Which is better for the hair & skin, satin or silk?

Both satin and silk provide beauty benefits to the skin and hair, however there are some qualities of satin that we prefer over silk.

  • Satin has very low absorbency, and therefore helps to preserve the moisture balance in the hair and skin. Satin also won’t absorb any applied night creams. Silk (and cotton) are highly absorbent, which can rob hair and skin of their natural oils.
  • Satin feels cool to the touch, whereas silk warms up with body heat. For those who prefer to sleep on a cool surface, satin is the better choice.
  • Satin is easy to launder and will look beautiful for years. Silk’s thin, delicate fibers usually require hand washing and hanging to dry, and will degrade over time.
  • Satin is typically less expensive than silk.
  • Satin is considered Vegan. Most Vegans will not sleep on silk since it is derived from animals. According to the PETA website, approximately 3,000 silkworms die in order to make 1 pound of silk.

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