Silk pillowcases 101: What you need to know about TikTok's latest beauty craze

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In case you didn't got the memo, sleeping on silk comes with a whole host of benefits, from helping to reduce irritation, prevent wrinkles, and even keep frizzy hair at bay. 

Silk doesn’t absorb moisture from your face, so when you wake up after sleeping on a silk pillowcase, your face feels more hydrated and it's especially beneficial to those with dry, flaky skin. Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic, making it a must for asthma patients and those who suffer from allergies. 

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As someone with super frizzy and curly hair, silk pillowcases have long been a lifesaver for me. Since sleeping on silk pillowcases greatly reduces hair breakage and frizz, I find that they do a great job at keeping my curls in tact all night long. 

Silk pillowcases are having a huge moment right now on TikTok, with more than 6.3 million hashtag views, and thousands of videos praising them for their beauty benefits. 

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If you're new to the wold of silk, what should you be looking out for when shopping? When it comes to silk, one of the most important metrics is momme (a Japanese form of weight) count, which has become the official measurement of silk. It typically ranges from 18 to 22 count — the higher the count, the softer the silk will be.

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Mulberry is the highest quality of silk you can find. It's known to be the Egyptian cotton equivalent of silk, so if you'd rather splurge, that's what you'll want to spend your money on.

For those who'd rather stick to a budget, we've rounded up some of the best silk pillowcases on the market, all at under $100. 

Yanibest Silk Pillowcase

Yanibest Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon
Yanibest Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon

An Amazon's Choice product, Yanibest's soft silk pillowcases are made from 19 momme pure charmeuse silk that's especially chosen for its weight and feel.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $23

PÜR Silk Pillowcase

PÜR Silk Pillowcase. Image via Sleep Country
PÜR Silk Pillowcase. Image via Sleep Country

This 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcase with an 18 momme count helps maintain your skin's moisture barrier while minimizing any tugging during the night. The smoothness of the silk also helps reduce friction on hair, which can cause damage like split ends.

SHOP IT: Sleep Country, $69

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Olesilk 100% Mulbery Silk Pillowcase

Olesilk 100% Mulbery Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon
Olesilk 100% Mulbery Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon

Recommended by dermatologists, OleSilk pillowcases are 100% natural mulberry silk on both sides and 19 momme. It is skin-friendly and helps feel cool in summer and warm in winter. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $30

Cilque Amethyst Lustrous Silk Pillowcase

Cilque Amethyst Lustrous Silk Pillowcase. Image via Cilque
Cilque Amethyst Lustrous Silk Pillowcase. Image via Cilque

Cilque uses the same select 100% mulberry silk for all of its products. This pillowcase is non-toxic, machine washable, hypoallergenic and breathable. 

SHOP IT: Clique, $79

Alamode Home Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Alamode Home Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Image via Bed, Bath and Beyond
Alamode Home Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Image via Bed, Bath and Beyond

Made of moisture-wicking mulberry silk, this pillowcase creates a smooth sleeping surface to help prevent hair from breaking. It also eliminates sleep creases for a luxurious night's sleep and a fresh face in the morning.

SHOP IT: Bed, Bath and Beyond, $70

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase. Image via Amazon
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase. Image via Amazon

Even though these satiny pillowcases are not made with natural silk, the polyester satin is less expensive and super popular on Amazon. They've earned over 37,000 reviews reviews with an average 4.5-star rating.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $14

Casper Silk Pillowcase

Casper Silk Pillowcase. Image via Casper
Casper Silk Pillowcase. Image via Casper

Smooth and luxurious, the Casper silk pillowcase is also made using 100% mulberry silk. Available in two colours, these help protect hair and skin from friction damage while you sleep.

SHOP IT: Casper, $99

Lulusilk Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Lulusilk Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon
Lulusilk Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Image via Amazon

This pillowcase has a lower momme count of only 16, but reviewers still describe it as one that's of "good price," "soft and comfortable" and "great value." 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $23

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