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Why you should sleep on satin

May 7, 2011 Reviewed by Marta 8 Comments
If you wake up with a hair’s nest and a crumpled cheek, you might want to blame your cotton pillowcase. The idea is that a cotton pillow case absorbs your moisture as you sleep leaving you with dry skin and brittle hair. So toss the cotton and sleep against satin, which is non absorbent and doesn't leave crease marks - that eventually become perma-creases otherwise known as wrinkles - on your skin. Chemically treated hair will be especially appreciative. That's it- no expense account at Sephora and no rituals.

I first came across Neero & Ana’s satin pillow case a couple of years ago and really found it made a difference. I am now starting to sell them in the TIA shop starting with the standard at $30. Here’s why it is worth checking them out.  The pillow case made of bridal quality satin acetate and the idea is that it will not, unlike cotton, absorb valuable moisture while you sleep and leave you with dry, brittle hair.

Satin is not a fabric but a weave. Be warned that if you see something called ‘sateen’ as this is actually polished cotton. Neero & Ana use acetate bridal satin that is machine washable. Satin's quality is measured by 'float' (unlike cotton's threads). The highest float count possible is eight and Satin Hydration Therapy's pillow cases measure in at six.

It comes so beautifully packaged that it is eminently giftable. For the practically minded, know that it is machine washable.
  • January 25, 2013

    by Rebecca

    I have found that charmeuse satin is such a luxurious and soft feeling pillowcase. I must say that I have been sleeping on them for a number of years now and wash them every week and they still look and feel amazing. I'm sure bridal satin is nice but for me, charmeuse satin is the way to go. It is heavenly. I always buy mine at A Touch of Satin.

  • May 8, 2011

    by Rita

    I would suggest satin pillow case for dry skin but cotton for oily skin. I have oily skin and after 1 months sleeping on satin case I notice some rash on skin as satin can not absorb my excess oil during night.. After that I can not imagine to sleep on satin anymore.

  • May 8, 2011

    by Jeni

    I've been using sating pillowcases for years, and I now wake up without lines on my face from the pillow, which used to last for a few hours! And they don't tug on my hair when I move - the way regular pillowcases do.

  • May 7, 2011

    by Doreen

    Ladies, all satin is not created equal. Satin is actually a type of weaving process and not a fabric. So you can have a silk satin, polyester satin, cotton satin (sateen), etc. The satin pillowcases offered through TIA are made from plant cellulose acetate bridal satin. They last about 8+ years. Charmeuse is a softer, lighter weight fabric, generally with a shorter shelf life. They do wrinkle in the dryer, however if you'd like a no- wrinkle laundered case, simple turn inside-out once washed and iron while damp.

  • May 7, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    I've been curious and looking at what's the best to purchase in this type pillowcase for quite some time. Thank you, AGAIN, Marta, for coming to my rescue. I've already made my purchase, and if it works well, I'm buying one as a bday gift for my best galpal. ~jk

  • May 7, 2011

    by RichardC

    How do these compare to 100% charmeuse silk? I'm currently sleeping on silk ones and love the slip and the softness. I remember reading that satin wasn't as good as silk for pillowcases?

  • May 7, 2011

    by Oksana

    used 100% silk pillow case for a couple of months - woke up w/statically charged hair that lingered well into the day.

  • May 7, 2011

    by Jaysie

    Do these require ironing?

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