Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best sheets across all categories, mattress toppers, pillows for side sleepers, and explored whether beauty pillows actually work, here we’re zeroing in on the best silk pillowcases on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity). Read more about our favorite silk pillowcase by Slip here.
Best 16-momme silk pillowcase
“Beautiful pillowcase! Stitching is close, as is needed with silk, and the zipper is set in very well. I purchased the standard size and it fit my pillow perfectly. It is very comfortable to sleep on. I have very fine hair that tangles and breaks easily but, since I’ve been sleeping on this silk pillowcase, I haven’t awoken with any tangles and my breakage is minimal. I’m delighted! I would recommend buying this pillowcase to anyone who is looking for similar results.”
Best 19-momme silk pillowcases
“I’ve had these cases for a little over a month now and I love them. They’re easy to clean; I hand-wash mine. I noticed that when I don’t have these and use cotton pillowcases, my skin feels different. I think the cotton draws moisture out, and it’s rougher on the skin than silk, so whatever serums or magic potions you put on your skin at night won’t be able to completely do the job by morning because of the cotton pillowcase. I’ve noticed fewer hairs on my pillow when I wake up. Plus it just feels good to rub your face against something really soft.”
“I’ve been using silk pillowcases for many years, and have purchased different brands in the past, some better than others. These are the best I’ve ever owned. Extremely well-constructed pillowcases, with zippers in the opening ends. The fabric is fantastic silk, tightly woven, smooth, and soft. They come nicely presented in a box suitable for gifting, which I’ll be doing once I purchase all I want for myself!”
“I was skeptical that a pillowcase would help my hair, but it does!!! I can testify that if you have fine hair and use this pillowcase, you will notice a difference in your hair when you get up. I have fewer tangles (I brush my hair before going to bed) and have had zero birds’ nests since I started using this pillowcase. I used to brush out lots of hair every morning and had tangles in the ‘underside’ of my hair, sometimes even birds’-nest tangles. Now, I have very few, small tangles, no birds’ nests, and I lose very little hair. I can’t sing high enough praises for this pillowcase. Do yourself a favor and buy two!”
“I love my pillowcase! I use it most nights, except for when it’s in the wash or I switch it out. The silk is great quality and the zipper is very smooth. I’d been wanting a silk pillow for a looong time, so I finally got this one a few months ago. I have acne-prone skin, and as far as I know, the silk doesn’t trap the bacteria like other materials. I never wake up with sleep lines on my face, which is great because I’m a side sleeper. I also like it for my hair, which I have a lot of. The texture feels nicer and it’s not as frizzy, even if I take a shower right before bed. I just put it in the washer and dryer to clean it, and I’ve had no issues with it.”
Best 21-momme silk pillowcase
“It only took one night of sleeping on this to understand the hype behind a silk pillowcase. My hair is very fine and fragile, before this case, I would wake up with a hot, tangled mess!! I had gotten a fresh cut and blow out yesterday as well, so my hair was looking quite nice and healthy. Went to sleep on this pillowcase and woke with still great-looking hair. It wasn’t frizzy, wavy, tangled, or dried-out-looking. Also, it stayed cool throughout the night. Can’t really comment on how this will hold up through cleanings, but I will say that it’s a must for the health of my hair. I will definitely be buying more!”
Best 22-momme silk pillowcase
“I am wild about silk pillowcases. I have three sets from three different companies. These Texere Silk are the absolute best I’ve found to date. They are a substantial weight at 22mm, and very smooth. They are also a very generous length. They are soft and wonderful to sleep on. It they come out with a nice dark-gray, they will please me beyond words!”
Best 25-momme silk pillowcases
“These pillowcases are fantastic! Great for the hair, and I must add, they make you feel royal! Some things I love about these pillowcases: (1) They are sooo silky soft. (2) They are high-quality. Same feel and quality inside and out. Not a cheaply made product. (3) I like the zipper. It’s hidden and not bulky. I also prefer the pillow be fully covered, that way, the case doesn’t start to slide off. (4) It keeps your head cool at night. (5) It doesn’t tug on your hair, keeping more of it on your head, where it should be!”
“My new silk pillowcase is lovely … and it truly does feel wonderful on the skin and hair. It leaves me with no ‘bedhead’ hair. I am hoping for fewer wrinkles, too! For sure, you don’t get any of those temporary sleep-induced wrinkles. Finally, it makes a very thoughtful, and totally unexpected, gift for a sister or a friend. As I write this review, I bet this would be a wonderful gift for a friend undergoing chemo because I bet it is both softer and cooler on a tender scalp than any other pillowcase would be. I wash silk in the washer, in a mesh washing bag, on gentle, inside out. I dry in towel and hang. I find that works fine, but more discerning users should follow the directions to hand-wash and iron on low.”
Best lifetime-warranty silk pillowcase
“I’ve had this beautiful pillowcase for over a year now. It has very high-quality silk on one side and a nice white cotton on the other side, which I don’t mind at all because of the quality (and this keeps it from sliding around). It just gets softer with each wash and has held up beautifully. I usually put it in a mesh wash bag to wash with delicates, but not always. I love it and will be purchasing more!”
Best certified environmentally friendly silk pillowcase
“This is an amazing pillowcase. I bought another two, but I settled on this one and I am very glad I did. I chose the one with the overlay flap instead of the zipper; I figured it would last longer without having to worry about the zipper in the wash. I am soo glad I did, because this is a fantastic pillow, soft, very cool, and does not get hot during the night, which was one of my concerns. I liked it so much that I ordered another three for my grandkids and my daughter! Thanks Mulberry Park!”
Best hand-painted silk pillowcase
“These pillowcases are absolutely beautiful. The silk is thick and very, very soft. The outside edges are all nicely finished with a tiny ‘cord’ of the same fabric; a nice touch. All seams are reinforced for durability. I know I should hand-wash them, but I didn’t. I washed them on the delicate setting, with cold water, using ‘Forever New,’ my favorite delicate-wash solution. I hung them to dry. They came out beautifully. The first order (!) included the hand-painted orchid (purple), aquamarine, and winter-white cases. The paintings are exquisite and look just as pretty after washing. I’m so impressed with these cases, I have ordered four more times (the price for these is amazing).”
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