This One Thing Could Be Responsible for Your Frizzy Hair
Your pillowcase could be sabotaging your locks!
The fight against frizz is one fight Southern women know all too well. But what if we told you that one of your most-loved possessions might be contributing to your bad hair days? Cosmopolitan UK reports that sleeping on anything other than a silk or satin pillowcase could be setting your strands up for a frizz fest when you wake up.
"Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry," celebrity stylist Jen Atkin explained to Cosmo. She said it’s especially beneficial for hair types that are coarse or wiry to ditch cotton cases. Another bonus: because it’s so smooth, silk pillowcases also result in less friction as you toss and turn, meaning you’re less likely to wake up sporting crazy bedhead.
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If you’re not willing to give up your cotton pillowcase, Atkin suggests wrapping hair in a silk scarf before bed. "This is great for all hair types, but is especially beneficial for natural hair," she advised.
But if you choose to try a silk pillowcase, fear not. There are many (like this one) that won’t break the bank.