the hottest summer nights.

Gentle on the Skin: Silk is hypoallergenic

During the summer, our skin is more susceptible to irritation and allergies due to increased sweat production and exposure to environmental factors. Here is where the silk pillowcase truly shines. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for individuals with sensitive skin. The smooth and soft texture of silk reduces friction between your skin and the pillowcase, minimising the risk of irritation and promoting a healthier complexion. 

Silk fabric is also more repellant to dust mites and other allergens, providing relief to those who suffer from allergies. Therefore, by choosing a silk pillowcase for skin, you can enjoy a soothing and irritation-free sleep throughout the summer.

Anti-Wrinkle Properties: Wake Up Looking Refreshed

We all want to wake up looking refreshed and rejuvenated, especially during the summer months when our social calendars are full of events and outdoor activities. Silk pillowcases offer an added beauty benefit by minimising the formation of creases and sleep lines over time, which is one of many additional beauty benefits you can enjoy when you switch to a silk pillowcase!

By using a silk pillowcase, you can wake up with smoother and more radiant-looking skin, ready to tackle the day with confidence.

Silk pillowcase for hair: Reduce Frizz and Maintain Shine

The summer heat can wreak havoc on our hair, with extended sun exposure leaving hair more dry and prone to frizz and dullness. Silk pillowcases come to the rescue by offering a number of natural hair care benefits as well. 

The smooth and silky texture of a silk pillowcase for hair is how it minimises the friction between your hair and the silk pillowcase, which helps prevent hair from knotting and tangling during the night. The reduced friction from using a silk pillowcase will also help to reduce frizz in your hair when you wake up in the morning.

On top of this, silk fabric is less absorbent than other materials like cotton, which means that it helps to retain the natural oils in your hair, preventing dryness and promoting shine. Therefore, by incorporating a silk pillowcase into your daily hair sleep routine, you can keep your hair looking smooth, healthy, and manageable, regardless of the summer weather conditions.

TOP TIP: In the hot summer months, to help keep your face cool during the night, make sure to use silk hair ties or a silk scrunchie to tie your hair away from your face as you sleep. Not only will this help to keep you cooler throughout the night, but using a silk hair scrunchie will also help to keep your hair healthy and prevent hair breakage and tangling overnight.

Why buy a silk pillowcase from The Silk Collection this summer?

Here at The Silk Collection, our focus is on improving wellness through our luxury silk pillowcases and silk accessories. Wellness is core to our brand and we donate 5% of all profits to Mind Charity in support of mental health awareness.

Why buy a silk pillowcase from The Silk Collection? Here are a few reasons:

  • The highest quality mulberry silk - we use only the highest grade 100% mulberry silk fabric with a luxury thickness of 22 momme, which means that our silk feels luxurious and thick compared to the average silk pillowcase. 
  • Timeless, classic colours to choose from - we offer a range of classic, timeless colours to create a luxury bedding experience. 
  • OEKO-TEK certified - Our mulberry silk is OEKO-TEK certified, which means that it has been tested and is certified to be free from toxic dyes and harmful chemicals.
  • Gift-ready - all our silk pillowcases are hand-packaged into our signature Silk Collection gift box to make the perfect gift for loved ones (or for yourself!)
  • Support Independent - we are an Independent, family-run business and we love getting to know our customers and helping however we can. If you have any questions, please do send us an email to and we will be happy to help!