The 11 Best Silk Pillowcases on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like ice-cube trays), 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 (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best silk pillowcases — we’ve also picked out our favorite sheets and mattress toppers and pillows — according to the people (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity). Note also that our favorite silk pillowcase by Slip is on sale, too.

Best 19mm-Thick Silk Pillowcase

4.7 stars, 194 reviews
“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!”

Best 22mm-Thick Silk Pillowcase

4.4 stars, 507 reviews
“I am wild about silk pillowcases. I have three sets from three different companies. The Spasilk come in lots of colors, but are VERY thin. The Feeling Pampered pillowcases also have good colors and are a bit thicker (19mm), but their queen size is 26 inches long, (25 actually), and it is too short for some of our queen-size pillows. 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-mm Thick Silk Pillowcase

4.8 stars, 459 reviews
“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!”

Best Floral-Patterned Silk PIllowcase

4.7 stars, 2,722 reviews
“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.”

Best Bleach-Free-Dye Silk Pillowcase

4.6 stars, 498 reviews
“I was skeptical that a pillowcase would help my hair, but it does!!! I had a keratin treatment on my hair and was looking for sulfate-free shampoos. While searching, I came across an article that also talked about other things you can do to help your hair be healthier. One of the items discussed was using a silk pillowcase. 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!”

Best Lifetime-Warranty Silk Pillowcase

4.3 stars, 115 reviews
“I just received my pillowcase, and I am 100 percent happy with this product. I love that the cotton side doesn’t allow the pillow to slip and slide all over during the night. The silk side is so soft and comfortable. I purchased this to keep my hair from being damaged during my sleep, I am sure this will do the job. A very nice product at a reasonable price.”

Best Zipper-Free Silk Pillowcase

4.5 stars, 889 reviews
“I read reviews on other silk pillowcases and noticed that the main reason for dissatisfaction was the thinness and flimsiness of the material. So that is why I am here — to add one more voice to the positive ratings to make the decision-making easier for future Amazoners. I am VERY happy with this pillowcase — the fabric feels substantial, silky, and I don’t see the lines or creases on my face anymore. I also received similar-quality silk pajamas about the same time as I started using this pillowcase, and I noticed that I don’t get the night sweats as much or to the same degree as before — and I am sure it has the same effect on the skin of your face by helping to disperse and dissipate the heat. Very impressed.”

Best Certified Environmentally Friendly Silk Pillowcase

4.6 stars, 658 reviews
“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 Machine-Washable Silk Pillowcase

4.4 stars, 244 reviews
“The fabric seems to be silk and soft. Came with an odd smell, but hoping a wash takes care of that. Edited: Smell came out with a washing, and it came through the wash fine. (I put it in a delicates bag to wash, and hung it to dry.)”

Best Leopard-Patterned Silk Pillowcase

4.2 stars, 1,868 reviews
“I already owned a few silk pillowcases (from the ‘Feeling Pampered’ company, purchased from Amazon) — they were reasonably priced, and I’ve loved them so far — so I was already aware that silk pillowcases are awesome. I didn’t try purchasing a Spasilk pillowcase until recently because the only color they had available for a long time was just the white one, which I thought was boring. However, once I saw that they’d added a bunch of pretty colors, I figured I’d try this brand out. Well, I must say, this pillowcase beats the silk pillowcases I purchased from the other brand, in spades! Not only was it a little cheaper (which is always nice!), but the fabric itself is WAAAAYYYY softer and smoother, with sort of a satinlike shininess to it. The material is also a little thicker, with a little more weight to it (my other silk pillowcases are a bit on the thin, flimsy side), which I personally prefer. I wish I hadn’t purchased three other silk pillowcases from the other company, because these are FAR superior in just about every way possible.”

Best Hand-Painted Silk Pillowcase

4.4 stars, 146 reviews
“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). Not wanting to wait for Christmas, some friends and family have already received theirs! They were so pleased to receive them as gifts!”

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The Best Silk Pillowcases on Amazon, According to Reviewers